Our Residential Dog Training, based in Leicestershire, differs to the Dog Boot Camps that you have seen on TV! As we don’t require the owners to be present during the training! Timing and consistency are key elements as are body language, voice and general confidence.
Within the controlled environment of our dog training school and surrounding areas, we are able to simulate most behavioural problem areas. Being able to train the dogs in the environments that are causing the problems is an essential part of our successful training method.
Dog Training must be adapted to each dog’s particular character and disposition as dogs vary in temperament so much. I will work with your dog on the areas which you feel are most important and need the most work.
For most dogs depending on the issues, two to six-weeks of training is required. This course can be just for some Basic Obedience Training, for dogs that have any kind of behaviour issues, for dogs that are dog or human aggressive, or dogs that need socialisation etc. This course is intensive and specialised. Outcomes are variable depending upon the severity of the issues and how long the dog has been exhibiting the behaviour for. The outcome will always depend on how consistent the owners are after the training period.
I do not believe in training with treats! Bribing your dog with food is out of the question! My methods of communicating with your dog are through consistency and repetition and of course with the help of my well balanced pack. Your dog will learn to understand between right and wrong behaviour, with corrections given at the appropriate time. Your dog will feel at ease with me in our training school and in my home, allowing them to accept the training and connect with me. Also very importantly, they will be living in with my well balanced pack.
This course is designed, so that you are much more able to take your dog anywhere, have your dog respond to your commands and behave around other people and dogs.
Once your dog arrives with us they will be assessed and allowed to settle into their new environment. All dogs that come for Residential Training will be living in our home, with us and our other dogs, (no kennels here!). This intensive training programme is suitable for:
– All breeds of dogs/any ages – Aggression towards other dogs/ humans (dependant upon severity) – Dogs with fears and anxieties of any sort – Dogs requiring proper socialisation – General bad manners – Pulling on the lead/ Recall Training
Your dog will be trained 2/3 times a day for more than two hours per day. Plus he will receive lots of socialisation with a pack of well-balanced dogs!
Training will be outdoors, beginning with few distractions, progressing to more advanced sessions with a variety of natural distractions. Your dog will be trained out in the ‘real world’ so the training is realistic and varied and is as effective as possible. The training environments are varied, including a country park (with deer), woods, near shops, in town, pubs, in a home environment, dog groups, one to one training sessions with other clients and their dogs, pack walks etc.
Exercises that your dog will learn whilst in Residential Training
Walk to Heel on loose lead
Directional turns while walking to heel
Recall, Recall while distracted by other dogs
Controlled greeting with a dog/person
Door/Car door control
General socialisation with dogs – all carried out in the environment causing the problems
I often take on cases where other Dog Trainers and Canine Behaviourists have failed.
Many cases of dog aggression can be very complex and I’ll work through the rebalancing period with both you and your dog. In some cases depending upon the severity of the issues owners have to be aware that this could take weeks/months of consistency and regular training to achieve their desired results.
Although this course can not promise to ‘cure’ all aggression it can help to build a foundation for conditioning the future behaviour of your dog and give you the skills to manage it.
As with all of the courses this requires a large commitment from yourself for change.
Walking to Heel - A dog feels your energy through the lead, a connection between you both. If you feel tense or nervous your dog will sense this and react. Most dog owners have the lead wrapped around their hand and hold on for dear life! Is this you?! This course will teach your dog how to walk to heel on a loose lead and not to fight against the tension that he is used to on a daily basis. It will help him to see you as the pack leader! This will lead to a more enjoyable walk for all! And more obedient behaviour from your dog.
Safe Travel - Does your dog have a problem travelling in your car? Do you find it hard to get them in and out? Are they sick? Do they bark/drool or pace around? we can help!
Dog Handler Tuition - The handler tuition (YOU!) can take place during your dogs stay and or when you collect your dog at the end of their stay. Timings will be discussed during booking. I like to fully discuss and demonstrate all techniques and training methods that have been used, I want you to go home comfortable and confident in handling your dog.
During training: I would be happy for you to get involved with training sessions as I feel it is beneficial for you and your dog. This would ideally take place part way through your dogs time with me. Once I have built the foundation we can practise together to help you and your dog achieve the maximum benefit.
I recommend adding a home visit after training is complete. This helps reinforce good behaviours learnt here. I visit your home and help you integrate the training into your lifestyle ensuring you and your dog continue on the right path.
A deposit is required to secure your booking and the balance is due at the start of the training. Once confirmed, deposits become non-refundable, but course dates may be changed subject to agreement, as I do understand that problems can occur. This can be arranged without losing your deposit. I do take bookings many weeks in advance with a high demand, so it can be disruptive at short notice to change dates.
Reporting on your dog’s progress/ Updates! - I will update you on your dog’s progress on a regular basis. This will be carried out by telephone, text, email and Whatsapp (videos). I do sometimes post video's on Facebook and Instagram (with owners permission.) Please call for information and pricing. Guarantee - My guarantee to you is that I’ll work hard with your dog every day to get the results we both want! My reputation is important and much of my work is through referrals. My Residential Dog Training package is designed to put the groundwork into place, what ever the reason for your dogs stay. You must be willing to continue with your dog’s training at the end of the course.
Contact: Jo Sault 07738 484493 (Calls preferred please , if I can't answer please leave me a voicemail and I will return your call within 24 hours).