Dog and Puppy Training in Chelmsford, Basildon, Brentwood and across all of Essex
Puppy training: Group classes or one to one?
When it comes to training your puppy, choosing between group classes or one to one dog training is a decision all owners have to make on behalf of their new family member. To make
that decision it’s important to know that your puppy’s first 16 weeks are their
critical learning period, this is when they learn more quickly and easily than
they ever will again.
While group classes
can be fun and help with socialisation and basic commands, they are not geared
up to help with issues such as:
over excitable behaviour
Unwanted behaviour usually takes
place in your home and is best dealt with there!
Importantly most puppy schools won't take
puppies until two weeks after their 2nd vaccination, by which time your puppy
has lost most of his priceless critical learning time. Furthermore, group
classes are generally held in hired halls which can be short on space and often
limit the number of family members able to take part in the training. Whereas It’s A
Dog’s Life training takes place in your home, garden and/or park, enabling all
the family to take part. This is vital as consistency is key with dog training.
Additionally group classes typically have only
one trainer, and maybe an assistant, to teach many dogs of different ages and
abilities and some puppies can get anxious and overwhelmed in this type of
environment. One to one dog
training in the comfort of your own home provides a safe and secure
environment, with undivided attention, for you and your dog to learn and
quickly put into practise the techniques with immediate results.
Moreover with so
many of us leading busy lives I can arrange an appointment at a time that works
for you and your family, including weekends and evenings. Taking only a couple
of hours or so, typically I can show you how to effectively train your puppy in
one session, as well as providing follow up support over the phone and email.
I firmly believe it will be far easier and quicker to train your puppy
with 1-2-1 bespoke coaching tailored to meet the needs of you, your family and puppy
in their own environment.