Your Training Path
Stage 1 - Online
Stage 2 - Face to Face
We'll talk online first so we can get to know you and your dog before meeting you face-to-face.
Training the dog and the person at the same time often means the dog gets the short end of the stick, so sorting the needs of owners is best done with the dog not there.
Are you a new owner who's baffled by all the (often conflicting) advice out there?
Do you have special requirements of your dog? You might want to train him to a particularly high standard, you may even has assistance roles in mind for him.
Does your dog have individual needs? They all do!
We already had Web Course before Covid, but when I went to have a look at it to see if it would be suitable for people who aren't in class... it wasn't! So, I did a massive update and the course now contains everything we did in class and much, much more.
Free PreSchool first
Containing all the basics we use to start pre-vaccination pups, but suitable for brushing up newb teens/adult dogs too.
Then Premium Web Course
Which contains everything we teach in class and more.
Go here for a more details and taster of Web Course.
And here to book:
Once you're booked for any Premium service, Online only/Visit/Class, I'll contact you on whatever messaging service you choose, and we'll talk about you and you're dog's particular needs.
It's so much better to have things written down! So easy to forget answers to questions if they're not recorded in writing.
And you can ask your question at 4am if you want, and look at your answer then too.
We can even share videos of your dog so I can SEE what the problem. Or you can share progress about which you're particularly proud.
We can talk on the phone or video conference, whatever works best for you.
The problem with not doing classes is that students lose the support of others who are going through what they're going through. Solution? Training Bubbles. 4 dogs working together in the same space (online to start with) then meeting up if the Bubble chooses to do so.
I'll be in touch once you're booked onto Positively Puppies/Dogs Online to find out if you'd like to join a Bubble or not. No extra charge for online Bubble.
Maybe you feel you could do with that extra hand-hold with his training, maybe his training need doesn't fit into class curriculum, maybe he's simply not happy in a group training environment.
Then 1-2-1 is for you.
You might even want both class and visit, that's grand. Class to train with a group, visit for that extra focus.
Probably a training walk during which we can work as a group, meaning he'll be doing stuff with his pals RIGHT THERE!
Especially good for dogs who are distracted by other dogs, or owners who like the social aspect of training with a group.
And I'll be on hand to keep everyone focused! Answer questions, set targets, that kind of thing.
We've been running classes for pet dogs in the North East since 1991 and Positively Pets has been operating since 1993. Using kind methods to train pet dogs alongside aiming for the high standards necessary to work dogs in UK Kennel Club competitions. Pet dog training does not have to be, and should not be, the poor relation of working/competition dog training.
We start with the Beautiful Basics which are practical exercises useful in the park. We complete his training by teaching him all sorts of stuff you might not have imagined possible!
Walking Nicely on Leash
Course Including Support: £159.90
Containing subject matter that doesn't lend itself well to online study. A 2 hour human-only session that's best done before your class (visit-only students also welcome), but if you can't make it before your class you can book Big Brain any time.
Working on his training exercises along with socialisation with his human and canine pals. All puppies start under 18 weeks. Maximum number of dogs in class is 6, minimum 4. Four x 1 hour sessions over 4 weeks unless there's a bank holiday in which case we may double-up on weeks.
A very small group, minimum 2 dogs, maximum 4. A very short starter course, two x 1 hour sessions so we're not putting unnecessary pressure on new dogs who find they just don't like the class environment.