Individual training courses for you and your dog

All of our training is specifically designed to arm you with useful knowledge and skills to supplement responsible dog ownership.

We provide the foundations of learning in an interactive and fun environment so that both you and your dog have an enjoyable learning experience and acquire the knowledge and skills to ensure ongoing successful training.

To book your place, simply call the team on 0118 207 7788.

 

4-Session Courses

We can offer 4-session packages (each session 30 mins) at a cost of £115.

Available packages include:

  • Puppy Training
    You’ve got a new puppy – how exciting! Bringing a puppy into your family is an extremely rewarding experience and should give you many years of fun and pleasure. However, there are rules that all puppies and their owners need to learn. This will make your life as simple as possible and your puppy will understand boundaries and behaviour.

Our 4-session Puppy Training course will introduce you and your puppy to basic commands and communication. It will give you advice on behaviour at home including food and toy manners. When your puppy is old enough to venture outside, the course will cover important aspects such as recall and loose lead work. This course will help set your new puppy on the right road to becoming a well-mannered, well-trained and friendly member of your family.

  • Confidence Building
    New environments and new things such as new people and other dogs can be scary to your puppy or a nervous dog. Our Confidence Building course will give them and you the helping hand they need to acclimatise to their new and possibly daunting surroundings. With one to one training, this course will help your puppy or nervous dog build a positive association with unfamiliar people and environments, and will generally build their overall confidence.

Socialisation is so important in a dog’s life, so this course gradually introduces your puppy or nervous dog to others ensuring they are happy and confident around dogs of all sizes and ages. It will also gradually introduce your pet to day care, should the need arise.

  • Socialisation

Socialisation is essential if your puppy or dog is to enjoy meeting and having the company of other dogs. Being confident and happy around other 4-legged friends makes life much more enjoyable for your dog and easier for you. Our socialisation course is based on the fundamentals of a well-socialised dog.  The course focusses on controlled playtime with other puppies or dogs and also includes tips for owners to continue socialising outside and after the course.

 

 

Individual Dog Training

If your dog needs a bit of specialist individual training, then our team is on hand to help guide you and your best buddy on the road to improved knowledge, increased confidence and ultimately better-trained behaviour. We have standard sessions available, but if you’d like to speak to our team about any specific training areas you would like to improve on then our trainers can advise a programme to help.

One to one sessions, per hour at £48.00

We offer one-on-one training for you and your dog to cover any area of command, training or behavioural issues.

 

  • Day Care Confidence Building 1 hour session £18.00

Day Care Confidence building is helpful for dogs that are nervous of new people and new environments and those who struggle to be away from their owners.  Our Behaviour Adviser will gradually work with your dog to build their confidence and trust in us, with the aim to slowly introduce them to socialise with other dogs with the long-term goal of them joining our day care. Catered specifically to your dog, the first few sessions may be based solely on one to one training.

 

  • Train the Dog, Train the Owner 2 x 1-hour sessions £96.00

Sometimes it may help to give you a little training as well as your dog. On our Train the Dog, Train the Owner course we will train your dog in the first session and then you and your dog together in the second. Topics covered include recall, loose lead walking, reactivity and our special clicker workshop, learning the theory behind marker training and the practicalities of using it correctly.  

 

  • Behaviour Consultation at £65.00 per hour

If you are concerned about any particular aspect of your dog’s behaviour, we can help! Our Dog Trainer/Behaviour Adviser will help you identify the causes of their behavioural concern, which is the first step to correcting any behavioural problems. 

 

Residential boot-camp training for Rags & Bert's Hotel residents.

Why not let your four-legged friend make the most of their stay at Rags and Bert’s Hotel with a bit of 1-2-1 refresher training on aspects such as lead-walking, recall, lead-reactivity and more!

PSA behaviour assessment required prior to booking.

Price per course is normally £240. However, for canine residents at the hotel, there is a 20% discount - which equates to getting one of the 5-hour sessions free!

Courses currently available include:

 

  • Loose Lead boot camp holiday stay

Does your dog pull on the lead?

Your dog will receive daily training focussed on walking nicely on lead. We will combine onsite training exercises with offsite walks to improve your dog’s pulling on the lead. 

5 hours training (1 hour per day) plus plenty of exercise and play time during their stay.

Includes a free handover lesson on collection day.

 

  • Recall boot camp holiday stay

Do you need to improve your dog’s ability to come when called?

Your dog will receive 1-1 training focussed on improving recall.

5 hours training (1 hour per day) plus plenty of exercise and play time during their stay.

Includes a free handover lesson on collection.

 

  • Lead Reactivity boot camp holiday stay 

Is your dog sociable with others but noisy and excitable on lead?

Teaching your dog to approach other dogs or pass strangers on lead in a quiet and controlled manner.

Your dog will receive 1-1 training focussed on lead reactivity which will be catered to the individual.

5 hours training (1 hour per day) plus plenty of exercise and play time during their stay.

Includes a free handover lesson on collection day.

 

  • Good Manners boot camp holiday stay

Is your dog over-excitable and difficult to control? Improve their manners.

These sessions focus on door manners, controlled meet and greet with people and other dogs and roadside manners.

5 hours training (1 hour per day) plus plenty of exercise and play time during their stay.

Includes a free handover lesson on collection day.

 

  • Confidence building boot camp holiday stay

Is your dog timid in new environments, towards strangers and other dogs?

We will work 1-1 with your dog to build their confidence and trust in strangers and towards other dogs.

5 hours training (1 hour per day) plus plenty of exercise and play time during their stay.

Includes a free handover lesson on collection day.

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23 & 25 Loverock Road
Reading
Berkshire
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