Dog and Puppy Training in Chelmsford, Basildon, Brentwood and across all of Essex
one to one dog training
I'm Penny owner of It's a Dogs Life. I provide one to one dog training in your own home and offer bespoke solutions for owners to deal with issues such as:
house training difficulties
dog training in progress: Penny helps Monty the Cocker Spaniel
My training sessions take place in your home where I can assess what is happening first hand, where most behaviour problems take place. I encourage as many members of your family/household as possible to join the session. You can explain what problems you are experiencing with your dog or puppy and what you'd like to achieve from the training. Additionally we will look at nutrition, exercise and all aspects of your relationship with your canine family member.
Importantly, I will be able to observe your pet’s behaviour and the interaction between you both, as well as other members of your family.
I'll give on the spot guidance and tuition to enable you to correct your dog's unwanted behaviour and/or help you with all basic obedience requirements.
I do not charge by the hour for this session, it usually takes between two and two and a half hours. My fees start at £90 dependent on the behavioural problems involved or the type of training required, the age of your dog/puppy and location. I am able to offer reduced rates for puppies 16 weeks and under, and for rescue dogs.
I follow up with an email covering topics discussed, information and useful links. Additionally I provide a free telephone and/or email follow up service for 6 months, in case you need further advice.
obedience and agility training
As part of my follow up service I can also provide one to one obedience and agility training sessions, based in Hylands Park in Chelmsford. Spaces are limited so please get in contact for more information.
The video to the right shows the fun tricks and agility skills I can help you teach your dog.
rescue dog specials
These very special dogs can come into your life with an unknown background, and sometimes behaviour issues. I will work both with you and your new family member to overcome these and make yours his or her forever home.
I am happy to offer a discounted rate for rescue dogs.
Penny came highly recommended and I can see why. In one morning she worked wonders with both us and our rescue dog. I feel much better equipped to work with our dog, and would not hesitate to call her again as and when we need more help.
Marrianne - Chelmsford
**Anxiety in puppies and dogs is a highly complex issue. If you believe your pet is displaying signs of anxiety or displaying fearful behaviour please don't hesitate to call me for advice