Dog Training Based on Clinical Research
Muddy Paws' dog training classes are run by our resident Animal Behaviourist who is studying for a Masters Degree in Clinical Animal Behaviour at the University at Lincoln, which is recognised globally for it's animal behaviour school.
You can be confident the training you and your dog receive has a scientific backing and is based on the latest research in ethical and positive ways to work with your dog.
Only Positive Reinforcement
Our classes do not use check chains, choke chains or any forceful methods. Our aim is to help you create a positive bond with your dog who feels secure and confident with their owner.
Why Dog Training is Important
Training your dog is important in helping to create a bond between you and your dog. It's a great way to channel any excess energy which can cause boisterous or destructive behaviour (we're meaning your dog, of course, but it can be good gentle exercise for you too!)
Our classes show you how to control your dog using positive methods, without using force. Training will also help increase your dog's sociability and improves communication between you and your dog.
Our training courses are kept small to just 6 people per class so you and your dog get maximum benefit.
Our Classes :-
Puppy Survival Classes
At this class you will be taught :-
- How to train your puppy without force
- How to become your dog's friend
- Ways to help your puppy become more confident
- Ways to help your puppy cope in the modern world
Canine Co-operation Classes
This class is for adult dogs. At this class you will be taught :-
- How to help your dog train in a way which is fun for you and your dog
- How to eliminate bad habits
1-2-1 Dog Behaviour Sessions
If you are particularly worried about an aspect of your dog's behaviour, or there is something you really want advice on, we offer 1-2-1 sessions with our qualified animal behaviourist.
Appointments can be arranged at the store or at your home if you prefer.
A written training plan will be provided at the end of your session.
Please email or call us on 01507 607577 to discuss your requirements.
Grooming Training Sessions for Nervous Dogs
We see a lot of dogs in our grooming room that are nervous of the grooming process, or dislike a particular aspect of grooming. It doesn't have to be like this and we have the experience to help your dog learn to enjoy the process. The team here are all dog lovers and we want your dog to have a positive experience when being groomed. We offer training sessions within the grooming room to get your dog used to the equipment.
Depending on your dog's level of discomfort or fear we offer a session with our Animal Behaviourist to help positively condition your dog to the equipment and the processes within the grooming room. If your dog just dislikes one aspect, such as nail trimming, we will work with them on this and come up with a simple training plan for you to do at home to help.
If you are interested in this service just let us know and we can provide you with more information.