Home Visits; a more personal approach to dog training

Pet Problems is based on the belief that the clients' (and dogs!) needs are of the utmost importance. This service is committed to meeting those needs, and achieving the results you want. As a result, a high percentage of my business is from repeat clients, referrals from clients, local pet stores and vets.

I deal with many behavioural problems and specific training issues such as;

·       recall

·       lead work

·       reactions towards other dogs on the walk

·       lack of socialisation

·       problems between dogs in same home

·       separation anxiety

·       fearful/nervous behaviour

·       resource guarding

·       general aggression; people/dogs

·      toilet training

·       crate training

·       obedience training

Behavioural Consultations 

Instead of having to travel to a venue with your dog, I will come to your home and have a one on one consultation with you. Where usually the inappropriate behaviour takes place! 

The first visit will be an assessment where I will come and meet the owner and the dog to observe their behaviour and determine their training needs and see how they relate to their environment, owners, and myself. I will ask questions regarding the dog’s history, routine, exercise, diet, behavioural issues etc. This takes about 40 minutes.

The following week you will receive your personalised training/behavioural modification plan explaining the psychology of your dogs behaviour, the causes of any problems and outlining how to react to your dog’s behaviour and subsequently change the dog’s reactions/behaviour, diet, routine or environment in a positive way.
Your plan will include everything you need to know to stop unwanted behaviour and start a more positive and rewarding relationship with your dog.
None of my methods are based around punishment, it is all positive reinforcement training. 

Call 087 4141558 to book an assessment!

Behavioural Practical Appointments

These will then be followed by any practical appointments the owner requires to be physically shown how to train their dog or change their dog’s behaviour and perception of various stimuli (other dogs, strangers, loud noises etc.). These appointments are about 45 minutes long and can be spaced out over whatever time period suits the client (once a week or every 2 weeks etc.). 

All methods used are positive.

If you want a higher level of obedience from your dog; then the one to one sessions will be of more benefit to you and your dog than a group obedience course. Recall and lead work are the most popular training requested by clients to be covered. Especially when out walking if a client has a dog that is reacting to other dogs - this can be stressful and embarrassing but can be stopped!

Your pet will excel in this training environment, where they are most comfortable...home.

Just make sure you bring your pup to plenty of different places and socialise them with other dogs, cats, different animals, children, adults, cars and various environments etc.

To Note:

One to one appointments can really help if you want obedience but your dog finds it hard to focus due to behavioural problems. It is not a good idea to take an unbalanced, aggressive, nervous or overexcited dog to an obedience training course as the underlying issue is behavioural and they will not tend to take in any obedience commands - especially if they suffer from dog aggression. So please consider a behavioural consultation first.

Puppy Training Packages

There are various puppy training packages available aimed at helping you specifically with issues new dog owners encounter with pups under 12 months such as; toilet training, crate training, chewing, nipping, jumping up, feeding, walking, socialising, excitement and more. Enquire for details and package fees.

Private Obedience Course

A private 4 week one on one obedience course is also available covering essential commands such as; sit, down, stay, come, leave and lead work.You will achieve a much higher level of obedience in this concentrated personalised setting than you would in a group obedience class.

Pet Problems' Aim

See for yourself on my Testimonial page, all the happy clients and reformed dogs!!

I would welcome the opportunity to deliver you the best behavioural and training service in the industry.

My own 2 dogs; Zak and Kayla

Loving the sun and swimming as always!