The Office Dog

Puppy and Me

Four-week private puppy training course

Great training We really enjoyed it and Sunny has come on leaps and bounds in just a couple of days Jane and Sunny
Definitely booking more Lessons! I couldn’t have asked for someone more knowledgeable about dogs and also very good with transferring knowledge over to humans. L Bauer and Leia
Great value for money Sharon was great… Definitely helped with the training of our puppy. Thank you for all your help guys! Adene and Ozzy
Sharon’s can do attitude has given us the confidence boost we needed. A lovely friendly woman, full of excellent advice, who we could honestly share our insecurities with over our new little terror of a Parson Terrier. Vivien and Tippi
Sharon is a miracle worker! When visiting Butternut Box offices she taught one of our puppies how to ‘down’ in about 5 seconds Hannah and Reya
Excellent! Sharon was great – as good at training me as at training Asta, and the Training Notes are fun to read. Elizabeth and Asta

What is covered?

Puppy and Me goes beyond the normal puppy training, which tends to just teach a succession of ‘tricks’, and that’s it. You end up with a dog that can perform well during formal training sessions, but acts up outside of those times.

Training

We will cover the basic skills such as sit, lie down etc but we go a step further than this. The Office Dog will introduce you to training games that will make your dog want to be near you (a crucial first step for both leash walking and recall), and also how to chill out and relax on his mat – teaching calmness in a dog is a highly underrated training technique.  We will cover life skills such as the handling that will be required when visiting a vet or a groomer and being able to have a harness or muzzle put on

Teaching

You will receive notes on topics such as canine body language, house-training, socialisation, diet and unwanted chewing, which can then be discussed with your trainer. 

We want you to understand your dog and to build a strong relationship, based on mutual trust and respect. We want you to feel prepared and able to tackle all the challenges that life will throw at you long after these training sessions have finished.

How does it work?

The Office Dog has developed a four-week curriculum for puppy training, fundamentals of training and some of the more complex skills will be introduced and taught in-person with your trainer. You will be sent an information pack up front via email. More basic behaviours will be sent to you in a series of emails, delivered in stages throughout your course, complementing and building on what you are covering with your trainer.

If we were to cover all of this in-person with your trainer, it would take a lot longer than four weeks, and your puppy will no longer be a puppy! And by the time you get to the end of the course, the information you get will be long overdue. This is the best way to get a lot of information to you in a short space of time, without overloading the training sessions themselves.

But remember, the different mediums are not in isolation – feel free to ask your trainer if you have any questions about anything in the emails or handouts, or you can send us an email at any point.

Alternatively, you can pay in 4 weekly instalments; the first payment is £70 followed by 3 payments of £60 - totalling £250.

Areas covered:
W2 - Bayswater, W3 - Acton, W4 - Chiswick, W6 - Hammersmith, Ravenscourt Park, Stamford Brook, W8 - Kensington, W11 - Notting Hill, W12 - Shepherd's Bush, White City, Wood Lane, W14 - West Kensington, Barons Court, W1K - Mayfair, SW5 - Earl's Court, SW6 - Fulham, Parsons Green, SW7 - South Kensington, SW10 - Chelsea, SW1X - Knightsbridge, TW9 - Richmond, Kew

Available: Monday-Friday, 9am-7pm and Saturdays, 10am-4pm.

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NB: Due to technical limitations, the availability shown above is for the Puppy Singles, but the availability is the same for the 4-week course.

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