New Spring 2020 Services
Online Training Classes
Continue your training with us online!
So… We are all in a bit of a rubbish situation. We can’t run physical classes due to obvious reasons for an unknown period of time. But we can’t explain that to our dogs. Walkies is still a thing (at an appropriate social distance!), and outdoor time with your dog is absolutely essential, however we can still get their braincells working with our online classes.
Classes will be split into beginner, intermediate / advanced and will be done on Zoom in small groups so you can see our IMDT qualified trainers and they can see you to help too! So, a great time to either introduce the basics or really polish your dogs training to advanced level!
The cost is just £10.00 per session. Come for just one or as many as you like! All you need is a Wi-Fi connection and a phone / laptop. And a dog!
As always, training is a family matter and all members of the family are encouraged to join in! Just message us to book and we can chat you through sorting out the techie bits. If you were due to come to physical classes and have prepaid of course we can switch you to online. See you there!
9.30am – 10.10am Beginner
10.30am – 11.10am Intermediate/ Advanced
- Stimulation & Socialisation Tips!
- Entertainment for all the family!
- Positive training methods (as always!)
Puppy Pals! Starting Wednesday 13th May 2020!
We are now offering a Puppy Pals socialisation group, specifically for puppies. This is due to our concern that during the Coronavirus outbreak, owners will be unable to take their puppies to meet up with other dogs and puppies which could cause behavioural issues in the future. We provide a safe space within which your puppy can make new friends, under the experienced eyes of our trainers we will ensure your puppy is able to learn how to interact with other canines in a polite manner, whilst having fun and of course exercise and mental stimulation. This is particularly essential for young puppies, but also older puppies and adults dogs should be able to continue their socialising with others.
If local we will collect and return your puppy in one of our vans so that you can avoid non essential travel, they will be with us for a minimum of 1.5 hours exploring, interacting and learning new skills with humans and their puppy pals. Videos will be sent directly to you as well as a report on how they got on and tips for their continued development.
Only £15.00 including VAT per session. Weekly sessions every Wednesday. Collection may be available at further distances, please ask for more information.
- Socialisation is creating as many different, positive, safe and fun experiences for a puppy as possible as early as possible in their life.
- Socialisation prevents surprises and scary experiences later on in their life by building resilience.
- Research shows that dogs that experience varied socialisation at a young age are easier to live with and train. They are also more relaxed and healthier.
- The optimal socialisation period for puppies is between 3 and 16 weeks of age. Socialisation is a continuous process throughout the dog’s life, but the potency of the positive experiences lowers as the puppy matures. But it is never too late to start!
- Dogs that are socialised well during this period are less likely to display behavioural problems and therefore less likely to be surrendered to rescue centres or euthanized.
- As positive experiences are so vital it is important that a puppies interactions with other well socialised puppies and older dogs is well organised and monitored. This prevents any scary experiences or bullying from happening, ensuring a fun experience for all.
- Puppies that experience safe and positive interactions with other dogs and people are less likely to become bored and entertain themselves by practising destructive and undesirable behaviours.
Adult Dog Socialisation
Dogs are social animals and thrive on regular positive interactions with not only other dogs but with people too. We provide a safe space for your dog to come and enjoy playing with canine friends during this time where you may not be able to meet up with friends to provide a doggy play date. Our trainers have listed the benefits of socialising your dog below. Once the restrictions are relaxed we can offer a few different ways that your dog can socialise, and be mentally and physically satisfied, with the humans still being non contact these include Daycare, Exercise (1 hour), and Social time (1 hour).
- Social interactions provide an outlet for excess energy and satisfy the need for both physical and mental stimulation.
- Satisfying the dogs needs in this way can resolve problem behaviours that are caused by boredom, such as destructive and excitable behaviours.
- Dog’s that get to experience social interactions on a regular basis are more relaxed and easier to live with and train.
- Regular interaction with well mannered dogs helps to develop good communication skills. The ability to read another dogs subtle cues and body language and react appropriately is very important for dogs of all ages.
- Learning to interact with dogs of different sizes, different breeds and different ages helps dog’s to learn how to tailor their play style to suit each specific dog. This skill enables dog’s to play safely with dog’s of every shape and size.