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Brilliant Barkers

South Yorkshire

‘20 Certificate of Excellence

Brilliant Barkers are a professional, fully-insured, caring, kind, concepts and games based dog and puppy training company, dog walker and pet sitter. Dog training: we can offer tailor- made face to face, at home, FaceTime, WhatsApp, Zoom consultations and dog and puppy training packages to increase your dog's optimism, confidence, obedience, self control and resilience. We offer a range of tried and tested fun games for you and your dog which aim to improve a whole range of struggles your dog might be having and deepen the dog's relationship with you, or any other family member or friend. If your dog pulls on the lead, barks inappropriately, worries about new places, things and people, struggles with travelling and finds new surfaces uncomfortable or tricky, bites, guards its food, is aggressive to other dogs or people or has any other struggles, then please contact us! At the moment, we are offering the initial dog training consultation at £50 and the follow up training sessions are £35 each session. Or we offer an individual puppy training package £100 for 4 sessions or £25 a session, which teaches important commands such as recall, sit, stay, down, real life skills in a variety of situations, reducing barking, biting etc and training toileting. This puppy package deepens your relationship with your puppy and improves your puppy's understanding of the world around it and the people and animals in it's life. Dog Walker- We collect your dog from its home and take it for lovely walks or play fun games with it for an hour or more if required. £12 per hour, (if your dog is sociable and has good recall then we can incorporate some off lead fun with permission.) Dog Walker -individual walk with some training - If your dog needs some help with walking on a lead, struggles near other dogs, or has any other struggles, we can play fun games to help with these and can teach specific commands you require. (£15 per hour) Pet Sitter- We look after your pet in the comfort of their own home, we can also stay at your house for a specified time if you wish. We charge £12 for each visit- however this price can depend on the number of animals, (cats, dogs, small furries, horses) the duration of the visit or your pet's needs. We care well for your pets and follow any instructions you leave. A full day is £30 and an overnight stay is £10 extra. We also follow specific instructions for looking after your house too. We can now offer email, phone, Zoom, Skype or Whatsapp dog training consultations or dog training too wherever you are in the World too! Thanks, we look forward to hearing from you.

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What do you love most about your job?

I love helping people 'bring out the best from their Brilliant Barkers and their Fantastic Furries'!
I am a qualified teacher and I love to see the spark of joy when someone, or a dog, has a moment where they really understand something and can achieve! I love helping people, I enjoy teaching children to understand their dog and really enjoy training and I love rewarding the good moments!

What inspired you to start your own business?

I have always had an affinity with animals and have had a whole range of animals throughout my life. I have had dogs, cats, horses, small furries and other types even goats! I realised that working with animals, people and children and helping them to enjoy and understand their animals didn't have to be a distant dream!
I am a mum and there was a time where my daughter was really frightened of animals. I have enjoyed helping her to understand our pets and appreciate and investigate other places such as farms and wildlife parks. I have loved to see her understanding blossoming and then decided that I would like to spread this joy of animals and greater understanding to others.
I also walked dogs at an animal rescue centre and built within myself a determination to prevent dogs from being sent to rescues, who could be helped and supported earlier on and therefore not given up on.

Why should our clients choose you?

I genuinely care about you and your pet(s) and I really want to help you enjoy life with your pet(s)!
I offer fairly priced services and genuine tried and tested fun, caring and kind dog training packages that can be made bespoke to you and your dog. I walk your dog on lovely walks, or play fantastic fun games with them and always consider their welfare. When pet sitting I am trustworthy and will look after them as well as you would like, following any instructions you might leave.
If you like the sounds of this please feel free to contact us!

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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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