Our Services

Canine Behaviour And Training Solutions specialise in helping dog owners in Leeds and Yorkshire to understand, manage and change their pet’s problem behaviour.

Training your dog is part of responsible dog ownership. It provides important mental stimulation and is a great way to get to know each other. Training classes help you understand how your dog learns and provides opportunities for your dog to develop important social skills.

Training is an important part of any dog's life, and is important for several reasons. It provides mental stimulation which helps to keep your dog happy, and if combined with morning exercise your dog will be mentally and physically tired at the end and far more likely to sleep during the day.

Dogs are social animals and without proper training, they will behave like animals. They will soil your house, destroy your belongings, bark excessively, dig holes in your yard, fight other dogs and even bite you. Nearly all behaviour problems are perfectly normal canine activities that occur at the wrong time or place or are directed at the wrong thing. For example, the dog will eliminate on the carpet instead of outside; the dog will bark all night long instead of just when a stranger is prowling around outside; or the dog will chew furniture instead of his own toys. The key to preventing or treating behaviour problems is learning to teach the dog to redirect his natural behaviour to outlets that are acceptable in the domestic setting.

Obedience training is also an easy way to establish the social hierarchy. When your dog obeys a simple request of 'come here, sit,' she is showing compliance and respect for you. It is NOT necessary to establish yourself as top dog or leader of the pack by using extreme measures such as the so-called alpha roll-over. You CAN teach your dog her subordinate role by teaching her to show submission to you in a paw raise (shake hands), roll over or hand lick (give a kiss). Most dogs love performing these tricks (obedience commands) for you which also pleasantly acknowledge that you are in charge.

A well-trained dog is more confident and can more safely be allowed a greater amount of freedom than an untrained one.

Do I really need to socialize my puppy?

Many owners slack off from their pup’s intensive socialization program because two-, three-, four- and even five-month-old puppies appear to be super-friendly social butterflies. All too often people don’t see the point of socializing an apparently well-socialized puppy. But of course their puppy is friendly and sociable, it’s a puppy. Unfortunately the effects of insufficient early socialization do not become apparent until later in life. Development follows a natural course; fears and phobias do not usually begin to develop until a dog is five to eight months old and by the time owners realize their adolescent dog has a problem, the Critical Period of Socialization is history.

Enquire About Boarding your dog

 

Home Boarding

Canine Behaviour and Training Solutions will look after for your dog as they would their own.

We provide a home dog boarding alternative to traditional kennels. Run by dog lovers for dog lovers our priority is the welfare and happiness of your dogs and your peace of mind when you are on holiday.

 
£ 5 Per Class
AKA Puppy Parties
 

What is a puppy socialisation class?

A place where your puppy (who won't be fully vaccinated yet) can be around other pups of a similar age but of different breeds and characteristics.

You will learn about basic body language, basic training and behaviour and any questions will be answered.

You will learn a wide variety of extremely useful and important techniques so that your puppy can have the benefit of being understood from the earliest possible age. We cover all the major questions which people have from clipping claws to play biting, sleep problems, and coping techniques for you to use until your puppy can go out. We also cover essential information at this early stage so that separation anxiety can be prevented. With our vast experience of working with people and puppies/dogs we have developed this to cover all your questions and to help to make sure that your puppy gets the VERY BEST start in life.

 
£ 10 Per Class
 
 

What is a puppy training class?

A place where you puppy will learn the basics of sit, down, lie down, loose lead walking and so much more. Training and behavioural advice will be given and any questions answered.

All our puppy and dog training classes are run using kind and effective techniques. We provide training on how to effectively deter your dog's bad behaviour without causing pain or fear, and how to positively reinforce the behaviours you do want to see. We also show you how to fade the use of treats to improve the training results. We help you to socialise your puppy safely and carefully whilst showing you what socialisation actually is. We help you to prepare your puppy for their life ahead including handling them for veterinary visits etc. Puppy socialisation in our classes is mainly done on lead so that timid puppies don't learn to become fearful and over boisterous puppies don't learn to become bullies! We teach them how to pay you attention (even in distraction) and how they should interact with other puppies to avoid problems later. We are known for running calm classes in which dogs and people find it easier to learn.

 
£ 10 Per Class
 
 

Adult Training Classes (Beginners)

If you've not had your dog from a pups, maybe a rescue dog, and they don't quite get the hang of loose lead walking, 'drop it' or 'leave it' cues, then these training classes are for you.

We'll cover body language and a range of useful cues and commands that you can use in every day life.

 
 

Adult training Classes (Intermediate)

Here we'll briefly cover the basics from the beginners class so we're all on the same page.

From here we can move onto more advance things, like walking to heal, targeting and much more!

 
 

1-2-1 Sessions

Dealing with any problems or concerns that you have on a 1-2-1 basis.

This way I can provide an individual behavioural modification plan. We will work on it together and you can have as many or a little sessions as you feel necessary.

The assessment session is about 30-60 mins long following consults and/or training sessions are 1 hour.

 
 

Seminars

Seminars on a wide variety of topics including how to read body language, the science behind dog training and behaviour, training methods and so much more!

 
 

Dog Walking

Once you've made contact, I will arrange an assessment to meet with you and your dog in their home environment and create a care plan based on your pets needs and your requirements.

I offer group walks to encourage social interaction or solo dog walks, if this is preferred. All dogs are fully supervised during walks.

 
 

Dog Walking

Once you've made contact, I will arrange an assessment to meet with you and your dog in their home environment and create a care plan based on your pets needs and your requirements.

I offer group walks to encourage social interaction or solo dog walks, if this is preferred. All dogs are fully supervised during walks.