Our One to One Dog Training is carried out with one of our trainers in your own home. We will visit you at a prearranged time for each session.
Usually for one to one dog training we advise you book a block of 4 sessions to get the most out of the training. Each session is carried out with you and your dog approximately once per week for a 4 week period. Each session we will build on the training and progress the exercises. The first 3 sessions would be at your home and the last one in a local park to put everything into practice.
To enjoy a happy, rewarding relationship with your dog it’s important he’s well trained, well-behaved and knows what you want from him.
Our experienced dog trainers give you all the tips, advice and guidelines you need to help you understand how your dog learns, what makes him tick and what he needs from you. And what’s more we ensure our one on one dog training sessions are great fun for you and your dog.
Our experienced and professional dog trainers only use up-to-date training methods – positive reward based training – which are kind and fair to dogs.
Some examples of things you could learn with your dog during One to One training would be:
- Basic sit, stay, down, come, heel, and leave it for beginners or puppies.
- For the more advanced dogs, Walking off-lead using heelwork, proofing the basic commands and working at a distance.
- Or help in dealing with unwanted behaviours such as barking, chewing, digging and jumping up.
Or why not try some fun trick training with your dog to help build your relationship grow stronger!
Meet our Dog Trainers
Heidi Zouroudis – Qualified Vet Nurse and Member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers
Senior dog trainer, responsible for leading the dog training team and expanding our training schools
Heidi is a Qualified Veterinary Nurse and a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and has over 12 years experience in veterinary practice. While working in the veterinary world she developed an interest in canine and feline psychology and took her interest on to do a Companion Animal Behaviour course via Improve International in 2005 and passed with distinction. Heidi has been seeing both cats and dogs for one-to-one home visits since then and set up behaviour modification programs to assist in improving their various problems. Heidi has been running puppy socialisation and adolescent dog training classes for the last 4 years. She also sees these puppies for one-to-one home visits as well as adult dogs for both training and behavioural assistance.
Heidi is keen on using kind and effective positive training methods including clicker training. She most recently completed an advanced dog training instructors course with the Association of pet dog trainers and a 4 day trick training course with the renowned Nando Brown. She is also is studying towards becoming a certified BAT (Behaviour Adjustment Training) instructor working with anxious and reactive dogs to overcome their fears.
Heidi continues to keep herself up-to-date with the latest information about canine and feline behaviour regularly attending seminars and training courses.
Bea has worked with dogs and cats for a number of years. Currently she owns an Alaskan Malamute and four cats of her own and has a keen interest in all aspects of both feline and canine behaviour and training.
Bea finds it particularly rewarding inspiring owners to learn skills using kind and force free training methods. This enables owners to effectively communicate with their dogs to build a lasting bond based on trust and understanding. Every dog has its own unique personality and Bea enjoys adopting a flexible approach to bring out the best in each one.
Bea has qualifications which include Think Dog Certificate, Think Dog Intermediate and Think Dog Practical Course. She has just completed a Puppy Instructors Qualification and is about to start an advanced diploma in canine management and behaviour.
She regularly attends Practical Workshops, Seminars and Masterclasses to continue her professional development. Bea also recently completed Leading Behaviourist Sarah Whitehead’s Learn to Talk Dog Course which looks in depth at canine body language and facial expressions and The Secrets of Dog to Dog Communication Course which covers predict and prevent aggression and conflict.
Bea currently works alongside Heidi at Very Important Pets running our Puppy Basics and Adolescent Classes and she also does one to one training appointments and home visits.
A Member of The Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT UK 01238) and a Student Member of the COAPE Association of Pet Behaviourists and Trainers. She is also a fully qualified Dog Yoga Instructor, and a member of the Pet Professional Guild, and Animal Behaviour and Training Council.
Based in Central London, she sees dog and cat owners on a one to one basis, for training sessions and behaviour consults.
Petrina has been training animals professionally since 2010, and previously assisted Chirag Patel at The Company of Animals and Karen England at The Best From Your Dog. She holds qualifications with the Centre of Applied Pet Ethology and The Clever Dog Company, and has attended many seminars, courses and workshops with some of the worlds leading animal trainers and behaviourists.
She used the most up to date, science backed, kind fair effective methods, and works with animals holistically, looking at nutritional health, breed specific needs, mental stimulation and physical needs, in her sessions.
Petrina owns a French Bulldog, Sunday, who’s rescue from illegal puppy importers was featured in The Mail on Sunday. She has just started training Sunday for Heelwork to Music and Rally Obedience.
Previously she owned a Staffordshire Bull Terrier and a Bengal Cat, but has kept many species over the years, including snakes and tortoises.
One to One Dog Training (Prices start from £70)
- One on One Dog Training – Ideal for recall, chewing, digging, jumping up, pulling on the lead and basic obedience. 1.5 hour initial assessment
- One on One Dog Training – Each additional one hour session
- One on One Dog Training (4 Week package) – Designed for puppies or adult dogs / rescue dogs that have had no formal training already.
4 x One to One sessions to be booked approximately 1 week apart
- Lead walking or Recall Package – Two one hour training sessions, to either teach your dog to walk nicely on the lead or to focus on building a reliable recall.
- Introduction to Clicker and Tricks – 1.5 hour session using clicker training methods.
To find out more about our one on one dog training, prices or to book a session, get in touch.