Contrary to popular opinion, dog training need not take weeks or months. If you simulate dog behaviour you can achieve good results in a few hours. I offer several options for dog behaviour problems, training and rehabilitation. I also teach the dog owner to understand dog behaviour, recognise body language signals and teach methods to quickly correct unacceptable dog behaviour.
The time taken to cure problems is dependent on the type and severity of the problem that is being encountered, the number of dogs involved and how much time the owner can devote to training.
Behaviour problems can usually be resolved in one session.
It depends on the owner and how diligently they follow the advice given. I have developed and refined the techniques over the years but you do need to keep doing things in the right way. If you go back to your old habits it is likely the dog will too!
The techniques work.
We discuss the problems, what the owner has tried so far and what they would like to achieve during and after the session. I will observe the dog’s behaviour, assess the owner and the dog, and try to recreate the problem. Then I will work with the dog, identify the causes of the behaviour, and you will be shown several different dog training techniques to use. There is more than one way to crack a nut!
I make notes during the session and email or post a written report after the session.This is to give you a hard copy of the dog training techniques that we used and something to refer back to when you are on your own. It is also a means of making sure that we are all working toward the same objective. A happy, calm and well-balanced dog and owner!
There is also unlimited telephone back up if you need further advice after the session.
A home visit of up to three hours will cost from £120 plus travelling expenses. That is: two to three hours training, writing a report and telephone calls and emails and back-up if you need it, for as long as you need it.
You may bring your dog to me in Newbold Verdon if you wish to save on travel expenses. Please contact me for further details.
I also hold group training workshops once a month for owners with dog problems to help rehabilitate their dogs. These run from March to December.
Jack and Fliss have their own “Pack Leader Workshops” at Elvaston Village Hall and also at Newbold Verdon Village Hall held on alternate months. They consist of a 3 hour session 10 am to 1 pm, followed by a lunch break, and then an optional socialising session, a walk in the park or woods, letting the dogs off leash and running in a pack. Lunch is not included in the price but we do provide mid-morning tea and biscuits.
The cost is £30 per dog and one handler an extra £10 for a second person. Class sizes will usually be restricted to twelve dogs.
See Workshop page for details.
Please contact me to arrange an appointment or to reserve a place on the Pack Leader Workshop.
Learn how to be your dog’s pack leader
Easy ways to stop jumping up
Pulling on the lead resolved fast
Control over-excitement with visitors
Recalling your dog
Effective training without treats
Aggression to dogs or humans corrected
Mouthing and biting cured
Coping with a nervous or fearful dog
Learn how to stop a dog fight and stay safe
Specialist training for difficult dogs
How to socialise your dog
Food or toy aggression
Vet/car/grooming phobias solved
Experienced with Rescue dogs
Recommended by vets and rescue centres
Monthly pack leader group workshops (10 in group)
One-to-one home visits
Written report and additional training notes
Free telephone back up