Dog and puppy training is offered in the Dorset, Hampshire and New Forest areas. Dog and Puppy trainer Isabelle Adams-Papé of Ringwood Dogs teaches 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 when training your dogs..
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: Ashley Heath, Avon Castle, Beaminster, Beaulieu, Blandford Forum, Blashford, Bournemouth, Bramshaw, Bransgore, Bridport, Broadstone, Brockenhurst, Burley, Christchurch, Crow, Dorchester, Ellingham, Ferndown, Fordingbridge, Gorely, Hangersley, Highcliffe, Hightown, Ibsley, Lyme Regis, Lymington, Lyndhurst, Matchams, Milford-on-Sea, Moyles Court, New Milton, Poole, Portland, Poulner, Ringwood, Sherborne, Sopley, St. Ives, St. Leonards, Sturminster Newton, Swanage, Three Legged Cross, Verwood, Wareham, West Moors, Weymouth, Wimborne and even further afield.
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, working individuals and those who want to just focus on one problem. 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 (back away from the object)
- Drop It (drop the object)
- Loose Leash Walking (walking without pulling on the leash)
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.
Behavioural Consultations for your Dog or Puppy
If your unruly K9 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 whilst Isabelle can help with many common behavioural problems, severe problems such as aggression, severe anxiety, phobias etc often benefit from a full veterinary health check to make sure there are no underlying health issues creating these problems and a veterinary referral to an animal behaviourist who will work closely with your vet. Residential training or carefully planned stooge sessions in a controlled environment may also be necessary. Ringwood Dogs does not offer this type of service but can recommend other canine behavioural consultants who will be able to help.
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 and socialisation.
- Demonstrate and practice training exercises that will benefit you and your puppy.
- Develop an action plan for your puppy.
Each four-week course aims to show owners how to improve their puppy’s obedience and ensure their puppies become well-mannered and well-balanced pets.
We work towards teaching your puppies the “eight essential commands” needed to become a well behaved member of the family including:
- Leave It
- Drop It
- Loose Leash Walking (walking nicely on leash).
Ringwood Dogs Training Club (Dog Training Classes)
These classes are geared towards friendly, well socialised dogs and older puppies who enjoy a class environment and meeting other dogs and people. Meet like minded owners and their dogs for an action packed class covering General Obedience, Socialisation, Fun and Games.
The Ringwood Dogs Training Club for older puppies and adult dogs are offered in blocks of six.
To book your place on the course, please email me by clicking on the Contact Me tab to express your interest and reserve your place. You will then need to complete a Course Registration Form which I will send you and return your Fee. Your place on the course will be confirmed by email within a week of receipt of your Registration Form and payment. Places are limited, so early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.
To make an appointment or find out more information about Ringwood Dogs Ashley Heath on the Dorset, Hampshire and New Forest border, please visit my “Your Dog Trainer” page or email me via the Contact Me page.
I look forward to meeting you and working with your canine companions.