Train Your Dog the Walkabout Way
As a professional dog trainer, I have been working with all breeds and types of dogs for over 40 years. I stopped counting the number of dogs after 12,000!
I have personally had over 30 GSd's and lived with many other breeds. Types, ages and characters have come and gone, but they have all taught me how to help them.
I also teach people to become dog trainers but over the past months, it has been while working with new dog owners, that I have been able to help dogs become the ideal family pet. I do this by designing the training program to fit around your lifestyle. How can I help you?
I offer a progressive training system to allow you to start your dog training journey from day one through to your ideal family pet.
This is available to all my clients in Hampshire and West Sussex. We start by having three one on one sessions at my secure training venue near Rowlands Castle, in Hampshire. This is hosted by my teaching dog, Skye and her handler. Skye specials are available to all. You can then join our Group sessions so you can practice and help your dog within a supportive group.
Group sessions are a great way to practice all your training procedures and are held on a weekly basis to support you as your dog grows and develops. Whether you have a new puppy – Our Premier Puppy Program will guide you through those first few months or a new rescue – the Rescue Alliance offers you a structure as you help your new dog settle in the first 6 months, we have schemes to support you.
Our Group Sessions are available to anyone who has already worked with us on a 1on1 basis and we have three levels: –
1) Group therapy level one – a basic course introducing you to working in a group and supporting you as you both transition to being out and about. You are working towards graduating to the next level.
2) Lifestyle Skills and Obedience level two – a follow up course to move you onwards, working in a group and attending walks and events together and maybe graduation to the Elite squad.
3) Elite Dog Squad level three- teach your dog new tricks and challenges – tracking, sniffing, searching and maybe some agility - annual membership required which gives you entry to all our other group sessions as well.
Our group sessions last about an hour each week – spend that time with us, during which you will be practicing your skills that allow you and your dog to share an amazing lifestyle.
Remember that regular attendance and training is required for results to be achieved and for them to last so why not have fun while doing it?
In the meantime, why not take a look at my various pages sharing
some of my training ideas with you?
Check out my Help and Support page
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
I have 4 dogs who individually are just adorable but on a walk turn into a pack and come across aggressive. after just 2 x 1hour sessions I have learnt our issues and how to rectify them. I am definitely going to continue training as already walks are much less stressful. thank you!
Kate with Finn and Milo
I have been going to Walkabout classes for 5 years, first with my Border Collie, Finn and now my Lab/springer cross, Milo has joined us. Carol and Stuart have boosted my confidence and offered endless support in dealing with my dogs issues. The dogs love going to the classes and although I don’t get to as many classes as I would like due to work, I really enjoy it every time I go. They are the only classes I have found that are flexible enough to fit in with unpredictable shift patterns. I would unhesitatingly recommend any of the Walkabout classes for any breed of dog.
Karen with Jaz and Tarot
Thank you Carol , Stuart and the team for a fab time this morning . Jaz and Tarot enjoyed their first go at agility so we will be back for more !.