Your dog has plenty of potential to learn and understand commands, and our techniques will lay the foundation for you to build upon. We combine your goals with the natural abilities of your dog.
We work closely with each one of our clients and their dogs to implement our proven problem-solving process. We know you have a busy schedule, so we will customize a plan that suits your lifestyle.
Basic Obedience Training:
We cover “No”, “Sit” and “Come” commands under Basic Obedience. We also teach leash walking. We will also troubleshoot specific problems that you are immediately facing, for example, potty training.
Frequently Asked Questions
I just got home a puppy. When is it OK start training him?
ASAP! A puppy starts learning things the moment it steps into your home. It is best to begin training as soon as possible to establish a healthy, happy, fulfilling life for her/him. For really young puppies, we focus on potty training, puppy socialisation, and good manners in the first few classes.
Can you teach me puppy socialisation? What is it?
Yes! Meanwhile, you can read more about it here.
Can you train an adult dog?
Can you train a senior or sick dog?
A clearance certificate from your vet will be required.
What kind of dog training do you do?
Force-free, positive-reinforcement, rewards-based. We use science-based methods only. Expect lots of games for you and your dog! Your dog will look forward to every class (and so will you) and will learn really quickly if you do your homework (as assigned by the trainer) diligently.
What does your dog training programme look like?
The first 1-2 sessions are trouble-shooting intense. We lay down the foundation for the subsequent training sessions. As trainers, we always have multiple ways to approach any situation. In any session, we practise a maximum of 3 games/commands. We also have to go stage by stage - that depends on our assessment of your dog's progress. A comprehensive plan, checklists and other reading/viewing material will be emailed after the second session. We give a lot of homework for you to do in between the sessions.
What happens in the first session?
We spend about 15-20 minutes talking with you about the nature of the problem (history, previous training, etc). We’ll be asking a lot of questions that may appear intrusive or weird, but please bear with us! Then we’ll take the dog out for a walk and games. This should take another 20 minutes. Finally, we show you 1 or 2 ways in which you can solve the problems or begin the training.
Why do you give homework?
If we as trainers are the only humans interacting with your dog, s/he will learn our language, rules, gestures but not yours. So it is important for you to practise the training exercises with your dog. We encourage every family member to get involved in the training. Did we mention our classes are insanely fun?