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Ros Freeman Dog Training
Hampshire & The Isle of Wight
t:  07485 030978
e: rosfreemantraining@gmail.com



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Ros Freeman Dog Training Hampshire & The Isle of Wight - Ros is an APDT Accredited Dog Trainer
Force-Free, Positive, Motivational & Reward Based Training for Puppies & Dogs

Ros Freeman Dog Training Hampshire & The Isle of Wight

Puppy & Dog Training, Pre-Puppy Home Visits, Puppy Home Visits, Puppy Home Starts, 1-1 Obedience Training, Behavioural Consultations & Dog Agility Classes

Force-Free, Positive, Motivational & Reward Based Training for Puppies & Dogs

1-1 Consultations

For those owners for whom attending a dog training class is not suitable or they would prefer more of a personalised session & support for specific puppy/dog training problems Ros offers 1-1 training. These sessions are ideal for tackling a specific aspect of dog training that you are finding difficult in the environment that you are experiencing the problem.

You have the option to start your training with low level distractions, and work with Ros in her private enclosed field in Alverstoke, Gosport. Ros will help you and your dog to build on your training and once you and your dog have reached a certain level of confidence & training, you will then be able to go out and about with Ros to start to introduce your puppy/dog to the "real-world" which includes all the every day distractions around them (ie. other dogs, cyclists, children, joggers) and work on the initial problem that your dog found difficult in certain environments or situations.



1-1 Pre-Puppy Home Visit



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The pre-puppy home visit would help you plan and organise the arrival of your new puppy. Ros can help and provide advice on the following topics:

  • Suitable breed type
  • Bringing your puppy home - travelling
  • Crate training
  • The first night!
  • Products and equipment
  • Nutrition
  • Mental Stimulation
  • Visits to the vet
  • Puppy socialisation and training advice
  • Getting to know your puppy - and what to expect!
  • Answering all your questions (which she is sure there are many)
  • Full support and help
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Topical handouts will be provided, and full support via email, text, or telephone is offered for 4 weeks from the onset of the pre-puppy home visit.


1-1 Puppy Home Start - Your Puppy Has Arrived!



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The Puppy Home Start visit is a puppy training and advice service that Ros offers in Gosport, Fareham, Isle of Wight and some surrounding areas of Hampshire.

The Puppy Home Start is designed to provide owners with all the information and advice that they will need to ensure their puppy develops into a happy friendly and sociable dog.
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By understanding how your puppy thinks and by providing them with consistent and clear guidelines for their behaviour you will help prevent behavioural problems developing later in life. A Puppy Home Start takes place in your own home and so it is ideal for young puppies that have not yet had their first vaccination and means that owners can begin their puppy training straight away. A Puppy Home Start is also beneficial for owners who are unable to come along to puppy training.

Because owners will vary their level of experience in owning a puppy Ros will tailor each Puppy Home Start visit to suit the individual needs of the owners. Following the visit Ros will prepare a personalised puppy training handout(s) designed to provide owners with a step by step puppy training guide on the areas discussed at the time of the home start visit.

Additional training can also be provided to continue to ensure that owners feel supported with their puppy training. Typical Puppy topics covered within a Puppy Home Start visit include:

  • Toilet Training
  • Teaching bite inhibition
  • Understand how puppies learn
  • Mental Stimulation
  • Preventing Separation Anxiety
  • Self-Control
  • Promote calmness in a new puppy
  • Discussing the aspects of socialisation
  • Crate Training

Or whatever you the owner needs help with Ros would be delighted to help.


1-1 Obedience Training



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For those owners for whom attending dog training classes is not suitable or they would prefer a more personalised 1-2-1 support for specific dog training problems, Ros Freeman's Dog Training offers one to one dog training (At your home, out and about, or in Ros's fenced field), depending on the nature of the behaviour.

These sessions are ideal for tackling a specific aspect of dog training that you are finding difficult, in the environment that you are experiencing the problems.
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You have the option to start your training with low level distractions and work in her private fenced field in Alverstoke, Gosport, building on the training and, once you and your dog reach a certain level of confidence & training, we are then able to go out and about and start to introduce your puppy / dog to the 'real-world', with all the everyday distractions around them, ie. dogs, cyclists, children, joggers, and work on the initial problem that your dog found difficult in certain environments or situations.

To continue with your puppy's training, you can hire her fenced field to continue and work with your puppy / dog in a non-distracting environment.

Aims:
  • The 1-2-1 private sessions are designed to help and support owners who wish to work on a 1-2-1 basis, teaching their dog a variety of exercises
  • The sessions will also help owners understand their dog - in order to teach them how to become a self-controlled, and sociable dog.
  • The dog training sessions focus on your dog learning to control their own behaviour and on what is being asked of them, even when the situation or environment is distracting.
  • Using force free, kind, reward-based training allows Ros to educate your dog and to provide them with opportunity to learn essential life skills.
  • The sessions aim to give your dog more choices and responsibility over their own behaviour, which means we end up with dogs who behave because they want to, NOT because they are forced to.

Ros will adapt the sessions to support and help train a variety of exercises and self-control.

Here are some of the exercises that between us we could work on:

  • The wait
  • The leave
  • The all-important recall training
  • Teaching your dog to walk nicely on a lead (walking on a loose lead).
  • Sits - downs - stand exercises.
  • Focus and communication exercises.
  • Self-Control
  • Send Away
  • Meet and Greet
  • Retrieve
  • Stay Command
  • Distance Control
  • Pre-Agility exercises (if you are keen to join us for agility)

Ros teaches by using hand signals - using a "marker" word or a "clicker" both of which will "MARK" the behaviour that you want. Once the hand signals have been established you will then work towards introducing the "verbal" cue i.e. the word command - "sit", "down", etc.

Marking the behaviour either with the chosen "Marker" or "Clicker" will reinforce your dog's behaviour so your dog is encouraged to want to repeat an exercise and learn more.


Clicker Dog Training Classes & Clicker Training for the Individual



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The clicker is a neutral, simple and clear form of communication between us and our puppies and dogs. The sound of the clicker when introduced appropriately will tell our dogs the same thing each time - that they have made the right choice and they will be rewarded.

Ros Freeman Dog Training welcomes owners who wish to use the clicker training within their training classes, or 1-2-1 sessions. However, it is not a requirement and successful training can be achieved by using a consistent "marker" word.

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Here are some of the common questions owners ask me about introducing the "Clicker", all of which Ros is happy to explain, train and build on.

  • How do we clicker train?
  • What does the clicker mean?
  • Why do we have to "tune" the dog into the clicker?
  • How do we make an association between the clicker sound and food?
  • Timing of the "clicker" sound is very important - learn how to use the Clicker!
  • What does reinforcement mean?
  • Do I use the Clicker to get my dog's attention (do you know the answer)?
  • Can I shape my dog's behaviour by using the "clicker"
  • Should I use the "clicker" for my recall training?

For those owners who wish to use a clicker and would like individual clicker training then please contact us for more information.


1-1 Dog Behavioural Consultations - By Appointment Only



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Owning a dog should be fun and an enjoyable experience for the whole family. However, there are times when some aspects of your dog's behaviour may become problematic and difficult to control.

Perhaps you have just taken on a rescue dog and would like some extra support and advice on how to work on a certain aspect of the behaviour. Perhaps a change in circumstances has meant that your dog is finding hard to cope.

If so, why not consider a Behavioural Consultation with Ros, a registered member of the APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers), to help you work through the problem behaviour.

Some examples of the types of problems that may be dealt with during a dog behaviour visit may be seen below.

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Dog or Puppy Behaviour Problems:
  • Housetraining problems (for puppies up to the age of 16 weeks please see our Puppy Home Start section).
  • Chasing joggers, bikes or livestock.
  • Excessive barking.
  • Destructiveness & chewing around the home.
  • Sound phobias (including fireworks and thunderstorms).
  • Separation Issues when left alone.
  • Anxiety and avoidance towards people, other dogs or children.
  • Attention seeking behaviours or inappropriate social behaviour, such as jumping up.
  • Aggression (to people and/or other animals).

What does a Dog Behaviour Visit involve?
The Dog Behaviour Visits are generally held in owner's home and/or in the location in which the problem behaviour occurs. Ros covers The Isle of Wight, Gosport, Fareham and surrounding areas in Hampshire for pet behavioural visits.

The length of time that a Dog Behaviour Visit lasts is dependent on the type of behavioural problem; however, Ros usually suggests to owners to allow approximately 1.5 - 2 hours for the consultation (depending on the complexity of the behaviour) Her aim during the Dog Behaviour Consultation is to explore the possible reasons WHY the problem behaviour is happening, and this involves taking a full and detailed history of your dog and the specific behaviour problem. Ros will also observe your dog's behaviour in general and in relation to the specific behaviour problem (this may involve walking to your local park or travelling in the car etc., depending on the specific problem and the environment it occurs in).

During this visit, as well as making sure owners fully understand their dog's behaviour, she will also work with you on the practical skills needed to help train your dog This ensures that owners feel confidant to follow the treatment plan after the behaviour consultation.

Will you cure my dog of the behaviour problem?
It is important to recognise that the problem behaviour in most cases did not occur overnight so it will take time to work and improve your dog's behaviour. Some trainer's methods may often use punishment or aversive methods and produce quick results which look effective during a consultation. However, for many people, these methods are unethical and ineffective in the long term and are likely to affect your relationship with your dog. Forceful methods are also likely to cause pain and distress to your dog and can cause the behaviour problem to intensify (especially in cases of fear or aggression).

Behaviour modification using reward-based training can still produce fast results with your dog but is not aimed to be a 'quick fix'. For training to be successful there needs to be a lot of effort from the owners before improvements in their dog's behaviour can be seen. However, the change is like to be long term!

For many behaviour problems, there may be a medical issue that is causing or contributing towards a behaviour problem and so Ros Freeman Dog Training will work closely with your own vet to ensure that this is ruled out prior to training beginning.

What happens after the Dog Behaviour visit?
Following the consultation, a detailed written report will be sent to you (via email). The behaviour visit report can take anywhere from 1-2 for Ros to write and the cost of this is included in your initial consultation fee. A copy of the report can be sent to your vet if you request it.

Depending on the severity of the problem, sometimes it may be necessary to only have one dog behaviour visit and follow up support will be provided via the telephone and/or email, to ensure that training is progressing well. Ros does encourage owners to keep in regular contact and to inform her immediately if they have any questions or feel that there has been a change in your dog's behaviour.

Some owners may prefer continued support, either through further consultation visits, 1-1 training or by attending Ros's dog training classes. Ros Freeman Dog Training operates in The Isle of Wight, Gosport, Lee on the Solent, Stubbington, Fareham, Portsmouth and will travel throughout certain parts of Hampshire for Dog Behavioural Consultations or 1-1 dog training.

Pet Behavioural Visits Are by Appointment Only


Ros Freeman is a Member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and has been training obedience and working with dogs with behavioural problems for over 30 years. However, Ros wants to be very transparent and honest with owners and wishes to inform them that she is not a qualified Animal Behaviourist - If you wish to contact a qualified animal behaviourist after speaking to Ros - she would be delighted to provide you with further information.


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Ros Freeman Dog Training
Hampshire & The Isle of Wight
t: 07485 030978
e: rosfreemantraining@gmail.com
For Dog Training, Puppy Training, Obedience Classes, Behavioural Problems and Dog Agility Training. Using force free, kind and reward based dog and puppy training, covering Hampshire & The Isle of Wight.


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