Train your dog to be obedient and you’ll not only have a great pet and companion but one that’s easy to control and will obey your commands.
If you’ve just got a brand new puppy, it’s certainly wise to get some dog obedience training to set them on the right path, but you can also do it for older dogs that have never had any form of obedience training in the first instance. This is often the case with dogs obtained from Rescue centres.
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Personalised Training To Meet Your Dogs & Breeds Needs – Including:
- House Training
- Advanced Obedience Training
- Gun dog training
- Scent/Nosework Training
- Puppy Training
- Safety around Children
What To Expect from Dog Obedience Training
- Sit on command.
- Lie down on command.
- Get your dog to come when called.
- Training your dog with the sit-stay command.
- Not pull and mis-behave on the lead.
- Calming Signals – using the language that dogs use to communicate, I’ll educate you to read these and interpret what your dog is trying to tell you. Click HERE for a free download.
- How to avoid ‘dog to dog’ conflicts when out walking your pooch
- Showing you the basics of Clicker training – read more HERE
Dog Behaviours My Obedience Training DOESN’T Cover:-
- Excessive Barking – vocalising as warnings, excitement, attention-seeking, anxiety or boredom.
- Chewing – as puppy teething, boredom/excess energy, anxiety or curiosity.
- Digging – out of boredom, excess energy, anxiety, hunting instinct or comfort seeking.
- Separation Anxiety – caused by the owner leaving the house or the dog constantly following the owner around.
- Weeing & Pooing Indoors – a result of submissiveness, excitement, territory marking, anxiety or attention seeking.
- Biting/Nipping – caused by fear or defensiveness, protection of property.
- Aggression – exhibited by growling, snarling, showing teeth, lunging and biting.
If these are the behaviours you are facing please visit my Behaviour Consultancy Page.
I use clicker training to train customer dogs for the following reasons:
- Builds confidence – click and treat, no punishment, no harsh words!
- It’s a fun way of training for all.
- Strengthens the bond between you and your dog.
- Teaches your dog to respond to you.
- Fast and efficient.
- Accelerates the initial learning phase.
- Teaches your dog to be creative.
- Creates a meaningful structure for your dog to understand.
- Trains complex and precise behaviours.
What is Clicker Training
It is training using almost entirely positive reinforcement – teaching your dog to learn… using no physical compulsion or corrections whatsoever. Sounds a bit unbelievable, but works incredibly well. Instead of yanking dogs around, shoving them into place, giving some praise, and hoping the dog will make the connection, dogs are taught using the scientific methods of classical & operant conditioning.
The whole enjoyment feature is what really turned me on to positive training. I love my dogs, and although I want them to be responsive to me I dislike hurting them! With clicker training I don’t have to. This training works for every dog, from bold to timid, from tiny to giant.
The clicker itself is simply a little toy-like device that is used in the initial stages of training any behaviour. It provides clear & precise communication between owner & dog and allows you both to concentrate on & enjoy the task at hand. You click at the exact moment the dog is performing whatever it is you want, and since you always follow that click with a tasty treat, the dog will learn to love the sound, and the work to make that sound happen! As part of the training, you teach the dog hand and/or verbal signals for each behaviour. As the dog learns these, you phase out the clicker. It has completed its function, which was to communicate to your dog which behaviour you desired.
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