• Puppy Preparation


    June 2022 Covid 19 Update

    In light of the newly increasing infection rate, Right Start Dog Training will continue to offer face to face sessions in clients' homes but under a strict Covid Protocol. All clients will need to be fully vaccinated and myself and all involved in the consult will need to carry out a Lateral Flow Test (if possible) on the morning of the consult.  This will ensure the safety of all.  

    Our popular Zoom consultations will, of course, continue to be offered during this time.

  • Taking on a new puppy is an exciting experience but it can also be an apprehensive and stressful time. These 1 hour sessions take place online via Zoom (or for those people unfamiliar with online learning, face to face) and will prepare you for your new pup and give you a chance to ask those all important questions before you collect your new arrival.

    It is important to make sure you are well prepared to help them settle well and for the experience to be as stress-free for you as a family as possible!

  • The session will cover:

    • Working with your breeder to help your pup make the transition to their new home as smooth as possible
    • How to prepare for collection day
    • The journey home
    • What to expect in the first few days
    • Things to do and not to do in those first few days
    • Set up for success with housetraining
    • What toys and equipment to buy (and what not to buy!)
    • Crates, playpens and how to introduce them in the right way
    • Night time routine (we never let our puppies cry it out through the night)
    • What puppy behaviour issues might be encountered and how to handle these correctly using positive reward based methods
    • Introduction to socialisation and habituation – introduction to living beings (humans and other animals) and introduction to situations, experiences, environments and ‘things' around the home (washing machine, vacuum cleaner, TV, radio, traffic etc)

    And more……

  • Details and Prices

    PLEASE NOTE: Face to face sessions outside a 10 mile radius from Biggin Hill are subject to a travel charge of 50p per mile

    The session will last for one hour and will be supported by email handouts and resources for the family to read and consider togethr.