I’ve only been attending Patient Paws with my pup for a short time, but already they’ve helped me immensely in changing the way I train and communicate with my dog.
If you’d asked me to make my dog drop, and walk away for a minute without him breaking it, I don’t have confidence we would have been able to. Now, I can easily ask him to drop for an hour, and he will relax and not get up until I ask him to.
The 3 day course was such a good investment. We picked up things that I think would have taken so much longer to learn casually. Gemma created such a wonderful and supportive learning environment, and teaches a really effective method of communicating with your dog. I can easily use all the principles learnt to reinforce the things covered, and apply them to other areas of manners around the home (like stop chasing the cat!).
My dog is not treat motivated, and using this method, we made more progress in 3 days training than we did in weekly training over a 12 month period. And we both had so much fun throughout! We will definitely be regulars in the weekly classes, to continue helping him develop into a wonderful, well mannered and well trained dog.