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Bright Eyes Dog Care

Gloucestershire

‘21 Certificate of Excellence

If you want to always enjoy your dog’s company, free from any stressful situations, then Bright Eyes Dog Training is here to help you. We offer expert and proven one-to-one training to effectively and quickly solve any problem in the comfort of your own home, either in person (if you’re based near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire) or remotely if you’re a little (or a lot!) further away. We hold multiple qualifications (including Advanced Diplomas in Canine Behaviour and Dog Training), so our years of experience working with dogs is underpinned by the latest scientific knowledge on how dogs think and behave. This allows us to deeply understand their behaviour and show you how our powerful and straight-forward training methods can solve any situation. As well as our dog training and behavioural work, we also offer doggy daycare which means we are constantly practising our methods in the ‘real-world’ on walks and in our home. We know the challenges you face as a dog owner and understand it’s one thing practising with a trainer but quite another making those lessons stick the rest of the time! This is why we have built our training program to be practical, straight-forward and fit into your everyday life. So, whether you have an dog that needs help with their barking, a puppy that needs toilet training, a rescue that needs rehabilitation or anything else at all, please get in touch today to set up a free telephone consultation and find out how Bright Eyes Dog Training can help.

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What do you love most about your job?

Watching dogs and their owner's gain confidence and deepening their bond together through training. It is a wonderful feeling when I see a dog tackling a situation they were afraid/reactive to before, and how through working together the relationship between dogs and their owners becomes even deeper.

What inspired you to start your own business?

Dogs have always been an integral part of my life and I believe that they are uniquely special. The magic of being in a dog’s company, watching them fully living in the moment as only a dog knows how to do, makes for a perfect existence. After working professionally with dogs for many years, it was a very easy choice to move to the next level and apply all my knowledge, experience and affinity for dogs into training.

Why should our clients choose you?

For five main reasons:

1) We have years of professional experience working with dogs of all personalities and temperaments. This means we have the knowledge and methods to help you make straight-forward, effective and permanent changes with your own dog. Whatever your needs or aims are, you can be sure we have successfully achieved the same many times before.

2) We hold multiple qualifications in dog training and behaviour, including fully-accredited Advanced Diplomas in Canine Psychology and Dog Training. To be a truly effective trainer you need to know exactly what is going on in a dog’s mind, and our years of professional experience are underpinned by the latest scientific knowledge on how dogs think and exactly what drives their behaviour.

3) There are many different ways of training, though not all are equal. Our unique training style puts communication and respect central to everything we do, and is built from years of experience, research and understanding. Whatever your needs, we can show you how your dog is attempting to communicate with you, and how you can unlock the ability to effectively communicate with them.

4) As well as our dog training and behavioural work, we also care for dogs every single day. This means we are constantly practising our methods in the ‘real-world’ on walks and in our home. We know the challenges you face as a dog owner and understand it’s one thing practising for an hour with a trainer but quite another making those lessons stick the rest of the time! This is why we have built our training program to be straight-forward and fit into your everyday life.

5) From basic obedience training all the way through to complex behavioural issues, we have been there and done it - and have never met a dog we could not help. So, whether you have a dog who needs some general training, help with problem behaviour, a rescue who needs some rehabilitation or anything else, our proven methods can give you quick and long-lasting results.

Can you provide your services online or remotely? If so, please add details.

Yes, I am very happy to offer my training online/remotely. This is a very convenient and effective way to run training sessions and suitable for anyone with an internet connection and a laptop, tablet or smartphone.

What changes have you made to keep your customers safe from Covid-19?

I take many precautions to conduct all my training in a way that is safe, especially when it comes to Covid-19. Whilst with you, I will always maintain the correct social distance, conduct our training outdoors wherever possible and avoid touching any interior door handles etc. I have a set protocol for cleaning and protecting against Covid ahead of every training session and ask that every client confirms they are symptom free and able to train safely. This means that you can rest assured that our sessions will be as safe as possible.

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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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