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One-to-One Dog Training & Behaviour Solutions

DOG TRAINING OR BEHAVIOUR

CONSULTATION

(SINGLE SESSION)

£75 (£40 if you've already had a Zoom)

Single consultation to help get you off on the right track or provide reassurance.

Personalised written training plan and handouts to refer back to after my visit.

Email or phone support if you are finding something difficult

You'll receive an email or call from me to arrange your appointment time within 24 hours

DOG TRAINING OR BEHAVIOUR SESSION

(BLOCK OF 3)

£165 (£130 if you've already had a Zoom or when this is your second block of 3)

Initial consultation to meet you and your dog, review your dog's history, routines, previous training, things your dog struggles with, devise a training or behaviour change plan and get you started. Followed by two further sessions to ensure you continue to make progress.

Personalised written training plan or notes and handouts after each session

Email or phone support between sessions

You'll receive an email or call from me to arrange your appointment time within 24 hours

DOG TRAINING OR BEHAVIOUR CONSULT VIA ZOOM

£35 (30-45 minutes)

Single consultation to help get you off on the right track or provide reassurance.

Written or recorded account of our discussion for you to refer back to.

When you book an in person training session is booked with me after a Zoom, the cost of the Zoom is taken off.

You'll receive an email or call from me to arrange your appointment time within 24 hours

Frequently Asked Questions

Why use a dog trainer?

Engaging a qualified and accredited dog trainer ensures you are being given up-to-date, science backed, ethical methods of training. While you can get all sorts of "how to" suggestions from Google and social media, there is a great deal of outdated advice that can make problems worse, not better. 

Training is a bit like baking. You can follow a recipe you've found in a book or online but what happens when you've got slightly different ingredients and the results aren't quite as expected? Knowing what to change, how much to change, and when to change something is where I come in. Like a coach of any skill or sport, I observe you, I observe your dog, and help you make the changes that will make all the difference.

How many sessions will I need?

This depends on individual circumstances. I aim to give you a better understanding of your dog, how to overcome problems and how to teach them, not to create long-term dependency on me. It's you who lives with your dog. Within 3 sessions most people have a much better understanding of why their dog is behaving in certain ways, and what to do about it and are starting to see clear improvements. After this, you can book single catch up sessions or further blocks of 3 if you'd like to continue getting support. Complex behaviour issues do take time to change so will usually involve more support.

What sort of problems can you help with?

I can help you with:

- Helping a new rescue dog feel safe and secure and knowing what to start with when it comes to introducing them to some training

- Preparing your dog for a new baby or family member

- Preparing your dog for a new puppy or rescue dog

- General obedience training skills such as teaching your dog to walk nicely on a lead, recall, 'drop', retrieve, not jumping up, focus on walks, settling on a mat in pubs or cafes

- Helping your dog feel better about groomer or vet visits

- Behaviour problems such as growling, barking, guarding, separation anxiety, repetitive behaviours

Some people are wary of asking for help, particularly if they have previously invested in training that hasn't worked. Please be assured the welfare of your dog is always more important to me then business. If I think there is another qualified trainer who is better placed to help you with a particular problem or training skill, I will refer you to them.

What to expect from a dog training or behaviour session

First things first, so many times the first thing people say to me is "I know it's probably my fault but...." Please don't be so hard on yourself! There are so many ingredients in dog behaviour, many of which were in place before your dog came to you, even if you got your dog as a puppy. I am here to help you not scold you!

 

The location of the first consultation will depend on what is best for your dog and what you need help with. It may be at your home on a walk or via Zoom. We will go through your dog's history, routines, previous training, health and what you want to achieve to devise a training plan that works for your dog and your circumstances. For problematic behaviours, I will give you strategies you can implement immediately to prevent further rehearsal while we work on new responses.

After my visit, I will follow up with a customised, easy-to-follow, written plan so you have something to refer back to. If I've recommended a vet visit, I will write you a referral letter. Anyone who has worked with me, even if a while ago, is always welcome to email or phone with any questions

What areas do you cover?

I work with people around the Hythe and Waterside, Lymington Romsey, Eastleigh and Southampton areas of Hampshire. 

How to book or get more information

You can book online using the Book and Pay now button below. As soon as I receive the notification I will contact you to arrange a date and time. Alternatively if you'd prefer to call or email you can use the 'Contact me' button or Book a call calendar and I will return your call/message.

Check out the Tips & Advice page for dog training articles as well as resources for children including how understanding the language of dogs help prevent bites and nips.

 
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