Who can attend Charm School?
The Poochadise Charm School is open to domestic dog ages 8 weeks old and up. It doesn't matter if your dog has never had any training or if he or she has but you feel they need more or a different approach might be needed. Poochadise does not train gun dogs/working dogs and cannot help with high prey drive/livestock chasing. Severe Training or Behavioural issues may need to be referred to a Qualified Behaviourist.
How does The Charm School operate?
The Charm School works strictly on a 1-2-1 basis with you and your dog to ensure a personalised experience tailored to your dogs needs. First, an initial consultation is done at your home to discuss the needs of your dog and where we feel the issues are or if it's a new puppy, where you wish to start! Puppies from as young as 8 weeks old can join with training sessions being little and often. The School also offers a 'one off' drop in session for tips & advice and visits to advise you how to puppy proof your home in preparation for your new arrival.
Why do we not do group classes?
We believe they can be too distracting for the dogs, especially puppies.
The owners tend to leave unsure of what has been taught and felt they spent alot of time standing around waiting for their turn as there were too many dogs in the class.
Owners can feel like a burden if they have questions but don't want to ask through fear of holding up the class. Kat has personally used both group and 1-2-1 training and had found the 1-2-1 to be most beneficial.
Please do not take this as a negative opinion on those who offer group sessions! We fully support anyone within this professional sector. We all want the best for our dogs and you must choose the channel that you feel is right for you both!
Where does Training take place?
The Charm School covers Dorset for Training. This includes Ferndown, West Moors, Verwood, Ringwood, Bournemouth, Wimborne and surrounding areas (mileage charges may apply). The initial consultation will be done at your home so Kat can see your dog(s) in their normal environment.
Please note that Kat is NOT qualified to assist on cases of extreme aggression or psychological issues and will not issue any advice over the phone or via email without having first met your dog(s).
There is no magic wand for Training, it takes hard work and persistance!
What can Poochadise help with?
Sit, Stay, Down.
Loose Leash Walking.
Leave & Wait.
House Breaking You New Puppy/Dog (toilet training)
Stop Jumping Up.
Combatting Minor Seperation Anxiety.
Excessive Barking-Why Does My Dog Do This?
Preparing For Your New Puppy-Puppy Proofing Your Home!
Understanding Your Dogs Body Language.
How to Stop Play Biting.
If you have an issue or a concern that is not on this list, please use the contact form below to enquire.
Please be aware that a £5 surcharge is added onto any training services booked in for Sundays, Bank Holidays or appointments outside the hours of 8am-7pm.
-First Initial Consultation & session (1.5 hours)
Please note that this charge is payable at the time of booking to secure your place. Fee is only refundable if session is cancelled with a minimum of 24 hours notice.
-One off drop in session to cover multiple issues/concerns including mini consultation (2 hours)
-Socialisation Sessions (1 hour)
£20 (max 2 dogs)
In these sessions, I will bring a dog along who matches the needs of your dog(s) for some social time. I will talk to you about dogs body language and how they interact with one another and how they show distress signals. If bringing more than 1 dog, please ensure you have an extra pair of hands with you as I only accept 1 dog per handler so the solo dog I bring does not feel intimidated.
-Price per 1 hour session after initial consultation
-Puppy Starter Kit (available from 8 weeks old)
A great package to get you and your new puppy started! This package includes the following:
A tailored 6 week training programme suited to your puppy. This will result in 6 x 1 hour sessions or 12 x 30 minute sessions (age dependant)
On hand training advice over the phone
A rosette, report card & certificate upon Graduation
A follow up after Graduation appointment
Puppy Preparation Visit (75 minutes)
Preparing for your first puppy and unsure where to start? Kat also offers human training sessions, full of tips and advice on how to give your puppy the best start! Kat will come to your house and go through the best ways and different options on how to puppy proof your home in preparation for the new arrival!
Welcome to the Poochadise Charm School, where Canine manners matter!
The Charm School is a 1-2-1 Dog Training Service covering Dorset (mileage charges apply for locations 10 miles outside of the BH22 postcode calculated at 50p per mile). Kat agrees with Positive Reinforcement with reward based training and does not teach negative, cruel and hurtful training methods. Alpha rolls and Dominance based training should remain in the dark ages. These methods are not necessary and can leave your dog with emotional and psychological damage.
Many people are quick to label their dog 'a problem' because the dog 'will not do as it's told'. Most of these cases are simply because the owners are not comminicating clearly what they expect of their dog so the dog then gets confused and everyone gets frustrated. In other cases, training may have moved forward too quickly and the new behaviours had not yet sunk into the dog.
Kat works closely with you and your dog(s) to help make training fun and enjoyable for everyone involved! Never be scared to ask for help and advice, you have not failed as an owner. Let Kat assist you in getting that bond with your dog.
Kat completed her Dog Training Diploma with The Centre of Excellence achieveing a Distiction. Being an online course, Kat has focused on gaining practical experience leading up to the launch of The Charm School. Kat is also lucky enough to work with such incredible dogs day in and day out, each with their own behavioural quirks-nothing shocks her! Kat is a listed Assistant Dog Trainer with The Guild of Dog Trainers and is always eager to learn more to better help her clients, studying inside and outside of working hours. Please browse through what The Charm School can help you and your dog(s) with and do not hesitate to get in contact with Kat to discuss your requirements.