Residential Dog Training
Whether you're adopting your first family pet, or you're a seasoned dog owner looking for a new companion, comprehensive dog training is crucial. At TOTAL K9 ®, we offer bespoke residential programmes to ensure that your new family addition behaves safely around your home and in public spaces.
Train your dog early with our effective programme
While buying or rescuing a puppy will undoubtedly bring joy to all the family, it's essential to prepare yourself for the mess and mayhem that this new addition can also introduce to your household. One of the most critical safety steps that you can take is to train your dog so that they can interact well with your other pets, as well as the animals and people they meet on a walk. If you have small children at home, signing your new family member up for residential training will be sure to give you peace of mind. With TOTAL K9 ® Dog Training, you and your pet will receive the essential tools to ensure that your energetic puppy grows into a well-behaved and respectful dog that responds well to your commands and needs.
How do I know that my dog will need training?
The fact is that most owners acquire their new puppy when they are around eight to 12 weeks old. The dog not only loses the comfort of their mother and siblings at this point, as well as the familiarity of the breeder but also leaves the hierarchical structure they were born into. As a result, your new puppy will require a degree of training. To learn the basics such as 'stay' or 'sit', which are essential for safe and responsible dog ownership, you will have to put in the time to see results.
Why choose residential training?
By opting for TOTAL K9 ® Dog Training, you can eliminate the stress of training your pet and use our proven expertise to get fast, useful results. If you're a busy professional or running a demanding family home, you might not have the time to thoroughly and rapidly train your dog. Consistency is critical with dog training, but it comes at a premium when you have very little time. It's easy to forget to repeat commands when you're trying to juggle dinner and homework, or after you return home from a long day at work. Perhaps you've been committed and persistent, but you just aren't seeing results! Rather than continuing with a regime that isn't working, turn to us for expert advice. Give us a call today, and we will note your particular issues and make a recommendation for a programme of study and duration of stay. By selecting our TOTAL K9 ® Dog Training programme, you can relax in the knowledge that our trainers will tailor their methods to suit your unique animal. We don't follow a prescriptive model, but are flexible and perceptive, using our expertise to adapt the regime to suit your pet. This means that your pet might be given 20-minute sessions each time, or could be trained all day. Both the activities and the timing are explicitly developed with your pet's behavioural needs in mind.
How easy will it be to train my dog?
You may have heard that certain breeds are more natural train than others, and this is sometimes the case. Some types of dogs are known to be more energetic or boisterous, and, of course, size can play a large part in how easy it is to control your pet. With the resources available through our TOTAL K9 ® Dog Training, however, we can work with your dog regardless of their background. Whether you have a lively Siberian husky, a friendly Golden Retriever, or a rescued mix with its distinct personality, we can identify the issues and help to produce an obedient and mindful pet.
What should my dog expect at TOTAL K9 ® Dog Training?
Your dog's stay with us is designed to be as seamless and enjoyable as it is useful and thorough. We make sure that your pet is taken for a long, exploratory walk each day that they're here. This gives them crucial exercise time, as well as affording them the chance to let off steam and use their instincts. Ideally, we ask that you drop your pet off with enough of their regular food to meet their needs throughout their stay. While your dog learns new habits and conditioning, it's vital that they also receive consistency in other areas. By eating the same brands and textures of food, we can make sure that changes to diet don't disrupt the training regime. Similarly, we encourage owners to provide blankets, toys, or other scented and favourite items. These goods help to reassure your pet and allows the process to move along smoothly.
What kind of follow-up is required of the pet owner?
While completing our residential TOTAL K9 ® Dog Training will solve your pet's specific behavioural issues, it's essential that you continue to be consistent and firm with your dog. To ensure that you are able to handle your dog once they leave effectively, we will schedule a session for you with your dog's trainer to teach you our tips and tricks before you take them home. It will only take an hour to go over the essential tools, but the results will be well worth the effort. It's the last crucial step in the process of training your dog, and it will pay dividends over a lifetime. If you're interested in the fast, practical solutions offered through the TOTAL K9 ® Dog Training residential programme, then give us a call today to let us know how we can best help you and your pet!