I provide six-week training courses for dogs of all ages and abilities, including a puppy class, advanced and an on-going rolling class for dogs of all abilities.
During the course you will learn how to train your dog to do basic obedience behaviours such as sit, down, stay, loose lead walking and recall at varying levels. Also, I’ll be teaching you how to recognise the different mood states in your dog and others observed in the moment during the unique class setting.
We will be using positive reward-based training to help you learn to teach your dog new skills and behaviours. I will also help you to find ways to manage potentially troublesome behaviours such as jumping, mouthing/chewing and house-training issues.
When Government guidelines prohibit face to face meetings, I am still able to help! I am moving my services online so please contact me and see the appropriate page as to how I can help you.
After each class, you’ll receive individual feedback via email and written versions of the exercises covered. Handouts containing supporting information and resources are provided throughout the course.
In the past dog training was very much based around controlling your dog; being the “Alpha” and demanding respect and complete compliance from your dog. Much of this method of training used forceful manhandling techniques to manoeuvre your dog into the required positions and actions and the use of “positive punishment” (hitting, tug on collar, use of choke chains etc) when your dog got it wrong or did not comply with your instruction. Fortunately, research has caught up with what most of us would see as common sense; that like people, dogs learn quicker and more effectively when they are relaxed and the learning is fun.
Prices and availability
Price: £120 per six-week course
Next courses start 7th November in Hinchingbrooke Country Park. Puppy classes are now fully booked but I can take bookings for the January 2022 classes. Limited places are available for booking now.
Contact me today to discuss your requirement and availability. I look forward to hearing from you!
Feedback from recent class attendees:
“Wonderfully relaxed atmosphere. The dogs thoroughly enjoyed socialising and the learning was easy”.
“Great explanation and reasons behind dog training in plain English”
“Very friendly and approachable, made the sessions fun for our puppy and us. Good knowledge and explanations. Very informative and supportive. Thank you.”
“It’s been really fun and informative for us and our dog. It’s really helped us to gain confidence in the relationship with our dog and for our dog to gain confidence too.”
“Laid back, relaxed atmosphere-you don’t feel silly if you can’t do something.”
“Very useful in building up a relationship with my dog, we respect each other more. Eye contact and recognising the value of different treats were particularly helpful for me.”
“Wonderfully relaxed atmosphere. The dogs thoroughly enjoyed socialising and the training was easy to follow”
“Good structured course. We now have a restless puppy that will lay (and stay!) on her bed!”
“Excellent level of training methods with a good amount of interaction with Carrie and Leo!”
“Lessons are taught very well with a lot of great information and advice.”
“Like the fact that the trainer made herself available outside puppy class time to answer any queries.”
Many people find learning in a class beneficial as they have the support and camaraderie of others, all learning together. They are able to see that people and dogs learn at different speeds and in different ways which can help to reduce pressure on the owner to get things right straight away. Those that learn best by seeing demonstrations will have numerous opportunities to see and learn what to do and what not to do. The ability to share experiences of trying to put exercises into practice away from the class can be a valuable learning tool. Each person can bring different challenges and examples of problem solving back to the class which means a wealth of knowledge and learning can be shared. Training a dog in a class means that the dog gets the experience of practising with the distractions of other dogs, people and noise which could make it easier to transfer to real world situations. It also provides a safe and fun socialisation opportunity for your dog.