Wolf and Whippet
Terms & Conditions
Puppy/Adolescent Puppy Training Classes and 1-2-1 Puppy Course : Terms & Information
Training sessions and classes consider learning theory, current scientific theory using desensitisation and counter conditioning and reward-based methods. Training behaviours and cues will be discussed during each training session/class. Each week we will focus on 3-4 behaviours in class or 1-2-1, that are also broken down into steps in the puppy book or booklet provided to continue training at home, slowly building into new environments.
We are reward-based, meaning we use rewards to reinforce wanted behaviour so that it is repeated and learnt. We do not use force or aversive based methods or tools. In our classes we welcome puppies and dogs wearing well fit harnesses, or collars if the puppy/dog does not pull or have tension on lead that could result in throat, neck and trachea injuries. Tools that work by adding something unpleasant to suppress behaviour include slip leads for training, e-collars (electric), prong collars, head harnesses and non-pull harnesses.
Working and supporting owners with some behaviour changes with puppies and dogs, we may need to check that a dog is free from pain, illness and discomfort before looking at further support. A veterinary professional’s expertise is important and required to work safely with the dog’s health welfare the centre of training support. This may require us to refer the owner to their veterinary professional, if the owner has concerns.
Training classes and support worksheets may produce desired results quickly, although it is generally the case that time, commitment and consistency is required. This is because new behaviours take time to teach, for dogs to learn and slowly build duration, distance and distraction, proofing behaviour and making cues reliable. Implementing the training plan remains the owner’s responsibility at all times. This is alongside responsibility for the pet’s welfare and behaviour. Your trainer's job is teach you how to train your puppy, a 1 hours puppy class or session per week will not train your puppy these life skills. Your successes as a partnership with your dog is all reliant on your practice at home and proofing in different environments. We will however, give you techniques, the how, why, and skill to have fun while training.
All lesson plans, methods and worksheets supplied by Wolf and Whippet, are copyright of the Wolf and Whippet and not to be shared, copied or used without permission.
Payment terms are as follows. 1-2-1 puppy 5-week course fee of £150.00 for 5 times 1 hour sessions in your home or in suitable environment, for example a training walk, in a risk assessed area. Payment for services carried out by Wolf and Whippet to be paid in full within 7 working days of receipt of invoice given at your first session, to secure your full service.
£130.00 per Puppy/Adolescent Puppy; 6 x sessions at Grammar Rooms, Chipping Sodbury (approx. 1 hour per week) or Zoom sessions may be provided when in-person sessions require cancelling due to heavy rain/winds/hot weather/issue with venue. Payment is due by secure bank transfer/PayPal/credit or debit card via booking system on our website. To reserve and secure your place on the puppy or adolescent course. Also included with permission is a set up group WhatsApp chat for continual support and sharing information.
Cancellations and Refunds
Refunds are issued with understandable and reasonable changes in circumstance, for example your or your puppies health changes that prevent you attending. No refunds will be issued 7 days or less to the start of the course. This gives us time to try to fill your space within the class, as we book and pay for our venue, puppy books and bag in advance.
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