As a mum to a puppy myself, who has had an older dog before, I can completely empathise with the thoughts “this is a lot more work than I remember!” And if it’s your first time, it can feel overwhelming, can’t it! The sleepless nights, barking, howling, chewing, destruction and chaos. But look at those beautiful big eyes and expressions of love. It is all worth it.
Wait! It doesn’t have to be a stressful time at all! I have successfully brought up 6 puppies in my lifetime and each time I become an even better parent. Learning lessons that my last dog teaches to me.
And now, as a qualified Dog Behaviourist and Puppy trainer I have developed an online course to take the stress out of your puppy’s teething times and which allows you to enjoy every single precious moment before its too late and they have grown up.
Most of the behavioural problems that I deal with in dogs have developed during the crucial puppy period when they learn vital life skills, like how to socialise politely with other dogs, how to behave inside and outside the home, how to cope with separation from their human and how to manage new and unfamiliar situations.
Fears, phobias, trauma, separation anxiety, barking and aggression can all stem from this puppy period in their lives. Even if it doesn’t manifest until much later… The early signs may not be clear to you and the earlier we help our pups and dogs to enjoy life to the fullest, the better. We all love all babes and want them to have the very best from us.
Join me for 8 online sessions as we navigate through the wonders and trials of puppyhood and the essential behaviour training required to see your dog through their whole life.
These sessions can be purchased on a PAYG rate of £40 for the first consultation (plus £1.50 Paypal fee) and £35 thereafter (classes are 1-1 and last 1 hour on either Skype or Zoom)
Or you can pay a special package price of £200 for the essentials. Email me for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org
These modules can be taken alone and tailored to your pup’s specific needs. If there is anything missing in this outline that you would like me to teach you. We can simply add it in!
And at the beginning of each module we will recap on the one before and I can watch you carry out the training and give feedback if we need to tweak or change anything. Every puppy is different and they learn in different ways!
Module 1: Toilet training, sleeping habits and puppy food
Module 2: The teething, biting and destructive issues. How to avoid any future aggression and what to do if your dog or you are bitten to ensure they don’t develop fear aggression as a response…
Module 3: Separation anxiety and how to ween your pup to go to work and other activities
Module 4: Walking on the lead, recall and how to loose leash train your puppy
Module 5: Socialising your puppy and introducing them to other puppies and dogs. What signs to look out for that they are getting this right for life
Module 6: The calming protocol for puppies and dogs
Module 7: Jumping up and good table manners
Module 8: Barking at the door and noise fears and phobias
To read some Skype testimonials please pop along to my testimonials page. Skype is like having me in the room with you and I can watch how you carry out the techniques and how your pup is respondng to them to make sure you are getting the very most out of each session and that we get things right for you and your pup. There is also FREE follow-up and text support in between sessions so that you never feel alone. Even if you just want to have a moan at how your week is going. I’m here for you!
You will need to register with www.skype.com if you haven’t already got an account and then simply login online. Please take a note of what your skype username is so that I can find you and send you a friend request and we will take it from there! Even if you just have a mobile phone to use skype with, that is absolutely fine.
I will send you some instructions prior to our first call.
Michelle Brett (Skype client, Hertfordshire)
I contacted Nicky about my bichon Riley who was barking at my neighbours and I wasn’t sure how a Skype session would work. The results were great! A lot better than I would have expected. I would go as far as saying that it is the same as having her there as per a home visit. As she is literally in the room with me. I gained so much from just one session alone and have the confidence to know that many of the things I was doing were right and new training tools and techniques to help my boy be happier and to have happier neighbours! Which is important because I live in a flat. Thank you so much Nicky and Merlin. xx
Emma Wilmore (Online Puppy Course attendee, North-West)
I am taking Nicky’s 8 week Puppy Online Course and my pug puppy Boris and
I have just completed week 1 and we are really happy with the advice about
his food and potty training. Nicky is tailoring the course to eactly our
needs. Skype is just as good as a home visit as Nicky is literally in the
room with us and can see all that is going on. Next week we will be
receiving feedback on my techniques and how Boris is progressing. And stop his biting! His teeth are so sharp. I’m already getting the teething tools Nicky told me about in preparation. It is lovely to have this support every step of the way. and I can message Nicky in between Skype sessions as well. Very happy. xx