Training

Dog walking and training

Dog training

Happy dogs need happy training methods and we only ever use positive reinforcement training that rewards good behaviour. You will find no punishment, pain or fear here. Research has shown that reward-based training is the best way for dogs to learn and to retain that learning long-term, and our experience shows that this is the fastest and best way to build a happy dog and strong family relationship. 

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Happy Puppy

Early socialisation, play and training is crucial for puppies to develop into happy, confident, well-trained dogs.

This 1 to 1 bespoke 6 week training plan will set you up for a happy relationship long into the future.

Research has shown that early socialisation, play and training is crucial for puppies to develop into happy, confident, well-trained dogs. Focussing on this key stage will help you avoid future behavioural problems, form a strong bond with your puppy, and ensure that your fur baby turns into a contented and loved member of the family. The Happy Puppy bespoke training programme supports you through the puppy training and socialisation process through home visits and a bespoke training plan. 

The programme focuses on basic obedience such as sit, down and settle, solving common puppy problems such as jumping up, biting and chewing, reliable recall and loose lead walking. 

  •  A one consultation at your home, where I will get to know you, your puppy and your lifestyle and introduce the positive training techniques that will be used throughout the programme.
  • Weekly sessions at your home to support your training, introduce new skills to you and your puppy, and answer any questions.
  • A bespoke week-by-week written plan that will guide you through the training programme in a way that fits in with your life, including handy hints and tips to help your puppy progress.
  • A welcome pack including treats, activities and some Forests & Fetch goodies. 
  • Text message support for when you have questions or want to share your successes! 
  • Visits from my lab cross, Islay, if appropriate, to allow them to be socialised with a friendly, fully vaccinated dog in a safe and happy environment. 

Bronze

£200

Most popular

Silver

£250

Gold

£300

The Happy Puppy training programme is a great way to prepare your puppy for joining our pack walks when they are older.

Puppy visits are also available for when you need to be away from your puppy. 

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One-to-one training

At any stage, you and your dog may want to learn new skills and build your relationship together. We can help by providing one-to-one sessions that fit in with your lifestyle and are tailored especially for you and your dog.

At any stage, you and your dog may want to learn new skills and build your relationship together. We can help by providing one-to-one training sessions that fit in with your lifestyle and are tailored especially for you and your dog. 

These sessions are positive, reward-based and a fun activity for both you and your dog.  

Do you have a new rescue dog and are starting training from the beginning? Maybe your dog has areas where additional training would make life run more smoothly? Popular topics for sessions include basic training, recall, resolving unwanted jumping up and walking on a lead without pulling. 

£50 per session, £145 for 3 sessions or £280 for 6 sessions.

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Training walks

Let me take the strain... training your dog on an hour long walk with instructions for you to follow up and practise at your own pace.

I pick up your dog from your home and take them for 1 hour of training with me.

Common training walks include learning how to walk on a lead without pulling (loose lead walking), recall, and basic obedience (sit, down, stay, settle etc).

Following my training walk with your dog, you will receive a full report so that you can continue to practise the skills that I have taught them.

£50 per walk, £145 for 3 walks or £280 for 6 walks.

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Preparing for pack walks

Would your dog love to join our pack walks but they pull hard on the lead, dislike car journeys, have very poor recall, or are unsure of other dogs? Our 6 week preparing for pack walk programme will build key skills and confidence.

Would your dog love to join our pack walks but they pull hard on the lead, dislike car journeys, have very poor recall, or are unsure of other dogs? The six week Preparing for Pack Walks bespoke training programme is designed to support you and your dog to overcome any problems that are stopping your dog from participating in pack walks and to improve your own experience of walking with your dog.   

Depending on the package you choose, the programme consists of: 

  • A one hour consultation, where I will take your dog for a short walk with you, identify their training needs, and introduce the positive training techniques.  
  • A welcome pack including treats, activities and some Forests & Fetch goodies. 
  • A bespoke week-by-week plan that will guide you through the training programme to address the training needs that have been identified during the consultation, including handy hints and tips to help your dog progress. 
  • A weekly session at your home to support your training, keep you on track and answer any questions. 
  • Text message support for when you have questions or want to share your successes! 
  • An assessment during the final session, which upon passing, will allow your dog to graduate the Preparing for Pack Walks Training Programme and join us for Forest and Fetch pack walks! 

 

Bronze

£200

Most popular

Silver

£250

Gold

£300

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Preparing for your new puppy

Are you welcoming a new puppy into your home? Do you want to make sure that you and your home are prepared for the arrival of your fur baby? Do you have questions about your puppy and how to best settle them in?

Are you welcoming a new puppy into your home? Do you want to make sure that you and your home are prepared for the arrival of your fur baby? Do you have questions about your puppy and how to best settle them in?  

The Puppy Prep session has been designed to: 

  •  Allow you to ask all the questions you have about owning a puppy
  • To make sure that your home is prepared and that you have everything that you need
  • To talk through the collection of your puppy and bringing it home
  • To discuss a plan of how to structure their first week with you to make the transition to their new home as smooth as possible for all of you
  • To help you know what to expect and to ease any concerns that you have
  • To make sure your puppy has the best start with you 

 

The puppy preparation session can take place in person at your home or via Zoom. 

£50 1 hour session

Mileage charges may apply for sessions outside Flintshire 

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Intermediate training package

Our 6 week intermediate training package allows dogs and their owners to continue on their training journey following a Happy Puppy or 1 to 1 Training Programme.

Our 6 week intermediate training package allows dogs and their owners to continue on their training journey following a Happy Puppy or 1 to 1 Training Programme.

We build on the skills already developed and extend them to cover:

  • Emergency stop
  • Doorway and gate manners
  • Working with distractions
  • Reliable recall continued
  • Loose lead walking continued
  • Middle
  • Hand touch
  • Spin and twist
  • And more!

£250

Mileage charges may apply for sessions outside Flintshire 

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Dog walking in Flintshire

Join our daily pack walks or get individual sessions just for your dog. Puppy visits and adventure walks await.

Making your pack happy

Your dog will be a welcome part of the Forests & Fetch family, whether learning new skills or joining us for walks.