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Our Glasgow dog trainers provide a tailored service to suit your dog’s unique needs. So let us know all about your pup and any concerns that you might have. Details such as their age and breed are essential, as well as any behavioural issues you might wish to improve.

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The final step is to choose your dog trainer. When considering the right trainer in Glasgow, make sure you check the reviews and ratings of your shortlisted dog trainers. It’s also worth considering each trainer’s methods and specialist services.

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With the right dog trainer you will quickly start to see improvements in your pup. No two dogs are the same, and each requires a tailored approach. This is why selecting an experienced dog trainer is essential, to deliver the results you desire. Our easy to use platform ensures that you find the perfect dog trainer in Glasgow. Your trainer will quickly become someone that you rely on to help you get your dog ready for walking on the lead, or to iron out any behavioural issues. From service dog training, agility training and gun dog training, to puppy training and dog obedience. Our experienced dog trainers offer a variety of services to suit your needs.

Extended pet services

If you’re looking for additional assistance, many of our local dog trainers offer other dog services. This includes pet grooming, pet sitting, dog walking and dog boarding. Using the same person for a variety of needs is great, as both you and your dog can build a relationship with your trainer. In addition, for any additional services, you can be confident that your dog is with someone they know, trust and like. In terms of budgeting for your buddy, the price varies depending on whether you choose one-on-one training or group classes. So no matter your budget, there will be an option for you and your pup.

What to expect

Our local dog trainers are all experienced and professional, to provide you with a top class service. They each have a solid understanding of dog behaviour, and some have specialist areas such as puppy training or dog obedience. From one-on-one training sessions to group classes, with our wide range of services it’s easy to find the right training for your pup in Glasgow. You will also have the option to attend training classes with your dog, or leave your trainer to it – depending on your personal preference and your dog’s needs. Your trainer will be sure to always keep you up-to-date with progress, as well as provide advice to continue the good work at home.

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Douglas & Sons Dog Training, Govanhill

William is a fully accredited dog trainer who started his own business six years ago. In that time he has become one of Glasgow’s most respected dog training professionals.

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What inspired you to start your own dog training business?

I have always had dogs, throughout my childhood and then as an adult. I’ve been surrounded by them for as long as I can remember, and fascinated with their behaviour and training methods. After adopting a rescue dog, I found I had a real passion for training. I went on to become an accredited dog trainer and now I can’t imagine spending my day any other way.

What other pet services can you offer your Glasgow clients?

I focus mostly on dog training, but do offer my clients additional services in order to provide full care and assistance when needed. I can provide dog walking, and boarding, although prefer to have no more than two dogs boarding at a time to suit my own dog’s needs.

What experience do you have?

I have been working as a freelance dog trainer across Glasgow for six years now. I started as soon as I gained my qualifications and accreditation. I mostly focus on puppy training and dog obedience, and I offer individual training as well as classes. I pride myself on being friendly and approachable, and also ensure I provide my clients with all the information they need to help their dogs further.

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Making sure your pup is trained properly really matters. Without the necessary groundwork, you’re risking your dog’s wellness and security, as well as the safety of any other dogs it comes into contact with. It’s also important your dog is trained so that it can integrate properly with you and your family. Keeping it out of trouble will save you a lot of hassle (and potentially costly repairs too).

Making sure your dog listens to commands is very important. Not only will handling it be less stressful, but it can stop dangerous conflict with other animals. Furthermore, if your dog doesn’t want to listen to you, situations such as dealing with traffic can potentially become fatal. On the upside, having a well-trained pup enables you and your pet to socialise properly with other dogs and their owners.

Having a dog that is obedient means that life around the home becomes plain sailing. With good manners, your dog will be able to tell the difference between right and wrong behaviour, while being able to foster good relationships with other members of your family. These connections can help to build a fruitful relationship with your pet as part of the family. Time well spent together will allow you to both grow together, sharing experiences and creating the type of memories that make having a pet so worth it.

How about becoming an authority figure yourself? Although your trainer will help your dog get up to scratch, they will also teach you a great deal about the fundamentals of dog training. This includes not only how to handle your own dog, but principals that you can use to understand and better interact with other dogs too. Being able to help out less-informed dog owners can be a wonderful gift to have, and something that you can take further if you enjoy it.

Having a well-trained dog also means that taking your pet to the veterinarian will be a lot easier than it would be otherwise. Considering the nature and volume of work that they have to do, being a vet is tough, let alone dealing with an uncooperative pet in their surgery. In some cases, dogs can become violent when approached by a vet – definitely something they don’t need. By having your dog properly trained, you can avoid injuries – for both your dog and your vet – as well as unnecessary embarrassment upon visits.

When hiring someone to train your dog, there is plenty to think about. The needs of both you and your pet have to be considered and so taking some time to sit down and work out what is important to you is a must. Down below are a few of the questions you might ask when it comes to finding the right dog trainer –

Should I go for group or private training? Each comes with pros and cons – those with a brand new dog can expect their pet to socialise and start to develop relationships with other dogs.

Does my dog need generalised training or would training in a specific area suit it better? One example of this is if your dog has an issue with barking, or separation anxiety. In these cases, someone that can specialise in tackling these issues would be optimal.

Do I need long-term training or do I need a quick fix? Goals such as conditioning your dog for agility or developing a routine will need more time with a trainer.

You should also take care to see what type of strategies your trainer uses. There are a wide variety of techniques that can be applied in order to change your dog’s behaviour – but not all of these involve kindness and care. It’s good to talk to prospective trainers about the ways in which they choose to teach your dog, including methods of both discipline and praise. Techniques such as positive reinforcement are very beneficial for dogs and are particularly powerful, while being enjoyable for them.

While your dog is your priority, how you communicate with your trainer is important too. Your trainer’s should be able to translate their understanding into constructive advice. A good trainer can tell you both what is working in terms of training your dog, and what isn’t. This includes passing on insights of what to do to correct certain issues, while conveying these ideas in a constructive, friendly way. In order to do this, a trainer needs to not only be able to express themselves clearly, but also be diplomatic and observant.

There are various ways in which you can choose to train your dog. Some owners opt for private lessons, while others will put their dog through group daycare.

Group sessions are valuable not only because they are more budget friendly, but also because they are better as a long-term option. This is because your pet will have time to get to grips with a wider variety of commands. However one-on-one training provides your dog with lessons that are specially tailored to their needs, helping them learn in the best way for them.

There are also the various levels of obedience training to take into account. As well as classes specifically for puppies, there are basic educational classes, adult training, agility and advanced tutoring. Which of these you go for can affect pricing, as well as how quickly your dog learns (depending on its needs and comprehension).

Yes! You might be surprised to hear that dog training can be done remotely, through online video platforms like Zoom. They can take the form of group sessions or one-to-one classes to tackle certain individual behavioural issues. Many customers prefer online dog training for all sorts of reasons, like saving on travel time and costs.

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4.90/5.00

based on 348 reviews

The average rating for Bark Dog Trainers in Glasgow is 4.90, based on 348 reviews.

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