Bespoke 1-2-1 Dog Training Workshops and Packages

A relaxed, friendly, personal approach that you and your dog will really enjoy

Offering training where your dogs spend most of their lives enables me to give you personal support, helping and coaching you to train your puppy or dog in its own, home and local environment. (social distance rules apply during lockdown)

My bespoke training packages and workshops are based around the 2 most common concerns I find that dog owners encounter when walking their dogs:
Pulling on a lead
Not coming back when called.

These problems often start when your dog is a puppy, if they are not addressed early, they grow in strength during adolescence and become habitual responses by the time a dog reaches adulthood.
So, for this reason, I also developed a training package specifically for puppies to help you prevent these problems and also teach them other important real-life skills.

I take only a small number of clients at a time and do ask that my clients commit to their training plan. This gives me the best chance of helping you and your dog, to be successful and reach your training goals.

I can’t wave a magic wand or offer quick fixes, but I can work with you and your family every step of the way, taking a mindful approach to dog training using science-based, force-free, reward-based training methods.


Take a look at all the packages I offer

PAWSITIVE CONNECTION WALKS 

Discover the secrets of my walks, learn how to connect with your dog to achieve a reliable recall.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

  • We will cover all four aspects of my hugely successful, method for teaching a reliable recall. 
  • Teach your dog that it pays to stay close to you
  • Have an understanding of the predation sequence and recognise which parts of the predatory sequence your dog may be bred to perform
  • How to make your dog’s prey drive work in your favour
  • Develop a connection with your dog through games and activities that will increase their attention, engagement and focus
  • Recognise good choices that your dog makes while on their walks and reinforce them
  • Understand common recall problems and how to prevent them, such as refusal to come close, putting the lead on or firing away when the lead is taken off
  • Learn about different rewards – high value and low value rewards and when and how to use
  • Learn how to teach your dog a whistle recall that will have them racing back to you.
  • Learn about the 3 D’s of dog training and how to apply them to your recall training
  • Equipment suggestions for recall work

    GOOD DOG
    An ideal taster session for further training.
    £45
    PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 1 x 60 minute outdoor training workshop
  • Training hand-outs with detailed instructions of the games and activities we played, to enable you to continue your dog’s training yourself.
  • Follow up email.
  • Acme training whistle.
  • Introduction to recall whistle training
  • Training treats

    SUPER DOG
    Ideal if you want to supercharge your recall and have more ongoing support
     £86 per month
    PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 2 x60 minute training sessions per month
  • Training hand-outs with detailed instructions of all the games and activities we played, to enable you to continue your dog’s training yourself.
  • Acme training whistle
  • Training treats
  • A comprehensive 3-month written whistle recall training plan for you to follow at home.
  • Individual coaching with additional ongoing support via email for the duration of your course.
  • Minimum of 2 months sign up.

    The WONDER DOG
    Ideal if you want to supercharge your recall with even more games and have more ongoing support
    £164 per month
    PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 4 x60 minute training session per month.
  • Training hand-outs with detailed instructions of all the games and activities we played, to enable you to continue your dog’s training yourself.
  • Acme training whistle.
  • Scentwork toy and games to play.
  • Training treats.
  • A comprehensive 3-month written whistle recall training plan for you to follow at home.
  • Individual coaching with additional ongoing support via email for the duration of your course.
  • Minimum of 1 month sign up.

WALKING NICELY ON A LEAD WORKSHOP

This workshop is designed to help you to teach your dog to walk nicely on the lead by your side

Trying to walk a dog who is pulling to reach their destination can be frustrating for owners and dogs leading to sore arms or even worse being pulled off your feet.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Equipment to use, what is suitable and what is not.
  • Why dogs pull.
  • Learn about engagement and teach your dog to think that it’s cool to hang out by your side.
  • The start of heelwork and the importance of a loose lead.
  • How to make loose lead walking fun and not a chore

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 1 x 60 minute one to one, training session at your home/local environment.
  • Clicker and training treats
  • Training handouts with detailed instructions for the exercises covered so you can continue your training.
     £40

     

    Add on sessions:
    Follow up sessions are highly recommended and can be added to help progress your dog’s learning.

PUPPY SMART START

1:1 training in the comfort of your own home and local environment for you and your new puppy aged up to 6 months.

Everything you need to know to survive puppyhood.
Throughout these sessions, we will cover important topics such as:

  • How to handle your new puppy
  • How to survive the first few nights and weeks
  • Toilet Training
  • Crate Training
  • How to manage puppy mouthing/biting
  • Appropriate socialisation and habituation – While friendliness to other dogs and people is one of our aims, so is the ability to ignore other people or dogs because they are just no big deal.
  • Learn about clicker and reward-based training
  • Capturing eye contact and name recognition
  • Food manners
  • Sit, Down, Stand
  • To settle and be calm
  • To wait patiently
  • To not jump up
  • Introduction to heelwork and how to teach your puppy to walk nicely on the lead
  • Introduction to recall and to come when called
  • Scent work and other fun enrichment games
  • Games to help teach self-control and frustration tolerance

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 4 x 45 minute 1:1 training sessions per month
  • Clicker and treats
  • Acme training whistle
  • Training hand-outs with detailed instructions for all the exercises covered, to enable you to continue your puppy’s training yourself.
  • minimum of 1 months sign up.
    £160 per month

While I only offer specialised one to one services, if you and your dog are looking for local group classes, have a more complex behaviour issue or have an interest in a particular dog sport/activity, e.g  Agility, tracking or parkour, I  can point you in the direction of experienced and kind trainers or behaviourists in our area.