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Woof!

Lincoln, Lincolnshire

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Woof!

Lincoln, Lincolnshire

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At Woof! your dog’s wellbeing is my priority. This is why I offer a range of services, including dog walking, home visits and pet sitting, all of which can be adjusted to suit your individual needs. All of my work is positive and reward based, using only the most up to date, scientific methods.

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Faye Johnson

2 October 2018

We had an appointment with Woof Dog Training on Friday. It's really making a difference. The whole family was able to take part and our dog gets to enjoy a new game whilst being trained to sit on the stairs when someone knocks at the door. It's totally working. It's given us all new confidence. Thanks Hannah at Woof Dog Training. We are looking forward to your support and experience. You have made a difference in just 60 minutes. More...

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Becky Davies

23 July 2018

The person I trust my beloved Jet dog more than anybody in the world xxx

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Emma Huntbach

23 July 2018

Hannah is amazing with animals and people. She'll become more than your Number 1 pet care provider, she'll become your friend too! Highly recommend!

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Karen Brady

23 July 2018

Hannah is amazing and one of the few people I trust with my dog, he loves her far more than me!

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Vanessa Tindale

23 July 2018

Hannah has looked after my dog Archie for me many times. She is fantastic with him and he loves to see her! When I have to entrust my dog to someone I need to know he will be properly cared for and I always know that I can completely trust Hannah. She is caring, professional and trustworthy and I can highly recommend her. More...

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Em Birch

23 July 2018

I cannot recommend Hannah enough - I can leave my two with her and know they will not only have an awesome time but they will be incredibly well looked after as well :) Professional, responsible and fun!

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Sarah Larter

23 July 2018

Hannah has looked after my dog many a time - in fact she is one of few I would trust with Squidge who is nervous and has spinal issues. Hannah is absolutely brilliant, sensitive to every dogs needs and has amazing knowledge and practical skills. Couldn't recommend her enough. More...

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Emma Johnson

23 July 2018

Hannah really helps me understand my dog.

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Laura Adkins

23 July 2018

I find it very difficult to find people I trust enough to leave with my dog, but Hannah is one of the few that I do. She is understanding of individual needs and tuned in to what is appropriate for each dog. I couldn't recommend her highly enough! More...

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Tracey Hood

23 July 2018

I cannot recommend the lady enough!!! Hannah is amazing and definitely a favourite with our dog!! I trust her implicitly with our little dog Rosie she has looked after her and trained her on and off for the past 4 years and is honest and totally trustworthy, in fact I think she should be called 'the dog whisperer'!!! �����

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Fiona Bissett

23 July 2018

Hannah is brilliant!
Hector love her to bits and is always excited to see her. Hannah has such a natural way with dogs and really cares about them as individuals. The 121 training we have had has been so helpful, Hannah explains what to do- and why! I've learnt so much and seen great results! Thank you x More...

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Sophie Mo

23 July 2018

I could not recommend anyone more highly! I have struggled finding someone to look after my two dogs when planning holidays, weekends away or when last minute arrangements come up, especially having a shepherd who is reactive to new people and dogs. Hannah is amazing and one of the few people I can implicitly trust to care for them. Mya and Delta adore her, even after having gone away on holiday for two weeks they were still more excited to see Hannah come through the door than myself. They always thoroughly enjoy their time in her care and are treated like her own. I couldn't ask for a more trustworthy and wonderful person, who also has the knowledge and experience required to look after them and especially manage my shepherd xxx More...

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Andrea Thompson

23 July 2018

Hannah looked after our dog Darlow recently while we were on holiday. Darlow is noise sensitive which means he is unable to be walked at the minute due to his anxieties. Hannah visited us 3 times before our holiday to get used to all the methods/games/toys etc we use to get him to go out into the garden and also for him to get used to her. Everyday while we were away we had a full updates, pictures & videos of each visit which put our minds at rest knowing he was being looked after so well. We couldn't recommend Hannah highly enough, she had such a kind way with Darlow and understood his anxieties ��� More...

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Jake Simmonds

23 July 2018

We trained our Dalmation with Hannah and it was really great fun, very educational and most importantly, our puppy has become better for it. Thanks so much!

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Tiffany Barton

23 July 2018

My sister had got me in touch with Hannah. Our dog maddie has a high hunt instinct and dislikes other animals. We are working with Hannah to get maddie to be tolerant of other animals and to teach maddie some manners.

The work and support Hannah has given so far has been the best and we cannot recommend Hannah high enough.
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Rosie Jack

23 July 2018

Hannah is doing some one to one training with us. Our puppy and 5 year old dog they drove us nuts barking at TV. So along with "Settle" technique and other training needed for our puppy with Hannah's expertise and ongoing support all easy to follow techniques. It is all working. We would highly recommend Hannah her expertise, patience, time and support. Delivers an excellent service. More...

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Clare Taylor

23 July 2018

Hannah is quite simply brilliant, she is patient, calm, understanding and very informative. Hannah's training is all reward based and completely tailored to your own personal needs and circumstances. She is helping me to understand my dog much better and I believe we have a much better relationship than we ever would have had without her help, advice and guidance. Her classes are great fun. I would definately recommend Hannah and Woof to everyone who has a dog :) More...

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Hannah Scott

23 July 2018

Hannah is a brilliant dog trainer and helper. She really listens to what you want and need and works with you to devise the best plan for you and your dog. She’s very observant in classes and lets you know where you’re going wrong and how you can improve it. I’ve known Hannah for a few years and she’s worked with 3 dogs that I know and she works to each dogs individual personality. She really knows her stuff and I would be happy to recommend her to anyone I know �� I will be back for some 1-2-1 trick training I think More...

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I love nothing more than to see the relationship between an owner and their dog develop through training. Whether it is a training problem (for example, your dog not coming back when you call him), or just that you would like to do more with your dog, I enjoy working with owners to help their dog using positive, reward based training. My training focuses on giving your dog choices, and guiding him to make choices that are compatible with your lifestyle and expectations. My hope is that through working together, you and your dog are able to live harmoniously and happily.

When I was suddenly faced with having to find someone to look after my dogs when I couldn’t get back from work to visit them at lunch times, I was stuck. How on earth do people choose someone that they trust enough to walk their dog?! I was looking for someone who was qualified, experienced and professional, and who was prepared to spend time building a positive relationship with my dogs, especially as one of my dogs is extremely worried by new people.  I realised there was a gap in the market, and so with some encouragement from friends and family, I founded Woof! – to provide a professional, yet tailor made, service to dogs (and their owners) across Lincolnshire.

I have over 10 years training experience, working with a variety of dogs in various contexts. Having gained First Class Honours in Animal Behaviour Science, my practical experience is supported by current theoretical knowledge. I am actively involved in canine research and am committed to remaining up to date with new training methods and research - I regularly attend conferences and workshops on all aspects of dog behaviour and welfare.

I will work with you and your dog as the individuals that you are, offering tailor made plans and services to suit your needs. My methods are kind and effective, and I love working with both the owner and their dog to achieve a happy and harmonious relationship!

Services

My classes aim to give your puppy the best start in life using reward based training and fun activities. Throughout the course we cover basic obedience, life skills, including developing confidence and self control, and providing appropriate and positive socialisation – in a safe, indoor environment. During the first week (when you attend without your puppy) we will discuss canine body language, how dogs learn, and an introduction to training. This week is an opportunity to get to know each other, without having to worry about your puppy, and allows us to discuss your individual requirements for the course. Whilst I teach to a general syllabus, I understand that everyone’s lives, and expectations of their dog, are different – and I aim to accommodate this wherever possible. Over the 6 weeks with your puppy, we will cover basic obedience (including sit, down, coming back when called), life skills (including building confidence, self control and manners), and appropriate socialisation. Through use of positive, reward based training I will coach you how to train and support your puppy to become a confident, well mannered and happy adult dog. I welcome the whole family, including children, to classes – I just ask that any children under 16 are supervised by an adult at all times. I place an emphasis on teaching you, your family and your dog to understand each other, in order to have a happy and harmonious relationship. Research has shown that the behavioural benefits of attending good training classes early outweigh the potential health risks of attending after only the first vaccination, which is why we welcome puppies from 8 weeks of age who have had their first vaccination at least 7 days prior to the first class that puppies attend (week 2). Our classes are for puppies aged between 8-20 weeks on the first week of class. If your puppy is older than 20 weeks, please contact me to discuss other options regarding training.

Group classes aren’t for everyone, and my One to One training sessions offer the perfect solution to help you and your dog learn at your own pace, and without having to attend a group session. One to one sessions can be arranged at your own home or at a secure outdoor venue – the location will depend on the nature of the training session and your goals! The sessions are very flexible, and can be tailored to your specific requirements and needs. They are an ideal way to work through problems including (but not exclusive to): ·    House training problems ·    Recall problems ·    Loose lead walking ·    Jumping up and greeting inappropriately ·    Inappropriate chewing ·    General basic obedience One to One training sessions last an hour, and are offered as one off training sessions (£35), as a block of 3 (£85), or as a block of 5 (£120).

These classes are suitable for dogs over 5 months old who haven’t previously attended training classes – and are designed to help you and your dog gain the most from your relationship using reward based training and fun activities. Throughout the course we cover basic obedience, life skills and manners, as well as tackling any problems you may be having – in a safe, indoor environment. We will also introduce some trick training and scent work if suitable. During the first week (when you attend without your dog) we will discuss canine body language, how dogs learn, and an introduction to training. This week is an opportunity to get to know each other, without having to worry about your dog, and allows us to discuss your individual requirements for the course. Whilst I teach to a general syllabus, I understand that everyone’s lives, and expectations of their dog, are different – and I aim to accommodate this wherever possible. Over the 6 weeks with your dog, we will cover basic obedience (including sit, down, coming back when called), life skills (including building confidence, self control and manners), and appropriate socialisation. Through use of positive, reward based training I will coach you how to train and support your dog to become a confident, well mannered and happy adult dog. I welcome the whole family, including children, to classes – I just ask that any children under 16 are supervised by an adult at all times. I place an emphasis on teaching you, your family and your dog to understand each other, in order to have a happy and harmonious relationship.

Here at Woof! I know that it isn’t always possible to walk your dog as much as you would like, and my dog walking service aims to help with this. I walk dogs on an individual basis to enable me to give your dog my undivided attention – although I am happy to walk dogs from the same household together, providing they get on well. During any walk, I will interact and train your dog throughout the walk, as well as actively encouraging him to be a dog,  through the use of nose-work, free running (if appropriate) and whatever else your dog enjoys (although I try to keep rolling in fox poo to a minimum!). I am happy to spend time working on any aspects of training or behaviour modification that you are currently engaged in, and will work to any other specific requests. For example, if you don’t want your dog to meet other dogs, I will work hard to ensure this doesn’t happen. Walks are either 30 or 60 minutes long, and will be on routes around your home, unless we arrange otherwise. Longer or shorter walks can also be arranged at your request. I use a long line to enable dogs who are not allowed off lead to enjoy time free-running. To start with, all walks will be on lead/on a long line until I have assessed your dog’s recall and behaviour, and your dog has got to know me. I will then discuss building off lead work into our walks if appropriate, and with prior agreement from yourself.

At Woof! I appreciate that sometimes you don’t want a dog walker, but more a dog visitor, which is why I offer home visits. Just like the walks, my home visits are tailored to meet the needs of your individual dog. During every visit, I will ensure your dog has the chance to toilet outside as well as enjoying plenty of mental and physical stimulation, which is age and health appropriate. Home visits are an ideal solution for older dogs, younger puppies, dogs on restricted exercise, and those who find the world outside the garden a little overwhelming. However, this doesn’t mean that I just visit your home, let your dog out to the toilet and cuddle them until I leave – with every home visit comes the chance for your dog to learn something new or practise something you are working on! During the initial free consultation, a home visit plan will be drawn up – in which we will work together to outline any do’s and don’ts with regards to your dog’s behaviour – as well as prioritising any training requirements to ensure consistency is maintained during visits. I provide an assortment of mental and physical enrichment during all home visits. This may include (but is not limited to): ·    Scent work games ·    Mini agility (I bring my own equipment, so space permitting we can have some fun in the garden!) ·    Brain games – training your dog a new party trick or behaviour, for example to play dead on command ·    Puzzle toys – I will bring an assortment of puzzle toys to ensure your dog has to work super hard for some tasty treats (all toys will be disinfected between different dogs using them) ·    General obedience – I can spend time working on any obedience that you might want us to Home visits are either 30, 60 or 120 minutes long, to break up your dog’s day. Longer, or multiple visits, can be arranged at your request. Home visits can include feeding your dog their middle meal of the day and giving any medication.