The Dog Teacher - Candy Sullivan

Professional Dog Behaviourist and Trainer
                'one paw at a time'     

For all your dogs' behaviour and training needs

Most of us view our dogs as treasured family  members and I believe that a well trained dog is a happy dog.  A happy dog means a happy owner.   Through positive reinforcement training and an understanding of how your dog thinks, you will find that connection together.
If you've got a young puppy, then this is the perfect time to learn how they think,  ingrain those good habits now!  

Do you need help with your dog's behaviour?  Would you like to know how to interact with your dog towards a better life together?

Book a session for support with issues such as:

Focus skills
Not coming to you on command
Heel training
Manners about the house
Social skills
Overcoming unwanted jumping up & overexcitement
Unwanted chewing 
Barking too much
Being aggressive around other dogs and people
Pulling on the lead or getting extremely excited before you leave the house
Unwanted reactive behaviour
Separation anxiety
Eating things that shouldn't be eaten
General anxiety

Book a 1-2-1 session for advice with adult dogs or for a new puppy.

By using the correct body language, signals and commands, which your dog will understand, your dog will be able to better connect with you and therefore a stronger bond between you both is established.   What will follow should be harmony and the making of happy memories.
An average training session lasts approximately one hour in which we work towards helping you build the skills necessary to continue basic training with your dog.

Private Behaviour Consultation -  £120 initial consultation -
1 hour, 30 minutes  
Please find more details and information on the SERVICES page

Private Training Sessions - £210  for 3 training programme -
1 hour sessions taken weekly
Please find more details and information on the SERVICES page

New puppy home welcome package  - £260 -
one to one puppy training and behaviour advice at your home.   

Puppy information pack

Puppy goodie bag

4 training sessions of 45 minutes each, taken as weekly

Support via email or Whatsapp for 12 weeks.

Remote/Online advice - 30 mins £35 / 60 mins £60

 Your Teacher -  Candy

 I have enjoyed owning and training dogs for many years, in my own family home environment and supporting others with their own dogs.  I have practiced agility with my own dog and reached a competitive level, unfortunately he is older now and I don't think his hips are happy with too much jumping and sprinting so he has had to stop.  Agility relies on fast, well timed commands through body movements, voice and pace.  I found it interesting to notice that dogs will look at their handler's body language constantly, so perhaps we should listen to our dogs body language too and try to understand what they are feeling and trying to tell us.   When incorporating this in their training and everyday handling, along with clear commands, we create a strong bond with our dogs resulting in settled, well behaved and happier family pets, who see you as their  friend, and they will want to listen to you ....... whilst still being their best friend.
My approach, towards dogs behaviour, is through holistic positive reinforcement, consistency, establishing a routine, and above all, patience and staying calm.

My other passion is teaching Pilates, of which I have been qualified since 2004 and am fortunate to have a beautiful  studio at home where I see clients.   I have found that having a deep understanding of how the human body moves and breathes (or doesn't breathe),  carries tension and stress in the muscles, could have an effect on our dog's behaviour and how they relate to us.   


Sleepy Puppy
(a young puppy can sleep for 18-20 hours.  Factor regular naps into your puppy's routine. Otherwise you'll experience unwanted behaviour)

Enjoying the View 
(I wonder what he's thinking.  Allow your dog to take in the surroundings sometimes)

Seaside Fun
(make time to play and enjoy your dog.  Walks on the beach are a pleasure and a healthy day out for all)

(so important for puppies to learn about their surroundings from a young age)

(daily training, just don't overdo it.  A little every day and always set them up for success)

(bond with your dog and you'll have his attention)

(Living his best life abroad. Rocky moved to Thailand to be with his owner.  We worked with him to get used to the travel crate and settle in there for periods of time)

The Dog Teacher