Puppy Training

Book in advance for before or when your puppy arrives, don’t wait until problems arise in the future, it’s much easier to prevent behaviour problems rather than correct them, future proof your puppy now! Training can start as early as 8 weeks the sooner the better, this is why Jo Hinds sessions start off in your home where there is no risk to your unvaccinated puppy. Puppy ownership is not just about training, there are many behavioural aspects that need to be carefully managed to ensure you have a confident and not fearful well balanced dog, that does not resort to aggression towards people, dogs, vehicles or other animals, is not destructive or anxious when left alone and lives in harmony with you and your family. Jo Hinds offers 4 options below to choose from for all your puppies needs.

Puppy Advice Session

This is a 1.5 – 2 hour session, where Joanne will come to your home and provide puppy advice and guidance on living with your puppy whether you have got your puppy already or awaiting his/her arrival. Jo covers topics such as;

Puppy Pre-purchase advice – What type of puppy would suit you, How to avoid becoming an unintentional victim of puppy farming, Selecting the right puppy, Collecting your puppy – the journey home, The first week – settling your puppy and more.

Post Puppy Advice – Training, Puppy Biting/Mouthing, Separation problems/Leaving Puppy Alone, Puppy Chewing, Jumping Up, Effective Socialisation, Body Language, Growling/Barking and Biting, Fear, Mental Stimulation, Understanding your Breed/Cross Breed, and answering any other questions or concerns you may have. Don’t wait from problems to occur get a head and prevent problems occurring in the first place. Reducing stress for both you and your puppy.

Pre-puppy to 6 months

Price £95 (1.5 – 2 Hours)

The price shown is for visits withing a 20 mile radius of HA4 6UD. If you live futher away please call for a quote for your area.

How you pay: We do not expect full payment upfront, we just take a non refundable booking fee of £45 to secure your appointment with Jo Hinds, you then pay the remainder on the day of the consultation/session.

Telephone/FaceTime Advice Session are available at £45 (30 Mins) (Please note not all behaviour problems can be dealt with over the phone use the contact form to request this.)

Puppy Course

Joanne will work with you and your puppy, in your own home and outside in your local area, where you will be regularly socialising and exercising your puppy, this is where you will need the help the most. This course covers all the above in the puppy advice session, along with practical training techniques and more, the sessions are flexible and are tailored to your puppies specific needs, see below for an outline of what is usually covered over the 4 sessions:

  • Understanding Body Language
  • Preventing Aggression
  • Mouthing/Biting/Sleep/Play
  • Outlets for Behaviours such as Chewing, Digging, Foraging and more…
  • Confidence/Handling/Games
  • Toilet Training
  • Signal of Reward/Hand Targeting
  • Settle
  • Loose Lead walking
  • Recall
  • Recall – Stage One – Three
  • Drop and Trade
  • Settle for Separation related behaviours
  • Socialisation
  • Jumping up/Barking
  • Appropriate/Inappropriate dog play
  • Stay
  • Leave it

8 Weeks to 6 Months

Price £265
(Four Sessions – Initial Session 2 hours plus 3 x 1 Hour Sessions, supplement leaflets, telephone and email support included throughout the course.)

The price shown is for visits withing a 20 mile radius of HA4 6UD. If you live futher away please call for a quote for your area.

How you pay: We do not expect full payment upfront, we just take a non refundable booking fee of £45 to secure your appointment with Jo Hinds, you then pay the remainder on the day of the consultation/session.

One to One Training

Typical issues covered in one to one sessions are:

  • Pulling on Lead
  • Coming back when called
  • Jumping Up
  • Coming away from distractions
  • Leaving Food
  • Any other training issues you want to address​​

If you are having a problem with any of the training issues above or would just like to do some training with your dog, then Joanne’s one to one sessions are definitely for you.

Joanne will work with you in your own home and in the places where you regularly exercise and walk your puppy, this after all is where you need the control. Dog training classes are not always as affective or beneficial to dogs as we would like, they can be stressful for some dogs, cause further behaviour problems and what your dog has learnt in a confined class situation, is not always easy to transfer to where you regularly walk or exercise your dog. With one to one sessions you get the full attention of a trainer and get to work in your local area dealing with real life situations.

12 Weeks – 12 Months

Price £135 (2 Hours)
Follow up sessions £65 (1 Hour)

The price shown is for visits withing a 20 mile radius of HA4 6UD. If you live futher away please call for a quote for your area.

How you pay: We do not expect full payment upfront, we just takte a non refundable booking fee of £45 to secure your appointment with Jo Hinds, you then pay the remainder on the day of the consultation/session.