Intensive Daycare Training
Our intensive training days do all the tedious foundation setting and coaching of the dog for you, without the need to sleep out in kennels at standard residential training sites. Before the training begins your dog will be invited in for an assessment (>4 hours) so that a training plan can be created prior to training beginning. The training days run Monday-Friday between the hours of 7am-7pm. We tailor the training to suit both you and your dog, from obedience skills and focus through to specialist scent. We will have a discussion prior to creating the individual training program to ensure it fully meets your requirements and what you can expect. Intensive training also comes with FREE access to all our guides/videos available for purchase!
During their day they will have regular training sessions tailored to your desired outcomes, they will also have regular play, meal, or nap breaks in our various facilities so your dog comes home completely fulfilled loaded with new skills! Feel free to check out facilities page.
However, don't be fooled that you can drop a dog off and need not do any work, any thought by you or claim by a trainer that you can send your dog off and it return fully trained forever, is sadly untrue. Whilst your dog will be taught all the new skills, commands and have new solid training foundations saving you hours and hours of the tedious work, when the dog then returns from training s/he needs to learn the commands and skills s/he has been taught apply at home too. Many behaviours are accidentally trained to the dog through owners earlier handling, so it is crucial the owners are aware and learns how to correctly use the newly learned skills, common mistakes and also how to reinforce and maintain the training throughout the dogs life. For this reason we either video the training methods to show you how to correctly give the commands or provide you with step by step videos. We can also provide a detailed step by step ongoing guide depending on your needs.
Each intensive training program will run for a minimum of 2 weeks and come with a free 1 hour training handover at the end of their program, this is in addition to the videos and guides to help you practise the new skills. You will also have free email/messaging support from a trainer for 6 months following the programme to ensure any questions you have or support you need is on standbye!
A common question is how long will it take? The speed the dog progresses will depend hugely on the path you take (i.e frequency attending/any input at home) and its current level of training as well as past history. We can create a plan to set the frequency and outcomes desired by you for your particular dog. Please note intensive full day trainings are not suitable for dogs suffering from severe separation anxiety as this needs to begin in small increments please utilise our separation anxiety work you can begin to prepare your pet. Below are some example time frames:
2 WEEK PROGRAMME
This programme covers the introduction to new or currently failing commands and teaches your puppy or adult dog the correct behaviours covering the foundations of obedience such as sit, down, stay, recall, manners when greeting, impulse control, leave it, heel etc (this can be tailored to your needs) in a low distraction environment. You can then utilise access to ongoing support, videos and guides to begin increasing distractions and duration and begin proofing the newly learnt skills with your pooch! Alternatively, if you dog has a good level of skill but you want them to learn new commands or begin proofing existing commands this can be tailored to suit.
3-6 WEEK PROGRAMMES
This is the period in which we begin to proof the newly learned skills/commands and begin working on increased distractions and duration - or the introduction of specialist training once basic obedience has been covered. If you need to be able to have your dog to respond and focus around distractions this is more suited to your needs - the added duration will begin proofing in a variety of settings to ensure your dog responds regardless of its setting.
Its crucial owners have real expectations when it comes to puppy training. Firstly, this is the perfect time to begin training and set solid foundations for your pooch to prevent any undesired behaviours or issues later in life, its crucial to socialise and train them around dogs, humans, livestock, noises and sites, traffic, surfaces, grooming, pinching undesired items and doing a 'chaise me' and much more. You can also begin building great obedience skills such as recall, sit, stay, heel etc. With that being said puppy obedience training is not a one time fix for life and very often when your puppy hits its next stage in life they will need a refresher boost to proof all the skills they were once taught. We provide you with all the tools you need to continue your puppies journey into adulthood whilst maintaining solid training and skills at home, all our training programmes come with a lifetime of support and we are just a message away! Or if your wanting your now so not little pup taking to the next level of training once s/he matures you can always get back in touch! Its much better to do it right the first time so you don't need to 'untrain' undesired behaviours later, such as jumping up, nervousness etc.