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Go Rogue Dog Services

Tyne & Wear

‘19 Certificate of Excellence

Go Rogue Dog Services is based in Newcastle upon Tyne and is owned by Rebecca Short. She is passionate, intuitive, knowledgeable and her training is relate-able, fun and effective. She has worked within the animal sector for over 10 years; having spent the first half of her career within the zoo industry. It was during her time studying a FDSC in Animal health and welfare at university she turned her focus towards canine behaviour and communication; having successfully helped several frustrated humans with their dogs behaviour in a local park. Rebecca strongly believes in the power of knowledge; she has completed several courses on canine emotion and cognition, as well as behaviour and training. She is fully insured, DBS checked, has excellent reviews and is canine first aid trained. Go Rogue aims to provide your dog with mentally stimulating and highly enjoyable exercise and training. Each activity, training session, event or group walk is designed to provide dogs and their humans exposure to environments and social situations, in a fun and controlled setting. Rebecca works closely with clients to ensure they are offered all the support, clear instruction and guidance you need in order to better understand your dog’s behaviour, so you can then improve it and "Make Good Choices". "I believe dogs are hugely misunderstood, learn best when they are having fun and when training is designed around what specifically motivates each individual patient. I have found most behavioural issues arise due to a breakdown in communication between a dog and its owner; which in turn damages the trust between them and can greatly impact a dogs ability and willingness to learn. Many issues arise more often then not due to a lack of patience, trust, fun, respect and understanding. These are the 5 key aspects needed to build a healthy relationship with any animal, especially dogs." ~ Rebecca Short

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What do you love most about your job?

The dogs of course. No two dogs are ever the same and it is fantastic. It would have to be the positive changes and the connection that is formed once those body language and communication barriers have been cut away between my clients and their dogs.

What inspired you to start your own business?

Whilst studying my FDSC in Animal Health and Welfare I would regularly stop and help people in a local park caught in difficult situations their dogs. Common issues were dogs running after bikes or dog to dog aggression; things like that. I often would approach owners that were frustrated and offer some help; explaining I had some knowledge of animal behaviour. With each interaction I became more interested in our relationship with dogs, canine behaviour and how misunderstood they are. They are incredible animals with amazing capabilities and are often subjected to some incredibly unfair human behaviour due to a lack of understanding, confidence and knowledge; I have been really passionate about educating people ever since!

Why should our clients choose you?

I am affordable, knowledgeable, patient, honest, supportive and I am highly recommended. I dedicate myself to helping those willing to put in the time rebuild a much healthier and more positive relationship with their dog(s). So many people give up on their dogs and it is my mission to stop this happening.

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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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