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 Happy Dogs make Faithful Friends!

Training

Using a proven innovative approach to dog training that is both rewarding and fun for dog and owner we simultaneously strengthen the relationship between dog and owner as well as teach the dog to offer appropriate behaviours naturally.

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HOW DO WE DO IT?

We teach you to play short games with your dog! – Every game has a purpose, but the dog has fun and doesn’t realise it is developing essential life skills!

THE POWER OF GAMES

The Games teach concepts that enable your dog to make good choices every time, Concepts such as Calmness, Optimism, Confidence, Focus set you up for a happy peaceful dog ownership experience.

Games are FUN for you and your dog

Games only take 3 minutes to play so training can be fitted in around your day.

Games give your relationship a boost and keep both dog and owner motivated.

THE SCIENCE OF GAMES

Studies show that dogs (and humans) have a lot more brain than they actually use. There are whole areas of our brain that are shut off because we just aren’t using them. The games we play with the dogs open neural pathways, waking up shut off parts of their brain and creating positive connections that enable the dog to have more choices available within their behaviour. 

The desirable choice of behaviours become so rewarding that the dog will naturally make these choices... No aversive or punishments necessary. 

The Games are from Absolute Dogs; devised by a Vet Behaviourist and a Dog Agility Champion.

Achieve real life results with A Happy Dog who is A Faithful Friend.

 

Click Here to see the Absolute dogs way of training that we apply at Faithful Friends

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Classes

Puppy Basics - 4 week class

Special Launch Offer £48

Each class lasts 1 hour and will be designed around the needs of those in the class. Plenty of opportunity to tackle your personal dog ownership questions and to practice appropriate behaviours. Maximum 6 -8 Puppies per class.

At our Basics Class we will cover: 

·     Walking nicely on lead

·     How to be Calm

·     Recall

·     Biting and nipping

·     Meeting other dogs

.... AND MUCH MORE!

Dog Life skills - 4 week class

Special Launch Offer £48

Each class lasts 45 minutes and will be designed around the needs of those in the class. Plenty of opportunity to tackle your personal dog ownership questions and to practice appropriate behaviours. Maximum 6 dogs per class.

At our Life skills Class we can cover: 

·     How to use play for relationship building and learning

·     How to be Calm

·     Recall

·     Focus

·     Meeting other dogs

.... AND MUCH MORE!

workshops

Workshops are intensive “deep dives” into a concept or specific area of training. Arming you with solid teaching leading to greater understanding of your dog and a whole load of games to be playing to develop and grow the dogs in the right direction.

Some Workshops will be appropriate to bring your dog and learn with... * Others are better taught as theory to enable you to listen, learn, take notes and then work with your “reactive” dog at home safely away from other dogs and people!

 

One to One help in your home

PUPPY FOUNDATIONS

A series of consultations to lay a powerful foundation for a lifetime of happy dog ownership.

I can give you the training tools to lay a foundation for growing a calm, confident, delightful puppy who develops an excellent and trusting relationship with you. I will show you how to help your puppy develop the characteristics that make for a happy and harmonious life long relationship between dog and owner.

Training tips will be designed around individual needs but might include:

Recall, Calmness, self-control, thinking in excitement, making good choices, healthy play, confidence, optimism, focus, crate training, toilet training, pleasant behaviour on walks and developing a good relationship with leash and harness. 

I am happy to offer a free 30-minute consultation to discuss your needs either in person if you are based in the Malmesbury area – otherwise we can chat over the phone or facetime.

An individual hour-long training consultation (with follow up notes via email) costs £30. (Plus petrol if further than 30 mile radius of Malmesbury, Wilts)

Training a puppy may require a series of consultations in order to establish a lot of different concepts in the puppy’s brain and in order to troubleshoot the training along the way. Therefore I can offer a series of 4 sessions for a total of £100 (paid upfront). Sessions can be at weekly or bi-weekly intervals as preferred and ongoing email support is available throughout the duration of the training period.  

ADULT DOG TROUBLESHOOTING

I am happy to offer a free 30-minute consultation to discuss your needs either in person if you are based in the Malmesbury area – otherwise we can chat over the phone or face-time.. We can assess whether this approach is helpful for the situation or not and will refer you on if I am not the best trainer to help you with your particular problem.

It’s not a “PROBLEM DOG” – it’s an “OPPORTUNITY” – many behaviours we think of as “wrong” are just wrongly applied – they can be good opportunities to get to know your dog better and work through the issues towards solutions that suit you all.

An individual hour-long training consultation (with follow up notes via email) costs £40. (Plus petrol if further than 30 mile radius of Malmesbury, Wilts)

Depending on the issues; A series of consultations may be better in order to establish a lot of different concepts in the dog’s brain and in order to troubleshoot the training along the way.

Therefore I can offer a series of 4 sessions for a total of £130 (paid upfront). Sessions can be at weekly or bi-weekly intervals as preferred and ongoing email support is available throughout the duration of the training period.

“It’s the small foxes that spoil the vine”– Don’t “put up with”difficult dog behaviour as it can be just the start of bigger problems ... Like good gardeners – Let’s nip it in the bud together!!

Upcoming classes and workshops