It is an essential part of a dog’s development to experience socialisation and get used to different environments and how unpredictable places, people and other dogs can be. These social skills help to prevent behavioural issues developing as they have the confidence they can cope in different scenarios. When a dog doesn’t know how to behave they can react unpredictably themselves and this can be a cause of great anxiety for owners.
Unfortunately, the global pandemic has meant that many adolescent puppies haven’t been able to learn these skills at the correct stage of their development. If you’re anxious about how your puppy behaves around other dogs, people or in certain environments, we can offer socialisation training as part of your training programme. The aim of socialisation and confidence training is to help your puppy gain confidence, enjoy safe and enriching socialising and learn basic obedience skills at the same time.
Aimed at puppies from five months to 10 months, our 1-2-1 dog trainers will work with your puppy over a week or two weeks on a residential basis at our secure site at Royvon and receive intensive positive rewards-based training. As with all Royvon programmes, it is essential that owners receive training too and departure day will include an owner training session with a follow-up session a week later.