Puppy Training

Lets face it, who doesn’t love a puppy?! They are tiny, adorable, goofy, cuddly and the cutest things on the planet! They are also ready made toddlers with no nappy and a mouth full of razor sharp teeth that they have to place on everything they see, have no understanding of how humans want to live and they dig! Claire’s aim is to put the joy right back into puppy ownership after the first couple of days of exhaustion kick in.

Our philosophy is to teach puppies, and help owners in their own home. The reasons as to why this is considered to be of far greater value than the traditional visiting a village hall class are almost too many to mention. Key reasons are;

  • Training starts straight away, there is no waiting for vaccinations. This allows us to set up puppy on the right path from day one, there are no bad habits to undo.
  • You get Claire’s undivided attention for the entire session, not just the 5 minutes of one to one time traditional classes can offer. Tailored advice and homework is provided for your puppy’s needs.
  • The puppies learn how to behave in their own home, something that cannot be mimicked in a hall environment.
  • We witness the puppy’s natural behaviour, not suppressed or exaggerated behaviours triggered from a class environment.
  • Overly reactive or stressed puppies will not impact on your puppy’s learning or social development.

We offer puppy training in Romsey, Southampton, Winchester, Salisbury, Portsmouth, New Forest and surrounding areas.

There are four packages that we offer, the online live coaching, deluxe pre/post puppy training, pre/post puppy training and puppy training. We strongly recommend that you take advantage of one of our pre/post training packages as we can insure we are starting you on the right foot, key training, diet and vet related advice is with you and understood before the puppy arrives. Our deluxe package offers very key advice to help you find a puppy avoiding traps of puppy farms, illegally imported underage puppies and non health tested parents. This is unfortunately something that is of the upmost importance these days. If you already have a puppy do not worry, it is never too late to start!

Online Live Video Puppy Training and Coaching

Covid-19 has impacted our lives in many ways, and rightly so the country has entered a period of social distancing. But what do you do if you have a puppy, it still needs training and group sessions are (or should be) closed, and 1-2-1 puppy training using 2m social distancing can be difficult. We have a solution, Claire is very pleased to be able to offer online 1-2-1 video personalised training and coaching. All you need is an internet connection and a tablet or laptop with a camera. The software used to host the live video chat is easy to use, and doesn’t require you to download and complicated systems, just click on the link provided and go! I know it sounds a little strange, but the method has been tested, and it works! A summary of what has been covered each session, and step by step ‘homework’ is emailed after every session to keep you on the right path. A 5 session 1-2-1 online package is currently being offered at a heavily discounted rate during the crisis of £199. Book online simply click here.

Deluxe Pre/Post Puppy Training

Unfortunately it is concerningly often that we hear of people unwittingly buying puppies from puppy farms raised in hideous conditions, illegally imported underage puppies transported in their own filth, or puppies bred from unhealth tested parents. Did you know that your dog’s character is shaped before they are even born, and is based on the mother’s mental state during and after pregnancy? Our deluxe package offers you the advice and tools to avoid people that are exploiting these poor dogs, and avoid a lifetime of the issues that they can bring. The first 1.5hr session will cover all these points as well as lifestyle, breed/cross implications, finding the right vet and diet for you. There is no time limit between your first and second session. Your second session is a 2hr visit where we will discuss the home set up, basic training principles, diet, toilet training, how the whole family interact with the puppy, toys bedding and grooming equipment required, how to safely transport the puppy home, how to have a first night without crying, and define the puppy’s boundaries before it enters the house, so that everyone can set off on the right foot.

This is followed by 4 x 1hr training sessions with your puppy at home. Amongst other things we will cover mouthing, toilet training, jumping up, front door safety, stealing, sit down and loose lead walking, recall, bonding with the puppy, appropriate play and happily accepting vet examinations and grooming. The final session is undertaken outside on a walk when the puppy is old enough to cover socialisation with other dogs. A free training pack is provided including work sheets, a clicker and high value dog treats and toy, and full reports are provided at the end of each session. The Deluxe Pre/Post Training Package costs £440 for 7.5hrs of one to one time with Claire, contact us at claire.ownersbestfriend.com

Pre/Post Puppy Training

This package starts with a 2hr visit home visit before the puppy arrives. We will discuss the home set up, basic training principles, diet, toilet training, how the whole family interact with the puppy, toys bedding and grooming equipment required, how to safely transport the puppy home, how to have a first night without crying, and define the puppy’s boundaries before it enters the house, so that everyone can set off on the right foot.
This is followed by 3 x 1hr training sessions with your puppy at home. Amongst other things we will cover mouthing, toilet training, jumping up, front door safety, stealing, sit down and loose lead walking, recall, bonding with the puppy, appropriate play and happily accepting vet examinations and grooming. The final session is undertaken outside on a walk when the puppy is old enough to cover socialisation with other dogs. A free training pack is provided including work sheets, a clicker and high value dog treats and toy, and full reports are provided at the end of each session. The Pre/Post Training Package costs £325 for 5hrs of one to one time with Claire, contact us at claire.ownersbestfriend.com

Puppy Training

If puppy is already at home with you we offer 3 x 1hr training sessions with your puppy at home. Amongst other things we will cover mouthing, toilet training, jumping up, front door safety, stealing, sit down and loose lead walking, recall, bonding with the puppy, appropriate play and happily accepting vet examinations and grooming. The final session is undertaken outside on a walk when the puppy is old enough to cover socialisation with other dogs. A free training pack is provided including work sheets, a clicker and high value dog treats and toy, and full reports are provided at the end of each session. The Puppy Training Package costs £210 for 3hrs of one to one time with Claire, contact us at claire.ownersbestfriend.com

I am reliably informed that our Client’s are often the envy of those at the school gate, let us help you on the right path for years ahead of stress free, enjoyable and fun dog ownership!

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