Wish your dog would listen?
Get improved attention on you from just one lesson.
I provide a six week training course for dogs of all ages and abilities.
Call now for stress free dog ownership : 07828249548
My usual classes cannot run during this time of social distancing. However, I can run them remotely using Zoom. You don’t need to download anything, you just need to click on the link I will email to you. I will also send you videos via WhatsApp, you can join a private Facebook group where you can share videos of you practising with your puppy or dog. Please get in touch to join the next class.
In addition, I am in the process of setting up online courses that you can access when it suits you. They will be up and running soon, watch this space….. If you want to know more, please get in touch.
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 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: £120 per six-week course
Next courses start 19th April 2020 in Hinchingbrooke Country Park, 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 £90 for a block of six. You have twelve weeks to use the six sessions so if you 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 or twelve weeks have passed.
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 socialisation opportunity for your dog.