Many owners think that their dog has a behaviour problem, when all the dog actually needs is some structured training. I will teach you how to ‘think dog’ to train your dog.

All dogs need clear, consistent boundaries. You must teach your dog what to do before you can tell him.
Dog training on the beach
Dog training with treats
Dog training with a ball

One to one training

Problems like pulling on the lead, being too boisterous, not coming back when recalled, even barking too much, can all be rectified with the right training.

Key to solving a training issue is:

  • understanding what motivates your dog
  • clear, consistent communication with your dog
  • clear, practical training steps that enable you to have the responsive and attentive pet you want
  • Increasing owner confidence in the ability to ‘think dog’

I will show you how to strengthen the bond with your pet to make him more responsive to you – a dog that willingly pays attention to his owner is happier, eager to please and more obedient.

I occasionally offer tailored one to one training sessions, built around your needs and those of your pet. Sessions last for one to two hours and take place at your home or in local parks, depending on training needs. Please contact me for further information.

I also offer individual puppy introductory sessions, to get you and your new pup off to the best start, advising on all the basics from how to set up your home to essential areas like housetraining, playbiting, socialisation, getting a routine.

Training Classes

In my view, most puppies and especially puppy owners will benefit by attending a class. The purpose of a class is to teach you how to teach your pup! A useful by-product is your pup has an opportunity to learn about different types of puppy and different types of human. All good stuff.

I am not currently running classes but there are good classes in the area, so do your homework and try not to leave things too late.

Over the pandemic many classes and even training sessions may take place online. Well structured online classes function perfectly well, so please do not let this put you off signing up.