Frequently asked questions

What methods do you use?
All of the methods used at The Canine Place are reward driven.
The theory is all science based and we always aim to tell you the 'why' of what we are suggesting.
We don't use any equipment or methods that will cause fear or physical harm.
Our aim is for both owners and dogs enjoy the training and that the dogs want to participate.

How long will the training take? How many sessions will I need?
This is always a tricky one to answer! It depends on a number of things: Firstly all dogs are different and all owners are too. We aim to give you a rough idea on the first session of how many sessions might be needed to achieve what you are aiming for but we will also talk you through a lot of things you can do at home in between sessions to help you speed things up. It will also depend on what you are wanting to get out of the sessions and what previous experience you and your dog have. 

How long do the sessions go on for?
The first 1-2-1 session is roughly 1 1/2 hours and the follow on sessions are 1 hour.
Scentwork and Dog parkour are 1 1/2 hour 
Training walks are approx 45 mins

Can you fix behaviour problems?
We are dog trainers not behaviourists. The difference is that a trainer will teach dogs to perform behaviours (such as recall when called, walk to heel) a behaviourist will deal with the emotional responses that affect behaviour and the behaviours that this leads to.
If the behaviour problem is jumping up or not doing something you have asked, then yes we can probably help with this but there are some things that we would recommend you contact a behaviourist for. 
We do have plenty of behaviour knowledge and often this comes in handy in being able to point people in the right direction so if you aren't sure what you need please just get in touch and we will happily advise.

How do I book a session?
Though we know most people like booking online we have chosen to keep it old school and ask you to give us a call. email or message on one of our social media pages. We like to get a bit of information in advance and make sure we are allocating enough time for your session.