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 can have a puppy consultation any time after puppy is 9 weeks old. For young puppies I offer a Welcome Home package. A one hour session in your home helping puppy to settle in his new home. The 2nd lesson a month later in Melsonby focusing more on obedience training.
For puppies 6 months and older, the initial consultation lasts 90 minutes and can be in the puppy's home or in Melsonby. I will help with puppy mouthing, jumping up, house training, diet and daily routine. You will learn how to build a good bond with your puppy and get on the right track with basic puppy training.
You will receive a Puppy Training booklet to take away with helpful information on all aspects of puppy behaviour and detailed lesson notes with simple exercises to practice at home.
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
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.
Puppy Welcome Home package - For puppies under 6 months old.
2 x one hour sessions, one in owners home, one in Melsonby a month later.
Total package - £90
Puppy Consultation - For puppies up to 12 months old.
A 90 minutes consultation:
In Melsonby - £75
In puppy's home - £85 ( more than 30 minutes from Melsonby - £95)
Puppy Foundation Course - For puppies up to 12 months old.
3 one hour lessons - £120*
* Can only be booked after the initial consultation.