1 to 1 Training
Work on your specific issues at your own pace
Work one on one with Martin, our professional dog trainer and behaviourist.
Your private session/sessions provide the flexibility to work on your specific issues, at your own pace. It also allows Martin to tailor a training plan that is individual to you and your dog.
We offer home visits for:
Pre-puppy advice (before you get your puppy)
Puppy training (after you get your puppy)
Dogs of any age with specific training and behaviour issues
BEFORE YOU GET YOUR PUPPY
We also offer specific training and advice before getting your puppy, for example:
What you should expect and receive from your breeder
What to do when you collect your puppy and the safe travel equipment you should use
What behaviours you should expect from a puppy
What type of insurance you may require
What equipment to buy that is suitable for you and your puppy’s needs i.e size and type of crate/pen, correct puppy toys, collar, lead, harness, feeding bowl etc
Food, treats and other nutritional advice for your puppy
How to introduce them to their new home and family
The first few nights sleeping arrangements and what you should do to make this as comfortable for you and your new puppy
How to get your new puppy into a routine as soon as possible
Toilet training from day one and, more specifically, what not to do
Introducing your new puppy to his/her crate for the first time
Basic training and what commands you should teach to your puppy to start off your life together in the best way possible
Starting to build a trusting relationship
AFTER YOU GET YOUR PUPPY
We can also help and advise you with early puppy training (after you get your puppy) to give them the best possible start, before any unwanted behaviours manifest themselves.
Aspects of puppy training that we can help you with:
Avoiding separation anxiety
What type of food or treats are best for your puppy, as well as other nutritional advice
Jumping up on people and/or objects
The correct way to socialise your puppy
How to keep them calm
When and how often you should play
Loose lead walking
What is the best equipment to use for walking your puppy and what you should avoid i.e. correct lead, collar, harness and other training aids
Basic training i.e. sit, down, recall, wait/stay etc.
Grooming i.e. when to groom and the correct brush or combs you should use for your puppy’s breed
ADVICE FOR DOGS OF ANY AGE WITH SPECIFIC TRAINING AND BEHAVIOUR ISSUES
During your bespoke 1 to 1 session, we can address:
Loose lead walking by your side (not pulling)
Anxious or unwanted behaviour towards other dogs, people, bikes, runners or cars whilst lead walking
Getting their attention when distracted i.e. quickly getting them to focus on you
Coming when called (recall)
Out of control play/excitement
Stay and wait until called
Leaving or letting go of an object on command
Unwanted behaviour when anyone is at the front door
Any basic training skills i.e sit, down, stand and focus
During all these sessions, we will demonstrate the correct instructions to use (voice and hand commands), how to use them and when to use them. We aim to support you to better understand how your puppy/dog communicates and why they may do certain behaviours.
This is the key to having a well behaved and balanced dog and is fundamental in any training that you will do with them.
Most of our clients only need one or two of our 1 to 1 sessions before feeling confident enough to progress their training on their own.
This can be dependent on your requirements and how deep-rooted any unwanted behaviours are, which can be further discussed on first contact.