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I provide a six week training course for dogs of all ages and abilities. I can deliver this in a class or on a one to one basis.
Call now for stress free dog ownership : 07828249548
I provide six-week training courses for dogs of all ages and abilities, including a puppy class, adult basic and advanced. During the six- week course I will teach you how to train your dog to do basic obedience behaviours such as sit, down, stay, loose lead walking, recall etc at varying levels. Alongside this I will also be teaching you how to recognise the different mood states in your and other dogs which can be seen in the moment in the class setting. How to recognise and manage stress and reduce this in your dog. Also, importantly how to build and maintain a strong bond with your dog. I will be focusing on how to develop and use your relationship with your dog to build trust so that you are working in partnership. I will be using positive reward based training to help you 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, house-training issues, etc. After each class, I will email individual attendees with feedback and written versions of the exercises covered. You will also be provided with a range of relevant handouts 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.
Price: £90 per six-week course
Next courses start 21st October, places available for booking now.
I also now run a rolling class where we build on basic training as well as teaching fun and useful trick training. These are £15 per class or £75 for a block of six. You just pay for what you attend so if you buy a block of six but have to miss a week or two you don’t lose out, you come when you can until you have done the six you have paid for.
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.”
“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 practise 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 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 socialization opportunity for your dog.
One to One Training
I also provide one to one training in which I provide bespoke training delivered to suit you and your dog’s individual needs. I can do this in your home or can go out in the local areas. I tailor my approach to your individual pace and style of learning. You can benefit from more individual attention which can be harder in a class setting and I can help you to put the training into practise in “real world” scenarios. I will provide you with written versions of the exercises we cover each session.
Price: £35 per hour session
Feedback from one to one:
Thanks for all your advice and info. It’s working. We are doing everything you suggested. He is letting people go near him, he is hardly reacting to other dogs. Could have cried yesterday when we walked through the forest and met another dog on a narrow track. He even lay down and let us talk to the other dog owner.
Carrie is an exceptional trainer, she combines a vast knowledge of dog training and behaviour, a genuine love and compassion for dogs and a professional approach to her work. We took a series of 1 to 1 lessons as we needed her help to teach our young crossbreed, Luca, recall training and Carrie knew exactly how to advise. Using a positive, rewards based approach, she was patient with both us and Luca and got results surprisingly quickly. We can now take him to the park off lead and know that he will return when called every time! Training was fun, informative and she always followed up with detailed, tailor made notes and exercises for us to work on. She always put Luca’s needs first and we trust her 100 per cent. She left us with the building blocks to advance Luca’s training on our own and we will always be indebted to her.
Julie, Gilly & Luca x