Dog and puppy trainer Isabelle Adams-Papé of Ringwood Dogs trains her clients to train their dogs and puppies to be better behaved using Positive Reinforcement Techniques. Isabelle gained her qualifications with the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT) and follows their Code of Ethics which means no force or punishment is used.
You may be a new owner with a new dog and feeling rather overwhelmed or you may be an experienced owner with a dog who needs a refresher training session.
Isabelle uses training techniques based on common sense, repetition and consistency, which are rewarding for the dog and owner, helping to create a bond between both.
There is never a “Cure All” method for training dogs as each dog and owner have different needs and expectations. However, once your dog knows the basics and you incorporate these into your daily routine, life with your dog will become much more enjoyable and you’ll feel better in control!
Isabelle offers bespoke one-to-one dog and puppy training in the Ringwood locality and surrounding areas of: Poulner, Crow, Hightown, Ibsley, Blashford, Moyles Court, Gorely, Matchams, Ellingham, Hangersley, Burley, Sopley, Bransgore, Ashley Heath, St Ives, St Leonards, Avon Castle, Three Legged Cross, West Moors, Ferndown and Verwood.
Private Dog Training and Puppy Training Consultations
Ringwood Dogs offers training in the comfort of your own home. Flexibility in scheduling an appointment, one to one attention and a personalised training programme to suit your needs, makes this option appealing to busy families. Teach your dog the “8 Essential Commands” needed to become a well behaved member of your family, namely:
- Watch Me (Reflex to Name)
- Leave It
- Drop It
- Heel (Walking to Heel)
Or simply concentrate on a few specific training areas.
A home visit takes about 1.5 hours and the personalised training programme will be worked through together. All sessions include detailed homework sheets so that you the owner can carry on the training once Isabelle has left. Isabelle also offers Puppy Socialisation Courses at Ringwood Vets, 161 Northfield Road, Ringwood.
Behavioural Consultations for your dog or puppy
If your dog is displaying problem behaviour, Ringwood Dogs can help by addressing the cause of the problem as well as the behaviour problem itself.
The initial consultation will take about 1.5 hrs where a full case history will be taken. Ringwood Dogs will look at all the factors affecting your dog and a personalised training programme, offering suitable behaviour modification exercises will be demonstrated by Isabelle. All consultations come with detailed homework sheets and follow-up consultations are recommended as necessary. Problem behaviour dealt with by Ringwood Dogs are:
- Destructive Behaviour
- Separation Anxiety
- Inappropriate Toileting
- General Bad Manners – stealing, jumping, leash-pulling, mouthing, attention seeking, etc
Please note while Isabelle can help with “mild aggression” behavioural problems, severe aggression often benefits from residential training where training can take place in a controlled environment. Ringwood Dogs does not offer this type of service but can recommend other trainers who can provide this type of training.
Puppy Pre-Vaccination Home Visits
Most puppies are ready to go to their new homes at 8 weeks of age but are unable to go outside and socialise until they have had all their vaccinations. Ringwood Dogs can come and visit to help with the settling in of the new pup into your home. A puppy home visit can help with:
- Problems with your puppy’s routine and addressing any concerns or issues.
- Common puppy problems – chewing, play-biting, jumping, house-training and crate training and how to overcome them.
- Answer any questions that you may have about your puppy’s training, socialisation.
- Demonstrate and practice training exercises that will benefit you and your puppy.
- Develop an action plan for your puppy.
To make an appointment or find out more information about Ringwood Dogs Ashley Heath on the Hampshire and Dorset border, please contact Isabelle Adams-Papé by clicking on the Contact Me tab.
I look forward to meeting you and working with your dogs.