PUPPY AND DOG TRAINING
Training should begin the moment you’re looking after a puppy. No dog is too young to be trained, and dealing with a puppy in the early stages will help shape the behaviour of your dog for the rest of its adult life.
Teaching good behaviour is much easier than changing bad habits, therefore the sooner you start to train your dog, the better. Shaping a puppy’s behaviour will mean you avoid problems before they occur.
A training session with a puppy includes assessing the puppy, teaching commands, and creating the expected behaviour. The owner will be advised on handling their dog indoors as well as outdoors. In addition we’ll go through the unique situations every household offers, such as children, a new baby and other pets.
Our unique lesson plan is based on the needs and goals of each individual client. Whether you need assistance with puppy manners, basic obedience, advanced training or behavioral issues, we will help.
A well-trained dog is one that likes to perform the tasks it has been asked to do. It is happy to obey, and looks forward to the next command. In order to achieve this goal, the training of your dog must be a fun and positive experience.
For maximum success we offer individual lessons:
The training takes place in your home, where your dog feels secure and comfortable off the lead.
Clicker training is used, as it is the fastest way to achieve this goal.
Your dog will learn to perform new commands/behaviour in a fun way.
Once a positive association for the training is established, and the dog fully understands the behaviors/tasks, repeating them happily, some distractions are introduced ensuring your dog learns to ignore them, and stay focused on the task.
Next, each person within the household is asked to repeat the exercise with the dog (even young children).
Finally, the same procedure is repeated in the street, in the park or wherever is necessary for success.
Training is not a substitute for behaviour therapy. With training, your dog learns to obey commands. If a dog shows behaviour problems, i.e. Aggression, separation anxiety, shyness etc, a training program can be one of the tools to achieve a well-behaved dog, but does not replace behaviour modification.