It is our policy to advise owners that it is best to teach their dogs themselves under the guidance of a professional. However, sometimes due to location, facilities, time or expertise, it is not possible for an owner to produce effective results in some problem areas.
For these cases, we offer the following residential training courses where upon completion, it is essential that the handler/carers are taught about easy communication, house rules and how to maintain their dog’s good behaviours.
All the teaching methods used at The Dog House are non-confrontational. We have found success in clear communication, precise timing, motivation by control of toys, games, food, affection and permissions combined with the use of desensitisation, counter-conditioning,
redirection and some sound or taste aversion techniques. We always reward good behaviours rather than chastising undesirable behaviours.
Dogs, like humans, are not machines and success cannot be guaranteed in all quarters, particularly when a dog has a severe behavioural problem. In that event, referral to one of our recommended behaviourists may be suggested.
All dogs on our training programmes have the benefit of our activity holiday routine. Please note, that every outing is a mini-training session depending on a number of variances of the age of the dog, week of course, day of the week etc. There are 1 – 3 dedicated training sessions given per day.
Due to various factors such as a dog's individual traits, physical and mental health, breed and speed of learning, if we are not happy with your dog's progress at any time during your dog's training course, we reserve the right to extend the duration of the course.
Owners must take part in a post-course handover at The Dog House, Wales which ensures the continuation of the behaviours your dog has learnt during their training course.
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