Initial Assessment - Bloxworth
1.5 -2 hour Initial Assessment Session
- 1 hr 30 min1 hour 30 minutes
- 150 British pounds£150
- Ernle Farmhouse, Bloxworth, BH20 7EA
The initial assessment is imperative in order to set you onto the right path and lay essential foundations prior to attending classes or furthering training. During your initial assessment, we will have an in-depth conversation with you regarding your dog’s current behaviour and all possible factors that have contributed towards any unwanted behaviour. If there is no apparent unwanted behaviour, the conversation will be utilised to discuss and assess your training goals. After this discussion, we will handle your dog practically and work with him/her in order to find a suitable starting point for yourself and your dog to begin training. We will provide a detailed overview of all techniques and learning theory and make any reasonable adjustments to suit the individual needs of your dog and yourself as handler. Following the above, there will be time for you to handle your dog and put what you have learned into practice under our supervision. We understand that this can be quite daunting to new clients but rest assured, you will be encouraged and have our full support. We will be with you every step of the way so please don’t be nervous. Once you are happy with your handling we will then task you with some homework in order to generalise what you have learnt at training within your dog’s home environment. Homework is normally expected to last around 2-3 weeks, as repetition is key when changing behaviour. During your homework, you will have our full support via message/video/voice note. This allows us the opportunity to liaise with you on a one to one basis for support and you can send videos of your progress privately for feedback. The cost of the Initial assessment with us is £150, if we travel to you then mileage charges apply which are payable on the day. PLEASE NOTE The only circumstances in which your trainer will not handle your dog will be if they deem such handling to be counter productive for the dog itself. It is extremely rare that this is the case, but welfare will always be our top priority. Puppy Assessments (14 weeks – 6 months) – The initial stages of the assessment remain the same, assessing your dogs temperament, your current routine, handling style and objectives. The trainer will then discuss how to aid your puppy to reaching his/her full potential and make amendments to your current routine and handling style to support this. Your £150 for a puppy assessment includes a free follow up session.
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Bloxworth, Wareham, UK