Want to find out more about dog training or worried about your dogs behaviour meeting others? The FAQs below answer a few of these common questions.
A training sessions usually takes between 2 and 3 hours depending on the number of problems and how many dogs and people are involved. The programme is designed to be easy to understand (no jargon) and follows a simple, tried and tested formula which works very quickly.
Once you master the basic communication skills between human and dog you will find there is a ‘domino effect’. A lot of problems stem from miscommunication between humans and dogs and a lack of hierarchy. A dog is much happier when they understand their owner. I usually ask owners to bring a list so that we can work through all the problems during the session.
In the vast majority of cases you will only need one session. If you are consistent in practicing the methods I demonstrate you will be able to solve problems very quickly. It is relatively rare that you will need to attend a second session unless it is for socialisation with other dogs. Telephone back up is included in the price you pay for the first session and you can always choose to book a second session at a later date.
Prices start from £140 (plus travel expenses, if you’d prefer me to visit you).
I have problems in the house with visitors and people passing the house. Do you carry out home visits?
Yes, I can travel to you if you live within a 50 mile radius of LE9 9LW. Problems with visitors and over-guarding the house are the commonest problem I get called out for and there is a quick and easy solution.
Yes – for some problems a home visit is not necessary and it is more economic for the owners to bring their dogs to me in Newbold Verdon.
The exercises I use with aggressive dogs ensure that both your dog(s) and my dogs stay safe and sound. I see aggressive dogs almost every week and it usually turns out to be fear aggression. The dog doesn’t know how to behave in public, maybe because of a previous incident and has found that a show of aggression means other people avoid them or their owner is embarrassed or scared by their own dog’s behaviour and keeps them away from other dogs. This becomes a habit for the dog but creates a problem for the owners as they are always on the lookout for other dogs to avoid! I demonstrate practical exercises using my dogs with the owner’s dog to show how to rehabilitate a dog.
Each and every client receives some notes on the day outlining the core techniques. After the session I write a report and email it with additional notes attached. I recommend each client buy a copy of my book ‘Dog training without treats’ as it gives a full and thorough insight into how I work, how I learned my techniques by working with ‘difficult’ dogs and why treat training doesn’t work in a lot of cases.
I tend to only see dogs on Tuesdays as I am semi-retired and busy coaching other dog whisperers.
To make sure you get an appointment at a time suitable for you book a least 2 weeks in advance, although I do occasionally get a cancellation. My appointment times are usually 10am or 2pm but there is some flexibility on timings.
Give me a call on 07971 894631 (mobile)