The Dog Teacher - Candy Sullivan
Professional Dog Behaviourist and Trainer
'one paw at a time'
For all your dog's 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, and 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:
Not coming to you on command
Manners about the house
Overcoming unwanted jumping up & overexcitement
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
Eating things that shouldn't be eaten
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 human and dog 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 training and enjoying your dog.
Private Behaviour Consultation - £120 initial consultation -1 hour,
Please find more details and information on the SERVICES page
Private Training Sessions - £210 - 3 week training programme - 1 hour sessions taken weekly
New puppy home welcome package - £260 - one to one puppy training and behaviour advice at your home.
Puppy information pack
Puppy goodie bag
4 week training course of 45 minutes per session taken as weekly sessions
Support via email or whatsapp for 12 weeks.
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 positive reinforcement, consistency, establishing a routine, and above all, patience.
My other passion is my Pilates teaching, 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.