DOG TRAINING

HOW WE CAN HELP: 

 

The Wolf and Whippet as a certified INTODogs Trainer are happy to offer one to one training consultations and sessions to clients needing support. Working alongside you and your dog to help you identify the function of behaviours, emotion and context and develop a training plan to change response 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 have completed courses with the IMDT, OCN assessed diploma based studies, as well as working with dog behaviourists such as Dr Isla Fishburn and Dr Michelle Lord. Plus practical based studies such as ScentworkUK, Canine HoopersUK and IMDT instructor courses. This in conjunction with other dog behaviour workshops and certificates, as well as a passion for holistic approaches. Further information on completed courses, certificates and training can be seen on our CPD page. We continually learn and complete further studies, as well as much reading within the field of Modern Dog Science and Training. Keeping up to date with behavioural science is key to providing modern dog training for every client.

 

A few behaviour and training issues we can help you and your pet with are: Settling and Calming, Crate Training, Loose-Lead walking, Wait, Leave and Drop It, Recall, Husbandry- for e.g. putting a harness on without creating stress, Target training and Scentwork for enrichment. We also offer a 1-2-1 Puppy Package that focuses on everyday life skills, enrichment and cooperative care.

 

For Behaviour Based Training, looking at sensitivity, or perhaps separation-related behaviours 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 APBC/CCAB clinical behaviourist that we work closely with. 

PUPPY 1-2-1 PACKAGE

 

We offer a special 1-2-1 Four Week Puppy Package to help you and your puppy with learning body language and stress signals, care and husbandry, toilet training and careful socialising. Alongside basic training such as stay, recall, engagement and full support from Suzy while your new family member settles in.

 

Week 1- Calming and Settling: It is important to promote rest, calm behaviour and settling on a mat/blanket 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' cue, begin training a 'Stay' cue and food manners. We also begin loose lead foundations.

 

Week 2- Reflex to name/Recall: We like to teach this through games and fun and introduce a clicker or marker word. A 'Touch' hand target cue and the 'Counting Game' and how we incorporate these games into recall. We also begin to build 'Stay' duration and adding a go-to 'Place' on a mat. 

Week 3
Husbandry: The 'Bucket Game' (Chirag Patel) and husbandry is this week's focus, where we use communication with your puppy or dog to offer behaviours for husbandry like clipping nails, ear checks and muzzle training. We look at a 'Leave' cue for your puppy's safety on walks. Plus introduce a few useful cues such as 'Spin'.

 

Week 4- Practical 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 an outside environment. We will also train an immediate 'Stop' cue and recap behaviours from previous weeks.

Suzy will be on hand for advice, using WhatsApp and offer continued email support during your dog's development. 

Contact us for further information.

 

Price £125.00 and lasts 1 Hour Weekly for 4 Weeks. This includes a training folder, pack and info sheets to continue the games and training.

PRE-PUPPY/RESCUE DOG CONSULT

Before your Puppy or Rescue dog arrives, we offer a 1-2-1 consult at your home 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.

 

We will talk you through toilet training, teething, appropriate exercise and stimulation, as well as information on careful socialisation, body language and information on key development stages of your puppy or settling your rescue dog. Wolf and Whippet follow guidelines from Puppy Culture.

Price £45.00 for 1/1.5 Hour 1-2-1 Pre Puppy/Rescue Consult. This includes info sheets and full support.

1.5 HOURS 1-2-1 DOG TRAINING SESSION

 

1.5 hour's 1-2-1 practical dog training working on a specific training issue. We can help you with training recall, loose-lead walking as well as exercises such as settling on a mat and other basic training requirements. During the hour we work with you and your dog plus email a plan to continue training, as well as full support afterwards. 

 

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 £50.00 for 1.5 Hours 1-2-1 Training. This includes worksheets to continue games and training.

FULL TRAINING CONSULTATION AND 1 x FOLLOW UP SESSION

 

During a training consultation, we look closely at the behaviour of your pet, to help with more complex training issues or for multiple behaviours that require a more structured approach and support. This includes a full training report and plan emailed to you within 2 weeks of assessment.

 

Our consultations last 2 hours, we take time during our initial meet to make sure information is gathered to help begin training and design the right training plan. We want to help you build strong communication and understanding through training. Reward-based training is the perfect way to also have fun together. We welcome all enquiries and available for advice. 

 

Dog guardians and canine companions require ongoing support and this training package offers this with a full consultation, training plan and a follow-up session. This will ensure adjustments and additions can be made as we continue to work together. Often we cannot cover multiple in one, so breaking these down and working on foundations to build, is more effective and less overwhelming. 

     

We use kind, caring and science-based methods, looking at each dog's personality as an individual. Understanding behaviour, body language and simply getting to know your dog before building a training and management plan specifically for your dog. We will also be there to support you via email, phone and text and for training plan adjustments.

 

Contact us for further information.

 

Prices from £150.00 and consists of 1 x 2 Hour Consult in-person, a full Training  Plan and Support + 1 Additional Follow-Up Session (in person or via Zoom). We email the plan within 14 days after the consult as well as offer full support.

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FULL DOG TRAINING CONSULTATION

 

During a training consultation, we look closely at the behaviour of your pet, to help with more complex training issues or for multiple behaviours that require a more structured approach and support. This includes a full training report and plan emailed to you within 2 weeks of assessment.

 

Our consultations last 2 hours, we take time during our initial meet to make sure information is gathered to help begin training and design the right training plan. We want to help you build strong communication and understanding through training. Reward-based training is the perfect way to also have fun together. We welcome all enquiries and available for advice.        

We use kind, caring and science-based methods, looking at each dog's personality as an individual. Understanding behaviour, body language and simply getting to know your dog before building a training and management plan specifically for your dog. We will also be there to support you via email, phone and text and for training plan adjustments.

 

Contact us for further information.

 

Prices from £125.00 and last 2 Hours and includes a full Training Report and Plan, which we email within 14 days as well as full support.

DOG TRAINING FOLLOW UP SESSION

 

Practical 1-2-1 sessions follow on after our initial consultation, training plan and management has been started. We advise a follow up 2-3 weeks after.

 

Often during a Training Consultation, we can't cover all concerns and include a practical part addressing all behaviours. Our priority is to help your dog feel comfortable and relaxed and some behaviours may require a follow-up session. During working through a training plan, you may need us to extend training, adding distraction, teach further cues or adjust the plan as you and your dog move forward together.

We are always happy to work with you and your dog on training walks, where we can join you exercising your dog and continuing training. This is useful for confidence and reading body language, to better understand your pet's communication, as well as continue working through your pet's Training Plan. Using training in outdoor situations and with greater distractions where you may need support

 

Contact us for further information.

 

Prices from £40.00 per hour for 1-2-1 Follow Up Training Session following on from the Training Consultation. Includes email support and worksheets if needed.

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FULL DOG TRAINING CONSULTATION FULL SUPPORT PACKAGE

 

This full support package offers clients all of the above with a full consultation, but also follow on structured support of an additional 3 follow up sessions which includes ongoing training plan updates. These follow up sessions can be carried out remotely via Zoom, within an enclosed field, on a walk or within your home depending on where support is needed. 

What happens next?

An email enquiry reaches our inbox and we will arrange a time to call you back for further information. After a chat about how we can help, we will then email you a questionnaire and terms of service. Our next step is to arrange an initial Zoom session meeting to get to know you to help support you and your dog further. A WhatsApp chat is then set to arrange sessions and keep each other updated.

 

During a training consultation, we look closely at the behaviour of your pet, to help with more complex training issues or for multiple behaviours that require a more structured approach and support. This includes a full training report and plan emailed to you within 2 weeks of assessment.

 

Our consultations last 2 hours, we take time during our initial session to make sure information is gathered to help begin training and design the right training plan. We want to help you build strong communication and understanding through training. Reward-based training is the perfect way to also have fun together. We welcome all enquiries and are available for advice.        

 

We use kind, caring and science-based methods, looking at each dog's personality as an individual. Understanding behaviour, body language and simply getting to know your dog before building a training and management plan, specifically for your dog. We will also be there to support you via email, phone and text and for training plan adjustments.

 

Contact us for further information.

 

Prices from £250.00 and last 2 Hours per session approx and includes a full Training Report and Plan, which we email within 14 days, 3 follow up sessions and training plan updates, as well as full support.