From £70 - £150
If you’re in need of some extra help on a 1-1 basis, a training session or consultation will be a great place to start. I can help with anything from puppy basics or training issues such as loose lead training or recall to more in depth issues such as noise phobias and anxieties.
Please contact me to discuss your situation and I will be delighted to help you.
Qualified Dog Trainer and Full Member of the IMDT (Institute of Modern Dog Trainers)
Qualified Veterinary Nurse
Advanced and Foundation Certificate in PURE Dog Listening
Agility Instructors Certificate through Diamond Dog Training
ADTB - Certificate for Puppy Training
IMDT - Certificate for Canine Aggression and Rehabilitation Course
IMDT - Certificate for Perfect Puppy Course
IMDT - Certificate for Two Day Practical Instructors Course
Sarah Whitehead's Learn To Talk Dog - Certificate in Canine Body Language & Facial Expression Course
I am very proud to be a qualified dog trainer, veterinary nurse and full member of the IMDT (Institute of Modern Dog Trainers) offering behavioural one-to-one consultations and training sessions for you and your beloved pet. Together, we will address and resolve unwanted or distressing behaviours such as anxiety, recall problems, excessive barking, fear towards other dogs, noise anxieties and many more. This is all done using kind, reward based techniques working with the dogs natural behaviour and instincts without the use of shouting, reprimand, spray collars or other intimidating techniques.
I hold Full Membership and Dog Training OCN Qualification with the IMDT as well as a foundation and advanced certificates in PURE Dog Listener Canine Communications, I am also a qualified Veterinary Nurse so have a good background in animal health.
I always advise that you have your dog health checked by your Veterinary Surgeon before arranging an appointment with a dog trainer or behaviourist, to ensure any problems are not medically related. Being a qualified Veterinary Nurse, I can give you support and advise where health and behaviour can overlap.
On the day of your consultation, we will work through the daily routine for you and your dog/s and address issues, no matter how big or small. I charge a flat fee for my consultations rather than an hourly rate, this is to ensure I am with you for as long as I'm needed as every consult will take different lengths of time. At the end of your consultation, further training consultations can be arranged, where needed (you will be advised on cost upon booking). I offer further support through email or telephone, at NO EXTRA CHARGE!
On request, I offer consultations on referral from your Veterinary practice if your dog is insured but please check with your pet insurance provider that ‘Training and Behavioural Consultations’ are covered on your policy. Some pet insurance companies recommend seeking behavioural advice for rescue dogs. Having rescue dogs myself, I know how distressing it can be if your pet has had a difficult past. Getting the right help can change the lives of your dog and your family ensuring a happier future for all.
The techniques I use are natural, reward based and non-confrontational. We work with the dog’s natural instincts and behaviour rather than against it, so the dog learns what is acceptable in the human world without the need for shouting, reprimand or spray collars and other gadgets. Dogs are extremely clever so isn't it much better if they learn what is and isn't acceptable by themselves with us supporting them through their decisions in a calm manner, rewarding and encouraging where they get it right and guiding them away when they get it wrong. The Dog Training methods I use let the dog understand us so we can all live in harmony together.