it's a dog's life - dog and puppy training
professional dog trainer and behaviourist - covering Chelmsford and the surrounding area
modern, kind and effective dog training methods
Thank you for visiting It's A Dog's Life. I’m Penny, a dog behaviour specialist, and like many of us, have been around dogs all my life and simply couldn't envisage life without them.
When I began dog training in the Eighties, it was a world of harsh training methods, choke chains and Barbara Woodhouse ruled the roost.
Thankfully today good dog trainers and behaviourists (including me!) use modern, kind methods, based on positive reinforcement not punishment. Resulting in a fantastic relationship with your best friend based on trust and mutual respect; not fear.
I cover Chelmsford, Witham, Billericay, Brentwood, and surrounding areas in Essex.
Using a holistic approach that factors in all aspects of your dog's life, health and diet, I provide one to one bespoke coaching, tailored to meet the needs of you, your family and dog. I use clicker training - a quick, fun and extremely effective training method.
Here are some of the services I offer for you and the dog in your life:
For your peace of mind I have a Canine First Aid qualification, Full Police Disclosure Certificate and we also have specialist insurance for Custody, Care and Control of your dog.
video: dog obedience training at Hylands Park in Chelmsford
how can I help? find out more about the services I offer:
I provide a bespoke service at your home & discuss all aspects of your dog's routine
from house training to basic commands - I can help you to train your puppy
nipping, biting, excessive barking, jumping up - as a trained dog behaviour specialist I can help
Penny is a master of dog training and has the dog whisperer touch. Two hours with Penny and your dog will be a different animal!
Superb advice from Penny, even before we got our puppy. Follow her advice.... it works! Penny had our puppy following simple commands and the toilet training has been invaluable. Highly, highly recommended.
blog: why your dog probably isn't eating their kibble >>> read more
above: giving advice on walking dog on the lead