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The DOG's Point of View

South Yorkshire

‘19 Certificate of Excellence

The Dog's Point of View offers Force Free Positive Reward Based Dog Teaching services in Rotherham, East Sheffield, Worksop & South Doncaster areas. Full details of all services available and prices can be found on the website, the address of which can be found below. All of our programmes are tailor made to suit clients & their dogs specific needs, because when it comes to teaching dogs and their people, no one size fits all. All of my teaching focuses on building engagement and focus between you and your dog, and strengthening your abilities to communicate effectively with one another, through understanding and compassion. Once this is in place, it makes success with future teaching exercises easier to achieve, whether that be for basic training or to work on a problem behaviour such as reactivity, fearfulness or lack of recall. I can visit you in your home or on a walk local to you, or you can come to me, depending on what we decide is the best situation for your needs. All clients receive written email follow ups of what is worked on during each session, including step by step training guides & email support for the duration of our time working together.

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What do you love most about your job?

The part I love most about my job is seeing the pleasure on guardians faces when things begin to fall into place, and they can really feel that deep connected relationship with their dog, that enables them to communicate easily and achieve the level of training that they know will make their lives together so much more enjoyable together.

What inspired you to start your own business?

I started my studies to become a trainer and canine behaviour consultant around 15 years ago, after hiring a behaviourist to help me with a rescue GSD I had that was displaying a lot of fear behaviours, including fearful aggression. I was horrified by what these 'behaviourists' recommend that I do with & to my dog to solve these problems, and asked them to leave. Having lost faith in dog trainers at that point, and as I had always had a passion for both animals & studying, I set about reading as many books as I could, in the hopes I could help my dog myself. I got so totally hooked on canine psychology and understanding how a dog thinks, communicates and why they respond the way they do sometimes, that I ended up studying to become a trainer myself. I also went on to study human psychology and have a life coaching diploma, because the human half of the relationship is equally as important as the canine half.

Why should our clients choose you?

My approach to training is different from most standard dog trainers, I work from the inside out, from both the canine & the human aspects. I help clients to not just 'train' their dogs, but actually understand them, which leads to, not only a much stronger relationship (which all successful training is built on) but also more long term success and the ability to identify and solve problems in the future, because of the understanding they have gained. I don't just 'train' dogs, I teach dogs & their guardians how to understand each other and communicate in such a way they both 'get it'!

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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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