Dog Training Services

 

Dog Training in Egham, Surrey.

 

 Pet Necessities Professional Dog Training – 07969 997272 – training@petnecessities.co.uk

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Course Dates with Availability

 

Please contact us if you can’t find a class or workshop to suit your requirements

 

  • Improvers’ Training Course – Saturday 15th December 10.30 am (no class 29/12, course ends 26/01)
  • Adult Dog Training – Saturday 12th January 11.45 am
  • Puppy Training – Saturday 12th January 1.00 pm – FULL
  • Galen Myotherapy Massage Workshop – Sunday 20th January 2.00 – 5.00 pm – 1 handler space remaining
  • Puppy Training – Saturday 2nd February 10.30 am
  • Introduction to Tellington TTouch Workshop – Sunday 3rd February 2.00 – 5.00 pm 

 

Improver and Advanced level courses are run on a regular basis. To be notified of an upcoming course, please contact us.

 

   Dog Training in Egham, Surrey.

 

We know how important it is to train your dog, so we aim to offer services to suit you and your faithful friend.  Whether you have a specific training problem, an unruly adolescent who needs a training top-up, or a puppy that needs basic dog training, Pet Necessities is the company for you!  We have many years’ of experience and we really do know how to train dogs.

If you are unsure as to which service would suit you and your dog, or have any questions, then please feel free to contact us.  You are more than welcome to watch a lesson before booking, as it is important to ensure that you are happy with any training establishment and the methods they use before attending with your dog.

We allow a maximum of six dogs in our dog training classes unless otherwise stated.  Aggressive dogs will not be allowed to join a group session, but can be helped on an individual basis.  Classes are based outdoors wherever possible to ensure that your dog is trained in a real-life environment.  Dogs cannot easily transfer learning from a village hall to a large open field, and what dog responds the same in these two environments?  We want to see your dog behaving as he would on a walk, so we are able to offer you relevant advice.

Consistency is the key to canine training, so the whole family can attend our dog training courses if they wish.  Children are more than welcome to attend a training class, providing that they are under control and do not disrupt the class.  Individual sessions with your children can be arranged if required.

We understand that you may have a busy schedule and work long hours during the week.  Therefore we offer weekday, evening and weekend appointments to suit you.

 

 

Pre-Puppy House Visit

Would suit people who are thinking about getting a puppy and have questions.  You may be a prospective first time dog owner keen to get it right, or unsure of the breed of dog that would best suit your family situation. You may want to know what to look for in a good breeder, what puppy to choose out of the litter etc.  Many people take their puppy to classes at twelve weeks of age, eager to hear all of the tips on how to deal with topics such as playbiting and toilet training, but why wait until then?  That is four weeks that you have wasted, possibly doing the wrong thing……have a trainer meet you before your puppy comes home so you know exactly what to do right from day one!  We can show you the best way to train a puppy, to get you started on the right path.  A one hour session in your home.

£35.00 within a 5 mile radius of Egham, Surrey

£45.00 within a 5 – 10 mile radius of Egham, Surrey

Visits thereafter are possible, but fees will be calculated on a mileage basis.

 

Puppy House Visit

Suitable for puppies not yet inoculated and therefore unable to attend puppy school.  However, you may still have lots of questions regarding crate training, toilet training, play biting, stealing etc.  You may be super-keen and want to start teaching your dog his basic training commands before he can go on walks.  A two hour session in your home, to answer any questions you have regarding your puppy’s behaviour, and to receive guidance as to how to raise a confident, well-mannered dog. Training a puppy isn’t easy, but we will give you support based upon our many years’ of experience.  One hour visits possible.

£60.00 within a 5 mile radius of Egham, Surrey

£70.00 within a 5 – 10 mile radius of Egham, Surrey

Visits thereafter are possible, but fees will be calculated on a mileage basis.

 

 

Puppy Training

Puppies need training! Learn how to train your puppy so that he becomes a well-mannered adult dog.  Topics covered in our puppy training classes include how to have a dog that will relax on command, sit, lay-down, walk nicely on a loose lead, come back when called, not jump up, and have general good manners.  There will always be an opportunity to ask any puppy-related questions on areas you are struggling with e.g. playbiting.  We have many years’ experience of training puppies and we run our classes on a regular basis.  For dogs under six months only.

6 week course – £70.00

 

 

Puppy Sureness Session

These are one-hour workshops designed to introduce your puppy to a range of puppy-safe props and equipment to increase their confidence and resilience. This will include different surfaces for them to walk on and obstacles to manoeuvre and go through. All will be carried out in a reward-based fashion to give your puppy a positive experience of each item. Not only will they have lots of fun bonding with you and learning new life-skills, they will have the socialisation with the other dogs whilst they await their turn. Suitable for dogs under ten months of age.

1 hour session – £15.00

 

Adult Dog Training

Suitable for dogs that need a touch-up on general training, or maybe you have a rescue dog that needs the basics.  Topics covered in our dog training classes include how to have a dog that will relax on command, sit, lay-down, walk nicely on a loose lead, come back when called, not jump up, and have general good manners.  For dogs over six months.

6 week course – £70.00

 

Improver and Advanced Levels

Not want to stop there?  Want to go on to teach more advanced exercises? Well these are the dog classes for you!  Topics covered include all exercises from the first course with more distractions e.g. getting your dog to remain in a sit/down position while you throw a toy past them.  Improving your sits/downs when your dog is at a distance from you, off-lead heelwork, and the important emergency position (when your dog will go into a sit or down while running away from you).  Topics will be tailored to the class’ requirements, and special attention will be given to ensuring you can get your dog’s attention when there are distractions present.
6 week course – £70.00

 

Pre-Rescue Dog Visit

This service would suit people who are thinking about taking on a rescue dog and have questions. You may be a prospective first time dog owner keen to get it right, or unsure of the type of dog that would best suit your family situation. Taking on a rescue dog can often be a stressful experience as you often know very little, if anything, about their background. From the dog’s perspective it can also be a concern; they have often been badly treated, or may have lived as a stray and not be used to living in an urban environment, let alone in a house! Advice will be given on how to settle him in, how to introduce him to any other pets in your home and what to expect as your relationship develops. A one hour session in your home.

£35.00 within a 5 mile radius of Egham, Surrey

£45.00 within a 5 – 10 mile radius of Egham, Surrey

Visits thereafter are possible, but fees will be calculated on a mileage basis.

 

Recent Rescue Dog House Visit

This two hour service is suitable for people who have taken on a rescue dog in the last four weeks, but are having difficulties settling them in your home environment. Many owners don’t know instinctively how to train a dog in the right way, so we are here to help you.  It may be that you are struggling with the house training, basic training, handling or interactions with any other animals or children in the household. Advice will be given on how to turn them into the well-mannered family pet that you can enjoy owning. One hour visits possible dependent on the complexity of the problem. Rescue dogs living in your home longer than 4 weeks can of course be helped, but will require an individual training or behaviour consultation service, dependent on the problem presented. Any dogs showing aggressive behaviour will need to be referred by their veterinary surgeon, please contact us for further information.

£60.00 within a 5 mile radius of Egham, Surrey

£70.00 within a 5 – 10 mile radius of Egham, Surrey

Visits thereafter are possible, but fees will be calculated on a mileage basis.

 

House Visits

Some people prefer to have a personal dog trainer, rather than attend a group training session.  Or, maybe you have a training problem specific to your house or the surrounding area and therefore dog training at home is a better option.   One hour session of private dog training, a two hour option is available if required.

£45.00 within a 5 mile radius of Egham, Surrey.  Further sessions reduced to £40.00 per hour.

£55.00 within a 5 – 10 mile radius of Egham, Surrey.  Further sessions reduced to £50.00 per hour.

Visits thereafter are possible, but fees will be calculated on a mileage basis.

Current or previous clients of Pet Necessities Dog Training can arrange a house visit at the reduced rate (i.e. £40.00 within 5 miles).

 

Training Walks

If your problem is specific to being out on a walk, or to a particular area you normally walk in, then why take your dog to classes to solve the problem?  It is far more effective to have a trainer come out on a walk with you to show you how to deal with specific behaviours in that location.  One hour session, a two hour option is available if required.

£45.00 within a 5 mile radius of Egham, Surrey.  Further sessions reduced to £40.00 per hour.

£55.00 within a 5 – 10 mile radius of Egham, Surrey.  Further sessions reduced to £50.00 per hour.

Visits thereafter are possible, but fees will be calculated on a mileage basis.

Current or previous clients of Pet Necessities Dog Training can arrange a training walk at the reduced rate (i.e. £40.00 within 5 miles).

 

 

Tellington TTouch

TTouch – promoting your animal’s behavioural, emotional and physical well-being.  Visit the UK website www.tilleyfarm.org.uk.

 

These workshops are designed to teach you how to achieve a calm and confident canine, based on co-operation, trust and understanding. Specific exercises (Groundwork) and TTouches (Bodywork) are used to increase body awareness and build confidence as well as releasing tension, improving circulation and promoting a greater sense of well-being.  It will enhance the relationship with your dog, building a deeper connection and understanding of how he thinks and feels. TTouch can give you the skills to help your dog cope with situations that he may find stressful e.g. visiting the vet.

 

It is easy to do; just some simple ear work can help to lower his heart and respiration rate. Very useful for vet visits, keeping your dog calm whilst in the waiting room and during the consultation.  It can help if your dog gets over heated on a hot day, (always get to a shady spot as well!).  Ear work can also prevent or reduce your dog from going into a state of shock.

Both the Bodywork and the Groundwork are useful for dogs with anxiety related behavioural issues (e.g., noise sensitivity, general nervousness), hyperactivity, handling issues and for building confidence and self control.  However, you don’t have to have a problem with your dog to give TTouch a go!  It’s a really nice thing to do with your dog and they just love it!

 

Introduction to Tellington TTouch Training Workshop

A 3-hour-long workshop to give you an introduction to the both the Bodywork and Groundwork side of TTouch.  Specific movements and TTouches are used to improve circulation, release tension and promote a greater sense of well-being. Using the Tellington TTouch method to improve your dog’s confidence, self control, co-ordination and athletic ability. “Groundwork” involves your dog increasing his awareness of his body and gaining confidence through negotiating different, low-level obstacles, turns and surfaces. Useful for dealing with problems such as reluctance to socialise, mobility issues, jumping up, lack of concentration, etc.  For questions regarding suitability for you and your dog, please contact us.

Taught by Kerry Jenkinson, Companion Animal Practitioner, P2.

Cost £40.00 per dog and handler, £40.00 without a dog (tea & coffee provided).  Handout sheets will also accompany the workshop.

Click here for the date of the next Introduction to Tellington TTouch Workshop.

 

Trick Training Workshop

A two-hour workshop for those who want to have fun, fun, fun! The workshop will include tricks, targeting, shaping exercises and much more.  The exact content will depend on the dogs attending, but it promises to be a jam-packed session guaranteeing a tired dog and an inspired owner!

Cost £25.00 per dog and handler, £15.00 without a dog (tea & coffee provided).  Click here for the date of the next Trick Training Workshop.

 

 

Canine First Aid Workshop

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A three hour workshop presented by a veterinary professional who aims to give the attendees the most up-to-date and scientifically based information regarding Dog First Aid.

Canine First Aid Workshops in Surrey

The Animal Aiders Dog First Aid Course and Booklet covers:

First Aid Situations:

  • Road Traffic Accident
  • Electrocution
  • Chemical Poisoning
  • Ingested Poisoning
  • Animal Fight
  • Animal Drowning
  • Heat Stroke

Basic Health Signs:

  • Wounds, Burns, Bleeding and Shock
  • Limbs
  • Skin Conditions
  • Respiratory Problems
  • Resuscitation
  • Stomach Conditions
  • Epilepsy
  • Eye Injuries

Refreshments, course booklet and certificate of attendance included.  Cost £40.00 per person.  Click here for the date of the next Canine First Aid Workshop.

 

 

Galen Myotherapy Dog Massage Workshops with Lucy Tyrrell

 

Galen Myotherapy is a unique and highly specialised manual and exercise management therapy in dogs. It uses appropriate, effective and targeted massage techniques and exercise to manage chronic muscular pain, reduce inflammation and to maximise muscle function.

Some information from Lucy about what to expect from the workshop:

“From this workshop, you will find out more about Galen Myotherapy. We will look into how and why it works.  You will learn a little more about what is going on under the skin of the dog and how massage techniques can have an influence on this.

This course will teach you how to apply 3 simple techniques and how and when you could use these on your dogs. You will be taught to use these techniques in a safe and effective way.

We will also be looking at some simple exercises you can do with your dog at home which will focus on improving overall muscle balance and health”

£45.00 per person.  Spectator places available at £30.00.  Click here for the date of the next Galen Myotherapy Workshop.

Lucy offers muscle balance tests to 6 dogs at the end of each talk.  Spaces are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.  These are charged at an additional £5.00.

 

Galen Myotherapy Talks in Surrey

 

Further details on Lucy can be found on:
Website: www.pawsitivetouch.co.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pawsitivemyotherapy
Twitter: @pawsitivemyo