What is hand-over training?
In hand-over training, the trainer trains the dog and then "hands" the dog handling skills over to the dog owner.
How does it work?
A training package is agreed in advance at a pre-training consultation between the dog owner (and family, or dog walker, etc where appropriate) and the trainer. Realistic goals and targets are set. The dog is not boarded out, but stays at home during training.
- The trainer trains the dog as agreed at the initial consultation.
- Once a week, the trainer transfers the new dog handling skills to the dog owner.
- When the training is complete, the trainer has follow up sessions (usually two) with the dog owner and the dog, to ensure things are running smoothly.
What kinds of hand-over packages are there? Examples are:
- Companion Dog Life Skills
- Reactive Rover
- Barking Rover
- Puppy Primer
- Guarding and the Growlies
- On Leash Anti-Social Rover
Hand-over training packages are most suited to clients who (for whatever reasons) cannot, or do not want, to train their dog themselves. We understand this. After all, not everyone wants to be a dog trainer! They just want a happy, well-behaved dog and would rather hire a highly skilled dog professional to do the training for them. However owners must be totally committed to both the transfer and follow-up sessions if hand-over training is to be successful.
Because hand-over training is not suitable for all dogs and/or owners, please do feel free to telephone us to have a chat about whether or not it may be a suitable option for you.
The fee for hand-over training starts at £50.00 per hour.