Experienced Dog and Puppy Trainers in Doncaster
Dog Whispers training classes were set up in 2005 to help owners with unruly dogs that exhibit behavioural problems.
Our dog and puppy training classes look at behavioural issues such as obedience levels, insecurities, appropriate behaviour in a social setting, poor recall and dog on dog aggression. Training classes are great for socialising your dog and working on outdoor behaviour but many owners still struggle with their dog's behaviour indoors. This could be because the dog is not being shown effective leadership which can lead to a plethora of den-based behavioural situations developing that can affect the quality of life experienced by both dog and owner. Our new classes are designed to teach you how to have control of your dog in all situations by addressing leadership, behaviour modification and training.
Spring and Summer Timetable
Please be aware that we will be switching to our Spring and Summer timetable on the 1st of March 2016.
When looking at the options please keep in mind that we are experts in behaviour and this is our main focus.
See the details below.
Puppy Whispers, as we refer to it, prepares the new owner for puppy development by educating and training the owner first and the puppy second. Most owners are usually to blame for problems with their dogs and this is where it starts with a cute little puppy that ends up being a handful as an adult dog. We feel that the most important aspect of puppyhood is socialisation and, unlike a lot of classes, we allow full on puppy interaction throughout the duration of the class.
With puppies it is important to let them be just that, a puppy. Don't push your puppy too hard, at Dog Whispers we focus on basic commands such as 'sit down' and 'come'. It is important however to get the pup's full attention, you are that puppy's world and if you're not you should be.
All dogs need to be enrolled into a class, enrolments are held on Saturdays at 2.00pm.
Due to our increasing popularity, we can no longer enrol or induct new clients during class time, we also ask that you DO NOT bring your dog to enrolment. We do this to avoid any problems from occurring with unsociable dogs or very nervous dogs. After this process, clients will be advised as to which class is best for their dog and their situation. Also we ask for four weeks' commitment to our programme, therefore induction week and three week's training costs £60.
Puppy classes are held: @ Hayfield Lakes, Hayfield Lane, Auckley DN9 3NP
Saturday 9.00 - 10.15 Puppy Socialisation / Fun Training £12.00.
If you would like to find out more about our puppy training classes, please get in touch.
Junior Whispers and Dog Whispers training classes are for owners who may be experiencing behavioural problems such as lead pulling, lunging on the lead at people, reaction to other dogs, cars, etc. As an example we meet quite a lot of owners who believe that their dog is aggressive with other dogs, we usually find that what we are dealing with is lead aggression, we assess the dog for safety reasons, then if we are sure in our diagnosis we let the dog off the lead with a pack of dogs. What usually happens is the dog runs around playing with the other dogs and the owner looks on in disbelief.
Our main focus is on the criteria set out in the Dangerous Dogs Act.
Our trainers also focus on general obedience in the outdoor environment, the aim being to bring more interaction between the owner and dog. To help the owners develop their relationship with their dog, we teach owner and dog how to search and hunt by tapping into the dog's natural abilities. To aid with off lead control we apply agility and fly ball training. We do not teach to competition standards, rather we use this type of training as a form of therapy.
Socialisation is just as important with older dogs, people talk about the need to make sure a puppy is socialised but, in our experience, sociability is important for dogs of all ages.
Due to our increasing popularity we can no longer enrol or induct new clients during class time, we also ask that you DO NOT bring your dog to enrolment. We do this to avoid any problems from occuring with unsociable dogs or very nervous dogs. After this process, clients will be advised as to which class is best for their dog and their situation.
Adult classes are held: @ Hayfield Lakes, Hayfield Lane, Auckley DN9 3NP
Saturday 11.00 - 12.15 Adult Socialisation / Fun Training £12.00.
If you are considering enrolling your canine in dog training but you have some questions, why not get in touch?
One to One sessions
These sessions are for more problematic dogs
One to One sessions are held @ Hayfield Lakes, Hayfield Lane, Auckley DN9 3NP
Saturday 13.00 - 14.00 £15.00
Mon, Tue, Thur and Friday 12.00 - 13.00 £15.00
This is for existing clients with sociable dogs, it is not open to the public.
Mon, Tue, Thur and Fri @ 11.00 - 12.00 group play sessions £6.50
If you are based in the Doncaster area and would like to learn more about our classes, please feel free to get in touch on 07896 177 848.