07537807070 | 01727834284 lisa@albanypetservices.co.uk

We’re not running classes at Battlers Green Veterinary Centre at the moment but we are online.

Puppy Programme

Puppies, like children, will need to be taught essential life skills such as impulse control to be well behaved and safe in our busy world. Puppies have a critical socialisation window between the ages of 3 -12 weeks and it’s imperative that we use this time to help puppies cultivate their skills so they can be wonderful additions to our family, and feel safe, secure and are taught boundaries.

Welcoming a new puppy home is undoubtedly a special time but it can be overwhelming too. We have helped guardians with a range puppy training solutions including puppy toilet training, lead training solutions to prevent your puppy jumping up at people, pulling on the lead towards people and cyclists. We also provide guidance on stopping puppy nipping and biting behaviours on skin and clothing.

We will also teach important puppy life skills at a pace that’s right for you so you’re laying the foundations of a successful home life with your new canine companion. We’d be delighted to work with you and your puppy.

We will teach and give guidance on:

Puppy Socialisation and habituation

We will cover dog body language – our favourite subject! We will teach you to know whether your dog (or other dogs) are comfortable in a situation or not – this is important to notice so your puppy doesn’t become scared of a situation and can prevent potential emotional and behavioural problems later on. We can teach you subtle dog body language signals to look for in other dogs so you can avoid any problems in the park.

We will teach you how to handle your puppy appropriately to habituate them to situations where it’s imperative they are handled for their wellbeing – such as at the veterinarians.

We will teach you how to set up environments so that your puppy experiences sights, sounds and surfaces during the critical socialisation period – it’s imperative they experience different environments during the window 3 – 12 weeks or they may become fearful of these situations later on which can be difficult to treat and costly. Prevention is always better than cure.

Basic Manners

We will teach basic manners such as: sit, say, lie down, hand targetting, eye contact (these can all be very useful in day to day situations when you would like your dog to relax, be patient or focus on you).

Life – saving skills

We will teach how to leave items on the floor (people leave so much rubbish on the floor which is dangerous for your puppy and can lead to expensive vet bills.) We will teach drop so you can have your comfy slipper back!

For times you’re out in the park, we can also teach your puppy to come back when called when they’re off lead – saving stress, worry and embarrassment.

Settling down and being calm

We have guidance on teaching your puppy to settle down quietly while you’re busy working or helping your children with their homework. We also can suggest fun activities to keep them occupied.

Some more manners

We have some loose leash walking solutions so your puppy learns to walk nicely on the lead down the street without pulling. We can teach them how to not jump up on you, others, the kitchen counter in search of food ( this one may be relevant once their little legs get bigger!).

Toilet training and nipping

It’s annoying when your socks get wet so we will help train your puppy to go to the bathroom outdoors. Puppies have sharp, needle like teeth that can be very painful when they’re on skin and can they can rip clothes, we will provide guidance on stopping mouthing behaviours on your skin.

Prevention is better than cure – avoiding separation related challenges and possessiveness

We will also focus on prevention techniques your puppy is not worried about people coming near to things they value such as toys and food – this is so important as possessiveness over items (resource guarding) can be a difficult challenge to overcome.

Our puppies need to learn that us leaving is nothing to worry about and we will always come back to them. We will teach you how to avoid separation related disorders so your puppy doesn’t worry or cry excessively when you leave them.

Life is about having fun!

We can teach some tricks that you and your family can teach your superstar puppy.

Equipment and puppy proofing your home and garden

We will also teach you how to set your puppy up for success in their environment and tell you about the equipment you’ll need for training.

We also are providing a free coaching plan worth £20 to help you reach your training goals. As like learning any new skill – puppy training takes consistency and practice to build muscle memory in you and your puppy.

What’s included:

  • Worksheets and helpful handout’s
  • Focused coaching – you can send us a video of you doing the coaching and we can give you feedback to let you know how you’re getting on
  • Pre-recorded video lessons
  • How to guides
  • One to one bespoke and personalised puppy training
  • A call before the sessions begins if you have any questions
  • Certificate
  • 1 hour visits via Skype, Zoom demonstrating to you on how to implement each training session with your puppy
  • BONUS content – a free coaching plan worth £20 so you reach your training goals
  • Are you typing into google ‘puppy training near me’? Well we’re available  globally! Contact Lisa to arrange a time.

Why choose Lisa?

  • Professional and experienced canine carers and trainers
  • Postgraduate Professional Development Programme in Clinical Animal Behaviour at the University of Edinburgh commencing September 2020
  • Members of the Pet Professional Guild and Animal Building Blocks Academy
  • Canine coaching diploma
  • We use only kind, modern and scientifically proven methods
  • Trained in canine body language
  • Supportive coaching – we’ve been there and know what you’re going through
  • Experienced dog care professional
  • We can coach and support you – this is important – we we’re always teaching the human anyway!
  • Professional dog walking diploma

Prices:

You can pick and choose the skills you would like to teach your puppy from the sections above. That way you can focus on what’s important for you and your puppy and you’re not teaching things you may have already, such as sit, for example.

3 x 1 hour sessions: £164 (normally – £174 saving £10)

5 x 1 hour sessions: £270 (normally £290 -saving £20)

Further 1 off sessions can be booked in addition to the above for £50 per hour.

BONUS: A coaching plan is sent to you so you can reach your training goals.

We can provide one to one sessions in person or virtually.

Are you unsure how this will work virtually or what you’ll need?

Contact Lisa to arrange a complementary 15 minute call so we can run through how it will work, then you can decide if it’s right for you and your puppy.

If it’s more of a discussion about puppy socialisation needs, puppy toilet training or preventing puppy mouthing/biting then our telephone session may be more appropriate.

Dog checks in St Albans - Cute pug

Lisa responded very well to our lively big jumpy dog and was really positive! She personalised needs for him and recommended some good games to distract him and keep him independently entertained when we were busy. They were some excellent first steps which we still use today, especially leave and touch! Highly recommend.

Helen

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