121- Puppy Consultations (Age from 0-14 Weeks)

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CONGRATULATIONS !. Now the adventure begins.  By finding this page we can only assume that you have taken into your home and very soon into your heart, a bundle of cute, adorable, fun. The little stranger that you have brought into your world, will soon become an integral part of your family.  Mischievous, at times frustrating, but instantly loveable.  Your puppy's love for you is unconditional, but remember it needs your guidance and love to grow into a healthy, well balanced adult dog.

Our Puppy Consultations are the Foundation Level of our - 'Family Dog Education Programmes' and are designed to help you get things right from the beginning, which is a lot easier than trying to sort out problems later.

At 'Dog Guru' our system of education is totally unique. We have developed over 30 years,  5 different levels, of 'Family Dog Education Programmes' with over 60 different modules based on our  “Calmness Leads to Reward” ® positive dog training and behaviour methodology.  Unlike others we do not advocate before the age of 14 weeks, the traditional group 'puppy socialisation' or 'doggy day care' attendance.  

The reason for this is simple. While your puppy was with their breeder, it has already interacted through play and socialised with other dogs in the form of it's mother and litter siblings.  Therefore, when your puppy arrives with you at the normal adoptive age of 9/10 weeks, it is ready for a more structured system of continual socialisation and learning.

We provide you with this knowledge and tools to guide your puppy through this stage of their growth.  To do this sucessfully thats why we offer a more intensive 1-2-1 Puppy Consultation.   In our 30 year experience we find this route is more beneficial in preparation for balanced adulthood.  At 'Dog Guru' we can tailor design a programme to suit your puppy and family needs.  This make great advance preparation for participation on our Family Dog' - Level 1 ' The Essentials' programme, which you can attend, once your puppy reaches the age of 14 weeks/3.5 months.

During the 121 Puppy Consultation we will map out a more personalised educational programme for you both, allowing you to get things right from the start and prevent behavioural problems developing in the future. 

Our Puppy Consultations are held with our expert Keith Mathews 'The Dog Guru' at our Dog Training & Behaviour Centre in Co. Armagh .   The session lasts 1hour 30 mins, only one consultation will be required to provide you with all the knowlege you need.  During the consultation Keith will guide you through all the stages of your puppy's future development.  Providing you with the knowledge to become the perfect 'puppy parent and create the perfect relationship with them, based on 'gentle loving  leadership' resulting in a friendly, well-behaved and happy future adult dog. 

Some of the topics Keith will cover are listed below.

  • How puppies learn.
  • How to set positive boundaries within your home.
  • Successful puppy potty toilet training.
  • Crate Training for your new puppy.
  • Preventing puppy chewing and destructive behaviour.
  • How to best introduce your puppy to the lead
  • Easy puppy obedience and positive behaviour shaping.
  • Puppy handling and puppy grooming.
  • Preventing separation anxiety in your puppy and adult dog
  • How to play with your puppy.
  • How to socialise your puppy.
  • Puppy play biting and how to prevent it.
  • Puppy fearfulness and prevention of phobias.
  • Puppy car travel.
  • How to discourage unwanted puppy behaviour.
  • How to prevent puppy aggression.

These are just a few of the subjects that are covered thoroughly during our 1-2-1 Puppy Consultation.  Keith will introduce you to also introduce the concepts and methodogoly behind his “Calmness Leads to Reward” ® internationally acclaimed positive dog training and behaviour method.

Keith has a wealth of knowledge which he has acquired over a lifetime of working with all breeds of dogs in different situations. He is famous for his unique intuitive skill and is able to tune into the energy of those that he works with both human and animal, he prides himself in being able to assist dog owners in overcoming their dog’s problems even when all other trainers and behaviourist's have failed.

The essence of Keith Mathews 'The Dog Guru's’ “Calmness Leads to Reward” ® methodology, is to develop human learning.  So that owners become effective 'dog parents'.  We teach you, how to build the proper balanced relationship with your new puppy and show you how to educate and communicate friendship, deep trust, and unconditional love to them.  Therefore nurturing the relationship between you both,so that it grows in positive, uniquely healing, and therapeutic way.


The investment fee for the 1-2-1 Puppy Consultation is £135 payable in full online at the time of booking.   Bookings can be made by clicking on your chosen Friday on the Calendar Below.


1-2-1 Puppy Consultations are normally only available on Fridays and Saturdays.  The calendar below shows  the next available Friday or Saturday appointmentSimply click on the date, choose your appropriate time slot and follow the booking process.  Alternatively if these dates do not suit, please feel free to call us on 0773 928 2066 and we will try our very best to accommodate you. 

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