Greatest K9Certificate of Excellence 2019
Bath, Bath and North East Somerset, Somerset(2 Reviews)
At Greatest K9 we specialise in effective dog & puppy training and behavioural education. We focus on creating good dog manners ensuring you have a friendly, obedient and sociable canine friend using positive reinforcement to deal with wanted and unwanted behaviours. We're fully insured, friendly and reliable. You've come to the right place, so let's get started!
Whether you are looking to add a new puppy to your family, want your dog to love recall or simply address a certain behaviour, our carefully structured sessions look at your individual needs and lifestyle so you can be sure to get the best out of your dog.
Our training is arranged at a time that is convenient for you and is private so that we can focus on the issues you have been having and uncover the reasons behind them, or to work on training at a pace that suits you and your dog.
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What do you love most about your job?
The biggest enjoyment is always seeing when clients suddenly connect and understand their dog. This problem they have been dealing with suddenly makes sense and is completely fixable.
Of course, I love meeting all the different dogs too!
What inspired you to start your own business?
I'm not only a dog trainer but a total canine enthusiast. My fascination with dogs started long before I was able to have my own one, bringing me to work with dogs wherever and whenever I could, as well as continuously study canine behaviour. I started dog walking and working with dogs at a young age, as an RSPCA volunteer and later on as a professional dog walker and trainer.
Why should our clients choose you?
I am experienced, full insured, friendly and reliable. I am also a full member of The Dog Welfare Alliance as an accredited professional dog trainer and an associate member of the International Companion Animal Network.
I enjoy helping people create an incredible bond with their dogs and I have helped many clients understand their dogs better. Throughout my life I continue to educate myself on dogs, the industry and training and have found that by working on your relationship with your dog first, many other things fall into place and problem behaviours disappear.
One key element I find when working with dogs is that most issues can be solved or do not establish themselves if we focus on the small habits on a daily basis. Bad behaviour is often the manifestation of losing sight of the basics. You cannot truly obedience train a problem behaviour out of a dog without being their leader first and understanding your dog. In my experience, consistency of daily rituals, structure, balance and accountability along with rewarding behaviours we like, create a well balanced and sociable canine friend. The truth is, dogs really need the structure and they will love you for it.
Greatest K9 Services
One to One Training and Behavioural Consultation
One to One dog training and behaviour consultations are an ideal way to work with your dog that may benefit from individual attention or simply to address a particular behaviour. After an initial phone/email consultation, each session is carefully structured to progress at a pace that suits both you and your dog. By observing and working with you and your dog, I can provide the knowledge and the tools required to resolve any issues. If you have no previous dog training knowledge, one to one tuition is a great way of very quickly picking up the basics. Consultations are considered 'coaching sessions', designed to help you understand the root causes of your dog’s behaviour. After an initial consultation, you will receive a written report with recommendations and a tailored training plan as discussed during the session. Initial sessions vary between 1-1.5 hours, as it is essential to get information to your dog without overwhelming it. To make the most out of the initial consultation, you will be sent a Behavioural Profile form by email to complete before the session. Understand why your dog is behaving this way Discover how dogs think – especially your dog Learn how to be a caring leader for your dog Form an action plan to get the results you need One to One sessions are held at your home, or a meeting place of your choice. Follow-up visits will be discussed at the initial consultation and are dependent on the nature of the behaviour problem. Pricing: Initial Consultation: £50 (1-1.5 hours, this comes with an assessment of behaviour and a detailed written report including what we discussed along with step by step training programs and exercises.) Follow-up sessions: £40 per hour Package Deal (save £25): £105 - 3x visits spread over 1 month (including the initial 1.5 hr session & report) Cash payment in full is required at the time of the appointment. If you are unable to make an appointment please get in touch at least 24 hours in advance.
Puppy Training Program
Puppy training starts the day you bring your puppy home. Let me show you everything you need to know about raising the perfect pup. Starting early will save you a lot of headaches in the future. We understand how busy daily schedules can keep you from going to routine puppy classes, so we offer bespoke private puppy sessions to fit around your schedule. This is a great option to help you understand your puppy and make sure to get you started on the right path to having a friendly, sociable and obedient four-legged friend. Our Puppy training program is also beneficial to cover all the important information before you bring the puppy home. In-home puppy training programs start with a 1.5 hour home consultation, discussing all aspects of early puppy training and to personalise training routines around your individual schedule and lifestyle. I will also provide you with a Puppy Survival Guide booklet to refer back to on any training aspects discussed during the visit. This is a great investment to ensure that you have the knowledge to avoid future problem behaviours. I will carefully show you the main steps as well as look at your individual living situations. Toilet training your puppy Stop biting and mouthing Crate training Socialise your puppy Off leash reliability Home alone Sit, Down, Stay, Come! – Basic Commands Be a caring leader (It’s so misunderstood!) Chew-proof your puppy Pricing: First visit - £50 (1.5 hours, including the puppy guide booklet) Any following visits - £40 per hour Package Deal (save £25): £105 - 3x visits spread over 1 month (including the Puppy Survival Guide booklet & initial 1.5 hr session) Cash payment in full is required at the time of the appointment. If you are unable to make an appointment please get in touch at least 24 hours in advance.