Maybe your dog missed out on early training, maybe you have a 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 them all the time.
Don’t waste time teaching extra behaviours that you really aren’t going to use outside of class. Instead, concentrate on teaching basic behaviours and concepts to an exceptional standard.
And learn it all from the comfort of your own home. These classes are weekly live online. No need to wrangle kids or rush to get out the door once your workday is over.
Your dog spends over 90% of their time at home. This course will build firm foundations in the place you need them, right from the start.
Once you’ve got your foundations in place we’ll show you how to extend the learning so your dog can be a superstar everywhere in our Behave! – Beyond the Basics in person class.
Why Online Only?
Your dog will feel safe
This is the most important reason.
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.
Even if your dog isn’t scared of other dogs and people, being in unfamiliar surroundings means that learning is compromised. Everyone learns better when they are comfortable.
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.
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.
It doesn’t matter if your dog is worried or is a social butterfly and wants to say hi to everyone. It’s easier on you and your dog to start learning together in a place with minimum distractions – that’s your home.
We know it gets you better results
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 lockdown that live online classes provide real benefits over the more common in person group class, especially when learning these foundation skills. That’s why we’ll be keeping this class online forever.
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 them all the time? Behave! has been developed with this aim at its core.
Behave! teaches concepts to your dog that they can then apply themselves to the different situations they will come across during their everyday 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.