REMOTE DOG TRAINING
REMOTE TRAINING AND SUPPORT:
We offer Remote Training at the Wolf and Whippet online with consults and training conducted via the Zoom platform. From tailored Remote Puppy Sessions to 1-2-1 training consultations for clients needing support for their canine companions. We often consult via remote online training with ongoing clients to keep updated, for clients to submit videos to note progress and to add to training plans. We find this way of teaching and demoing with our dogs works well with our clients. Particularly with cases whereby a strangers presence may cause further stress.
How does this work?
After you have emailed us an enquiry via email or website, we will send across a questionnaire to help us plan a training session with you and your canine companion. We then arrange a time to call you to talk through how we can help and offer ongoing support. After forms are emailed back a day/time can be booked for our first Zoom Meeting. Prior to the meeting, we will send you a list of equipment you may need for training.
Remotely, we will still be working alongside you and your dog, helping you with teaching new behaviours using science-based methods. We only use positive, reward-based training methods, no punishment and firmly stand with the Pet Professionals Guild's ethos of No Pain, No Force, No Fear. The methods we use are force-free, looking at current scientific research, using positive reinforcement, classical and operant conditioning.
We can also use our dogs to demo live for clients, demonstrating cues, behaviours and training protocols which we have found helps our clients. With live feedback on a Zoom meeting, we can help guide you through behaviours such as Settling on a Mat which is useful for car journeys, when you eat out and in the home, Jumping Up, Husbandry and cooperative care, Scentwork and Enrichment and much more. We also offer a Remote 1-2-1 Puppy Package that focuses on everyday life skills, enrichment and cooperative care the same as our In-Person course with all the same support, worksheets and puppy pack.
For Behaviour Based Training, looking at reactivity, nervous behaviours or perhaps separation anxiety or distress will require a longer consultation where an individual training plan is included as well as full support. More in-depth assessments are required for behaviours related to stress, anxiety and fear which may require a Veterinary check, or referral to a recommended accredited clinical behaviourist that we work closely with.
REMOTE PUPPY 1-2-1 PACKAGE
We offer a Remote 1-2-1 Four Week Puppy Package to help you and your puppy with learning body language and signals, care and husbandry, toilet training and careful socialising. Alongside basic training such as wait, stay, down cues and full online support from Suzy and Fran while your new family member settles in.
Our 4 weeks will follow our normal Puppy 1-2-1 as we work through key behaviours, we will demo using our dogs during meetings live which will be fun for all. We will send you a puppy pack to print with a break down of each week and what you need for each session. Prior to each Zoom session, we send you the worksheets that are needed for that session so you can through and print for your puppy folder.
Week 1- Calming and Settling: It is important to promote rest, calm behaviour and settling on a mat which can then be used in many environments. We use Scentwork with training as well. Plus we look at an exchange game for a 'Drop It' cue, 'Wait' cue and a 'Food Manners' game.
Week 2- Reflex to name/Recall: We like to teach this through games and fun and introduce a clicker or marker word. A 'Touch' nose target cue and the 'Counting Game' and how we incorporate these games into recall. We also look at 'Stay' and adding a go to 'Place' on our mat.
Week 3- Husbandry: The 'Bucket Game' (Chirag Patel) is this weeks focus, where we use communication with your puppy or dog to offer behaviours for husbandry like clipping nails, ear checks. We also begin teaching a 'Leave It' cue for your puppy's safety. Plus introduce a few useful cues such as 'Spin'.
Week 4- Real Life Skills Week: Loose Lead Walking- Teaching a dog to walk near you with a nice loose lead and that you are the source of good things, play and yummy treats. We then take our recall games and learnt skills into the garden if possible to practise. If this is not possible we use Week 4 to build upon previous behaviours and further skills.
Socialising your puppy to the world and creating positive associations to different environments and stimuli is key for your puppy to confidently live in our human world. This is where we can help you and your puppy through change and development.
Fran and Suzy will be on hand for advice and offer continued email support during your dog's development.
Contact us for further information.
Price £60.00 and lasts 1 Hour Weekly for 4 Weeks. This includes a training pack and info sheets to continue the games and training and print at home.
Please note that not all behaviours listed may be able to be covered in a remote or practical session. Puppies often need breaks in learning and rest which we have to be aware of for their well being.
PUPPY PRACTICAL FOLLOW-ON SESSIONS
If you require some practical support, for example, an in-person 'loose lead workshop', we can offer this to our remote puppy package clients at a special rate. This way you can choose a few behaviours you would like some further help with in-person, which will follow on from your remote puppy training.
Price £20.00 for 1 Hour 1-2-1 Puppy Follow On Session. This includes info sheets and full support.
REMOTE PRE-PUPPY/RESCUE CONSULT
Before your Puppy or Rescue dog is picked up or adopted, we offer a 1-2-1 consult remotely to help you set up and prepare for your new family member. If you are considering getting a puppy or have just got a puppy we can give you all the advice and tips you need to give your puppy the best start. We will cover basic training skills. Likewise, if you are planning on adopting a new companion we can offer support and advise how to settle your dog into your home and answer your questions and concerns.
We will talk through toilet training, teething, appropriate exercise and stimulation, as well as information on careful socialisation and information on key development stages of your puppy. The Wolf and Whippet follow guidelines from Puppy Culture.
Price £25.00 for 1 Hour 1-2-1 Puppy Consult. This includes emailed info sheets and full support.
REMOTE 1-2-1 DOG TRAINING CONSULT
A Remote 1-2-1 training consultation, we conduct via a Zoom meeting, looking closely at your companion to help with different behaviours and further training and support their wellbeing. This includes a full training plan emailed to you within 10 days of our online consult. During the hour's meeting, we work with you and your dog, plus email a plan to continue training, as well as full support afterwards.
We make sure information is gathered to help begin training and design the right training plan, so may ask for some videos to be sent to us. Helping you build strong communication and understanding through training. Reward-based training is the perfect way to also have fun together.
Wolf and Whippet are also Scentwork Levels 1-4 instructors, trained by Scentwork UK where we offer scentwork as a part of training and more importantly enjoy as an enrichment activity. Nosework is a great activity using your dog's natural olfactory ability for scent, low impact and suitable for all dogs, from puppies to older pets. Fun, rewarding and great mental stimulation for your dog.
Prices from £45.00 for Remote Training Session and a training plan emailed to you, plus ongoing support.