COVID-19Private appointments can take place within your home and at outdoor venues. You can use the ‘contact’ form if you would like to request information on how private training is managed at this time.
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 and Stay.
Further Appointments – £40
Adult Appointment £59
A 90 minute session for dogs over 6 months.
These appointments cover a review of your requirements and get you started with practical training in the areas you require assistance with. They will be held in the home and can include a street walk for lead walking practice. You can book a follow up appointment to be held where required i.e. parks for more recall techniques around distraction or pedestrian areas. Often, a training need is driven by looking at ‘the bigger picture’ so it is often necessary to break your training down into achievable targets like this.
Examples of What’s covered?
Pulling on the lead
Jumping Up / General manners
Basic Recall / Improving focus
What’s not covered?
(see Behaviour Consultation)
Further Appointments – £40
Private Practical Training £40
For puppies/dogs after an initial New Puppy/Adult Training Appointment Appx 1 hour sessions
*Puppies should have already been out socialising with you for a few weeks before commencing any outdoor sessions.
Sessions may be held at home or in the park.
EXAMPLES OF TRAINING AVAILABLE:
At Home –
Review & improve Sit/Down/Stay . Leave, Attention Seeking, Waiting at Doors, Jumping, Manners in and around the home, Lead walking (street).
In the Park –
Recall, Working around distraction, Lead walking, Structuring the walk and how to keep walks successful, Puppy socialising.
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 £40
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 (must be completed 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, private training will be held during the day, as evenings 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.