In Home Puppy Training Tailored for your puppy and you.
Getting a new puppy is an exciting experience, but you need to ensure your bundle of fun becomes well behaved and sociable. I offer a variety of puppy training packages, which are great fun, and help you to build a rewarding relationship with your new puppy.
With commitment to training, your dog can be:
Start your Puppy Training Early
It is important to start puppy training as soon as possible so that you meet your puppies development milestones.
8-10 Weeks Old
Most new puppy owners bring their pup home around this time. During this phase, they should be learning the basics such as their name, good manners at home, starting to learn some basic commands, and some early socialization.
10-12 Weeks Old
You will be beginning to expand on your puppies commands, impulse control and socialisation.
3-4 Months Old
As your pup is starting to grow up, you can start to work on more complex commands and training routines.
4-6 Months Old
By this age, your puppy should start to work on their commands outside your home and in public spaces, as well as continue with their socialisation.
Have a slightly older dog? You actually CAN teach an old dog new tricks, or at least new habits! Take a look at my adult dog training page.
What to expect from Puppy Training
In this 4 week puppy training in Surrey, I will personally assist you with every aspect of the training and help you become confident in raising a puppy that is calm happy & well balanced.
Alongside the topics listed below, we also cover the use of toys to help stimulate your pup and support you with children's behaviour around dogs.
We cover a lot in our 4 weeks together
Teaching your dog to share/drop objects
Building a strong relationship
Teach your dog not to steal
Walking on a loose lead
Sit, first time
Wait patiently at doorways/getting out of car
Stay relaxed when being groomed/handled
Preventing jumping up at visitors
Setting house rules and boundaries
About each Puppy Training topic
Building a Relationship with your puppy
Showing patience and love to your pup will help build a strong relationship between you. As a result, your dog is more likely to trust and respond to you, and you will feel more confident in it's actions and behaviour.
Recall (calling your dog back to you) is a fundamental part of basic training. Having good recall means that your dog remains safe, and will reliably respond to you when you need to call it back to you, should this be around other dogs, wildlife, horses etc. If you are going to allow your dog off lead, it is important that recall is nailed first!
Loose Lead Walking
Walking your dog should be an enjoyable experience, and no-one likes to be dragged down the pavement! Walking nicely on a lead is not a natural behaviour for a dog, and requires work and practise. Learning this skill creates a more relaxed environment for your walk, where your dog is more likely to respond to you when outside.
Sharing & Dropping
It's important that your puppy learns to drop something when asked, especially if it picks up something that it shouldn't. It's also good for your dog to learn to share.
Teaching Puppy to Sit (first time)
Training your dog to sit is a useful command for it to learn. Not only to sit at curbs before safely crossing the road, but also to encourage polite greetings.
Teaching your dog to lie down and settle is a way of creating and maintaining a calm environment. Should you want to take your out to restaurants or cafes, it will need a reliable settle.
Your puppy will learn how to wait patiently at doorways or getting out of the car for their own safety.
Staying Relaxed when Being Groomed or Handled
Handling is a natural part of owning a puppy, and something they will experience when at the groomers or vets. Together we work through handling techniques which build confidence and trust including areas such as ears. eyes, teeth, paws and body.
Eye Contact with your Puppy
Eye contact is a key part of puppy training. It builds a bond between you and your dog and allows you to know that you have your puppy's attention ready for the next command.
Preventing your Puppy from jumping up at Visitors
This one is pretty self explanatory! Having a dog jump up at visitors can be embarrassing for both you and your visitor. Additionally, many people are scared of dogs and so having them jump up may cause them to panic or react badly.
Setting House Rules and Boundaries
It's vital that you establish boundaries with your puppy so that it understands what is not acceptable in the home. Whether it's to keep them safe and stop them dashing out of the front door, or preventing them from begging at the dinner table, or jumping on the beds.
Toilet Training your Puppy
This one needs no explanation! Nobody wants their puppy using the carpet or sofa as a toilet!
Play biting is all part of puppy development, however can quickly get out of hand if managed incorrectly. It is important to teach your puppy what is and is not acceptable so that it can carry this behaviour into adulthood.
Having an over excited puppy may not seem like a big deal right now, but it can often lead to problem behaviors such as jumping up, biting, and hyperactivity. Together we will talk through techniques to help with mental stimulation.
Other Puppy Training Options
If you are not in the Surrey area, you may wish to look at my online puppy training classes which I teach over Zoom.
Alternatively, if you think your puppy would be better in a group environment, then I also offer group puppy training classes in Surrey.
To find out more, please contact me, or use the button below to book a call.
Is your Puppy Struggling to Settle when Alone?
Are you trying to build up time that you leave your puppy alone, but finding it a struggle? Does your puppy howl, bark or cry when you are absent? Are you returning home to find your belongings have been destroyed or unexpected 'surprises'?
I'm one of only a handful of separation anxiety trainers in the country and would love to help you regain your freedom! Please take a look at the separation anxiety page for more info and feel free to get in touch.
Puppy Training in Surrey FAQ
Where will the puppy training take place?
My puppy training is based in Surrey (UK). Depending on your exact location, I will work with you and your puppy in your own home, and local parks and open spaces.
How long does the puppy training take?
We will have 4 sessions together (4 weeks).
Does the training include toilet training my puppy?
Yes! Toilet training your puppy is part of the course.
What age should my puppy be to start training?
You can start puppy training as soon as you are able to bring your puppy home (from 8 weeks old). It's good to start as early as you can.
I have an older puppy, is it too late to do the training?
It's not too late! Book a call with me below and we can chat through it.
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