Puppies are wonderful!! They are cute and cuddly and give us love and laughter. They are also complex animals going through a number of developmental stages over a short period of time. Their experiences, positive or negative, during these early stages contribute to the character of the adult dog. You want to give your puppy the very best start in life so you can have a dog you can be proud of.
I over a bespoke service based on kind, modern methods, helping you and your puppy through this important time. I will teach you how to give your puppy confidence and train him how to behave before problems arise. It's so much easier to show a puppy what you want them to do before they learn incorrect behaviour and need to be retrained. You will learn how to build a good bond with your puppy so puppy loves to learn with you.
Before you come for a lesson, I offer a Zoom consultation. This cuts down on face to face conversations. I will talk about the scientific methods I use and give you some basic exercises to do with your puppy. I will help with puppy mouthing, jumping up, house training, diet and daily routine. The call will be recorded & audio sent for you to keep with other useful information. A 40 minute call costs £20.
You can then have an 'at home' puppy consultation, any time after puppy is 10 weeks old. The 'Welcome Home' package consists of a one 50 minute session in your home, the 2nd 50 minute lesson in Melsonby focusing on obedience training. Or you can book an introductory 50 minute consultation once puppy is 12 weeks old.
You can then progress to the Puppy Foundation course. This is 3 one hour lessons covering every aspect of dog behaviour and ownership, including grooming and dog law. As well as training your puppy using positive, fun training techniques, you'll have a chance to do some puppy agility. At the end of the course, you'll receive a Kennel Club certificate and rosette.
I strongly recommend your puppy wears a harness for training! If your dog pulls on the lead and is just wearing a collar and lead, he can damage his neck and airways. The link below is the best harness I’ve found, it will help train your puppy to walk nicely. Different sizes and colours are available.
dog harness -
matching collar -
matching lead –
double ended lead - http://amzn.to/2sTfP1V
double hook to attach 1 lead to both harness points - http://amzn.to/2mH30RO
Covid 19 pandemic: All lessons are in line with Government & Kennel Club guidelines.
PRICES: All prices are based on bespoke private lessons tailored to the individual needs of you and your puppy. All aspects of caring for and training your growing puppy are covered so you will have a well- behaved, happy, confident dog that will bring you and your family pleasure for many years to come.
Zoom Consultation - 40 minutes call on Zoom, Skype or mobile call. - £20
Puppy Welcome Home package - For puppies under 6 months old.
2 x 50 minute sessions, one in owners home, one in Melsonby.
Total package - £90
Puppy Consultation - For puppies up to 12 months old.
Initial 50 minute consultation:
In Melsonby - £45
In puppy's home - £55 ( more than 30 minutes from Melsonby - £60)
You then progress to:
The Puppy Foundation Course - For puppies up to 12 months old.
3 one hour lessons - £130*
* Can only be booked after the initial consultation.