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Puppy Training and Advice 

Recently welcomed a new puppy to the family that won’t stop biting? Or rescued an older dog with some behavioural issues? Dogs are a valuable part of the family, we love them and they love us. But, occasionally, dogs may need the training to ensure they are happy and comfortable both in the home and while out and about. 

Dog training can be tricky, especially for first-time dog owners or those with little experience, it can seem a daunting task. We here at K9 Kindergarten specialise in professional dog training at our fully licensed facility, providing only the very best training programmes for dogs and puppies in Kent.

One to One Dog Training Kent

 Some dogs can be easily distracted in a group setting, with all the smells, sounds, and other dogs to play with, training can often be tricky unless done on a one-to-one basis. Even if it’s, to begin with to get your beloved pet used to the training practices to the point where they can cope in a group setting, here at K9 Kindergarten, we offer private consultants and one-to-one sessions that focus on specific behavioural problems or the opportunity for no distractions for your dog. Specific behavioural issues targeted in our one-to-one dog and puppy training includes :

 

  • Separation Anxiety, which is much more prominent now than ever before due to lockdowns, working from home, and the rise in Covid puppies purchased. A dog suffering from separation anxiety is extremely stressful and upsetting not only for the dog, but for the owner as well. 

  • Recall, which means that when off the leash your dog will reliably return to you when you call their name. This has a variety of uses, such as allowing you to confidently walk your dog off-leash without worrying about them running off or getting into trouble, or in instances where collars or leashes break and you need a way to keep your dog close by. 

  • Aggression, which can present itself in dogs in a number of ways. Dogs can present with food aggression, where a normally docile dog becomes guarded and on alert when food is available. They can also be aggressive towards other dogs, animals, people and small children for seemingly no reason. It is essential that dog aggression is taken care of before the dog hurts themselves or something else.

How to Train a Dog? 

Like people, every dog is different and has different needs when it comes to training and many dog owners struggle to do it without a professional dog trainers help. The best approach to dog training is using rewards, such as treats or toys, when your dog exhibits the correct behaviour and denying rewards when your dog exhibits behaviour that you want to change. At K9 Kindergarten, we ensure that your dogs and puppies are being trained to the highest standards, correcting any unwanted behaviour, such as biting or toilet training issues. Our professional trainer is a member of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers and follows their code of ethics which promotes positive reinforcement training.

 
 

Dog Obedience Training

There are many reasons why your dog should be given some standard of dog obedience training, including improving on behaviour when in the home and out and about, and using recall to keep your pet safe. Dogs with good obedience training can expand upon this by learning tricks to keep their mind occupied. For some working breeds, reliable dog obedience training is essential for making sure that the dog can be trusted to complete the work they are expected to do.

Puppy Training Classes Kent

Providing training to your dog as a puppy is the best training option. Like humans, when dogs are young they are much easier to teach new skills as they haven’t yet learned bad habits that could hinder their training. At K9 Kindergarten, we offer a six-week course that teaches your puppy the basic behaviours needed to fit in with your home. These include: 

  • Lead walking:  As puppy owners will tell you, the last thing an excitable puppy wants to do on a walk is walk by your side. Lead walking involves training your puppy to happily walk on a lead and not pull or try to wriggle away.

  • Recall: Recognising a trigger that calls them back to you if they are off the leash, this could include calling their name, recognising a specific whistle, or training using a clicker or squeaky toy as a form of recall. 

  • Stay/Wait: Teaching your puppy to stay on command is not only a good trick to show off to friends and family, but can also be used to keep your puppy safe from distractions and allow you to retrieve toys and reattach leashes easier. It is one of the earliest forms of training that will have your puppy grow into an obedient dog and develop the skills for more obedience training in the future.

  • No Jumping Up: Dogs jumping up at strangers or guests to the home is generally seen as rude behaviour and can be overwhelming for people who aren’t comfortable around dogs, which is why this behaviour should be corrected from a young age through behaviour training.

How much does dog training cost per day?

When it comes to finding dog training services or dog trainers for dog  behaviour, aggression, and obedience training, considering the price of services is an important step. At K9 Kindergarten, we have a range of prices to suit any budget, with agility training starting at just £10, private sessions starting at £30 and our package courses starting from as little as £60.

 

Looking For Dog Training in Kent? 

We have provided dog and puppy training to Kent and the surrounding area for a number of years. We have a number of services to suit a range of clients, be it dog training or puppy training, visiting the team at K9 Kindergarten means your beloved pet will be trained to the highest standard. We offer a range of group classes for different age groups, sizes, breeds, and specific courses for a fly ball, recall, and tracking. Our clients trust us for many reasons to meet their dog training needs, such as:

  • Affordable pricing: We supply a price list to suit any budget, our training sessions begin from as little as £10 and we offer a range of courses to give your dog whatever training they may need. 

  • Comfort: We care about your pets comfort during training, which is why we train using positive reinforcement and will not allow choke chains to be used either by trainers or owners during training.

Searching For Dog Training Classes Near Me? Contact K9 Kindergarten Today!

If you want reliable, professional dog and puppy classes in Kent, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our professional and friendly team at K9 Kindergarten to arrange a consultation or to get more information on the training options we provide. Alternatively, you can find our FAQs on our website as well as information about our packages and prices. Contact us Today!

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