TRAINING APPROACH

Every responsible dog owner knows that a well-behaved dog who responds to your commands is happier, healthier and safer.

Many first-time dog owners throw themselves into the process of training their dogs, working with individual trainers or sending them to training school. While hiring experienced professionals to successfully train and work with your dog is definitely a good idea, the real issue arises when your best furry friend returns home to your family but your ‘obedient’ pooch doesn’t respond to you at all!

 

When this happens, it can be easy to quickly get discouraged, and after some initial progress, give up; settling on a dog that only half understands you...which leads to its own set of problems.

 

Maybe this sounds like you?

 

The problem is, some dog trainers focus on teaching the dog, and forget all about the human connection – we need training too!  We humans speak volumes – without saying a single word! – facial expressions, tone, tempo and volume all impact your dog’s behavior and this can confuse your dog when what you say out loud conflicts with what your body language is saying to your pup

 

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Teach the dog, train the human!

 

The British Leash takes a refreshing approach to dog training – by putting as much effort into training you, the human owner, as much as teaching the dog!  Using science and rewards based positive reinforcement methods to teach your dog and training you the human with a mix of games and activity based learning, practical exercises and best practice exploration. 

 

Training a dog should be fun, enriching for everyone involved, as well as an excellent opportunity for you to truly bond.  Many ‘behavioral’ issues that develop with dogs – excessive barking, chewing, destructive behavior, fear and anxiety, are all the result of not socializing and training a dog properly.

 

We train in the real world not simply nice, air-conditioned distraction free training facilities.  We will work with your pup not only in your home, but your local neighborhood.  We will visit parks, shopping malls and stores to ensure your pup is well mannered and behaved in every environment.  It’s a bespoke program designed for you and your family’s lifestyle and needs.

 

Dogs, like humans, never stop learning. Despite the saying, you CAN teach an old (and young) dog new tricks!

 

By the end of The British Leash program, you and your dog will be communicating effectively and clearly, for life.