Pack walk training
These group walks cover some basic training techniques and are a great way for you to teach your dog to socialize properly.
A pack walk gives you the opportunity to expose your dog to high distractions and stimulation in a controlled environment. It is a real-world environment to train discipline and obedience in a more distracting setting. They are also great for meeting other dog walkers and learning as a group, both from ourselves, and from each other too.
Walking with a group of dogs provides an opportunity for the owners to establish themselves as worthy leaders in the eyes of their dogs. This is especially important for dogs with behaviour problems. Our pack walks take place once a month on a weekend. Check our Facebook page for the next pack walk dates.
We make these Pack Walks free for puppies under 6 months because we want to help with the epidemic of over-socialised dogs. We hope that by showing owners how to socialize their puppies properly we can do our bit in cutting the numbers of reactive dogs.
These Pack Walks are structured under the guidance of a professional trainer. They are beneficial for a number of reasons:
1. Controlled socialisation with other dogs and people as well as the environment.
2. Dogs learn from other dogs that are calm and well behaved.
3. We offer tips and guidance on training as we walk.
4. We stop frequently for refreshment and to carry out some training exercises.
5. It helps dogs grow in confidence being in the presence of lots of dogs and people.
Video call dog training
For clients too far away to receive 1-to-1 training, we provide one hour video training sessions, to help you get the very best out of your dog. These consultations are there to provide practical skills and training on how to train your dog’s obedience and behaviour, so that you can follow our instructions, and modify any behaviour patterns that may be problematic.
If you wish to receive our expert guidance, and are too far away for practical travel, this is both a cost-effective and dog-effective solution. We can help you train your dog in the comfort of your own home, and facilitate convenient and flexible training schedules. Get in touch with us to schedule a video call, and help your dog get on the right steps to being well behaved and loyal.
His impulse control in just one session has improved greatly......
Had my first session with Steve today. He ensures you understand why you are doing things a certain way. I did some more training this evening on my own with Teddy and he smashed his training session. His impulse control in just one session has improved greatly. His lead walking in a low distraction area was amazing. I am looking forward to my next session with Steve where we will bring in more distractions for Teddy to negotiate.
We recommend anyone wishing to build a good relationship with their dog or who may be struggling with certain behaviours to have a training session with Steve....
We took part in a pack-walk for the first time with our 10 month old dog. It was a very enjoyable experience and gave us an insight of the 'thinking' behind the benefits of such an activity. We went on to book a one to one training session with Steve. He arrived on time, was very informative and professional. Steve listened to us and demonstrated clearly what we needed to do with our dog to achieve the desired behaviour. Steve was realistic with us and emphasised that it was important for us to work with our dog at home and on walks using the tools he has given us. Steve has given us confidence to do this and we will be booking him for more sessions. We recommend anyone wishing to build a good relationship with their dog or who may be struggling with certain behaviours to have a training session with Steve.
What a difference a session with Steve made! ...
What a difference a session with Steve made! He gave me guidance and tips for managing my dogs’ behaviour and on-lead walking and hopefully we are well on the way to being able to walk both the dogs together without my arms being pulled off. Guess what? It worked.
I can't quite believe what a difference one session has made....
I can't quite believe what a difference one session has made. We have tried 3 different dog trainers and had slight advances but nothing quite like this. I am blown away at how good these trainers are. Amazing at getting to the cause of the problem and they really understand any issue. Thank you so much!
Spike is a good trainer......
Spike is a good trainer, he asks enough of the right questions to allow him to help you help your dog. He kept the session dynamic with me; reactivity training when another dog was there, other tips/training when there wasn’t. His manner is helpful and he pitches it all at the right level so you don’t feel stupid or belittled. He also trains where the problems are, at home, not in an enclosed field 50miles away, which you will struggle to get anywhere else. I went to Stockbridge with my dog and my worst nightmare occurred: 7-8 strange dogs and families with kids descending on a stream all at once; I was surprised that my dog only reacted to one dog and then after using Spike’s technique he couldn’t be bothered and was happy tail-wagging the whole time and came away from the unruly dogs when recalled. The main thing I would say is that Spike gives you the confidence to help your dog rather than ignoring the problem and fearing how others will react, this was a big plus for me.