Getting a dog is a huge commitment, and getting the right dog from the right place can determine success or failure. A Puppy Visit before you buy your dog, or before your pup arrives can help you make the right choices, right from the start.
First time dog owner? We can help with practical advice and physical assistance in all aspects of husbandry, from feeding to training issues.
Puppy dramas? We can help with chewing, biting, toilet training and sleep training.
Book a Puppy Visit - 50 mins where we can help with an issue such as chewing, biting, toilet training or advise on socialisation
Book on to our puppy courses to give full training and help your pup learn to be comfortable around other dogs
Puppy Primer and Puppy Progress will help you right through adolescence
We understand that getting a puppy can be stressful time, and you want to ensure you raise your puppy to be a family companion.
If you want to make sure you get it right first time, Dogworthy offers a full range of packages of support ranging from classes and 121s to Walk and Train services where we take your puppy and perform training sessions for you.
Not all dogs thrive in a group environment, and this is ok. Often people don't want to socialise either! Or, you may want to work on a particular skill such as loose lead walking, or recall.
We can help by visiting you or meeting in a private and safe environment. Whether you have a specific training need or want the whole obedience package, contact us and we can arrange a plan of action.
Start from scratch with a whole training package, or improve basic skills with a single issue session. Stop your dog pulling on the lead, get him to come back to you, or just get him listening you!
Start with a 1.5 hour session, fully researched via a comprehensive questionnaire, during which we can assess, plan, and begin training. Add a written plan to guide your training.
For dogs who are comfortable and friendly with people and other dogs.
Continue with a subsequent 1 hour training session.
Check in with your progress and learn the next steps in your bespoke plan.
Ensure your success and save money with a package of subsequent sessions, book in weekly or once every two weeks.
Accelerate your training by letting us take your dog for a Walk and Train session - we will collect and return your dog giving them a head start, perhaps while you are at work.
Behavioural issues are different from training issues. They can range from mild anxiety to extreme distress, and can include dog to dog or human aggression. Problems such as separation anxiety, excessive barking, aggression, noise phobias, or lunging and barking at other dogs need to be approached differently.
These types of problem often involve a more in depth assessment an plan to be implemented. I hold several relevant degrees, am fully accredited as a behaviorist and have extensive experience with helping you and your dog, with over 1,500 dogs helped and counting.
We will address how your dog may have developed these problems, factors that are maintaining the behaviours, and more importantly, how can you move forward and prevent them from continuing.
Our aim is to give you the skills to continue progressing yourselves in real world environments, using effective but kind methods.
We will give you the full support you need to help your dog change emotions and behaviours, if necessary accessing a range of stooge dogs or people for subsequent sessions.
The service involves an initial assessment via questionnaire/phonecall/Zoom, a two hour 121 session and follow up phone/Zoom session.
Subsequent sessions will help make sure your progress continues steadily, and can be maintained for life. There may be extra charges if stooge dogs, private land and assistants are required.