Training & Behavioural Sessions
I see all dogs as individuals who deserve the very best. That is why personalised, private training and behavioural sessions can be a wonderful approach to help you and your dog.
Let me help you gain a reliable, responsive, relaxed dog who you can enjoy indoor and outdoor life with.
Training classes can be great, but often skills taught only work in a class environment. I will work with you and your dog wherever you need the training to work - in your home, in the garden and/or out on dog walks.
We can cover training like loose lead walking, recall, distraction training, an emergency stop, drop, leave, settle, impulse control. And/or we can cover behavioural issues like reactivity towards particular triggers, separation anxiety, handling/grooming issues. Really, anything you need help with!
Who is this service for?
If you want to enjoy outdoor and indoor life with your dog stress-free.
You understand that your dog needs help, support, guidance and patience throughout their training programme.
You want a dedicated, knowledgeable, caring person to support you and your dog (trust me, I will be your biggest cheerleader!)
You desire a tailored made plan to suit your dog (and special family member).
You are ready to commit to a training plan to help your dog. Please do not worry, I will make sure the training plan fits into your everyday life.
What does the training look like?
The training is all positive reinforcement-based, force-free methods.
When working on behavioural issues we will work on changing your dog's emotional response to a trigger (i.e. anxiety/fear/frustration to calm/positive feelings). If your dog feels better when they see a trigger reactions reduce and stop!
We can also cover training additional cues to help guide your dog out of a tricky situation. This helps them to build confidence in you and helps you set them up for success!
I will demonstrate the training to you with your dog (if appropriate) and then I will support and guide you while you practice.
"Obama was extremely reactive to dogs. After working on building his confidence he greets and plays with dogs with no problems and I can easily call him away from dogs he seems wary of.
It's honestly like having a new dog."
Rosie with Obama the Chihuahua
How it works
Karen's DOGS offers in-person training and behavioural solution packages, rather than one-off sessions. I find this more effective because -
I can support you throughout your dog's training journey.
I can tailor-make the training to your and your dog's needs.
We can progress the training at each visit and ensure we are on track.
You know what commitment is needed to ensure you have all the tools you need to help your dog.
Sessions can take place Monday to Saturday; with morning, afternoon and evening* sessions available.
*Evening sessions throughout winter are available for initial zoom calls only. It is always best to train in the daylight.
Behaviour Session Package
What is included -
Gathering details on your dog and training goals so I can plan for our time together.
Veterinary referral and liaison, as required.
90-minute Zoom consultation with Karen.
We will talk about the issues you are having, your goals, why your dog behaving the way they are. With behavioural cases we will work through how to reduce your dog's stress (and yours!) and how to set your dog up for success before we start training.
A written summary sent to you to help you implement changes.
2 hour in-person session with Karen on one of your regular dog walks, in your home and/or in your garden - where ever you need the help.
A written summary sent to you to help aid your training.
- All travel expenses and time included.
Immediate and unlimited access to an online course most suited to what you would like to work on with your dog or a course of your choice.
Email/phone support for 3 months after our initial meeting.