FREQUENTLY asked QUESTIONS?

HOW MUCH DOES THE TRAINING COST?

Every dog is different, which is why I tailor each training program to suit you and your dogs needs. I use numerous force-free approaches in training depending on your dog and training goals. Therefore depending on how many sessions is required the cost of programs varies from client to client.  

If you’re on a tight budget, I also offer PAYG ad-hoc sessions that give you a little bit more flexability (DISCLAIMER: you won’t get the same results as you would with a program).

** Payment plans are also available as I want training to be as accessable as possible. **

WHERE DOES THE TRAINING TAKE PLACE?

This is dependent on the dog and their needs. If you are struggling with resource guarding inside the home, then that’s where the training will take place, any outside work, leash walking, recall OR reactivity for example will be in various neutral locations.

I do my best to keep training as close as possible to your area of the island, however please note that some sessions may be scheduled further afield than you’re usually used to.

WHAT TRAINING METHODS DO YOU USE?

All of my training methods are force free, fun, effective and specific to you and your dogs needs. My main methods of training involve counter-conditioning how your dog feels emotionally to external stimuli. Along side classical conditioning, desensitisation, engagement work including both food and play. And where suitable basic obedience training and scent work.

90% of the training I teach is free-shaping. As this technique has lasting results, allows the dog to think outside the box and troubleshoot. Resulting in the dog showing you what they are capable of themselves, VS forcing them into behaviours by using punishment or luring them with food.

HOW DOES THE TRAINING PLAN WORK?

I offer two different types of training programs…

(1) The 1:1 Coaching Program. This program I focus on training you (the owner) how to train your dog. In each 1hr session I will both demonstrate and then coach you through it, so that you can practise outside of our sessions. This is the preferred way.

(2) The Walk & Train Program. This 7-day program focuses soley on leash walking, recall or reactivity. Where I take your dog out twice a day and train them myself. I record my training sessions so that I can relay back to you everything I do and why. Followed by an extensive hand-over at the end of the week, to allow you to continue on the training without me.

MY DOG ISN'T FOOD MOTIVATED CAN YOU STILL HELP?

That’s not a problem. Lots of owners have come to me with the same issue, which I have been able to quickly pin point and resolve. As long as your committed to the process and follow my guidance I can help your dog become more motivated and driven to train using food.

However, food isn’t the only source of reinforcement for certain behaviours. Which I’d be happy to explain to you during training.

I HAVE 2+ DOGS AT HOME WILL TRAINING STILL WORK?

No matter how many dogs you have living with you, training can work. As long as you work each dog seperatlely first to build a solid foundation, before reintroducing them together again to practise and proof each new behaviour in different enviourments.

HOW CAN I START WORKING WITH YOU?

Easy – simply book your free consultation by filling out the form below and let’s get started!

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