Understanding what you want for your dog
We can help with any aspect of your life with your puppy or dog. Sometimes this is a fairly simple teaching issue, other times we deal with complex and embedded problems, as you’ll see on the problem solving page.
Tap into our years of experience, knowledge and techniques!!!
We will always suggest a private one to one meeting as the starting point (except for young puppies) because our initial emphasis is look at the individual dog’s needs. A private session gives time and space to explain to the family what is needed, show useful techniques and ideas, and set up clear communications & calmness, healthy games & play, in a strong, mutually beneficial relationship. The initial meeting can be at our Learning & Activity Base, in the real world or at your home. Depending on the complexity of the need, this initial meeting may be for one hour (outdoors or at the LAB) or the full consultation package (at home or the LAB), as described below.
The reason for this approach is that a stressed, over-excited or confused dog (or person!) is not in a good mental space to learn. However, as soon the dog is relaxed and confident, they will learn like sponges, all we have to then do is guide and motivate them…. getting them relaxed is best done initially on a individual basis rather than putting a dog onto a group course where the subtleties may be missed.
Calmness and confidence comes first, training second….
A consultation can look at any aspect of your dog’s behaviour and training which concerns or frustrates you, or that you would simply like to improve.
There’s a list of common problems we deal with on our problem solving page.
You can book a personal session at the Learning & Activity Centre (the LAB), outdoors or a home visit by using the contact form or preferably phoning to discuss.