Welcome to Pauline Whittaker Dog Training School, and thank you for your enquiry regarding one of our 1-2-1 lesson packages – these packages offer you and your dog the opportunity to work with Pauline on a 1-2-1 basis, and by booking one of these bespoke packages you will also save money compared to the cost of individual lessons. 

Lesson Packages result in the best progress for you and your dog as you work through your individual dog’s training needs and overcome any problems you are experiencing with Pauline’s expert help. Lesson packages create a framework and structure for progress which is easy to measure and you will be delighted to see your dog progressing quickly. 

The information below provides an overview of what will be covered, but it is important to note that all of these packages will be tailored to the individual needs of you and your dog.

Puppy training package:

Each package of lessons is tailored to the needs of the individual owner-dog partnership and will address any problems or concerns as a priority. A sample package may include the following:

A four-week package of 1 hour lessons where we will cover:

Week 1

  • Getting to know your puppy:
    • Advice on house training
    • What to feed your puppy
    • Advice on exercising your puppy
  • Setting agreed boundaries 
  • Teaching a ‘sit’ and a ‘leave’ command

Week 2

  • Review of last week, and an opportunity to share success / discuss problems
    • Puppy manners – how to not accidentally reinforce unwanted behaviours
    • Safe Puppy socialisation – how and where
    • Puppy recall
  • Advice on toys & mental activities for your puppy
  • Teaching a ‘down’ and a ‘stay’ command

Week 3

  • Review of what we have covered so far, and an opportunity to re-visit anything that you would like to
    • Teaching a recall away from distractions i.e. progressing on from the basic recall
    • Lead walking – how to walk on a loose lead without pulling
  • Teaching a ‘wait’ command
  • Advice on neutering – discuss pros/ cons & appropriate age

Week 4

  • Review of how things have been progressing, and a chance to go over anything that you feel is necessary
    • Taking your training outdoors (either in your garden or in to the ‘big wide world’ depending on the age of your puppy)
    • Puppies behave very differently in different environments, so taking your training outside is a great way to progress the work we have done so far

Remember that also offer email support during your 4-week training period, so you can contact us by email for advice on anything you are unsure about.

Cost £150 + fuel at 50p per mile. 

Rescue dog training package:

Each package of lessons is tailored to the needs of the individual owner-dog partnership and will address any problems or concerns as a priority. A sample package may include the following:

A four-week package of 1 hour lessons where we will cover:

Week 1: 

  • Getting to know your dog
    • What does your dog already know?
    • What else would you like / need your dog to know?
    • Have you seen any indications of problems, and what would you like to change about this behaviour?
  • Setting agreed boundaries for your dog
  • Introducing basic commands

Week 2:

  • Review of previous week, and an opportunity to share successes / discuss problems
  • Revisiting agreed boundaries
  • Further support on how we change unwanted behaviour
  • How does your dog interact with other people / other dogs?

Week 3:

  • Review of previous week, and an opportunity to revisit anything you feel is required
  • Taking your dog outdoors – dogs behave differently in different environments, so taking your dog outdoors is a great way to progress the work we have done to date

Week 4:

  • Review of how your training has been progressing outdoors
  • Introducing your dog to real life situations – i.e. putting everything you have learned together so far in to practice

As part of our Rescue Dog package we also offer email support during your 4 week training period, so you can contact us by email for advice on anything you are unsure about.

Cost £150 + fuel at 50p per mile. 

Adolescent top-up package, helping you with your dog at this tricky age

1 lesson £40 
2 lessons £38 per lesson = £76.00
3 lessons 37.50 per lesson = £112.50
4 lessons 37.50 per lesson = £150.00
(+ fuel)

Adult dog  – a little extra help required 

1 lesson £40 
2 lessons £38 per lesson = £76.00
3 lessons 37.50 per lesson = £112.50
4 lessons 37.50 per lesson = £150.00
(+ fuel)

Reliable recalls

1 lesson £40 
2 lessons £38 per lesson = £76.00
3 lessons 37.50 per lesson = £112.50
4 lessons 37.50 per lesson = £150.00
(+ fuel)

Behaviour Consultation

Initial 2 hour consultation £100, subsequent individually booked lessons £40

Behaviour package 1

Consultation plus 2 follow ups £176.00 (+ fuel)

Behaviour package 2

Consultation plus 3 follow ups £212.50 (+ fuel)

Behaviour package 3

Consultation plus 4 follow ups £250.00 (+ fuel)

Follow-up package

4 lessons £150 (+ fuel)