Puppy Training Services

When you welcome a new puppy into your home, the joy and excitement are often accompanied by a set of challenges. At Puppy Training in Kent, we’re here to assist you in turning those challenges into opportunities for bonding and effective learning.

1-2-1 PUPPY TRAINING IN KENT

Tailoring House Training to Your Puppy's Needs

While basic obedience training is a common starting point for many dogs, a range of behavioural issues often arise from their puppyhood. Perhaps your puppy has a tendency to jump on people or exhibit early signs of nipping and biting.

Introductory Puppy House Training Visit

I offer an introductory house training visit for your new puppy, right in the comfort of your own home. This visit equips you with essential skills and knowledge to ensure your puppy seamlessly integrates into its new family environment.

What's Included in the Visit?

  • Understanding canine learning processes
  • Guidelines for establishing house rules for your puppy
  • Encouraging desired behaviours in your pup
  • Addressing and correcting any inappropriate behaviours
  • Expert guidance on effective training techniques

I'll also share crucial advice on

  • Puppy healthcare such as flea and worm treatment
  • Selection of collars and leads
  • Nutritional recommendations for optimal puppy health

Feel free to ask any questions, and I’ll provide personalised solutions for puppy training in Kent.

Puppy Training in Kent

Our Training Philosophy

Owning a puppy often comes with the expectation of endless joy and rewarding experiences. However, the reality sometimes differs, as puppies, despite their adorable nature, can also be a source of stress and frustration.

Properly navigating the challenges of introducing a new puppy into your household can substantially shorten and ease the adjustment period for both of you.

Puppy training should commence the moment your new pet steps paw into your home. Your immediate responses to your puppy’s actions are crucial, as they quickly learn from your reactions, whether those are correct or incorrect.

One-on-One Puppy Training Sessions

Puppies often respond well to commands initially but may become more selective as they grow older, particularly around the six to seven-month mark. It’s not uncommon for dog owners to express frustration when their dogs come to them when called from the garden but ignore the same command in different settings.

FAQ

Individualised training offers the unique advantage of focused attention on your puppy, catering to its specific needs and behaviours. This setting allows for real-time adjustments in training techniques, making it a dynamic learning experience. Given that each dog has a unique temperament and set of behaviours, one-on-one training allows the trainer to customise each session to your puppy’s individual needs, ultimately achieving more effective and long-lasting results.

The best age to start training your puppy is as early as 8 weeks old. Puppies are like sponges at this stage; they absorb information and learn very quickly. Starting early also prevents the establishment of bad habits that can be hard to break later on. Training isn’t just about obedience; it’s also a critical part of a puppy’s socialisation, helping them become well-adjusted adults.

While it’s true that “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” is a popular saying, it’s far from accurate. Dogs of any age can learn new behaviours and commands; it might just take a little longer for older dogs. Our training methods are adaptable and can be tailored to dogs of any age, focusing on their specific learning curves and capabilities.

From basic commands like ‘sit’ and ‘stay’ to complex behavioural issues like aggression toward other dogs or people, we cover a broad spectrum. If your dog has difficulty in social settings or exhibits signs of food or toy aggression, those are areas we specialise in. We use a balanced approach of positive reinforcement and corrective techniques to achieve the best outcome for you and your pet.

Each session is approximately an hour-long, a duration we’ve found optimal for maintaining a dog’s focus without causing mental fatigue. Puppies especially have short attention spans, so the session is structured to be engaging yet not overwhelming. Additional time may be allocated depending on the specific training goals you have for your puppy.

Your participation is not just encouraged; it’s vital. The techniques we teach are meant to be ongoing strategies you can employ in daily life. By being present during the training, you’re learning how to communicate more effectively with your puppy, reinforcing the teachings outside of the formal training sessions.

Typically, sessions are held at your home or another location where your dog feels comfortable. We believe that a dog’s comfort can significantly impact its ability to learn. Familiar smells, sights, and sounds can make the training process smoother and more effective.

Behavioural change in dogs, much like in humans, is a gradual process. While some dogs may show rapid improvements, others might take more time to adapt to new behaviours. It’s crucial to remain patient and consistent. If you don’t see immediate results, don’t worry. We are committed to working with you for as long as it takes to achieve the desired behaviours.

If you have a question that hasn’t been addressed in our FAQs, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We understand that every dog and household is unique, and you may have specific concerns that require personalised guidance. Our ultimate aim is to equip you with actionable insights and tools from the very first session. The success of the training is a symbiotic process, relying on both the dog’s learning and your consistent application of the techniques taught. Feel free to contact us for any further queries or clarifications.