Training

We can provide one-to-one live online training for clients and their dogs, both as a puppy parenting course and also for specific training sessions within a dog's behaviour modification programme.

The benefits of online training sessions are:

  • Ali is all yours for your whole virtual session, without a physical presence to interfere or distract your dog, but with the amazing benefit of being one-on-one, Ali is able to talk you through and watch everything there and then. You can also ask as many questions as you like!
  • Ali can help you in the comfort of your own home without you needing to travel - as long as your phone can go somewhere, your trainer can go with you!
  • the sessions are recordable so you can rewatch and share them with your household so you are all working together in unison.

Bespoke Training Plans and Practical Training Skills

Ali can help you achieve your training goals, big or small:
  • if you have a range of training needs Ali can create a bespoke DVBP Training Plan to cover them all
  • if you need a practical skills session to help with a specific issue, Ali can cover:

    - any aspect of your bespoke BMP which is new to you and your dog,
    - any area that is likely to be difficult when starting the training, or just an area that you’d like clarifying.

  • You will receive clear and kind guidance on how to teach your dog a new behaviour (this may be a brand new behaviour or something we are trying to help your dog to change).

The training is set at your and your dog’s pace, taking all aspects of your dog's life into account:
  • offering continuity with your BMP for you and your dog, the training sessions can be arranged between, or just after your dog’s behaviour sessions, or as a refresher further down the line after your behaviour plan is completed.
  • tailored to your dog’s individual personality and behavioural needs - Ali has the benefit of direct access to our team of behaviourists so she can discuss and refer to your dog’s behaviourist, if needed.
  • cnsideration to your family’s lifestyle and the layout of your home is incorporated
  • offering continuity with your BMP for you and your dog, the training sessions can be arranged, between or just after your dog’s behaviour sessions, or as a refresher further down the line after your behaviour plan is completed.

The training sessions are in either one hour (£65) or half hour slots £32.50.

To find out more or to arrange training for your dog, contact us at info@donovanvetbehaviour.com


Puppy Parenting Training Sessions

Work on positive pre-emptive steps and preventative training to help guide your pup with their learning. Our aim is to set you and your puppy up to succeed, our motto is prevention is better than cure!

Our puppy parenting training sessions offer:
  • ONE-to-ONE private unique online sessions for your dog (some group run classes can cause more damage, especially if they’re “free-for-all” at times)
  • LIVE training - walking you through every step, at your and your puppy’s pace where you can ask any questions you like at the time
  • the training is bespoke and tailored to your home layout, your lifestyle and your puppy’s individual personality
  • take all aspects of your puppy's life into account, including your ability to identify and recognise key canine behaviours which will help to build your relationship
  • ensure that we get your puppy’s first experiences right, which sets your puppy up to succeed in the future
  • teach you your own ways to train your puppy without our physical presence interfering, so that you’re fully equipped to cope with these situations in the future
  • working with DVBP’s trainer ensures that there is individual aftercare / follow-up help available (unlike if you were working in a group session)
  • you and your puppy will be a part of our DVBP practise family already should you need any specific or further help in the future
  • should there be any concerns about your puppy, there is a whole team of qualified personnel with outstanding expertise contributing to your dog's learning

Puppy Parenting Training Bundle

We can offer the course as a bundle of 6 sessions, or you’re welcome to pick and choose the individual core sessions you feel would most benefit you.

The basic early-learning behaviours to create your puppy’s skills for life covered in our core sessions are:

  1. Settling (in the home and when out and about), including introducing a Safe Haven, night-time and being left alone
  2. Loose-lead walking (starting as we mean to go on, no pulling) and how to enjoy and introduce aspects of walks
  3. Dealing with and understanding play, mouthing and frustration
  4. Teaching your puppy to enjoy travelling in the car
  5. Teaching your puppy to enjoy visiting the vets and enjoy handling; including grooming, checking teeth, ears, paws, and having a collar, harness or lead placed.
  6. Teaching your puppy how to appropriately greet other dogs, strangers, visitors and other animals

The sessions are £65 for each 1 hour online session, or, if you would prefer to purchase a bundle of 6 puppy sessions, it is discounted to a total of £350.

To find out more or to arrange training for your puppy, contact us at info@donovanvetbehaviour.com

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