Dog training and Canine Behaviour
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME
I'm Phil, I have a lifelong passion for dogs whether walking them, training them or simply just watching them interact with life.
With over 20 years experience with rescue and working dogs it has become my goal to ensure rescue dogs, puppies and young dogs have the best possible start in life and for the unfortuante ones that don't have that great start but are given a second chance with a new forever family.
I believe that there is no such thing as an untrainable dog and that you can definitely teach an old dog new tricks.
I am a dog trainer and canine behaviour specialist with certificates from the International academy and the National Dog training academy as well as certificates in Canine reactivity, body language and canine emotion.
My aim is to help all dogs have the best life they can through combining an understanding of the each dog but also understanding and supporting you as owners to help your pets reach their full potential
Feel free to give me a call or drop me an email for an initial chat and we can arrange a home visit to meet and see how I can help your dog become a Wagalot dog.
I believe in ensuring as many pups and young dogs are given the best chance as they join us in our homes and strive to pass on as much knowldege and support to my customers so that we do not have to face into dogs being abandoned or given up for rehoming but through good core behaiours and manners they lead a long and loving family time.
Sadly though there are many cases where yound dogs are needing rehoming for all sorts of reasons. I will always offer my services to help the wonderful people that give a place in their homes to bring back a wag and a smile to these dogs
I work using modern positive reinforcement and rewards approaches that will stimulate and encourage your dogs to develop the skills we ask of them in our world. I train the trainer, which means I train you to have the skills, techiques and tools to understand your dog and have a confident, comfortable and well behavoured family member.
I provide three different training options that deliver the most benefits
Fun Gundog and Obedience - Itchen college, Sholing
All breeds welcome. I use core Gundog training as the core to teaching our working dog family pets how to have better control, steadiness, great recall and focus. If you want to have fun but giving your dog that bit extra training then these classes are for you.
No birds or guns are used in the training. Just whistles, dummies and lots of rewards.
One to One Dog and puppy training sessions
Not all pups or owners are able to do the group sessions so this is the perfect way for a more focused approach where I can spent dedicated time supporting you either across the full range of behaviours or fine tuning a specific need. We work together in the home environment as well as on walks. Whether you just need a reminder or have behavioral issues with your dog I can help you and your dog to understand the techniques and triggers for a more contented and calm environment.
Walk and train
I combine dog walks with training specifics such as lead walking and recall. I can do this with or without their owners present and fits perfectly for my customers that are time poor but still require their dogs to have the best doggy manners.
This is a more relaxed approach and used generally to improve the basics whilst walking your dog. No jumping up, walking nicely on the lead, clear understanding of recallbut also supporting you as owners on the best techniques to use in different situations that will ensure your dog listens and responds as you would hope.
Initial consultation Free
Puppy & dogs from £65 per session
multiple sessions £ based on requirements
Fun Gun dog and Agility classes £15 per week
Rolling membership - No limit on weeks.
Pay as you go
Group walk £13.00
2nd dog same household £12
One on One dog walk £13 / £20
Home check in £10.
Your puppy is very precious and requires a bit more hands on focused time. I offer a mix of home visits and time spent with your puppy. Time in the garden, feeding and cleaning up after them. As they get older they will come on the main walks, socialising with other dogs and learning from the pack.
In home time 30 min: £10
In home time 60 min: £20.00
One on one walks 20-30mins £13
Despite many beliefs that as owners we have caused our dogs behaviour issues, in fact genetics and early life experiences can massively influence how your dog manages a variety of situations of which we have had little or no input.
I will support you to understand what the issue is, the triggers that build it up and how you as owners can help your dog overcome issues such as excessive barking, lead reactivity, anxiety, fear and agressive tendencies
Initial consultation, behaviour plan and follow up session £100
3 session package - 1 x face to face Consulation, behaviour plan and 2 face to face follow up's £180
Additional face to face sessions £60