Coronavirus Update - July 2020

UPDATED SERVICES -JULY 2020

With lock-down restrictions being eased, I am now carrying out in person training again.  The format of sessions has been changed though, and will continue as follows for the foreseeable future.  There will be no sessions available indoors.

Behaviour Consultations

The initial consultation will continue to take place on line via Zoom.  This will allow the normal, in depth, conversation to take place whilst ensuring our safety.

There is also the added benefit that you get the recording of the Zoom consultation to look back at, if you wish, and you get a private Google folder to place your videos in, pre session, which we can pause and analyse. 

The next step then comes with the following options (price includes the initial session as above):

  • One, one hour, follow up session via Zoom £144
  • Two, 30 minute, follow up sessions via Zoom (usually for separation anxiety cases) £144 
  • One, one hour, follow up session in person (mileage may be added if over 10 miles) £180
  • One, in person, assessment walk of 45 minutes, plus one further follow up session of 1 hour, in person (mileage may be added if over 10 miles)£220

If you wish to have further behaviour sessions after this, they are available as follows:

  • Zoom sessions (1 hour or 2x 30 minutes): £50 or 3 for £120
  • In Person sessions (1 hour): £60 or 3 for £150

Puppy and Beginner Courses

The initial session of the Puppy and Beginner courses is focused on setting you up to succeed.  We spend a lot of the session discussing topics such as house training, play biting, being left, nutrition and health care options, sleep, stressors, play, exercise, enrichment, and so on.

During the initial session, only a small proportion of the time is spent getting your dog started on vital life skills to set him up for the rest of the training together. 

It makes absolute sense to continue to offer this session via Zoom.  This also means that you have a recording of the session which is full of useful and important information.

Sessions 2 and 3 are focused on training with little distractions, to ensure a firm foundation.  I am therefore offering 2 different options for these sessions.  Option 1 is to have these sessions via Zoom, as I have been doing during lock-down, or option 2 is that we carry these two sessions out in your garden.  Social distancing must still be adhered to and ideally, you should have a side entrance to the garden.

Sessions 4, 5 and 6 are outdoor sessions, and I am happy for these to continue in person, as long as social distancing is maintained.  You may of course, have these sessions via Zoom too, should you wish.

  • All Zoom Sessions: £196
  • Zoom initial session and 5x in person sessions: £245*
  • Sessions 1-3 via Zoom and 4-6 in person: £217*

*mileage may be added, depending on location of practical sessions.

Please Note: Should we put into lock-down again, any remaining in person sessions will be transferred to Zoom sessions to enable you to continue to work on the skills in your home environment, at your own time and pace.  Training is all about giving you the skills to carry out the training, after all.  Where there is a price difference between in person or Zoom sessions, you will be offered to either refund the difference (20% for most) and mileage if applicable) or additional Zoom sessions to a similar value.

As with dog training, flexibility is going to be key going forward and there may be occasions when the law requires us to change how we provide, and use services, to prevent further spread of Covid-19, and in the dog training industry this includes being able to switch services to online, during such times.  Hopefully we won't get them often though! 

You are sent the Covid-19 risk agreement at the point of booking.  This may be altered as the situations change.

Perfect Start Puppy Session

These initial sessions mirror session one of the Perfect Puppy Course, and will therefore continue to be offered via Zoom only.  You will also be given access to a shared resource folder full of useful information, resources, and mini courses.  This is £90

Initial 1-2-1 Training Session(PAYG)

These initial sessions mirror session one of the 6 Week Beginner Course, and will therefore continue to be offered via Zoom only.  You will also be given access to a shared resource folder full of useful information, resources, and mini courses.  This is £90

PAYG Sessions after this are available in person, as long as outside.  These sessions are £40 each or 3 or more for £35 each.

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