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Carrie's Canines & Friends

West Midlands

We started simply because of our genuine love and passion for dogs and animals. We are a friendly, professional and reliable Coventry based Dog Walking, Puppy & Dog Training School, Dog Behaviour Consultations, Cat Sitting & Small Pet Care Company who care for your pets as if they are our own. We have considerable experience and knowledge of working with and owning animals from dogs and cats to guinea pigs. We are First Aid trained and carry first aids kits, are DBS checked and are fully insured. Our Dog Walkers & Pet Sitters priority is to provide you with an excellent standard of care and to give you complete trust and peace of mind whilst your pet is in our care. We offer a comprehensive range of dog walk care services to suit your every need. Your dogs are transported in our safe and secure vehicles in separate crates. They are supplied with fresh water and treats (if allowed) and are towel dried before being returned safely to their home. Carrie’s Canines & Friends reflect your usual pet care routine while you are away and can care for your pets in the comfort of their own home. We can offer tailor made care following you and your pets’ usual routine, minimising stress and anxiety that can sometimes occur during your time apart. By choosing to use the services of a local Coventry pet sitter, you don’t have to impose on a friend, neighbour or relative to care for your pet, but instead rely on a pet care professional who will put your pet’s needs first. Our Puppy & Dog Training School and Behaviour Consultations are set out to provide you with the skills you need to help you communicate effectively with your dog and giving you the skills you need for everyday life. We will help you build your bond with your dog and their trust in you. Our classes are held at St Peters Church Hall in Balsall Common on Thursday evenings. The aim of my training school is for the classes to be educational & fun! Force Free, Modern, Positive, Reward Based Motivational Dog Training with foundation built on science & ethics. My goal is to provide owners an insight into some basic handling and management techniques, as well as some general care skills that will help them to end up with a well-adjusted, well behaved and socially acceptable pet dog. 1:1 training sessions are also available for dogs not ready or suitable for group classes. We only use positive, reward based methods. Setting you and your dog up with a behaviour modification programme that provides effective training solutions to behaviour problems by giving you the skills you need to gain success.

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What do you love most about your job?

Being able to work with animals on a daily basis and working together with owners training their dogs and seeing their success!

What inspired you to start your own business?

Her Journey
Carrie realised working in an office environment was no longer for her, she pursued her dream of working with animals and became a successful franchisee of a local dog walking & pet care company in Coventry in 2013.

Whilst previously working for the pet care company, Carrie helped build up the business and covered a wide area of Coventry. She has a vast experience and knowledge of working with and owning animals from dogs and cats to guinea pigs and terrapins, so you can be rest assured your pets are in the best of hands.

Carrie decided it was time to venture out by herself and to pursue her passion in training & behaviour and her love of taking care of dogs, cats and small animals. She provides Coventry with an friendly, professional and reliable standard of care for their dogs, cats and small animals.

Why should our clients choose you?

The Dream
She is passionate about helping people living happier lives with their dogs.
Her aims are to promote responsible dog ownership, to help train dogs to be a well behaved member of the community and to help prevent behavioural issues by educating dog owners about control and their responsibilities. She only uses force free, modern, positive, reward based motivational training with the foundations built on science and ethics.

Whilst your pets are in her care, her mission is to ensure the well-being of your pets while you are away from them, and to do it with respect, attentiveness and loving care.
She wants you to be comforted by the peace of mind that comes from knowing someone trustworthy, reliable and compassionate is looking after your pets who are most dear to you.
In our own way, we take care of you, as well.

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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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