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Nikkis Canine Capers BCCSDip.AdvCanBhv


‘21 Certificate of Excellence

If you are looking for a trained and competent Instructor to assist you in the training of your dog or puppy then look know further than Nikkis Canine Capers . I have undertaken with the Academy of Dog Training and Behaviour 6 online written exams along with presenting myself at a venue and undergone and passed practical assessments in order to satisfy an ADTB representative that I am capable of training dogs and puppys . I have also completed and passed many more exams and assessments since starting dog training in 2014 . The Academy of Dog Training and Behaviour is in its 20th year and is regarded as one of the most highly respected canine organizations in the UK. The ADTB courses are designed to support the Kennel Club Accreditation Scheme. I hold a diploma in Advanced Canine Behaviour with was completed with the British Collage of Canine studies and hold the letters BCCSDip.AdvCanBhv after my name . All my services are tailored to meet the needs of your dogs, from 1-2-1 dog and puppy training to a one off walk. Prior to any of the services I offer, I will conduct a one- to -one initial consultation with you in your own home to meet you and your dog/ pets to discuss the requirements and any issues . This allows me to ensure your satisfaction with your specific package and arrangements surrounding it, and to ensure that you understand and accept the terms and conditions of my services. This consultation is offered free and should last around one hour. What we can offer . An initial free consultation . Puppy training package . A five session ( each session is one hour ) course of basic puppy training and care . Each session will be one hour and include the basic foundations to a obedient dog . It is to be considered that puppies are very much like sponges for learning and the early introduction to training can eliminate many problems developing at a later stage. On this course we will cover a basic introduction to training which will include the importance of training using key words. Sit. Down. Loose lead walking. The foundations of the recall . Socialization. Capturing a response to name. I offer a more advanced puppy training package for those older puppys who have had a basic introduction to training . This course would cover more advanced walking on the lead. Stay. Sit . Down. Stand. Control at doorways. Jumping up. Excess Barking. Socialisation with dogs and people . Control Greetings .Recall . Trick training .This course is also available has a five session course . ( each session is one hour ) The next training level that I offer covers Sensible play. Road walking . Re- joining the owner. Stay in one place. Coming away from a distraction. Working away from owner. The five sessions are priced at £125.00 this also includes a free consultation. Please note here at Nikkis Canine Capers I am always looking for and studying the best in Canine Care at present I am a graduate student with the International School for canine psychology and behaviour .

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What do you love most about your job?

The most rewarding part of this job is taking out dogs for owners that cannot manage to walk their own dogs due to health issues. I find these walks rewarding as without my help many customers might have to consider giving up their beloved pets. The second most rewarding part of this job is when you go in to the house to feed or walk them, and see their happy fur faces looking up at you.
On the training and behaviour work it is always a pleasure to work with puppys , however to see older dogs who have behaviour problems overcome this is also a rewarding challenge .

What inspired you to start your own business?

My inspiration for my Dog and Puppy Training business developed solely through the setting up of my Dog Walking business . I was certainly surprised to how many owners were having both training and behaviour problems with their dogs , as my aim was to provide a professional dog walking service to Newmarket , I decided to train as a trainer and behaviourist so that I could give a more professional service to my clients.

Why should our clients choose you?

I am an accredited fully registered and approved Dog Trainer and Behaviourist who has spent many years of training Canine Behaviour along with up to date training methods . I have references which are available on request along with all my diplomas . I offer a free consultation so you can hear and see what I have to offer with no obligation to use my services further, if you are not happy with my standard of expertise .
I only use Positive Reinforcement or Reward based training methods which work to train your dog by rewarding behaviour you like, and ignoring the behaviour you do not like . Treats Praise and toys are the recommended rewards . If you reward your dog for good behaviour , its more likely to repeat this good behaviour as in general dogs do like to please.
If you are patient and consistent in training your dog, using Reward Based training methods the dog will soon learn that good things happen when he does good things . Punishment and dominance training methods are not an effective way to train dogs and can lead to behaviour problems developing .

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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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