“Teach me how to be the dog you want me
Training is the single, most important thing that keeps a dog in his “forever home’.
Obedience training should be fun and rewarding for both you and your dog. It will enrich your relationship and make living together more enjoyable. A well-trained dog is more confident and can be be allowed a greater amount of freedom than an untrained one.
Providing your dog with at least some training is the best and most loving thing you can do for him. Training your dog ensures that he’s safe and welcome everywhere he goes and that he’s easy to live with
Positive, reward-based training means we encourage behaviour we like with frequent and high-value rewards and either prevent or ignore behaviour we do not like.
I do not use any aversive methods or tools that work on the principal of intimidation or coercion or that have been designed to cause the dog physical, mental or emotional pain. Its never ever the right thing to do, rewarding your dog for good behaviour is so much more effective than punishing your dog for behaving in a way you find unacceptable – and remember most “bad behaviour’ is actually a natural behaviour for dogs, it’s just that we just don’t happen to like them – stealing food, barking, jumping up to greet people …… dogs are scavengers, and highly sociable animals
Punishment can actually increase the risk of aggression in dogs. Harsh punishments used by punitive trainers are not only cruel but also potentially dangerous and damage the trust between dog and human.
That means we never use or recommend shock collars, choke collars, prong collars, squirt bottles, scruff shakes, alpha rollovers or other inhumane tools and techniques.
Using constructive discipline to guide a dog into making better choices means not inflicting pain or instilling fear in a dog and influencing your dog’s behaviour without the use of force or fear.
Constructive discipline includes such things as time outs, taking something of value away, ignoring behaviour and interrupting unwanted behavior vocally.
Walking calmly by your side is really tough for your dog to do; firstly he needs to walk slower than his normal walking pace and humans generally walk much slower than dogs AND ignore all the smells and everything else in a highly stimulating, exciting environment. That is why people find it so hard to do, because it’s hard for your dog to do!
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Kerry did an amazing job with Princess, she does training with her for all our TV performances. She’s also helped our other pup Empress with her recall. Highly recommend!Krystyna LennonObedience, recall & Trick Training
Just had one session so far and Kerry has shown me a lot of good techniques. For the first time in the last week I have a dog that is tired - mentally. Definitely recommend to anyone with a new dog - puppy or not.Caroline `StewartMac - Obedience
Awsome Lady. Her advice was great and solved behaviour problem between my two dogs. Highly recommendedMagdalena BartosiakBehaviour problem
Just attended a 6 week course and found it excellent. I have a very timid pooch who would not be around anyone. The Fairydogmother is patient, knowledgeable, kind and fun. Wonderful display technique of 'how to do sit, stay, leave' etc ...Marie-Claire HallPuppy Class
Absolutely awesome. Very knowledgeable so professional but easily approachable too. My dogs adored her. It's still early days but following her instructions, I can already see a difference. Cannot recommend highly enough. She's AWESOMEJay NeeBehaviour problem
Attended a six week puppy course for my cocker spaniel and I loved it! Charlie had so much fun, Kerry was so patient and gave such good advice and training methods. Charlie is now a well socialised puppy, loves meeting people and new situations which is definitely down to these puppy classes! Such good value for money.Amy BrookCharlie - puppy class
Had a home visit behaviour consultation as our new puppy is very low on confidence and was fab! Kerry is brilliant and I would recommend her to everybody. Took the time to teach my children how to handle our new pup and they are now following her methods.Alex SheffieldHome puppy/children's training