Many of my clients start off with puppy training classes but find that they spend the majority of their lesson waiting around whilst the trainer deals with the other dogs in the class, or trying to calm down their excited puppy who’s reacting towards all the other dogs there.
Having taken on a ‘rescue’ dog myself, ‘Oreo’, a Tibetan Terrier when he was 13 months old, it really made me appreciate how important teaching a puppy the correct way to behave from day one is so crucial! Basically he was a puppy in adults clothing, having not been taught the correct way to go about things. Therefore all his ‘bad habits’ had to be trained out of him, and his new ‘good habits’ in! Compared to my other Tibetan Terrier ‘Kuba’, who I got when she was only 8 weeks old and having trained her correctly from day one, she seemed so easy! I certainly had a challenge on my hands!
What To Expect
Puppy training classes tend to concentrate on mainly basic obedience training and socialisation, but the majority of behaviours that clients struggle with are the behaviours that only tend to occur at home or out on a walk, which can’t always be addressed in the classroom. These issues can be with crate training; toilet training; mouthing; nipping; biting; chewing; separation anxiety; constant barking; jumping up; fear or anxiety etc. This where a ‘one to one’ puppy training session with me has it’s advantage.
I can spend time with you and your puppy in the comfort of your own home (where the unwanted behaviours tend to occur), teaching both you and your puppy the correct methods of training, setting you both on the correct path to a well behaved and balanced dog from day one.
Most clients find that all they require is 2 visits before being confident in how to fulfil their puppy’s needs.
In July 2021 I successfully completed a Puppy Instructors Training Course with the renowned animal behaviourist Chirag Patel.
Does your dog have behavioural problems? Steve Hutley can help!