What is reward based training.

Reward based training is as it sounds, rewarding a dog during training when they have made a correct movement, for example a ‘sit’. To help the dog to know exactly the moment they have made a correct movement we use a clicker which makes a short ‘click’ sound, and then follow with a reward usually in the form of a food treat. The dog now has an association between ‘what’ he/she did and being rewarded for it, and what gets rewarded tends to get repeated. This type of training can not only help to train dogs that have little or no previous training, but can also help to change existing problem behaviours.

The advantages of one-to-one training.

  • My attention is focused solely on you and your dog
  • No noisy over crowded classes
  • Training takes place in your home, a familiar environment meaning less stress for you and your dog
  • No traveling for you, I make the journey on an agreed pre-booked day and time to suit you.
  • A one-off session which focuses on the problems we will have previously discussed over the phone. You’ll learn about the method of training I use-clicker training. When beginning the training with your dog you’ll see how this reward based training actually works and so allowing your dog to understand what she/he is suppose to do.