Hounds at Home

Dog Training in the Home

What should you expect? When I come to visit you, I will be working with your dog to show him or her what the expected behaviours are, coaching you so that you can do the same confidently. Carefully explaining why things have ended up the way they have and going through training techniques until you are happy you’ve mastered them. The key is understanding why your dog is behaving in that manner and ultimately what to do about it to show your dog the way it should be behaving. The techniques I’ll show you are ones that will stay with you and can be used for the rest of your dog’s life, to ensure once you have shown your dog what is expected, that behaviour will continue.

There are so many aspects of training your dog that it can become a bit mind-boggling and quite frankly rather daunting. I would like to say at this point, that having a family dog or companion should be the most pleasurable partnership, but let’s be honest that lovely bond you were working on with your dog has not quite blossomed as you were hoping!

There are ways to get you all back on target and create that trust and respect between you all again.

How do we go about turning things around? My aim is to work closely with you and show you why things have escalated to where they are now and how to turn it all around again, so you can go back to enjoying time with your dog. No dog is too young or old to learn and really what they would like is to be within a safe, happy environment, feeling part of the family.

Training is an ongoing process because – for if the training stops, your dog will simply revert to the old behavioural patterns! You will have to keep in place all the new techniques you’ve learnt and use them every day! This will become second nature to you though!

Consistency is a marvellous tool and when you put that into place, then you will have that bond of trust and respect between you and your dog that you have worked so hard for. It won’t feel like a chore to go out and do a bit of training with your dog, simply because it’s so rewarding to see them being so obedient and enjoying time with their owner.

Another area that I’ll discuss with you, is what you do out on your walks as this really does play a part in helping you combat the issues you’re having. If you can mentally and physically tire your dog, you will naturally have a more relaxed, content dog when you get back home.

I will explain to you at the time what is happening and why and what to do in the situation, so whenever the same situation arises again, you will be able to deal with it yourself in the future.

I do suggest jotting things down, as there is so much information I can give you, I certainly don’t expect you to remember it all. I also hope you will call me at any time if you have forgotten something if some new behaviour appears or you just feel overwhelmed.

I would be more than happy to talk to you on the phone and would love to hear how you are getting on anyway, as just because I have visited and gone home, doesn’t mean I am not thinking about you and wondering how you are all doing!

If you think there are a few issues that you would like to rectify, then half a day will probably be enough time to address them. Don’t worry I won’t be shooting out of the door just because time is up, I will make sure we’ve come to a sensible place to stop alright.

Please call me to discuss any issues you may be having and together we can organise whatever suits you best.

If you have an aggressive dog this falls into the Red Zone area of training. This is training for dogs that have bitten other animals or humans and carries a greater risk when training them.

Some Issues within the Home

Front Door control

  • Jumping up visitors and children
  • Constant barking in the garden or house
  • Territorial problems
  • Food Aggression
  • Possession Aggression- toys, items of yours or indeed you
  • Nipping and Biting
  • Issues between other family dogs
  • Grooming
  • Toilet issues
  • Aggression towards family members or visitors
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Learning to use a crate
  • Excess energy

Please call to discuss your requirements. I cover all of northampton although there may be a travel charge after a set distance of travel under the normal travel rates.