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Are you feeling frazzled by your puppy's constant biting?

Perhaps you're feeling overwhelmed by all the conflicting advice you've read and nothing seems to be working

Do you find it difficult to commit to a class because your weekends are full with family or work commitments?

If you got a small-breed puppy, you might be finding it harder than you imagined it would be.  But smaller puppies don't means smaller problem. In fact it's especially important to get it right now to prevent common small dog problems that often get worse when they reach adolescence.

I've tried using treats but my puppy won't listen

Reward based training isn't about just throwing treats around and hoping for the best. Your choice of reward, your timing and delivery can all make things better or worse. 

While it's tempting to pick a small puppy up when they don't listen, overhandling at this age is one of the chief reasons for small dogs starting to bite hard when they're older

But surely my puppy needs to be in a group class so they can get used to other dogs?

For a small breed puppy it can be quite unnerving being in a class with boisterous puppies who are twice their size and weight. They can often be too overwhelmed or distracted to learn. 

Puppy socialisation and training is about your puppy learning to feel confident around different dogs and people. It's also about building your relationship with them so you don't end up with a dog that wants to run off and play with every dog they see. 

Here's why private puppy training might be the best choice for you and your puppy

You might prefer one-to-one coaching to big groups and you'll have more time for questions

Avoid missing the crucial window for puppy socialisation because your puppy hasn't completed their vaccinations yet

Puppy training takes place at your home and on your local walks so you'll learn how to handle real life distractions like the New Forest ponies and cows, other dogs and children playing.

Get a puppy training plan specially tailored for small breed dogs to help them develop into a calm and confident adult, doing things on their own four paws

Flexible scheduling for your puppy training lessons - ideal if you work shifts, have to work around children or if you don't drive

Book a free 20 minute phone call or Zoom to ask me how I can help

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 How to stop puppy biting

"How can I stop puppy biting?" is one of Google's top dog training related phrases. The problem with many of the suggested solutions is that unless you've addressed the root cause, they don't work for very long.

This short guide will tell you why puppies bite and why "No!" doesn't work. You'll also get 5 simple tips that make a big difference 

Hit the download button below to get the guide delivered straight to your inbox (please check spam/junk folders)

Thank You Requesting!

Ian, Arnie and Sid (Jack Russell Terriers)

Rachel is extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of puppy training, providing brilliant leaflets you can relate to the training just completed which helps with keeping up the daily training. Not only does she get to know the puppies and their personalities really quickly giving relatable information and guidance. Rachel also intuitively knows what training suits the owner best.

Source: Google Reviews

Little Rascals Puppy Training
New Forest & Southampton

(Packages start from £360 which can be split into 2 monthly payments if needed)

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  • 6 x 121 training sessions with you and your puppy

  • I come to you at your home and on your walk

  • Find out how to train your puppy in a way that prevents frustration, confusion and resorting to bribery

  • Discover stress free solutions and training methods that don't take up lots of time

  • Printed handouts to refer back to

  • Telephone/Email access between sessions

  • Ideal for puppies under 6 months old and time pressed puppy parents who can't commit to a regular class

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  • Everything in Standard, Plus:

  • Twice per week training and socialisation walk done for you, over 5 weeks

  • Relief knowing your puppy is still getting training when you're not able to 

  • Speed up your dog's progress

  • Photo/video progress updates after each training session

  • Ideal if you have more than one dog or work/family commitments make it hard to give your puppy as much practice as they need

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  • Consultation before you commit to a puppy to ensure you and your puppy will be compatible for each other

  • Home routine and set up planning to help prevent common first week mistakes

  • A starter pack with recommended leads, chews, treats and a toy 

  • 6 x 121 training sessions with you and your puppy and everything else in Standard

  • 2 x Weekly socialisation and training outings and everything else in Premium

  • Ideal if this is your first puppy or your first puppy for a while, and for time pressed puppy parents, particularly those with children

Get in touch with Rachel today

(Now booking for September)

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