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Training for Puppies and Adult dogs.

Tanya is often asked whether a dog training class would be suitable for a particular dog.  While most dogs do well in a group environment, others especially those that have problems or are nervous or fearful tend not to flourish at classes.  That is not to say that they can never go to a class, but that a class environment is not currently suitable. One to one training can be a valuable experience for both owner and their dog. 

 

It can also be useful to start training your puppy in a quiet location, with one trainer to give you and your puppy their sole attention. This provides you and your puppy with a great start to get the basics under your belt. Of course you may choose at a later date to train in a class environment, but you will have a head start, as you will have already learnt to communicate effectively with your dog and will be better equipped to train alongside the distractions of a class environment.   Tanya also provides advice on any other problem you may be experiencing with your puppy, such as housetraining problems, mouthing behaviour, over excitement for example.

 

These services do not require a veterinary referral. 

 

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  • Pulling on the lead
  • Running off and not coming back (recall problems)
  • Jumping up
  • Retrieve
  • Basic obedience commands sit, down, wait, recall
  • Excitable greeting behaviour of visitors (non aggressive)
  • Leave on command
  • Play biting
  • Digging
  • Car travel problems
  • General obedience indoors i.e. getting off sofas and beds when asked!
  • Non aggressive possession of objects
  • Stealing
  • Any control type behaviours (not related to problem behaviour)

Please note that if Tanya feels that your dog's issues are related to problem behaviour, she will discuss this with you and it may be recommended that you have a behaviour consultation to support your training. 

 

Why have a 1:1 one session?

•Tailor made training programme - works on what you want or need to train.

•Planned to suit both you and your dog's speed of learning and level of progression.

•Time to consider what motivates your dog and how to get the best results

•Fun!

•Provided in your local area

•Provides you with the tools to understand and teach your dog any other basic commands you will need

•Clicker training

•1:1 sessions can provide a good grounding before a training class is undertaken

•Appropriate games to stimulate your dog whilst being exercised such as retrieve or scenting

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