- Is your dog jumping all over visitors or you?
- Do you endure doorbell madness when the delivery person arrives?
- How about endless barking or grabbing food or dashing out the front door at the worst time?
- Are your arms stretching to bursting point, your shoulders sore or you feel like you’re being dragged along by a steam engine from your dog pulling on lead?
- Or does your dog run off just when you need to get home from the park, your pleas ignored and you’re feeling like you’re trying to recall a brick wall?
together basics brings training right to the place where your dog spends most of their time – your home, your neighbourhood and the places you visit
Absolutely, we most definitely know about these things. Most dog owners experience some or all of these at some point. Dogs doing what dogs do, do need to learn how to live successfully with us, and sometimes our dog’s behaviour can be annoying or frustrating (she says politely knowing these things can drive us crazy!).
Our Pesky to Polite Programme runs over 6 lessons to restore some peace to your life and some basic manners for your dog. We run the programme over 6 lessons so that the issue or issues you are having difficulty with are resolved. Training foundation behaviours takes place in biological time, and although it’d be great to have a magic wand, they all require lots of repetition and step-by-step progression. This is why it’s much more effective and efficient for our Trainer, Christian to install the behaviour, then transfer it over to you so that you can maintain it into the years ahead.
Like all our programmes, we tailor your curriculum completely to your needs with a mixture of foundation training skills such as Stay, Go to Mat, Leave-it, Loose-Lead Walking and Rocket Recall. These behaviours are essentials for dogs living our 21st Century lifestyle.
We build the new behaviour from the ground up, starting at home with lower level distractions, then we’ll be out and about if necessary, training that new behaviour in the very place you’ll need it. So, if you need a great walk to the park rather than a strong man challenge or a solid stay when you open the front door, we love training the basics, why?
Because they change behaviour to change lives.
Frequently Asked Questions
"As an owner, how much am I involved?"
Like all our services, we operate with great flexibility, so you can be as involved as you like. Our job is to get the training done so transfer handover goes well. You can contribute with homework tasks to practice what your dog has learnt, or if training is just not your thing, wait until the last lesson and we’ll make absolutely sure you can drive your polite new dog.
"Could I have more information, my dog is...?"
There are quite a range of pesky dog behaviours, so we don’t detail them all on our website. Together Dog Training works with standard training sequences that work again and again for all dogs, because they are based on how dogs actually learn. So, if you want to know how we train a stay or a recall for example, we’re more than happy to email you the process
"Is it just about training?"
Opportunities for Rehearsal
Often, the pesky dog behaviours come about from us unwittingly giving our dogs the opportunity to practice their peskiness.
So, we’ll help you set up good management strategies that’ll cut down opportunities for rehearsal and this will give you some relief, straight away.
Just like little kids, dogs can find their own “entertainment”!
We’ll guide you through enrichment activities that will challenge your dog mentally or physically – or both. These provide substitute jobs for dogs, to use up all that working energy that dogs used up on their actual jobs fifty or so years ago.
"Where does pesky dog behaviour come from?"
"Why is my dog doing that?"
The pesky behaviours we see in dogs mostly come from... - guess what? Things dogs actually do, its in the make-up of dogs to scavenge, bark at intruders, investigate their environment and interact with other dogs, jump up to lick faces to greet and walk a lot faster than us with four legs.
Helping you understand the things dogs do, is part of our remit. We can’t fasten a lid on natural dog behaviour, but we can train alternatives which work. And we can now provide dogs with opportunities and safe outlets to work off their scavenging, problem solving, energy burning, investigation orientated tendencies with activities and toys, that are great fun for dogs and us too!
I need this – what should I do next?
Give us a ring or fill in our Contact Form. We’re happy to chat on the phone and we’ll answer any questions you have. When you want to go ahead, we’ll speak on the phone to get some more detail, then we can book your first appointment.
Pesky to Polite Programme – 6 x One Hour Lessons = £360
Lessons can be once or twice a week depending on your schedule.
We have a range of flexible payment options, so please just ask if you’d like this. We know that training is an investment, but it is an investment for change, for life.
About Our Pricing and Packages
Our Pricing and Packages
We offer two-hour Consultations for advice and expert guidance, assessment and recommendations for training or behaviour modification. Consults are good if you need help quickly, are getting or have just got a new puppy or adopted dog or if you have a difficulty with fear or aggression issues.
Our Programmes consist of a set number of sessions. As a package, they are priced at a reduced hourly rate. This ensures you get real value and great service to deliver you the consistency needed to get the results you want. Before we start your Training or Behaviour Modification Programme, we'll talk on the phone to assess your needs and plan your programme.
All our services have built in flexibility. So it doesn't matter if you feel that you and your dog don't fit like a glove into one. We will always find the right pathway for you and your dog.
Getting in touch
At together dog training we recognise how important it is to find a trainer who is the right match for you and your dog. That's why we ask you to give us a ring, email us or fill in the contact form. Then we can help you out by assessing your needs to find the best route for you and your dog. If you leave a message we will get back to you.