Paul is very experienced in the training and nurturing of puppies and young dogs. He belives that getting it right from the start makes for a well adjusted member of the family pack and as a result, a more harmonious home life.
Paul has done specific study in this area of a dogs life, as well as gathering a lot of hands on experience.
When training a young dog it is important to remember that every puppy is an individual. As well as breed specific behaviour, every puppy has a different personality and a different hereditory background. And every puppy will live in a different home environment. This is why Paul does not carry a one size fits all approach to training but prefers to treat each dog as an individual.
Puppy Training Programme
Home Visit plus three one-hour sessions for £60
For Puppies from pre-injection to 6 months.
Paul offers a very personal one-to one Puppy Training package designed to work individually to your particular puppies needs. This package involves four one-hour lessons and open access to phone and/or email advice as well as a written training programme.
The first visit is always in the home (which can be pre injection) and includes plenty of early advice and hands on demonstration, all dependant on your puppies age and learning stage.
The three follow up sessions continue to be individually tailored for your puppy and can address any problems that you may be experiencing as well as covering all basic foundation training (which Paul always demonstrates). These sessions can be carried out in the home though Paul prefers that for at least two of these sessions you bring your puppy to his private training area in Whitwell, so your puppy can practice in more natural surroundings and be socialised to Pauls own dogs in a safe and friendly environment.
The last session can also be spent joining one of Pauls Puppy Training groups, thus giving the puppy further socialisation and a chance to put their training into practice alongside other puppies and young dogs. Paul is also happy to work in situ ie; take your puppy for a walk for lead training, taking them off lead in the fields to practice recall etc.
Socialisation is very important during this period, so that even though the training is one to one, all puppies are introduced to as many dogs during training as possible so they learn tosocialise with other dogs and develop good communication skills.
The one-to-one package is very suitable for those whose lives are busy or for those who have children, who may find attending a regular class difficult. Paul always arranges visits to suit the families needs and will work evenings and weekends, changing the appointments to suit shifts or days off.
The puppy training programme covers:
- Toilet training
- Crate training
- Diet and good food manners
- Recall - coming when called
- Sit, stay and down training
- Early lead walking
- Walking to heel
- Distance control (staying with you when there are other distractions)
- How to successfully socialise your puppy
- How to de-sensitise your puppy to, for example, vacuum cleaners and car travel
- Accustoming your puppy to being handled and groomed
- Management and prevention of early behaviours such as - jumping up, mouthing, play biting and chewing!
Puppy Training is for puppies and young dogs up to the age of 6 months. Training can be over consecutive weeks or spread over a couple of months so long as the Puppy Package sessions are completed by the time the puppy is 8 months of age.