I train using positive reward based methods. I do not use or endorse averse or harsh techniques. Please see the section on training for more information on how I train.
Canine Connection offers a wide range of services and is based in a lovely 5 acre secure field situated just off the A2 between Sittingbourne and Rainham.
I also offer home visits for behaviour consultations, 1:1 training and puppy advice.
The areas I cover are: Sittingbourne, Medway, Isle of Sheppey, Maidstone and surrounding towns, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells, Gravesend, Dartford, Ashford, Faversham, Canterbury, Whitstable, Margate, Ramsgate and Dover.
Please have a look through the site to read more about the services offered and the methods I use.
These classes are suitable for dogs that have no or little previous training experience. Dogs can start coming to class from 18 weeks of age. There is no set length for this class. Owners can come for 6 weeks or 6 months or even longer if they wish!
Most behaviours that owners find unacceptable are perfectly normal for dogs. It is important to search for the root cause thinking about what the dog needs and how we can satisfy those needs in an acceptable way rather than just trying to fix the behaviour and suppress their natural instincts.
Puppies can start coming to class from 12 weeks of age and up to 18 weeks. The course runs for 6 weeks and during this time your puppy will learn the basic dog obedience commands. We will also discuss common issues owners face when raising a puppy.
Occasionally classes and workshops are not the ideal environment for some dogs and owners. These dogs still need the opportunity to become well mannered and adjusted members of society and owners should have the opportunity to have fun training their dogs.