Are you worried about letting your new puppy off the lead?
Are you struggling to get your puppy to sleep through the night?
Do you want to train your puppy to be a perfect family pet but don’t know where to start?
I’m Laura, your personal puppy trainer and I am here to help
Whilst you may have already mastered ‘sit’, it can be much more challenging to teach your puppy to walk nicely on a lead, and a daunting experience to let them off lead in the park. Your dream of having an adorable new addition in your family can quickly turn into a nightmare when they are pooing on the floor, chewing the furniture and refusing to sleep through the night.
Without training things have the potential to get worse. A dog who pulls on the lead, disappears for hours in the woods and jumps on guests becomes a liability rather than a joy to own. Many dogs end up in rescue centres when they change from cute puppies to hormone filled adolescents.
I have been training puppies for over 10 years, and raised 3 pups of my own – Bear the Jack Russell, Siri the Dalmatian and Emba the Pomeranian x Chihuahua. I know what it is like to have sleepless nights, puddles on the floor, the kids screaming because the puppy has bitten them or run off with a treasured belonging and be standing out in the rain at midnight trying to get the new addition to have a poo. Having worked with a variety of breeds from tiny Yorkshire Terriers to Great Danes and Newfoundland’s, I understand the individual needs of each puppy and owner.
Is your puppy biting you and your family?
Are you fed up with cleaning up puddles on the floor?
Wish your puppy had an off switch?
Feel you are lacking a routine with your new addition that works for the whole household?
A Puppy in the Family is a completely free online mini course comprising of 5 pre-recorded videos for you to watch at your leisure. Get help with toilet training, play biting, feeding and setting a routine, sleep and teaching your puppy to be calm. A great introduction to the training methods used at the Dog Owner Training School. Perfect for first time puppy owners, or as a reminder for those who may have had a puppy in the past.
Are you looking for a personalised plan to help your puppy settle into their new routine?
Are you new to owning a puppy and want to make sure you are getting it right?
Do you have a specific problem you need help with?
No two home set ups are the same. A home visit is an ideal way for me to meet your household and help you address any specific problems you may be having with your puppy at home. This may be chewing, toilet training, biting, integrating your puppy in with an existing pet or a training issue. I can also answer any questions you may have regarding life with a new puppy.
Home visits cost £90, last approximately 90 minutes and are available if you live within 30 minutes of Cranbrook, Kent. Zoom sessions also available on request.
Looking for puppy training classes?
Do you want to train your puppy alongside a small group of other pups and owners?
Want the confidence of joining the UK’s largest dog training scheme?
Think traditional training class, but better! The Kennel Club Good Citizen Scheme is the UK’s largest dog training programme and the Puppy Foundation Award is the first rung of the ladder. The course covers everything a puppy under a year needs to know.
The course costs £160 and includes 8 weekly 1 hour classes, with a limit of 4 dogs per group so you get lots of individual feedback. Each week you will also get videos emailed to you of the exercises covered in class, making it clear what you need to practice at home. These are a great way to get members of the family who may be unable to attend involved in the training. Classes are held in Cranbrook, Hawkhurst and Lamberhurst.
Are you unable to attend a regular puppy training class?
Looking to get the whole family involved in training at a time to suit them?
Do you want the option of training your puppy in your own home?
Would you rather progress through the training exercise at your own pace?
The online training programme is the perfect alternative to classes. 7 exercises to practice each week with your puppy with pre-recorded videos to demonstrate each task. Access support via phone, WhatsApp, email or text when you need it. Work straight through the 6 week plan, or do it at your own pace. The videos are available for you to re-watch when you need them.
Sign up for extra help via home visits, 1-2-1 sessions and Zoom calls when you need it at a mutually convenient time. You could opt for weekly sessions, or just add them in when you need them.
“Laura’s support has been invaluable in producing a happy dog who is well on the way to being a delight inside and out, on and off the lead, despite not being the easiest breed. She’s patient and creative, and is able to adapt her approach and advice to the preferences of individual owners and dogs. There are many dog training resources out there, some good, some perhaps less so, but Laura’s non-judgemental approach and willingness to engage directly with specific challenges stand out.” Mrs Moriarty
Please feel free to drop me an email or give me a call to have a chat before committing to any of my training options. Not all trainers are the same so it is important to find someone who you feel comfortable working with.
07548 880298 WhatsApp / text / phone
(if no answer please leave a message and I will call you back. I only take calls when in the privacy of my office – you wont find me taking business calls when shopping in Tesco!)
Its a bit like having a dog training in your pocket. Whether you book a home visit, group class or sign up to train online, you are welcome to contact the trainer for support between sessions when you need it.