I use modern dog training techniques that are based on positive reinforcement, and are dog friendly. Dogs trained with positive methods are happy, confident, and relaxed, and want to interact with you. When you build a bond based upon mutual trust, you get the most out of your relationship with your dog!
I use reward-based training methods. as it is better to teach a dog what he can do, rather than punish him for what he should not do. Therefore, I teach the dog that a desired behaviour is rewarding and fun. On the other hand, if an unwanted behaviour does not result in any reward, the dog is less likely to repeat it in the future.
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.
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. I can train your dog myself or give you advice during one-to-one sessions. I will help you to get started with training methods that suit you and your dog. However, 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 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. I will also guide you how to proceed to the next level.
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! Therefore, I also offer free phone and online (WhatsApp or email) support during your training journey with me and two weeks after the last session.
I offer one-to-one sessions for £40/hr or £20/30min. Check out my special discounted package for puppies!