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Wellbeing Dogs

* Wellbeing Dogs is a Dog Training Organisation that spreads the word about how dogs & Owners need choice and control in their life to have Wellbeing. We train dogs with 100% positive methods using verbal and visual cues to enable the dog to choose to do a behaviour and be rewarded with praise and a treat. * Liz Maitland, KCAI (AD) is a Kennel Club Accredited Instructor and has experience in training Assistance Dogs since 2009 to improve Wellbeing of the Owner and the dog. She has completed an Advanced Instructors Course at APTD (Association of Pet Dog Trainers) in 2018 and has a Level 3 OCN Certificate in Dog Training and Behaviour. She is a KCAI (Kennel Club Accredited Instructor) specialising in Assistance Dogs. She has 12 years experience in training dogs professionally and can help you and your dog with: * Training and socialising Puppies - mouthing or chewing, housetraining. * Helping dogs to stop being reactive to other dogs or people * Training in the Calming Signals to understand how to make sure that your dog stops whining or barking. * Jumping up. * Separation anxiety. * General Obedience Training - looselead walking, following calms, recall * You can join in with Wellbeing Award Groups in Puppy Foundation, Beginner, Progression or Advanced Award. * One to One Sessions are available.

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What do you love most about your job?

I used to be a Secondary School Teacher. Training kids was quite stressful. Training dogs is a whole new ball game. First of all it is a therapy to improve your wellbeing. I just love helping people and dogs to improve their wellbeing.

What inspired you to start your own business?

I have worked for 17 years with RECOVERY Assistance Dogs. When i left this charity in January, 2021 I decided I wanted to help everyone improve their Wellbeing not just people with Mental Health problems.

Why should our clients choose you?

You should choose Wellbeing Dogs as we have experience and training to help you improve the behaviour of your dog in the most peaceful and loving way possible. You will enjoy the training and it will change you and your dog's life. I have trained with APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers) and passed an Advanced Instructors Course where I learned all about training dogs with Positive Reinforcement and no force or fear.
I did a Level 3 Course in Psychology and Dog Training with IMDT that helped me to understand about how the dog choosing to touch you can help with anxiety and aggression problems.
Being a KCAI (Kennel Club Accredited Instructor) specialising in Assistance Dogs means you can be certain that you have a top Dog Trainer to help you.

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

Yes we can work together on Zoom. This is a great way to connect with people and dogs in their own home. It is really easy and is a good way to start. As long as you are not too far away I can meet up with you at your own home, in a local park or you can attend a group training at a local venue.

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

Training on Zoom is fab for safety from Covid. I have had the vaccine and if we meet up we will aim to wear a mask if meeting indoors. We will bring wipes to make sure that your dog is hygienic and not carrying any germs.

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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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The average rating for Bark Dog Trainers in Leicester is 4.99, based on 246 reviews.

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