Award Winning Puppy Training Specialist with over 20 years experience within the industry.
Group training is great for the regular practice and the opportunity to work around the distraction of other dogs. However, you may prefer some one to one help, perhaps due to your work schedule or because a class environment may not be suitable for your dog.
Appointments are available for dogs of all ages.
Areas covered for private training are listed, however in quieter times it may be possible to visit other areas too. Feel free to enquire should you live just outside the postcodes listed.
Please see below for details of private training and information on appointments and how to book.
A 90 minute home visit for puppies under 6 months of age.
Many owners can feel overwhelmed when trying to raise their puppy successfully, especially if they have not owned a dog before. The home visit will cover all you need to get started and give you confidence in handling the variety of situations and challenges you may face over the coming months.
These appointments are very useful in the early days to help your puppy settle into their new home.
Appointments can cover Housetraining, Playbiting, Chewing, Jumping, Feeding, Barking/Attention seeking, Separation issues, Communication, Socialising, Puppies and Children and practical training of Sit, Down, Stay and Leave
Private Puppy Course £125
For puppies under 6 months at the start of the course. 3 x 1 hour sessions
Sometimes it is difficult for owners to attend a regular group course so you can book a private course consisting of 3 sessions. Example sessions:
At Home. Advice on puppy related issues such as jumping, biting, housetraining and other areas of puppy behaviour. Practical teaching Sit/Down/Stay/Leave
At Home. Review Sit/Down/Stay/Leave.
Practice Lead walking outside
In the Park. Working around dogs, Lead walking and Recall, Structuring the walk and how to keep walks successful.
Puppies should have already been out socialising with you for a few weeks before commencing any outdoor sessions.
Training Appointment £59
A 90 minute session for dogs over 6 months.
These appointments cover a review of your requirements and include practical training in the areas you require assistance with. They may be held in the home or areas where training is required i.e. parks or pedestrian areas. Often, a training need is driven by looking at ‘the bigger picture’ so it may be necessary to break training down into achievable targets.
Examples of What’s covered?
Pulling on the lead
Jumping Up / General manners
Recall / Improving focus
What’s not covered?
(see Behaviour Consultation)
Follow up Appointments – £35
Further appointments if required
Behaviour Consultation £100
Home visit for dogs over 6 months
up to 2 hours
An assessment of your dogs Behaviour, looking at the problems you are experiencing and the best way forward to resolve them.
We will consider the best techniques to use and work out an achievable plan for both you and your dog.
Some owners will only require this one off consultation and others may require further shorter training sessions. Please enquire.
Examples of What’s covered?
Aggression within the home
Nuisance Barking (i.e. in the garden)
Follow up appointments £35
Please note: Due to current workload we are unable to accept new cases of aggression towards other dogs.
Private training information
You can pay in cash at your first appointment or you can pay by bank transfer (24 hrs in advance)
Progress Dog Training
Sort Code 608371
Please quote your name as reference.
Please give 24 hours notice if you wish to cancel an appointment otherwise it will be charged in full. In the unlikely event we cancel an appointment you will not be charged.
In most weather conditions, outdoor appointments will go ahead. If it is very wet, or in very hot/inclement weather, we will reschedule. You will not be charged a cancellation fee in this instance.
Booking an appointment constitutes acceptance of these Booking Terms.
How to book
Private appointments need to be booked manually. Please use the link to get in touch and we can make arrangements for your training.
Please note, at this time private training will be held on weekdays, as evenings and Saturdays now have training courses scheduled.
Feel free to get in touch if you would like to enquire which is the best training option for you and availability.
Courses can be booked online and payment will be required when booking your place. Private Training needs to be booked via phone/email and you can pay for your service in advance by bank transfer or in cash on the day.
If you are planning a holiday or suspect your dog will come into season during a course, you are advised to wait for the next course. If your dog is unwell or in season, they are unable to attend – once booked a course place is your own so once a course has started, unfortunately we cannot refund for weeks you are unable to attend.
Dogs with behaviour problems such as aggression/ barking at other dogs are not able to attend a training course in the first instance. Adult Dogs new to training courses must be well socialised. An assessment can be arranged if required.
All courses have limited places available and you are not guaranteed a place on any course unless it is booked and paid for.
Our courses are comprehensive which makes them unsuitable for very young children, however older children usually enjoy the opportunity to get involved with training their puppy/dog.