Residential training is also offered in conjunction with behavioural advice. This consists of your dog being trained whilst living as part of my family group over a period of 2-4 weeks thus enabling total focus on the issues at hand.
During this time owners can visit their dog as well as observe training sessions. At the end of the training period, owners will be instructed how to handle the dog in order to maintain the newly acquired behaviours as well as attend weekly up-keep sessions to prevent regression.
Residential training does not provide a quick fix. Owners must be prepared to invest personal time and effort following their dog’s residential stay, with all primary and secondary carers working together consistently to maintain the desirable behaviours which have been taught…it is of no use to any family or individual for their dog to only respond in the coveted manner for the professional whom it does not actually share its life with.
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