Training

Everyone has a dream when it comes to owning a dog and we're here to help you acheive that dream! Whether you are introducing a new puppy to your life, want to increase engagement on dog walks or want to teach an old dog new tricks, we have a dog training solution for you. At Smoosh and Friends, we offer a number of different plans to suit single and multidog households. Get in touch for more info.

Although they will come in the future, we do not currently hold group classes, instead we work solely on a 1-2-1 basis with you and your dog(s).

Plan 1: Targeted Behaviour Transformation

£75

  • Identify and tackle the root cause of your dog’s behaviour struggles

  • Bespoke transformation plan (sent as PDF)

  • 1-2-1 training session in your home, or local area if appropriate (Cardiff and surrounding area only)

  • Walk through transformation plan together, including the dog where appropriate

  • Troubleshooting as necessary, always staying flexible to you and your dog’s needs in the moment

  • Leave you equipped with the tools needed to transform your dog’s behaviour from the comfort of your home

This is a great first step to training and takes a whole dog approach to dog behaviour. We assess numerous areas of your dog's behaviour and come up with a plan to acheive your goals. Your bespoke dog training plan will focus on your dog’s distinct skill set, capabilities and underlying struggles. You will be given a series of dog training games to play with your dog, that will tackle your dog’s behaviour struggle(s) and address your dog training needs. I will walk you through all parts of the plan during our 1-2-1 session, leaving you equipped with all you need to start transforming your dog’s behaviour! Follow-up sessions would build on this plan and guide your dog's behaviour evolution.

We highly recommend this option, as we are able to take a holistic approach to your dog’s behaviour and the needs of your household. 

Plan 2: Ad-hoc Dog Training

£50

  • 1-2-1 dog-training session, plus £25 if behavioural assessment is needed

  • PDF dog training plan

  • Training techniques and games target a specific desire you have for your dog’s behaviour

  • Teach you the things you need to focus on to achieve your dog owning dreams

This is a great option for those who want to learn new things and advance their dog’s behavioural capabilities, especially when the dog’s present without any behavioural concerns. This is an ideal option for you if you want to learn some new tricks, develop loose lead walking skills, advance your recall or teach your dog to be quiet when the doorbell rings. Whatever your dog owning dream is, we can help you achieve it! 

Bonus Content

No matter what dog training path you take with us, you will also have access to:

  • Complimentary continued assessment of your dog’s training between sessions - send me videos of your successes and troubles to gain further insight about your dog’s behaviour

  • Where appropriate, in-person demo dog game walkthrough’s

  • Written dog training instruction provided where necessary

  • Between session communication available via WhatsApp and email (9am - 6pm, Mon -Fri)

  • *coming soon* video walkthrough’s with our own home grown demo dogs!

Follow-Up 1-2-1 Training Sessions

£50

  • Reassess dog’s behaviour using a follow-up questionnaire prior to session, to gauge where you’re at with your training

  • Tweaks to original transformation plan based on dog’s progress

  • Additional games demonstrated, to compliment the transformation plan

  • 1-hour 1-2-1 training session, in home or local area if appropriate

Follow-up training sessions will generally cover new games and training techniques to progress your dog’s behaviour even more. Depending on how much progress has been made on the original plan, sometimes we will work on levelling up existing games; increasing the challenge for y’all. It is recommended to have a follow-up session once a month at the very least, to ensure that you and your dog’s are getting the most out of training. 

Dog Training Walk

£35

  • In person training walk with you and your dog

  • Clear instruction of how to implement games in real life scenarios

  • Only available to those who have already had a behavioural assessment

  • For the dog’s who have progressed well with training at home

  • A super effective way to generalise learnt behaviours

In-person dog training walks with you and your dog(s) allow for you to learn exactly when and how to use the training games and techniques you have been practising at home. These training walks are especially great for dog’s who have been working on their reactivity or for those owners who have been working on increased engagement and listening skills. A dog training walk with smoosh and friends is also a great way to proof your dog’s loose leash walking skills or to practice disengagement from the pesky cat lurking in your neighbours driveway.

A Note On Accessibility

We want to ensure our services are as financially, physically and mentally accessible as possible and we are very confident that we can make adaptations to our training methods when necessary, be it for those with mobility constraints or those on the spectrum. So please let us know of any specific needs that you have, so that we can effectively accomodate you.

Although we find our prices fair, we know that not all people have the same access to financial resources, so if you are unwaged or on a low-income, please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns that you have and we will be happy to find a suitable arrangement.

Not what you're looking for?

Please get in touch with your requirements, as this is a non-exhaustive representation of the dog training we offer and we would be thrilled to find a solution that works for you.

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