Dog and Puppy Trainer Isabelle Adams-Papé of Ringwood Dogs is passionate about training dogs to be well behaved members of the family and teaching owners to better communicate with their canine companions so that behavioural problems do not get out of control.
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!
Private Dog 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 and working individuals. Ringwood Dogs believes teaching your dog the following “8 Essential Commands” will help create a well behaved member of the family:
- Focus (Reflex to Name)
- Sit (sit down when asked)
- Down (lie down when asked)
- Stay (stay until released)
- Recall (come back when off leash)
- Leave It (back away from object)
- Drop It (drop object)
- Loose Leash Walking (Walking nicely on the leash)
Or simply concentrate on a few specific training areas.
A home visit lasts about 1.5 to 2 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.
Some problems can be managed via a telephone consultation and therefore Ringwood Dogs offer telephone and online consultations to clients for problems that may not need a face to face consultation due to being out of travel areas covered, social distancing or indeed having a problem that can be discussed on the telephone. All consultations are backed up by a fully comprehensive training programme sent through via email on the same day. Fees for a telephone consultation are £30.00 for up to one hour including the emailed training plan. During your consultation, we shall speak on the phone to get a full outline of what is happening at home and the problems you are experiencing with your dog. We shall discuss different training techniques to get your dog back on track and there will be lots of opportunities to ask as many questions as you like. Problems that can benefit from a telephone conversation are:
- Toileting problems.
- Mouthing (play biting).
- Bad doggie manners.
- Recall problems.
- Loose Leash Walking – although usually this needs to be followed by a one to one training session.
Social Distancing – Covid19
Ringwood Dogs is Covid Compliant: In line with government guidelines regarding Social Distancing, Ringwood Dogs has changed the way it normally works. Therefore strict Covid19 Policies and Procedures are now in place – including adhering to social distancing guidelines to maintain a 2m distance, frequent washing of hands and sterilisation of all equipment. A mask will be worn if needed.
Isabelle gained her qualifications with the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT) and is a fully Accredited Trainer and Full Member of the IMDT and follows their Code of Ethics which means no force or punishment is used. She is also a Full Member of the International Society of Animal Professionals (ISAP).
To make an appointment or find out more information about Ringwood Dogs based in 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 dogs.