Your home or ours...
We want your dog to feel comfortable and get the most from their dog training...
What happens in the first session?
Ideally takes place at ours. While discussing and getting to know the humans we generally appear to ignore the dog, but in fact we are observing whilst staying uninvolved, this allows the dog to tell me their story.
This is a 3 way journey with the dogs and humans sharing what they need from us and then working out what we need to do to improve behaviour and the relationship.
Who we want to work with?
Commitment from owners to see the process through to success, dedicating time to practice and change their own behaviour.
Clients that want to succeed and are willing to take responsibility for the part they have played and will play.
What you can expect from us?
We will support you in any way we can on this journey. We are first and foremost fellow dog lovers, we do not see dog behaviour as good or bad - more what we do or don’t want. We can empathise, over our lifetimes we have experienced living with some of the most undesirable behaviour in our own dogs.
We can help you learn and understand your dog's view on life. Teaching you new positive techniques to shape your dogs behaviour and make him the dog you want.
We make honest assessments, if we don’t think you or your dog can, we will tell you.
A call out charge will be applied for home visits.
Some typical issues that can be covered in a one-to-one session.
Pulling on the lead
Chewing and home wrecking
Dog to dog aggression
Dog to people aggression
Introducing a new baby
Introducing a new pet
Dog food and feeding
All aspects of puppy care
Our Dog Trainers
£85 per hour for one-to-one
Avril Munson is a dog trainer, author and trainer at thedogcalmer. Avril has been fortunate enough to work with some of the best dog trainers in the UK, not to mention the RSPCA, The Central School Of Dog Training and was also a regular guest on BBC local radio.
£65 per hour for one-to-one
Caroline has always been an animal lover, with dogs and horses being her particular passion. Her love for training dogs started with her second dog, a little Jack Russell Terrier named Fringie, whom she took to local obedience classes as a puppy. That was over 15 years ago, and yes, the trainer was Avril...
What To Expect On Your First One-To-One Dog Training Class
We will make an assessment and formulate an action plan.
We will estimate how many sessions are required, sometimes one or two sessions are enough to resolve a particular behaviour issue. More challenging misbehaviour can require 6 sessions, and sometimes more is needed.
Experience tells us that the number of sessions is more dependent on the speed you and your dog learn, going too slowly can be as detrimental as going too fast, we can assure you we want the best for you both!
Home visits are possible when required but do incur an additional fee. Generally, first sessions are best at our premises as it allows us to make the most of the time.
If a home visit is required, we can pre plan, and maximise this time too.
Establishing the new behaviour is the first step, a good management plan becomes the underpinning that ensures ongoing success!