Online Puppy Development Programme

At The Way of the Dog Ltd we have taken time to consider how we can support new puppy owners during this current period of lock-down and restricted movement. Let us be clear from the outset that there is no replacement for one-to-one training that is delivered face-to-face in a real setting. However, that is not currently an option due to government guidelines about key working roles, therefore, puppy owners are forced to seek alternative approaches whilst restrictions are in place. At The Way of the Dog Ltd we can offer puppy owners professional online support that will mentor, guide, and advance you and your puppy despite current forced challenges. Your respective individual learning and development are our distinct priority and we can make it happen regardless of those challenges that we face.  We will identify with your personal aims and objectives and we will help you achieve them.

Why choose an online puppy development programme with The Way of the Dog Ltd?

  • Individual learning styles are accommodated, and teaching is delivered accordingly.
  • The positive development of individual skills and understanding is supported.
  • The dog and owner are given exclusivity and full engagement.
  • A safe learning environment is formed preventing potential barriers to learning.
  • The pace of puppy development is tailored to match your personal needs, abilities, and requirement.
  • Specific breed traits are accommodated, with training being appropriate for the drive and motivation of your puppy.

What is our approach to puppy development?

Puppy or dog training of any kind with The Way of the Dog Ltd is balanced and measured and is focused on supporting and nurturing a positive learning environment. We routinely adopt a positive and intelligent approach that is based on both the puppy and client learning and enjoying themselves. We identify with your aims and objectives and support you to achieve them.

Our methods and approaches may vary depending on the individual needs and motivations of the puppy. Notwithstanding, we are always ethical and always transparent ensuring that the welfare of both puppy and client are uppermost in our minds. We always consider the character and temperament of the puppy, leading and handling the dog intelligently.

We are highly experienced and successful in working with the full spectrum of guardian breeds. However, we do not use any equipment that is aversive in nature and designed to inflict pain on your dog. We forge healthy relationships and not relationships based on fear.

The Way of the Dog Ltd adopts a wholly inclusive approach to training and we support the individual needs of our clients.

What do our puppy development programmes focus on?

Our one-to-one puppy development programmes focus on the following;

  • The laws of learning
  • The development of the puppy’s response reliability.
  • The promotion of engagement and focus.
  • The building of stimulus and impulse control.
  • The growth of confidence, resilience, and, empowerment.

In simple terms, we support you to grow as one.

How is our puppy development programme delivered?

For an enriching learning experience and for the purposes of increasing the likelihood of a successful outcome we enlist clients for an initial 4 x 1-hour sessions (this is a minimum requirement). This may be broken down into shorter sessions depending on the individual puppy.

Following the 4 session package clients we will review where we are all up to and where appropriate clients may be invited to book further supportive sessions.

The programme will be delivered online utilising video conferencing facilities, an individual ejournal, and email.

We look forward to working with you and advancing your knowledge and handling skills.

Want to know more about TWOTD?

At The Way of the Dog, we believe that all members of the dog training and behaviour industry should be transparent about their qualifications, experience, and knowledge so that they provide current and prospective clients with the information needed to make an informed decision on who they want to handle their dog. Find out more about The Way of the Dog Ltd, Shaun and his approach to dog behaviour and training by visiting the pages below. Visit our articles section to read posts about dog training and how to select a dog behaviourist or dog trainer.

Our Philosophy

How does TWOTD differ to other trainers / behaviouralists?

About Shaun - In Brief

An introduction from TWOTD's founder

About Shaun - In Depth

Shaun's experience and qualifications

Dog History

Shaun's personal dog owning history

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