Together Dog Training and Behaviour Consultancy
one to one qualified, professional pet dog training and behaviour solutions in Lewisham, Greenwich, Bromley, Bexley.

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Helping hand expertise when you most need it with your newly adopted dog. If you are feeling overwhelmed or you want a smooth start.

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My dog is...

  • Newly Adopted

  • Rescued

Flexible support and guidance from setting up your home to managing the change in your lifestyle.

From skills for life to behaviour problem prevention, we set you on the path to a great relationship with your new arrival

Positive starts with positive training.

 

 

together adopted is especially designed for when you welcome a new rescue dog into your life. It’s such an exciting time but all that biology and behaviour can be a bit overwhelming. With many years experience with newly adopted and rescued dogs, together dog training has designed programmes that will help you make smooth progress and create that loving relationship.

 

 
 
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Fresh Start Consultation for Newly Adopted Dogs

When you adopt a dog, often you don’t have any history.

We start our consultation from where and your dog are now.

We discuss any problems, issues or questions you may have.

We discuss your short and long-term goals and how to achieve these.

We talk through how dogs learn and how to use this knowledge to train your dog.

We demonstrate and practice essential training skills.
We rehearse timing and using rewards effectively so that your dog understands what you want them to do.

You will receive an Action Plan that details advice and recommendations that will help you and your new dog create a great relationship.

 

 
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Newly Adopted Dog Training Sessions can cover these areas

  • Dog proofing your home while chew and toilet training are underway

  • Aggression prevention with food and toys

  • Alone training

  • Crate training (if required)

  • Coming when called

  • Grooming and helping your new dog feel comfortable with being handled

  • Suitable gear

  • Exercise and enrichment.

If you would like to continue with expert guidance on training, we provide further consultations that will be tailored precisely for you and your dog. 

You may want to train some new behaviours indoors or train and practice essential outdoor skills like walking nicely on lead or using your recall when you’re on walks.

Packages of 4 or 6 Training Sessions If your dog is Fearful or Anxious we can segue straight to Together Solutions for Fearful and Anxious Dogs without the necessity for an Assessment Consultation.

If your dog has difficulty with body handling, is afraid of being touched or groomed for example, we can segue straight to Together Care without the necessity for an Assessment Consultation.

 
 
 
 
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When I first got Evie, my lurcher, from a rescue centre she was around 1 year old, underweight, didn’t seem to know how to play with a toy, and quite a live-wire when out on walks! I knew I needed a trainer and I first met Christian at a scent work course she was delivering. Not only did my dog really enjoy the course – putting that pointy nose to use – but we began to see Christian more regularly for 1-1 training aimed at getting some basics in place. What I expected was maybe some demonstrations – possibly some notes – what I got was so much more. Christian really took the time to get to know us both in addition to providing notes, tasks and videos. She didn’t judge me when I realised I’d lapsed in my training. Instead she was calm, understanding and offered tailoring and suggestions to suit both Evie and me. Each time we saw her we’d learn more and more from her and she would get to know us even more. We moved on from the basics and concentrated on specific techniques to respond to behaviours that perhaps I’d only just noticed that week with Evie. Christian’s ability to shape my learning flexibly each time was so crucial. Of course, Evie loves Christian’s visits and what was so important to me was that my bond with Evie developed. As a rescue dog Evie had a life before me – and as a stray I can’t imagine what that life was – but Christian really helped us to bond through learning together. I noticed Evie becoming much calmer at home and much more responsive. I wouldn’t change Evie for the world and I’m delighted that Christian helped us so much.
— Evie and Alison