Enjoy your Dog Training Journey

When we start to list all the things we want to work on with our dogs, it can sometimes become overwhelming! It can also feel like there are lots of different struggles which then lead you to end up questioning yourself – which one should you pick first to work on and tackle? When it comes to the things that your dog is struggling on…. pick your battles. You don’t have to tackle everything all at once!

 Here’s our Top Tips and Advice to help you on your Training Journey:

  1. First up, ask yourself; which struggle is having the most impact on your relationship with your dog at the moment? Which one is creating a massive relationship bank account withdrawal? Whatever that struggle is, this is the one to work on first.
  1. Is the dog training struggle something that wouldn’t exist if your dog was in a different situation or not in the situation at all? So, with this one, ask yourself; does my dog REALLY need to be in this situation/scenario? For example, you’re having a pub lunch and you want your dog to settle on the floor by the table. For some dogs this is a really tough challenge and for these dogs, being in that situation isn’t really all that suitable for them. Sometimes the simplest answer is to not involve your dog.
  1. Think of the 20% that will get you 80% results! By this we mean there are certain skills and concepts that we can grow in our dogs that will trickle into all areas of their life. For example; growing the concept of calmness is powerful when it comes to solving many different struggles. A calm dog makes great choices, the behaviours they choose to do are always appropriate.
  1. Another example of this is playing the game BOUNDARY GAMES. Boundary Games helps to solve so many different types of struggles, from counter surfing, bolting from the front door or car, jumping up, multi dog household struggles, struggles with when visitors come around, struggles with being able to settle, struggles with being left alone ….. we could go on and on! Boundary Games really does help with so many different things and is one of the fundamental games to play with your dog!

Whatever the struggle and wherever you are in your dog training journey, know for sure that there is always hope! To learn more about how we can help with your general training needs: visit our upcoming events, or email HERE. 

Are you looking for some help with your dog? Are you having struggles? Maybe barking, pulling on lead, jumping on people? Do you need some help? We have a solution for you whether that’s in person or remote. We can help you from pet dog training to the next agility or sports superstar, from search work to gundog… as we say, There’s A Game for That!

Our in person Weekly Classes are ideal if you can come to us regularly: Naughty Dogs, Life Skills, Monthly Classes and Sports Training. Or are you a bit further afield, take a look at our workshops and in person bespoke training packages where we can design a plan just for YOU! Not able to make it to us, we offer Consult Calls and regular Monthly Optimism Top Up calls where we keep you on track and accountable to your goals. Drum roll please our brand new offering is Virtual Online Classes and Groups, something for everyone and food for thought – get EXCITED 🤩