K9-conduct

K9-conduct Qualified dog trainer & behaviourist based in West Sussex. covering Horsham, Crawley, East grinstead and most places in between.
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Contact for any enquires - we are always happy to answer any questions or concerns!

MY 3 TOP TIPS TO HELP MOST DOGS. 1 - do nothing . Yep sit and do nothing with your dog. Watch the world go by from a dis...
19/02/2024

MY 3 TOP TIPS TO HELP MOST DOGS.

1 - do nothing . Yep sit and do nothing with your dog. Watch the world go by from a distance.

2 - no greeting strange dogs on walks. Instead teach your dog how to ignore the majority of dogs and find a few friends to socialise with properly.

3 - learn to enjoy training! If you dread going out and training your dog for fear of embarrassment or frustration.... Your not going to get anywhere untill you change that mindset. Set your dog up for success and learn to enjoy the process. This will make it better for you and your dog.

Obviously these three things are not going to fix your problems or unwanted behaviours. But they sure are going to help them!

Do you enjoy your walks? Sometimes what we Invision when getting a dog is taking lovely walks together that are relaxing...
09/02/2024

Do you enjoy your walks?

Sometimes what we Invision when getting a dog is taking lovely walks together that are relaxing. Quite often people find that's not actually the case and you end up dreading getting out , this can be for multiple reasons such as...
- your dog , little or large, pulls like a steam train and you spend most your walk being dragged along.
- your dog is reactive and barks at and must say hello to everything and everyone.
- you find yourself dreading the dog walk and seeing it as somthing you have to do rather than want too.

You have the power to change all of the above. By hiring a professional to help you learn how to teach your dog what the lead means.

Dog walks should be enjoyable for both parties. It's not good for your dog to constantly be pulling and overexcited and it certainly isn't good for your mental wellbeing either!

For all problems in life we hire professionals to help us deal with it. Hire a dog trainer / behaviourist to help you with your dog. You and your dog will thank us.

If you want to start enjoying walks again get in contact to see how we can help you!

NEUTRAL WALKS ARE BACK! After a lot of people asking we are running neutral walks again!  All dogs welcome πŸ–€ reactive do...
31/01/2024

NEUTRAL WALKS ARE BACK!

After a lot of people asking we are running neutral walks again! All dogs welcome πŸ–€ reactive dogs included.

What is a neutral walk? It's a walk with other dogs where you teach your dog to just exist. No playing , no interaction , just building your relationship around distractions. As everyone is on the same page it's a great environment to practice in! We also do some training exercises!

When? 11am Saturday 10th February.

Where? Local to Horsham to be confirmed.

How much? Β£10 per human & dog. 1 dog per handler.

These were great fun last year and lots of people met some great training buddies to practice with!

Message us to book your slot !

FREINDLY DOGS Some dogs love other dogs and that's okay BUT  let's some up reactivity.... In short , dogs that overreact...
29/01/2024

FREINDLY DOGS

Some dogs love other dogs and that's okay BUT let's some up reactivity....

In short , dogs that overreact in response to certain stimuli are reactive.

That includes you freindly dog owners , if your dog gets overwhelmed with excitement and turns into a playful ball of fluff you can no longer control ... Even if they are friendly , it's a form of reactivity.

Wilson was just that! Super friendly ... To freindly and it was becoming unmanageable for his owners. So we started training & his owners are already seeing improvements in his behaviours.

If you have a dog that is too friendly, it's important to teach them boundaries the same way we do with anxious dogs.

Do you find your dog losing all self control when seeing other dogs? Give us a message to see how we can help you!

LITTLE SKYE skye is a teeny tiny 10 week old westie. Her owners contacted me before they even got her home! Yes , dog tr...
26/01/2024

LITTLE SKYE

skye is a teeny tiny 10 week old westie. Her owners contacted me before they even got her home! Yes , dog trainer's love when you do this!

It means we can help you set them up right from the very beginning! We arnt magicians , you will still get nibbled and have the odd accident, but this is greatly reduced by managing and giving the puppy what they need.

It also means going forward should any problems develop , I now know her routine and her owners knowledge level etc which is greatly beneficial going forward!

Skye got our puppy package which is six sessions over 6 -8 weeks . So from the very start we can cover the foundations and socialise her properly ( hint : it's not saying hello to every dog)

Do you find yourself with a dog that struggles to settle? Always finding something to get into? Doesn't seem to have an ...
22/01/2024

Do you find yourself with a dog that struggles to settle? Always finding something to get into? Doesn't seem to have an off button?

You need our online course! PERFECT PLACE. We literally teach you how to help your dog switch off.

Place training is essentially the art of teaching your dog to do nothing.

Want a meal in peace? Place training.
Don't want your dog jumping all over guests? Place training.
Want your dog to be able to stay still? Place training.
Want a dog you can take to different environments? Place training.
Want to enjoy holidays with your dog and both relax? Place training.

This course has everything you need to know about place training including step by steps and video tutorials!

MESSAGE US PERFECT PLACE FOR LINK.

OR CHECK OUT INSTAGRAM BIO.

When helping reactive dogs , there are a few things we look at... - what triggers the dog. - where the dog is able to wo...
19/01/2024

When helping reactive dogs , there are a few things we look at...

- what triggers the dog.
- where the dog is able to work under the threshold.
- teaching the dog what we expect when the trigger is not present.
- adding the trigger gradually to help the dog adjust.

Obviously we can't always avoid what our dogs react too. That's why when helping out reactive dogs it's important to set them up for success as much as possible, for example..

A dog reactive dog will not do well having a first session in a busy park with lots of dogs around , this is something we need to build up too. A bit like levels on a video game ...

Tutorial is showing them what we want them to do. Level one is adding a distraction at a distance. Level two is a slightly bigger distraction. level three is a busier area. Etc etc

How much time each dog spends on each level is dependent on the dog , consistency of training, environment , breed fulfillment and more.

Don't compare yourself to others and enjoy the journey... Level by level

GENETICS I know what your thinking, I just want my dog to be a bit calmer/ pull less etc why are you getting all scienti...
15/01/2024

GENETICS

I know what your thinking, I just want my dog to be a bit calmer/ pull less etc why are you getting all scientific? .... Well

Every behaviour your dog performs comes from its genetics , you have a reactive dog? Even if you did everything right some dogs are prone to be reactive due to genetic make up.

Same with anxiety.
Same with deep rooted behaviours such as herding breeds herding... You didn't train your collie to nip ankles ... It just happend ... Because of genetics.
Same with other animals, some dogs are genetically better with ignoring livestock etc than others.

GENETICS play such an enormous role in what your dog will turn out like. It's important to understand them.

You can't train out genetics , but you can teach your dog how to behave by ensuring breed fulfillment & a clear and consistent training plan.


WHEN IT FEELS IMPOSSIBLEThere is help out there! Walking your dog should be enjoyable, you should be intracting with eac...
12/01/2024

WHEN IT FEELS IMPOSSIBLE

There is help out there! Walking your dog should be enjoyable, you should be intracting with each other , not just being a dead weight at the end of the lead.

It's not healthy for you or your dog , and I get it , it seems like nothing will help sometimes!

There is help out there , you just need to be brave enough to reach out and start the journey!

If you have an issue with somthing in your home or your car ... You don't hesitate to get in a specialist! Your dogs need specialists too πŸ–€

Message us what you struggle with the most outside and see how we can help you.

WHEN TO START TRAINING YOUR PUPPY? Straight away! Your puppy is learning as soon as they arrive home, it's important to ...
10/01/2024

WHEN TO START TRAINING YOUR PUPPY?

Straight away! Your puppy is learning as soon as they arrive home, it's important to get them into a routine even before they go out for walks etc

Lovely little Skye here is just 9 weeks old and we have put a plan in place with our 6 week puppy course, first session yesterday covered how important sleep is, how to get the most of the awake time , crate , introducing lead in the home so it's not a weird thing when she can go out and how to ace toilet training!

Training doesn't have to look fancy , a good foundation from the minute your pup comes home can make all the difference to how they grow up!

PERFECT PLACE! you have heard of place training ... But do you know what it is? Place training is essentially , when don...
08/01/2024

PERFECT PLACE!

you have heard of place training ... But do you know what it is?

Place training is essentially , when done properly, teaching your dog how to ignore the world around them!

Why this is a useful skill?

Got a super excitable dog? Place training will help them learn a bit of self control and that not everyone or everything wants to say hi!

Got a high energy dog /breed?
Often intelligent breeds are constantly finding things to amuse themselves... Place training teaches them the art of doing nothing!

Got a nervous/anxious dog?
Place training can build their confidence and trust in you in different environments!

Got a teenage dog?
Self control looks boring but is super important for your dog to learn , doing nothing is a great way to help with self control!

Check out our bio OR message perfect place to get the link to our online course!

Why?

- step by steps
- tutorials
- how to videos
- trouble shooting
- behaviour explanation
- & more !

AVAILABILITY We have got of to an amazing start to the year here !  Thank you everybody πŸ–€ Limited availability left in J...
05/01/2024

AVAILABILITY

We have got of to an amazing start to the year here ! Thank you everybody πŸ–€

Limited availability left in January starting from the 20th. It's easy to book in , just message or call us so we can discuss the issues you and your pooch are having and look at your goals.

Then we find a date and 'voila' your new education journey starts with your dog :)

Sessions consist of me coming to you , a little chat and assesment. Then the fun stuff , we start training and most importantly I teach you how to do the training! You also get a homework sheet to follow after the session !








HOW LONG SHOULD I SPEND TRAINING?  This is something we get asked a lot , of course the answer will vary dependent on wh...
03/01/2024

HOW LONG SHOULD I SPEND TRAINING?

This is something we get asked a lot , of course the answer will vary dependent on what you are training for but, most of the time the answer is short and sweet.

15 minutes twice a day of proper training ( dependent on your goals) is all your dog need to learn a new skill.

15 minutes done properly with time to sleep after ( the dog not you) to help them process the session is a great start!

This nap after is so important! It gives them time to process and rest. If your dog is always on the go they will find it harder to process new information.

Try it! Pick a new trick, train for 15 mins a day and then rest. You will be surprised how quickly they pick it up!

HAPPY NEW YEAR Wishing you all the best at the start of this new year. Here is to a year of more training , fosters, tea...
01/01/2024

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Wishing you all the best at the start of this new year. Here is to a year of more training , fosters, teaching our dogs new skills and forever trying to do our best πŸ–€

What are your goals with your dogs this year? Let us know!

Mine are to learn more skills with the boy and get more accessible online training courses available for you guys!

LIFE SKILLS CLASS SUNDAY 7TH JANUARY @ 2PM LOCATION : OLD HOLBROOK RH 12, DETAILS WILL BE SENT ON BOOKING Limited slots ...
30/12/2023

LIFE SKILLS CLASS

SUNDAY 7TH JANUARY @ 2PM

LOCATION : OLD HOLBROOK RH 12, DETAILS WILL BE SENT ON BOOKING

Limited slots -message to book your spot.

£10 one off workshop ( untill it's lighter in the evenings 🀣)

join us on Sunday the 7th of January to practice your training in a small & friendly environment !

Our life skills class covers lead walking around distractions, place training , engagement & more.

Put your dog's skills to the test! We always keep our classes small so we can work on things each individual struggles with ( suitable to the class environment )

This is great for dogs that focus on other dogs when out and about, reactive dogs , puppies and young dogs, teenagers or if you're just looking for something new to do with your dog!

Puppies from 3 months +
All breeds welcome

JANUARY CLASSESstart the new year off right by putting your training to the test in our workshops! Possible dates are .....
28/12/2023

JANUARY CLASSES

start the new year off right by putting your training to the test in our workshops!

Possible dates are ...
Thursday 4th @ 2pm
Sunday 7th @ 2pm
Sunday 7th @ 9am

Life skills workshops are designed to get your dog working around distractions in a controlled environment.

What do we do?
- place training
- lead walking
- recall
- general obedience
- engagement
- have fun while doing it!

Whether your happy with where your dogs training is and want to push them or your new to training and it's a new year challenge for you these workshops have got you covered!

One off workshops will be held untill the evenings are a bit lighter! More will be organised once I have finalised when works best for everyone so let me know on here or via poll on my story !

As usual all breeds welcome, reactive dogs welcome & puppies from 3 months welcome πŸ–€

DOGS NEED DAYS OFF TOO you know that feeling when your overwhelmed with the busy of Christmas? Your dogs get that too! Y...
27/12/2023

DOGS NEED DAYS OFF TOO

you know that feeling when your overwhelmed with the busy of Christmas? Your dogs get that too!

Your pooches don't need to be on the go all the time! In fact they actually need a lot of good quality sleep, 16-18 hours a day!

With family visits and busier house holds than usual, it's okay to give your dog a day of recovery.

When we do days off like today, we will give him a couple of small 20-30 Min sniffy walks , and a lot of quiet time. We have spent the last three days pretty hectic and we all need a break 🀣no training , no expectations , no walks in busy places , just being and letting him decompress !

Do you give your dog off days?

MERRY CHRISTMAS POOCHES & PEOPLE. this year has been a pleasure! You guys make me doing this everyday possible and I am ...
25/12/2023

MERRY CHRISTMAS POOCHES & PEOPLE.

this year has been a pleasure! You guys make me doing this everyday possible and I am forever grateful for that πŸ–€

A little pooch poem ...

We're covered in mud, with treats in our pockets.
Another year gone by, with all our dog clients.
From puppy to senior, we've trained them all
And every tail wag, makes us stand tall

We've chased and we've played, through all kinds of weather
The bond with these dogs, will last us forever
From sit and stay, to fancy tricks galore
We've taught them it all, and then some more

So here's a toast, to another year gone by
With muddy boots and pockets full of snacks
We'll miss them all, but we'll be back
To spread more love and keep them on track.

DOG RESCUE When I'm not helping you guys train your dogs I spend a lot of my time here every week without fail. The resc...
21/12/2023

DOG RESCUE

When I'm not helping you guys train your dogs I spend a lot of my time here every week without fail. The rescue is kennel free so the dogs get to roam around. For me watching them interact with eachother and watching their behaviour teaches me something new every day!

Also it's super rewarding seeing them gain confidence daily and to get ready for a new life ahead πŸ–€

ONLINE COURSES! This is a work in progress, BUT you can get your hands on perfect place right now! This online course te...
21/12/2023

ONLINE COURSES!

This is a work in progress, BUT you can get your hands on perfect place right now!

This online course tells you all you need to know about place training , including step by steps, behaviour breakdowns and more! CHECK LINK IN BIO OR MESSAGE US PERFECT PLACE.

We are working super hard behind the scenes and it's all paws on deck to bring you more online education in 2024!

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WHAT WE DO! we teach you how to understand your dog and combat unwanted behaviours. We are specialists in training your ...
20/12/2023

WHAT WE DO!

we teach you how to understand your dog and combat unwanted behaviours. We are specialists in training your dog in real world scenarios and helping you reach goals you have for you and your dog. Owning a dog isn't always what we envision in our head and that can be difficult, by helping you and your dog become happier we can get you closer to that vision you had !

We offer 1-2-1 sessions and have group classes and neutral walks available aswell. We can help you with multiple obstacles such as
- reactivity
- lead walking
- recall
- socialising
- excitement
-anxiety
-general training
- behaviour issues
- and much more!

Message us for more information.

This lovely boy is looking for a home  πŸ–€
17/12/2023

This lovely boy is looking for a home πŸ–€

Murfy has sadly suddenly lost his owner and a very kind friend is looking after him temporarily.
He is a seven year old bulldog that is very friendly and easy to manage.
He is good with people and dogs; appears to be unphased by children and behaves very well on his walks.
THIS IS NOT A HOLBROOK DOG but we would love to help his foster him find him a permanent home.
Please contact us at [email protected] and we will be happy to pass on your details.

BRAMBLE This beautiful girl came to us as she struggles to settle and is like a steam train on walks! We started of the ...
05/12/2023

BRAMBLE

This beautiful girl came to us as she struggles to settle and is like a steam train on walks!

We started of the session going through how important sleep is for dogs especially young ones! Worked on some place training as they were struggling to get her to stay there longer than two seconds. Then we braved the outside world and started teaching her how to walk on a lead !

Bramble and her owners did incredibly well in our session and I look forward to seeing how this girl progresses!

CAN YOUR DOG FOCUS OUTSIDE? a lot of people struggle with their dog listening to every word in the house but when they g...
27/11/2023

CAN YOUR DOG FOCUS OUTSIDE?

a lot of people struggle with their dog listening to every word in the house but when they get outside it all goes out the window!

This is because outside is full of distractions , smells , people , dogs etc in the home they are secure and it stays the same a lot of the time.

It is possible to change your dogs focus on you outside , bit by bit. This in turn can take your relationship to a new level and make your outings more enjoyable for both of you!

BLACK FRIDAY! Our new online course is on offer! Just Β£25 for this weekend only! This course has everything you need to ...
24/11/2023

BLACK FRIDAY!

Our new online course is on offer!

Just Β£25 for this weekend only!

This course has everything you need to know about helping your dog learn to settle, be calmer around distractions including guests coming into the house!

It includes..

- behavioural explanations.
- step by steps for each stage.
- how to videos showing you how to place train.
- real life examples.
- breakdown of how to get your dog calmer when guests enter the home.
- much more!

Link πŸ”— https://k9conduct.teachable.com/purchase?product_id=5202989

HAVING GUESTS OVER new people coming into your home can be a really exciting event for your dogs! For the more timid dog...
23/11/2023

HAVING GUESTS OVER

new people coming into your home can be a really exciting event for your dogs! For the more timid dogs it can also be quite stressful!

Your dog isn't doing this on purpose! They get overwhelmed with emotion and struggle to compose themselves.

What if I told you we have the solution to this available for you to have right now?

Perfect place is our online course to place training , with step by steps , how to videos and explanations of your dogs behaviour!

Available here

https://k9conduct.teachable.com/purchase?product_id=5198535

Do you find yourself having to shut your dog away or run around trying to stop them jumping at people that arrive into your home?

Are you dreading the holiday season with having people round?

This course will stop all of the above and more! There is still time to make Christmas less stressful for everyone!

ONLINE COURSES We did a thing! We are pleased to announce we now have online courses up and running! We currently have a...
21/11/2023

ONLINE COURSES

We did a thing! We are pleased to announce we now have online courses up and running!

We currently have available perfect place! Step by steps , behaviour explanations , how to videos and so much more!
Just in time for you to practice before Christmas!

Place training helps your dog calm down in situations such as food being around , guests coming into the house, helping teach them how to settle and more! A great skill to have when you get the family around on Xmas day!

Click the link below
https://k9conduct.teachable.com/purchase?product_id=5198535

We are at the beginning of our online learning journey and want to know what you guys want to see next!

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