From the very first lesson you will learn how best to communicate with your puppy and see what they are already capable of. Understand why they pick up unwanted behaviour quickly like barking, digging, pulling on the lead, jumping up, and biting (just some of the regulars) and how to avoid it or recitfy it all effectively.
You will learn new things each week, shown how to make it work with your dog and get a chance to practise it, with distractions such as cyclists, children playing and other dogs off lead.
You will learn about body language, health and law and progress to junior obedience if you wish to continue training as they grow up.
Often owners say their adult dog is obedient indoors but not outside.
The benefit of training your puppy here is they learn to respond to you, regardless of outside distractions, from the very start.
Classes cater for all and have included owners aged 8 to 80 with spectators both younger and older! All the family are welcome to learn together. Those with disabilities or special needs are very welcome most types of wheelchairs and motorscooters can be accomodated. I offer free advice if your thinking about getting a puppy which covers the best breeds to suit your lifestyle, what to check for when choosing your puppy and its initial home training needs.
Sara has been nothing but supportive and helpful when we came to her with our very excitable lab puppy. Her advice has been second to none and we have noticed continual improvements throughout both the classes we attended and from the informative private sessions also. We now have a dog who we can manage and train with confidence on walks and in the home. Could not recommend her more highly, she is fab and most importantly Ivy thinks so too!
- Vicky Howard
The most challenging time for you and your dog can be between 9 and 24 months of age.
If your dogs needs are not met with both physical and mental stimulation they can become bored, anxious even territorial which in turn can lead to futher unwanted behavioural issues.
If Junior Obedience training continues throughout this period you can develop the bond between you.
Older dogs often learn quicker, it's never too late to include them in a Social Obdience group. Often this is one of the first suggestions when a dog is showing behavioural problems to re-establish leadership and communication.
Classes are split by age, ability or behavioural requirements.
Although training in a group, your dogs breed will be taken into account and you will be given training that suits you best.
Within hours of Sara leaving we noticed a huge difference. We received great tips and advice with clear instructions to help us succeed. Within 1 week the behaviours we were trying to implement are already showing. Thanks Sara.
- Scott Wells
AGILITY FOR FUN
If you have a fit and active dog, agility can be the perfect outlet for helping to work with and correct:
-Lack of focus and recall problems
-Bonding and leadership
-Obsessive compulsive disorders
-Health and fitness
You do not have to be fit yourself, have any compulsion to run or need to progress towards competition. If disabled or suffering from health issues yourself, it may be possible for a trainer to run your dog for you...its all about having fun!