Training philosophy.
It is my aim to guide all puppy guardians towards having an educated and happy puppy, by using positive re-enforcement and praising the puppy for responding in the right way. I do not believe in compelling a puppy to do something. A puppy will react far more readily and with a huge amount of eagerness, if it knows that there is going to be a positive result for it, such as food/treat, plus voice, eye and hand contact praise, ideally all of these. This philosophy applies whether I am working with you and your puppy on an individual basis or in a course with others and their puppies.

Method.
Training is based on reward and praise methods. This lays the foundation for a lifelong, mutually gratifying, trusting and loving relationship.

Course content.
During the course, attendees will learn how to teach their puppies fundamental skills, including verbal and visual signs for “sit” and “down”; a proper technique for lead-walking, "leave it" and recall, the most important command of all, including the use a whistle as a recall aid.

Also covered are; health and daily care of a puppy, methods to reduce biting, stranger anxiety and mental stimulation games and much more.

Family and those involved with your puppy are more than welcome to attend and join in with the training. The minimum age to be primarily involved in the training within the course environment is 14 years; however, an adult must accompany them. There are plenty of opportunities for children under this age to participate during certain parts of the evening, under the direct supervision of their parent or guardian.

Parsons Green puppy course.
The training course is based on a fixed start and finish date and lasts for four consecutive Mondays at 7.35-8.50 pm and take place in St. Dionis Church Hall, Parsons Green, SW6 4UH.
The course is for puppies aged between 10 and 26 weeks. (Other than in exceptional circumstances). In order to maintain the puppy-peer group dynamics I have a policy that once the course has started there are no further additions, except those originally allocated a place.
Cost including written information, hand-outs and advice in person or via email or telephone during the 4 weeks is, £100, per puppy.
If you would like to book a place on the course please click here or on the link on the right of this page. Alternatively, if you have any questions, please do contact me; Richard Grant: 07753 609999 or email: richard@k9help.net

Marlborough puppy course.
The training course is based on a fixed start and finish date and lasts for four consecutive Saturday mornings, 11 until noon and take place at our outside training facility in Burbage, Marlborough, SN8 3BW.
The course is for puppies aged between 10 and 26 weeks. (Other than in exceptional circumstances). In order to maintain the puppy-peer group dynamics I have a policy that once the course has started there are no further additions, except those originally allocated a place.
Cost including written information, hand-outs and advice in person or via email or telephone during the 4 weeks is, £80, per puppy.
If you would like to book a place on the course please click here or on the link on the right of this page. Alternatively, if you have any questions, please do contact me; Richard Grant: 07753 609999 or email: richard@k9help.net

Puppy home visit and a training course.
In addition to the socialisation and obedience course, I do provide a home visit service, either as part of a puppy course or on an individual basis, (see information, "Home visit only", below). This can be before, during or within 3 months of the end of the course attended, (to qualify for the combined price discount). The initial home visit lasts for about an hour and costs £105 when combined with a puppy course. A home visits allows for the resolution of challenges that can sometimes occur with a new puppy such as:

  • Puppy nipping.
  • Chewing.
  • House and crate training.
  • Feeding, diet etc.
  • Helping your puppy to settle in to its new home.
  • Children at home with a new puppy. (If applicable).

Home visit only.
I advocate that everyone with a new puppy undertakes a structured obedience and socialisation programme. However, I am aware that sometimes time constraints do not always allow for this, so, alternatively, if you are unable to attend a course, please contact me to arrange a home visit. The visit lasts about 1 and 1/4 hours and covers the challenges outlined above and costs, £120. Any subsequent appointments will be scheduled for an hour and the cost will be, £100 per visit.

16Nov2018
24Nov2018

Burbage/Marlborough; Puppy socialisation and obedience course, starting Saturday, November 24th, 2018.

4 week socialisation and obedience training course for puppies 10-26 weeks old.

At K9 Help training facility and/or indoors at Easton Royal village hall if inclement weather.

There are currently 4 places available.

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03Dec2018

Fulham/Parsons Green: Follow on training, December 3rd and 10th, 2018.

Fulham/Parsons Green: Follow on training.

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07Jan2019

Fulham/Parsons Green; Puppy training course, starting Monday, January 7th, 2019.

4 week puppy obedience training and socialisation course for puppies 10-26 weeks old.

At St. Dionis Church Hall.

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11Feb2019

Fulham/Parsons Green; Puppy training course, starting Monday, February 11th, 2019.

4 week puppy obedience training and socialisation course for puppies 10-26 weeks old.

At St. Dionis Church Hall.

There are currently 11 places available.

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