The Office DogCertificate of Excellence 2019
Hammersmith, Greater London, London(4 Reviews)
More and more businesses are offering the perk of bringing dogs to work, but if the dogs aren’t happy and well-behaved, then it can ruin it for everyone. That’s where The Office Dog comes in; from helping your dog to settle in a crate, through issues with commuting, to boredom-busting activities, The Office Dog can ensure that your dog is a model employee.
But with humans, our training starts long before we ever got to the workplace, and The Office Dog believes that the same should be true for our furry friends. A dog that gets the correct training at the start of their life, is far more likely to be able to behave well in any environment, office or otherwise, which is why we have services for puppy training as well. Whether you’re looking for a full, comprehensive package that cover all aspects of your new puppy’s life, or just looking for some help on some key issues, we have you covered. And as every dog and their owner deserves enjoyable, stress-free walks, we offer a choice of masterclasses for that as well.
In all our training, we aim to PEEE: Protect, Empower, Educate, Enjoy.
The Office Dog specialises in the training of office dogs, but we care about every dog, which is why we proudly support both The Mayhew and DOTS (Dogs on the Street).
NB: We do not take on cases involving aggression - please seek out a qualified behaviourist for this.
All our training is private, 1-2-1s in your home or office. No group classes, and usually not in the park as can be too distracting for the dog.
Areas covered: W2 - Bayswater, W3 - Acton, W4 - Chiswick, W6 - Hammersmith, Ravenscourt Park, Stamford Brook, W8 - Kensington, W11 - Notting Hill, W12 - Shepherd's Bush, White City, Wood Lane, W14 - West Kensington, Barons Court, W1K - Mayfair, SW5 - Earl's Court, SW6 - Fulham, Parsons Green, SW7 - South Kensington, SW10 - Chelsea, SW1X - Knightsbridge, TW9 - Richmond, Kew
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The Office Dog Q&A
What do you love most about your job?
I love that moment when I can see that something's just clicked for the first time with a dog, and they understand what you're asking them to do. You can almost hear it!
And then they do the thing, and then their owners have this look of amazement that they've been able to successfully communicate with their pup. It'll never get old, however many dogs I work with.
What inspired you to start your own business?
For me, and for many other young, professional people, a big blocker to getting a dog is the number of hours worked. This would mean that a dog would be left alone for large portions of the day. Kimber really hates being left alone, he’s a bit of a mummy’s boy (when he’s not being a daddy’s boy). Walkers, sitters and doggy day-cares are great options, but they don’t help you to spend time with your dog. That’s what I want to do, that’s why I started The Office Dog! I want to help people to have more time with their dogs, and be able to do it in a happy and safe environment.
Why should our clients choose you?
Unfortunately dog training, and a lot of other pet care services, is not a regulated industry. There are a lot of charlatans out there, people who don't know what they're doing, and can cause more harm than good. Unlike a lot of dog trainers and other so-called professionals, I have studied with the world's best dog trainers at The Victoria Stilwell Academy, and graduated with distinction. I am a paid-up member of the PPG, and am fully insured. I also have training in canine first aid. Which other dog trainers that you're looking at can say the same?
And if you're looking for training specifically for an office dog, well, we're the only specialists in the field!
The Office Dog Services
Office Dog Skills - Dog Training
Need help to get your dog to be more office-friendly? Office Dog Skills can take place in your home, at your office, or a combination of the two. From teaching your dog to settle in a crate, through issues with commuting, to activities that help prevent boredom, The Office Dog can help ensure that your dog is a model employee.
Puppy and Me - Puppy Training Course
A comprehensive 4-week package perfect for the new puppy owner. You will learn from your trainer how to communicate with your pup; how to understand them and build a relationship together based on mutual trust and respect. Oh, and your pup will learn to sit and stay as well...
Puppy Singles - Individual Puppy Training Sessions
If you're just looking to address one or two key issues with your puppy, then Puppy Singles is right for you. You can book individual hours with a qualified dog trainer, and pick from a range of topics that you are interested in covering.
Dog Walking Masterclasses
There are two types of dog walks; Sniff walks and A-to-B walks. With a choice of two masterclasses, you can learn to perfect both with The Office Dog. No more pulling, for you or your dog. Dog walks should be fun for all involved, and they should also be about more than just physical exercise.