Dog training

Positive dog training

Positive dog training is the best way to meet all your goals of creating a happy dog and productive bond.  Also known as positive reinforcement, this method is scientifically proven to be the fastest and most fun way for dogs and people to learn! My force free methods foster calm, care and connection, between you and your dog.

Happy relationships

Positive reinforcement creates happy relationships at either end of the lead. I will help you and your dog be successful, one step at a time. I teach all ages, stages and breeds. By being patient and using force free methods, your dog will learn to volunteer behaviour, instead of you always having to ask for it. I will teach you how to effectively communicate with your dog and understand how he or she is feeling, through their body language. These humane teaching methods work with dogs (and people) of all types, regardless of their issues!

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Puppy development

A puppy’s development may vary based on breed, genetics, and individual temperament. It’s essential to provide proper care, a stable home environment, nutrition, and positive training to ensure your puppy grows into a happy and healthy dog. I can help with toilet training, calm settle, attentiveness under distraction, the maddening puppy biting and more! Positive socialisation (not simply exposure) is also important, to introduce your puppy to new people, places, and experiences at a safe distance. Every puppy is unique, and I can tailor training to your pup’s individual needs and personality. 

The unruly teenage dog

Living with teenage dogs can be a fun and rewarding experience, but it can also be challenging at times. Teenage dogs are still learning and don’t have fully developed social skills, so they may be more energetic and playful. As their independence grows they are less inclined to listen to you! It’s important to provide them with a balance of loving attention, exercise, environment enrichment, and training to help them grow into well-adjusted adult dogs. Let me show you how!

Dog training & behaviour modification for these issues:

  • Teaching calmness for puppies/dogs who jump up, nip, or bark.

  • Effective communication based on positive interactions so your dog is happy and attentive.

  • Loose lead walking.

  • Coming reliably when called, especially when distractions are present.

  • Teaching your dog to sit, stay, lie down and stand.

  • Toilet training.

  • Timid/fearful puppies or dogs.

  • Calm greetings with other dogs, people and when the doorbell rings.

  • Separation anxiety.

  • Timidity, sensitivity or aggression around other dogs, people or children.

  • Relax on mat: so your dog has a safe place to go to.

  • Games (such as retrieving) and tricks that include “say your prayers,” “play dead”, “take a bow”, or to bark on cue.

  • Resource guarding of food or toys etc.

My dog training service offers private lessons: