1 to 1 Life Skills Training is suitable for puppies, adolescents, or adult dogs who need some training help or a training top up. Or maybe you have a new rescue and need some guidance. Sessions can take place on weekdays or weekends.
Very often clients use these sessions for helping them through training challenges where they either don't know where to start, or they have got stuck. That could be a dog not coming back, lead walking, general manners or focus. Each situation is different, but I tend to start with a longer session to go through any background and foundations, plus some training, and then follow up with shorter or longer training sessions depending on individual need. The flexibility of the support sessions means that I am able to offer you the help that you need at the time rather than sticking to a rigid structure.
Initial appointment x 1 session of up to 90 minutes - £95
Alternatively, if you live a further distance you may want to think about a 1/2 day, approximately 3 hour initial session at a cost of £160 plus travel. Please call to discuss.
From there I offer a flexible structure so that we can put together the right plan for you and your dog. You buy some training time, and we use that up in the most appropriate way for you. Whether that is just an hour, or three, five, ten or more hours, we can divide the time up for you in the most suitable way. For example, five hours could be 5 x 1 hour sessions, or 2 x 2.5 hour sessions, or any combination in between. The minimum time for in person sessions is 45 minutes in St Just, 60 minutes at other locations and for online 30 minutes. We book in the time, but if we feel we need more time in a session, and diaries allow, we can simply use up some more minutes from your package.
£55 - 1 hour / 60 minutes
£160 - 3 hours / 180 minutes
£260 - 5 hours / 300 minutes
£500 - 10 hours / 600 minutes
Or if you would like me to put together a bespoke package, do get in touch.
What would you like to work on?
Clients book for a variety of general training needs including:
- Recall - If you need specific help with recall, a first session might look at what you are doing now and put a plan in place, and support sessions to brush up on your skills, build in some distractions, and to cover emergency stop, etc.
- Lead Walking - If you need specific help with lead walking, we would first look at what you are doing now and put a plan in place, and follow up sessions to brush up on your skills and start to take your lead walking out and about in to a real world environment which we have right on our doorstep.
- General Training - Use your sessions to work on specific training for your needs. This could be some recall, lead walking, manners or confidence training.
Clients are encouraged to take notes during the sessions, but I will also write a brief email of any training points that we have covered as a reminder. Either clients or I can film short sections of the training. Often we might film a summary of what we have worked on. Note that any filming must not be broadcast or shared without written consent. I also have access to lots of videos and resources that can be sent through to you via email after sessions as applicable.
Where do these sessions take place?
Sessions can be at our training centre in St Just, Last Chance Animal Sanctuary at Chacewater, online, or at your own location. If I am travelling to you, or to Chacewater as a specific journey for your training, travel costs will apply. Please ask for details.
How to book
If you would like to book, please first call Carolyn and we will book in your initial appointment. Then you can pay by using the BOOK NOW button above. Sessions will be put in the diary at the time of booking and any extra travel costs added. Bespoke packages are available. If you would like to find out more, email [email protected]
or call Carolyn on 07815 167247.
Why choose me?
An experienced trainer and behaviour counsellor can be invaluable in getting your unruly puppy back on track, your adolescent or adult dog to focus, or your rescue to relax. It is good to get help from someone qualified in behaviour with a vast amount of experience - I have worked with thousands of dogs over the years. It's not about quick fixes, but by utilising my extensive experience and getting it right we can get quick and effective results. I offer practical and non-judgmental advice. I know how to put in emergency procedures, preventative measures, solve problems, and prevent problems from escalating. Most importantly, all training is kind to both you and your dog.