How to teach my dog to walk nicely on the lead? How to stop my dog jumping up? How to teach my dog to come back when called? Are you looking for help and advice on any of these questions or perhaps something else? l am happy to help you to achieve your goals and thus more enjoyable daily life with your dog!
I use modern dog training techniques that are kind and dog friendly. Reward-based training methods are more efficient and more ethical as they teach a dog what he can do, rather than punish him for what he should not do. Dogs trained with positive methods are happy, confident, and relaxed, and keen to interact with you. When you build a bond based upon mutual trust, you get the most out of your relationship with your dog!
Each dog-owner pair is unique. I can help your training needs whether you have a new addition to your family such as a puppy or a rescue dog, or just need help to train your dog's basic manners and life skills. During the first one-to-one session, I will help you to get started with training methods that suit you and your dog.
Like with any new skill, to learn how to implement my instructions, you might need some practice. Thus, the most efficient way to get results is to first have an initial session where the training needs of your dog are assessed, and you are introduced to the training techniques you need to train your dog.
Then, it is essential to book at least one additional 30-60 min session within a week or two to discuss any problems you have had in applying the methods 'in real life' and to finetune your training skills. Otherwise, when things do not go as expected, you might just come to a conclusion that the training does not work and give up, when all that is needed is a bit of additional guidance to help you to succeed! To achieve the best results, multiple sessions are recommended. Thus, I offer training bundles with discounted price for 2-6 sessions.
Often, it can be easier for you if your dog already has some basic skills to build on. Therefore, I can also train your dog myself to start with before showing you how to go forward. This can be at your home, on a walk or with the dog staying at my house.
To make sure you get all the help you need along the way, I also offer free phone and online (WhatsApp or email) support during your whole training journey with me and two weeks after the last session.
My approach stems from my professional background in research on animal behaviour and my practical experience in dog training. I have had dogs for over 30 years, and I have trained my dogs for and competed in working trials. During my years in dog sports, I have also volunteered as a dog training instructor. Due to my extensive experience with various dogs, I have the confidence and skills required to handle all dogs.
Give me a call or drop me a message to discuss your training needs!