Dog Training Wellingborough

Dog Training Wellingborough

Watch my Chops Dog Training provides reward-based programme for any breed and age of dog.

Finding dog training in Wellingborough to suit you and your pet is incredibly important. Owning a badly behaved pet that doesn’t follow commands makes ownership a stressful experience, especially when out in public where there are other people and animals to worry about. A well-trained dog makes for the best kind of pet because you can establish a relationship based on trust and form a strong bond with one another. Watch My Chops believe in the importance of training through positive reinforcement. Dog Training in WellingboroughThis focuses on what a dog can do rather than what they can’t, rewarding positive responses as opposed to punishing unwanted behaviour. Too many training schools still use archaic methods which are negative and harsh in their delivery. The best kind of dog training doesn’t just teach your pet how to behave - it builds on the connection between pet and owner, showing your dog how to have manners and creating mutual respect. In order to achieve this, we use the clicker method and are certified training partners of the Karen Pryor Academy. This method has been used since the 1960s, and its scientific foundations achieve a great deal of success.

Training Your Dog the Positive Way

Our dedicated Watch My Chops trainers love their jobs and love what they do. Between us, we have a wealth of experience with many different breeds; we work to understand each individual animal, their behaviour and how best to teach them. It’s incredibly rewarding to see dogs and owners alike having a great time in each other’s company, learning in a proactive and friendly environment. The training methods which we use are all about communication. The clicker method sees good pet behaviour marked with a consistent sound – a click from your clicker device – and a treat, to show your dog that this is correct. Karen Pryor was a skilled trainer and scientific behaviourist, and saw great success when she first implemented the method. It trains your dog in how to behave without subduing their individual personality. There are plenty of significant benefits to bringing your pet along to our classes. We have various groups, providing dog training in Daventry which is dependent on age and experience. Classes are also a good opportunity for dogs to socialise with others of their species, reassuring you that they’re used to other animals and know how to behave around them. If you’re busy, or want to work on specific individual training techniques, there is also the option of one-to-one classes. These are also ideal if you want to give your new puppy a head-start before they’ve completed their course of vaccinations.

Wellingborough Dog Training with Success

At Watch my Chops, we feel very strongly that the methods we employ are appropriate for everyone. Our customers agree – they keep on coming back because our classes achieve excellent results, as well as being great fun. Providing the right dog training in Wellingoborough and the surrounding areas is very important to us, and we want to do what’s right for you and your pet. Classes are an important part in your journey towards developing the best possible relationship with your pet, in a way which is enjoyable and rewarding. Whilst much of what we teach you can be practised at home, it’s important to have a trainer on hand who can develop your dog’s progress further. Trainers understand various behaviours, so they can advise on how to form good habits and make the clicker method work for you. If you’d like to speak to us about any of our classes, we’re always happy to help. Call us on 01536 712499 or fill in the form on our website to send us an email. You can also sign up to receive our newsletters, featuring articles, stories, tips and special offers. We look forward to meeting you and your canine companion soon!

Training to Become a PAT Dog

Training to Become a PAT Dog

Why We Were Contacted?

Ken contacted us for a one 2 one with 18 months old Golden Retriever Daisy, in order to work through the requirements of becoming a PAT (Pet As Therapy), so she would be able to pass her assessment and become a lovely working dog. I had worked with Daisy when she was a puppy also on a one 2 one basis at Ken & Tina’s home where we taught her all the basics, using clicker training, so this visit was more of a refresher and making sure that she was capable of doing what was required

Building the Confidence of Your Rescue Dog

How to Build Up Confidence of a Rescue Dog

Why We Were Contacted?

Maria contacted us for a one 2 one session in order to help her with her two year old rescue Yorkshire Terrier, Esme. This poor little girl had not had the best of starts in life, as she was used for breeding on a puppy farm. Luckily for her, Maria rescued her and she is now a very happy little girl, with just a few issues to work on due to her past life.
 

How We Helped

How to Stop a Puppy from Biting

How to Stop a Puppy from Biting

Why We Were Contacted?

We were contacted by Charlotte to give some advice on a couple of puppy issues and putting some basic training into place for very cute 14 week old Staffie, Nico. Charlotte’s main concern was the biting and nipping, and how to deal with it in an appropriate and efficient manner. She also wanted Nico to listen to her more when doing basic training, and work on his recall to make sure that she could trust him when out and about.
 

How We Helped

Teaching a Dog Good Manners

How to teach a dog good manners

Why We Were Contacted?

Hayley contacted is us originally to enrol her 5 months old Cockapoo Amber into our Junior/Adult Beginners course, but due to work commitment, it would have been quite difficult for her to attend all the sessions, so we decided to go down the route of a one 2 one session. All Hayley wanted was for her dog to have manners and be a well behaved, happy dog.
 

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Helping First Time Dog Owners

Helping First Time Dog Owners

Why We Were Contacted?

We were contacted by Marco soon after the arrival of Cookie, a 10 week old Pomeranian. As first time owners, Marco & Magda were struggling mainly with toilet training, but wanted to do things right by Cookie and how to deal with issues such as nipping, biting and socialisation the little fellow appropriately. They also decided after my first visit, that they would like to start clicker training as soon as possible, teaching him a few basics, such as sit, recall and bed.
 

How We Helped

Clicker Training a Puppy

How to Clicker Train a Puppy

Why We Were Contacted?

We were contacted by Marianne soon after the arrival of her gorgeous English Cocker Spaniel, named Buttons, in order to have a series one 2 one sessions at their home. Marianne hadn’t had a dog for a long time and being very committed and dedicated she wanted to make sure that Buttons had the best possible start in terms of training, and for his mum to know how best to handle every day puppy issues, such as nipping, socialising in the right way, etc.