HOW WE CAN HELP:
The Wolf and Whippet 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 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 reactivity, nervous behaviours or perhaps separation anxiety or distress will require a 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.
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 signals, care and husbandry, toilet training and careful socialising. Alongside basic training such as wait, stay, down cues and full support from Suzy and Fran 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 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 food manners.
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- 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.
Fran and Suzy will be on hand for advice and offer continued email support during your dog's development.
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Price £100.00 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 and information on key development stages of your puppy. The Wolf and Whippet follow guidelines from Puppy Culture.
Price £45.00 for 1/1.5 Hour 1-2-1 Puppy Consult. This includes info sheets and full support.
1.5 HOURS 1-2-1 DOG TRAINING
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 £40.00 for 1.5 Hours 1-2-1 Training. This includes worksheets to continue games and training.
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.
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Prices from £85.00 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
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Prices from £30.00 per hour for 1-2-1 Follow Up Training Session following on from the Training Consultation. Includes email support and worksheets if needed.