I'm Penny owner of It's a Dog's Life. I provide one to one dog training in your own home and offer bespoke solutions for owners to help with issues such as:
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 can also help you with all basic obedience requirements, including recall, loose lead walking and basic commands such as sit, stay, leave etc.
I don't charge by the hour for this session, it usually takes between two and two and a half hours. My fees start at £120 dependent on the behavioural problems involved or the type of training required, the age of your dog/puppy and your location. I am able to offer reduced rates for CM1 & CM2 postcodes, for puppies under 16 weeks of age and under, and for rescue dogs.
I follow up with an email covering topics discussed, information and useful links. Additionally I'm always at the end of the phone for you, in case you need further advice.
As part of my follow up service we also provide an optional extra one to one obedience and agility training sessions, based in Hylands Park in Chelmsford.
Please note these sessions are only available for clients who have already had a one to one home.
These sessions are really popular and 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.
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.
I recently worked with Sneezy (left), a beautiful ex-racing Greyhound from the Greyhound Trust Brentwood. Sneezy's new owners fell in love with her and I'm sure they'll give her a forever home.
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.
Penny has really helped me understand my rescue Staffordshire Bull Terrier Max (right). She is extremely knowledgeable and friendly, and educated me on nutrition. The clicker training has given me an effective and consistent training aid and I aim to have Max performing all sorts in no time! Look forward to the recall and obedience sessions in Hylands Park and seeing how far Max can go!'
Alex & Matthew - Chelmsford