Did you know that like children, puppies have a period during their brain development when they are most impressionable?
This critical learning period (also known as imprinting) is five years in children but for puppies it’s a mere first 16 weeks of their life.
In these four short months your puppy can learn more than they will in the rest of their lives.
Literally every day counts and puppy training should start from the day you bring your new family member home.
Puppy training: Milo the Cockerpoo
Whilst classes have a role to play, for example with socialisation skills, the environment can make some pups anxious and overexcited. Also it’s likely that dogs will be at different levels of obedience, and of course, being in a group there is little time for the instructor to concentrate on individual dogs.
I firmly believe you will find it far, far easier to train your pup, with one to one bespoke coaching tailored to the needs of you, your family and your pup in their home environment.
Furthermore consistency when puppy training is essential, so all members of your family should behave in the same way towards your pup and employ the same training methods both in and outside the house.
This can't happen in a group environment and space limitations mean that due to the size of halls many classes have to restrict the number of humans accompanying your pup.
What would we do without Penny? She was incredibly helpful to us as first time dog owners with a very boisterous puppy. She showed us how to effectively use clicker training and made us a plan tailored to our puppy, covering her training and diet. Things are going very well and Penny is always on hand to check in and make sure everything is okay.
Issac - Chelmsford
Not only is Penny a lovely, personable lady, she also worked wonders with training us to get the most out of our new pup Maggie and older dog Kenny. We couldn’t be happier with the results and we feel lucky to have met Penny. Her knowledge and expertise with all things canine are amazing and we and the pups are happier and more confident to give things a go!
Val - Whitham, Essex
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Luke - Brentwood