Maybe your dog missed out on early training, maybe you have an older puppy or an unruly teenager on your hands, or maybe you’ve got an adult who needs better manners.
Whatever stage your dog is at, what you’d really like is your dog to be a bit more like the picture in your head of a calm, well behaved, loving companion you can take pretty much everywhere.
What you need is a class that focuses on the most important skills your dog needs to be well behaved.
Let nagging and micro managing become a thing of the past. Teach your dog to do the right thing without you having to tell him all the time.
Don’t waste time teaching extra behaviours that you really aren’t going to use outside of class. Instead just concentrate on teaching basic behaviours and concepts to an exceptional standard.
A fresh approach
Traditional dog training classes have concentrated on obedience exercises from competition and working dog needs. While these skills can be impressive, they are not that useful for a pet dog in our modern world. Our family dogs require just a few behaviours but they need to do them in the face of enormous distractions.
When you’re busy with work, running the household, dealing with the kids and family, having to tell the dog what to do all the time is just another headache you can do without. Wouldn’t it be great to know that your dog will choose to do the right thing without you having to tell him all the time? Behave! has been developed with this aim at its core.
Behave! teaches concepts to your dog that he can then apply himself to the different situations he will come across during his every day life (with perhaps the occasional bit of help from you). This is a completely different way of training your dog and uses fun, short, game style training that can easily fit into your busy life.
This is a 6 week course. You will benefit from specialised instruction focused on teaching your dog to make excellent choices without you having to nag. Taught by a qualified, experienced behaviourist so any problems can be identified early and dealt with swiftly.
Benefits of an online class
Your dog is less distracted in a familiar environment
If you’re worried about how well your dog will concentrate in a room with other dogs and people, then starting at home is a great option.
Your dog will feel safe
Before learning can begin, your dog needs to feel safe (and so do you). For dogs who are worried by other dogs or people, the typical class environment is not a good option. It can actually do harm if it overwhelms your dog. Online classes proved the perfect setting for your dog to learn general life skills without having to run the gauntlet of dealing with scary things around them.
You don’t have to leave the house
When the evenings are dark, cold, wet and miserable, you can avoid the hassle of having to gather all your gear up and drive to class.
You gain the gift of time
Less time driving to places, more time to spend on what you want. No need to dedicate it to practising all you’ve learned in our classes. Netflix, reading, wine drinking, whatever floats your boat.
No need to wrangle the kids or get childcare
All the family are welcome in our classes, but it’s hard to concentrate when you’re having to manage your dog and your children in class. Online classes mean your children can join in, or not, as they wish.
You’ve been thinking about doing a class for ages but between school runs, children’s activities, cooking dinner and all the rest of it you can’t seem to carve out the time. Online in your own home doesn’t get any more convenient.
You get to watch everyone else
Because of the way an online class is structured, you get to watch other people train their dog without worrying about your dog being unruly or distracting.
Concentrated short training sessions
Another benefit to the class structure is that you get to do concentrated short pieces of training with your dog, then let them properly rest while you watch others. This is the best way to get quality behaviours in training. Too often in class you end up training for the entire hour to help your dog in the situation they find themselves in. At home you don’t have to worry, they can chill in between your on-screen training stints.
Training starts at home anyway
We were never training your dog in in-person classes; we were always training you. Being online doesn’t change that.
An addition to our live online classes is the chance for feedback in between the live classes. You can send up to 3, short videos (less than 3mins each) of your training before the next class and get feedback on what’s going well, what to change and how to progress.
They are here to stay
I like to think we’re non traditionalists at Tails We Win and definitely don’t follow the “we’ve always done it this way” thinking.
It became clear during our testing phase that live online classes provide real benefits over the more common in person group class. That’s why we’ll be keeping them forever.