Dog Dynamics

What can Dog Dynamics help with?

I can help with most dog training problems. Puppy training, general obedience, problem behaviours, dog reactivity- just contact me to discuss your requirements.

What happens when I contact Dog Dynamics?

I will ask you for some information about your dog and what you want help with. We can talk on the phone, or I will email you. I will ask you to complete an assessment questionnaire about your dog, and in some cases get a referral form signed by your vet.
This will help me construct a basic plan so I know what I need to see, what I need to bring with me and what I can expect.
We will arrange an appointment at a time that suits you. The first session is approx 1.5- 2hrs long. I will sit down with you to get some more information about you and your dog, and outline the main issues. Based on that, we will look at ways to manage the situations so things improve immediately. We’ll then discuss what training will be needed to accomplish your goals, and work through the training exercises. I will leave you with a training plan to work with until the next session.

Where does the training take place?

Dog Dynamics specialise in One to One training, which means I come to your home. We may also work at an outside location near your home.

What areas do you cover?

Dog Dynamics covers Stevenage and surrounding areas; including Letchworth, Knebworth, Welwyn Garden City, Walkern and Hitchin.

Who needs to be present?

Ideally all adults who care for the dog, as well as older children if they are involved in caring for the dog. I realise this is not always practical or possible, so just the person who mainly cares for the dog is fine; but bear in mind it is important that everyone in the household follows the training plan in order to get the best results!

What do I need for the training?

I will bring everything we need. But please do not feed your dog for 2 hours prior to our appointment, and have a favourite toy and treats to hand.

How many sessions will I need?

That’s a hard question to answer- sometimes just one session is enough to get you on the right track, particularly if it’s a relatively simple issue and the owners follow the training plan fully. Other times more than one session is required- some owners want more support, some find it harder to learn new training techniques. If the problem is more ingrained or complex you may need a few more sessions. I will suggest at least 1 follow up session so we can review the progress made, and address any problems or questions you may have.
My most popular package is Initial Consultation + 4 x Follow Up Lessons.

What if you can’t help?

If I don’t know how to teach you something, I will help you find someone who can!
I am not yet qualified to address complex behaviour problems. A problem behaviour may simply be a training issue, but if I feel you will be better off seeing a certified behaviourist I will find properly qualified and experienced help for you.

Why don’t you offer any guarantees?

I won’t make any guarantees, because after our session it is entirely up to you to put in the work. What I’m really doing is training you to train your dog. In addition to my working with you and your dog, you will be working with your dog during and after/ between sessions. Also, each dog is a different individual with their own mind who work at their own pace – I cannot guarantee that your dog will learn something in 2 weeks just because another dog has.

I need to cancel, can I get a refund?

If you need to cancel an appointment, please do so with no less than 48 hours notice. I will always try and work with you to re-schedule. Cancellations made less than 48 hours before your appointment will be subject to a partial charge.
Missed appointments and appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours notice will be subject to a full charge.
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