Getting a puppy is a very exciting time! But there are many possible pitfalls, and the journey to a well balanced dog can be turbulent! .
There is a lot of advice out there and with so many differing opinions, it can feel overwhelming.
How do I stop play-biting? How do I get my puppy to settle at night? How do I help them to socialise well with other dogs?
Through my work helping owners with their dog’s unwanted behaviours, I have gained an insight in how problems start. Time and time again issues have their origins right back in those first few months.
This service is to help prevent this, I will set you and your puppy on the right path. Giving you the tools to both prevent problems and also to nip any issues in the bud.
I will visit you at home so that we can discuss your new arrival and plan how you will manage them in those early days! You can choose between having one long session of 2-2.5 hours, or splitting it into two shorter sessions.
Core package – £90
The core package includes one long, or two shorter, sessions. The first half covers the theory behind good dog ownership, but always with practical applications in mind. Topics covered include:
- Canine body language
- Learning and development
- Introductions to existing pets
- Safety around children
The second half focusses on the practical considerations and controlling the chaos! Topics covered include:
- Settling at night
- House training
- Attention seeking behaviours
- Home alone
to name just a few.
You will be given a comprehensive written summary of everything discussed that you can then refer to whenever you need!
Additional sessions – £30 each
Choosing your puppy
If you know you want a puppy, but don’t know which breed or how to choose a reputable breeder, then I can help you through that process. We will talk about all the breed considerations to ensure the dog you choose will fit with your lifestyle, as well as discussing puppy contracts and insurance.
Addressing specific problems
If you have had the core package, but go on to have a particular issue that you need help with, then I offer an additional session up to 16 weeks of age.
This will help you develop a plan of action, and get you back on track!