Puppies are cute and fun, but can also be hard work!
Do you need help with:-
- Toilet training;
- Crate Training
- Lead Walking
Once you have made the decision to get a puppy it is important that everyone in the family/household is 100% committed to the idea. You may have a particular breed in mind and you should do some research into that breed so you are fully informed of what to expect, for example does the dog drool excessively, how much grooming will it need, how much will it cost to feed, if you live in an apartment would your vocal Beagle upset the neighbours?
Other factors to bear in mind are the level of exercise required and whether you have the time to provide that exercise and are you prepared for toilet training a puppy in the middle of winter? K9 Services Plus would be happy to provide help and advice before you even choose your puppy and strongly recommend you only get a puppy from a reputable breeder or rescue centre.
For a brief insight into the trials and tribulations of owning a young dog have a read of our dog blog ‘Anyone for Chocolate?’
Once you have brought your puppy home you should bear in mind the first few months of his life are the best and most important time to teach basic exercises such as sit, heel, down, walking on lead, and perhaps most importantly, recall. At K9 Services Plus we also concentrate on making sure your pup knows how to meet and greet other dogs as a poorly socialised puppy and/or one that has had bad experiences with other dogs can lead to dog on dog aggression which can be one of the most stressful and troublesome issues for a dog owner to contend with.
We can also help with toilet training and how to deal with basic puppy issues such as nipping and chewing etc.
We recommend an initial home visit once they are settled in, alternatively you can bring your puppy along to Altrincham and we will provide you with the skills required to ensure your puppy grows up to be a well-rounded, happy and enjoyable dog.
We offer one to one puppy training as many people find a class situation to be too distracting for them and for their pup, which is often why one to one can work better, with distractions added later when you and your pup are ready. Whilst large classes can be beneficial for socialisation purposes, as an owner, you can sometimes come away feeling that you have not learnt anything or received value for money even though it may have seemed a cost effective option.
With us you are not just a face in the crowd.
Bear the puppy, a Cane Corso, we are really looking forward to working with them both again soon
Pro Cruiserweight Boxer
A massive thanks Phil for all your help and training tips with our rescue Staffie she's turned out a great addition to our family.
I would not hesitate to recommend Phil and his dog training methods. The sessions were fun, achieved great results and Phil was always on hand to give advice when needed.
We sought advice from Phil to help us to bring on our young dog. Phil provided us with information and techniques which have helped us to train Freddie to become the friendly, well rounded and lovely dog that he is.