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What kind of training do you use?

We are best described as LIMA trainers (least intrusive, minimally aversive), however our training is always changing and evolving through research and experience. Our aim is always to build up your relationship with your dog by creating trust and respect with as minimal conflict as possible.

How many training sessions will I need?

This depends on several things like how quickly your dog learns, what behavioural problems you are facing and how quickly you pick up the training yourself. Generally for basic training for 1 dog we average 6 sessions and for 2 dogs anywhere from 8-10. The best thing to do is chat to one of our trainers after an initial assessment so they can give you an idea on how many sessions they think you may benefit from to reach your goals.

How often will I need to do sessions?

It is advised the first 2-3 sessions are week a part so you have time to practice in between. You can then move to once a fortnight generally for further training if needed. We also sometimes do longer gaps for clients that need a bit of a top up every now and then but don’t need regular sessions.

Do you do residential training stays?

No, unfortunately we don't anymore. We currently run our business from our family home and although we understand that, sometimes, a residential stay can kickstart your dogs' training journey, we've decided to take a break from having dogs in for training whilst we look to move to a new home and get us and our dogs settled. It is something we hope to offer again in the future when we have the facilities to do so. In the meantime, our team are here to provide one-to-one sessions to help you and your dog reach your goals.


What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a gentle but affective therapy that works by altering the resting state of the autonomics, nervous system, muscle groups and fascia. It can target specific issues such as targeting a specific injury, combatting misalignment and helping with behavioural issues such as anxiety and aggression.

Do you only treat dogs?

No! Tony is fully qualified as both an animal and human Osteopath and throughout his career has treated a wild variety of animals an pioneered Osteopathy treatments for many different species. From lizards to elephants, Tony has even been seen on the popular TV show 'Animal Park' treating their elephant Anne and one of their gorilla's!

Does my pet need treating?

The short answer is, yes. Most animals can benefit from Osteopathic treatment in some way at some point during their lifetime. For instances such as; if your pet is recovering from an injury or illness, if your pet is anxious or reactive, if they struggle with phantom pregnancies or hormonal imbalance and so much more. If you're not sure whether Osteopathy could help your dog, please feel free to contact a member of our team who can advise.

Do I need consent from my vet for my pet to be treated?

If your pet has a specific issue that you are looking to address during treatment like an ongoing illness or injury (like a luxating patella or slipped disk for example), your vet will need to sign a consent form to say that they are happy for your pet to be treated. However, maintenance treatment for an animal who is otherwise healthy and not suffering with specific issues does not need any vet consent prior to treatment.

You can get vet consent forms directly from our team.


How do I express my interest in rehoming a dog?

On our rescue page, there is a button up the top where you can register your interest in one of the dogs we have in for rehoming. You'll need to fill in a short questionnaire with some basic questions about you and your lifestyle and home and then a member of our team will contact you to talk through your form and the rehoming process we go through.

Will you need to see my home?

Yes, a home check will be required to take place before any dog is rehomed. We will take this opportunity to discuss your lifestyle and how rescuing a dog will fit into it. We aren't looking to judge you or your home, but to assess the suitability in introducing the individual dog and ensure the correct fit right from the get go. 

I have children, can I rehome a dog?

Yes. We always aim to re-home balanced dogs to new owners who have the tools to build a lasting bond and partnership. We will require any children (where appropriate) to attend greetings prior to adoption and training sessions to ensure everyone is on the same page and has the same understanding around training principles and how to best welcome the dog home. If we think a dog we have for rehoming would not be suitable to be rehomed with children, we will let you know on the dog's page.

I work full time, can I rehome a dog?

Yes of course, we understand that not everyone has the luxury of working from home or working part time. We do recommend that no dog is left unsupervised for more than 4-5 hours however, you working a full time job does not mean you cannot adopt a dog. We would want to see how you would fit in regular toilet breaks during a working day or arrangements around day care/dog walking. Ensuring the dog is comfortable being left for periods of time is something we can work on with ongoing training also and all of our dogs will be crate trained to ensure they can be left safely whenever necessary.

If there is a question you have that isn't shown above, feel free to get in touch here.

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