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Ipswich Wagtail Walks and Training

‘21 Certificate of Excellence

Welcome to Wagtail Walks and Training. We offer a professional dog & puppy training service and are proud to hold national awards for dog training. As Certified Pro Dog Trainers & Behaviourists Lyn and Mike are proud to be Affiliated Partners of Absolute Dogs, the internationally renowned dog trainers. The training is Games Based, which means it's kind, fun and effective. We can offer home visits, but we have a purpose built dog training centre in the IP1 area, at Ipswich Dog Training Academy. We offer training at all levels from puppies at 8 weeks, through to those looking for higher standards of obedience. covering all areas including lead walking, recall and good doggy manners. For those dogs that have some greater struggles such as aggression to other dogs or people, resource guarding, separation anxiety etc we offer behaviourist sessions. Whatever the problem a free initial telephone consultation is available. Training is kind effective and fun for you and your dog. We offer a friendly service that is personalised to your dog. After all your dog is part of your family and we work with you to make the relationship with your dog a happy one. Our groups are small normally 6 or less with 2 fully qualified trainers and dog behaviourist present. We aim that when you leave our session you feel that you have new skills to help with any struggles and you and your dog had fun while learning. As standard there is free access to our Members Resource Area, that is yours to keep, taking you through the life stages of your dog with reminders of your past learning. New information always being added. Fully insured, qualified Pro Dog Certified Trainers and Behaviourists, PDSA first aid diplomas. DBS. Members of Pet Pro Network ( promoting kindness and care amongst animal professionals). Competitive and realistic pricing. Bark Certificate of Excellence 2021 For the love of your pup and the life of your dog, Join Wagtail Training!

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What do you love most about your job?

Being with dogs is a passion!
Training is a vocation, it's amazing to be part of a dogs life and see their doggy parents grow their relationships with them and dogs learn new skills that make them and their family happy and proud.

What inspired you to start your own business?

There is nothing we enjoy more than being with dogs! and life is short and we enjoy living surrounded by dogs.

Why should our clients choose you?

Our Training is Kind, Fun and Effective. We are truly committed to the care of your dog.
We are experienced trained dog handlers and trainers but our passion for dogs care is at the core of everything we do.Dogs all are individuals, while understanding breed types, each dog has their own personality, with likes and dislikes, we want to know them, to understand how they best learn so you giving the best quickest results possible.
You had a dream of a particular relationship that led you to choose your dog, Wagtail Walks and Training want to know what that was and help you and your dog realise that beautiful dream.

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

Absolutely, we are happy to offer online services where required,
I can offer group or 1-2-1 in person and on various social media platforms for training. zoom skype whatsApp etc.

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

Covid 19 , we keep up to date with all the changes, to ensure we keep to the rules and law. Additionally we are aware to sanitise leads etc but also aware of the dangers of some hand gels to dogs.

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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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