On Point Dog Training

On Point Dog Training Kind, effective, force-free training and behaviour consults for dogs and cats. Qualified and insured.

Following the government’s pledge to ban XL bullies, they have now defined the breed and specified the timeline for impl...
31/10/2023

Following the government’s pledge to ban XL bullies, they have now defined the breed and specified the timeline for implementing the ban. If you haven’t already, now is the time to start muzzle training your bullies.
We are still offering free muzzle training, and reduced cost training/behaviour sessions to any dogs that will be affected by the ban.

Government guidance on the ban can be found here- https://www.gov.uk/guidance/prepare-for-the-ban-on-xl-bully-dogs

From 31 December 2023 it will be against the law to:

➡️ Sell an XL Bully dog
➡️ Abandon an XL Bully dog
➡️ Give away an XL Bully dog
➡️ Breed from an XL Bully dog
➡️ Have an XL Bully in public without a lead and muzzle

From 1 February 2024 it will be a criminal offence to own an XL Bully in England and Wales unless you have a Certificate of Exemption for your dog.

You will need to adhere to strict rules such as microchipping your dog and keeping it on a lead and muzzled when in public.

To keep an XL Bully dog you must ensure it is:

➡️ Microchipped
➡️ Kept on a lead and muzzled at all times when in public
➡️ Kept in a secure place so it cannot escape
➡️ You will also need to neuter your dog

❌ Please DO NOT ABANDON your XL Bully
Rescues are inundated with dogs already. You can take positive steps now to make this transition easier.

❌ STOP breeding you dog if it is an XL Bully
❌ STOP trying to import XL Bully dogs

✅Talk to your vets about the correct time and age to neuter your dog
✅ Check your dogs microchip details are up to date
✅ Start positive muzzle training
✅ Start loose lead walking training so you can exercise your dog easily, effectively and safely
✅ Seek behaviour help from an EVIDENCE -BASED veterinary behaviour professional if your dog requires specific behaviour support (Look for a veterinary behaviourist, or someone registered with FAB or APBC etc)

Read more below 👇

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/prepare-for-the-ban-on-xl-bully-dogs

Long lines and extendable leashes can be very useful in training, particularly recall or reactivity training. Choosing w...
22/10/2023

Long lines and extendable leashes can be very useful in training, particularly recall or reactivity training. Choosing which one to use is personal preference, and each come with their own pros and cons.

Read more in our most recent blog post- http://wix.to/40dbLWl?ref=2_cl

With Halloween and Bonfire night around the corner, there's no better time to start training! We're offering 25% off of ...
16/10/2023

With Halloween and Bonfire night around the corner, there's no better time to start training! We're offering 25% off of all of our services when you book in October.

What are you waiting for? Contact us today.

With the proposal to add XL Bullies to the list of banned breeds, we are offering a range of free and discounted service...
15/10/2023

With the proposal to add XL Bullies to the list of banned breeds, we are offering a range of free and discounted services to XL bully owners. This includes:
- Free muzzle training, in person or on zoom
- 1 2 1 training sessions for only £10
- 50% off behaviour consultations

Contact us to book.

An introduction to us, and the services we provide.Alt text is available on each image.
14/10/2023

An introduction to us, and the services we provide.
Alt text is available on each image.

🎉Special offer! 🎉 Use code IMPULSE10 when messaging us or on the website for 10% off your first session with Maisie!
16/11/2021

🎉Special offer! 🎉
Use code IMPULSE10 when messaging us or on the website for 10% off your first session with Maisie!

Impulse dog training operates in west sussex, mainly in Crawley, horsham and henfield. our website is Www.impulsedogtraining.com
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Happy  ! Let’s see all those happy pooches to celebrate 🙂
26/08/2021

Happy ! Let’s see all those happy pooches to celebrate 🙂

Choosing the correct breed is perhaps the most important part of getting a dog. All too often dogs are returned to breed...
16/08/2021

Choosing the correct breed is perhaps the most important part of getting a dog. All too often dogs are returned to breeders, handed over to shelters or simply drive their families crazy because they aren't the right fit for them. A staggering 1/3 of owners do no research before buying their dog, according to a study by Dogs Trust and 1/6 regret their breed choice (Sainsbury's Bank).
At Impulse we offer a free breed matching service- contact us to find out more: https://www.impulsedogtraining.com/post/how-to-choose-the-right-dog-breed

Choosing whether to adopt from a rescue or buy from a breeder is a very personal decision with strong feelings on both sides, so we aren't going to begin to tell you what you should do. Instead, we'll discuss the pros and cons of each option and allow you to decide which route to go down for yourself.

Why do we only allow certain styles of harnesses during training? The simple answer is that some styles of harness tight...
05/08/2021

Why do we only allow certain styles of harnesses during training?
The simple answer is that some styles of harness tighten to cause discomfort, or restrict your dog's movement by design. Often these styles are marketed as "no-pull" harnesses, because the discomfort that they cause works as a deterrent.

The biggest problem with restrictive harnesses is that they don't fully allow your dog to extend their shoulder. Harnesses that have a horizontal front strap sit across the shoulder joint and prevent the leg from being able to be fully extended. For short periods of time doing slow and low impact exercise this is okay, but over time can lead to muscle fatigue and sore joints.

Harnesses that we recommend will have a Y shaped front to keep your dog's shoulders free and uncovered. The point where the two shoulder straps meet on your dog's chest will sit comfortably on your dog's breastbone, with you being able to fit 2 fingers flat between each strap and your dog. They will not tighten or pinch your dog in any way.

Read more about choosing a comfortable harness for your dog, along with our recommendations for harnesses, over at our blog: https://www.impulsedogtraining.com/post/is-your-harness-harming-your-dog

For further information, please visit the highly informative group Canine Conditioning and Body Awareness Exercises

Bonnie decided that rolling in mud is a good way to keep cool! Make sure you’re staying safe in the sun ☀️
14/06/2021

Bonnie decided that rolling in mud is a good way to keep cool! Make sure you’re staying safe in the sun ☀️

✨Giveaway announcement ✨ We are giving away two prize packages full of  goodies!Prize package one consists of: •The Clam...
12/06/2021

✨Giveaway announcement ✨

We are giving away two prize packages full of goodies!
Prize package one consists of: •The Clam •Bright fauxtastic •Pocket bungee ball tug •Tote bag •Clicker •Bag of grain free fish treats.
Second place is: •Pocket fauxtastic •Sheep chaser tug •Tote bag •Clicker •Bag of grain free fish treats.

To enter is simple-
1. Like this post
2. Like Impulse Dog Training on Facebook
3. Tag a friend (or two, or three!)

For extra entries:
1. Share this post

•Closes 12th July
•Open to UK entries
•EU entries accepted if winner covers shipping
•Unfollowing after the draw is called will disqualify you from future competitions

•This giveaway is not affiliated with or sponsored by either Instagram, Facebook or Tug-E-Nuff•
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Now taking bookings for group classes for puppies and adult dogs*.Group classes take place in our private field in Billi...
11/06/2021

Now taking bookings for group classes for puppies and adult dogs*.

Group classes take place in our private field in Billingshurst, West Sussex and last for 6 weeks. The perfect opportunity to learn in a real world environment, our classes include but aren't limited to:
- Sit and down stays around distractions
- Loose lead walking for the real world
- Come when called, every time
- Settle in busy places
- Leave tempting distractions
- Correct socialisation and confidence building

Classes classes are suitable for puppies over 12 weeks at the start of the first session. Groups are arranged by the maturity of your puppy or dog.

All COVID guidelines will be strictly adhered to.
*Subject to government guidelines staying the same

We hope you’re enjoying the warm weather and keeping safe out there! Cooling coats and mats, frozen meals and dog safe i...
01/06/2021

We hope you’re enjoying the warm weather and keeping safe out there!
Cooling coats and mats, frozen meals and dog safe ice cream can all help keep your dogs comfortable in the heat.

Orla the malamute and her owner did so well in their session, learning how to help her overcome her excitement around do...
18/05/2021

Orla the malamute and her owner did so well in their session, learning how to help her overcome her excitement around dogs.

The gorgeous dogs from our basic obedience class (6 months + )! Luckily the rain held off so nobody got too wet.
03/05/2021

The gorgeous dogs from our basic obedience class (6 months + )! Luckily the rain held off so nobody got too wet.

Pickles the Greek rescue had the sweetest face! 😍
01/05/2021

Pickles the Greek rescue had the sweetest face! 😍

“Leave it” is one of the most important things you can teach a puppy. There’s no reason you can’t make it challenging an...
21/04/2021

“Leave it” is one of the most important things you can teach a puppy. There’s no reason you can’t make it challenging and fun by placing treats on your dog’s paws!

Just a few of the beautiful puppies in our group class! We’ve been fairly spoiled with the weather so far, fingers cross...
19/04/2021

Just a few of the beautiful puppies in our group class! We’ve been fairly spoiled with the weather so far, fingers crossed for more sunshine!

Hamish the Serbian rescue has the cutest face, can’t beat a scruffy dog!
08/04/2021

Hamish the Serbian rescue has the cutest face, can’t beat a scruffy dog!

How sweet is Phileas the podenco mix from Spain?
07/04/2021

How sweet is Phileas the podenco mix from Spain?

Nothing beats a puppy that is super happy and keen to begin training! 😍 How can you not just fall in love?
31/03/2021

Nothing beats a puppy that is super happy and keen to begin training! 😍 How can you not just fall in love?

How handsome is the gorgeous Cato who’s joining us for an intensive walk and train this week? Cato is a bit anxious and ...
29/03/2021

How handsome is the gorgeous Cato who’s joining us for an intensive walk and train this week? Cato is a bit anxious and wants to sniff everything all the time, so we’re working on building his engagement and waiting to be released to sniff.

How cute is little Mitsy who we saw today? Her and her mum braved the rain to work on Mitsy’s confidence around strange ...
25/03/2021

How cute is little Mitsy who we saw today? Her and her mum braved the rain to work on Mitsy’s confidence around strange dogs. They both did a great job and even became comfortable around Lunar.

24/03/2021

What does your walk look like?
Walking your dog shouldn’t be a chore. If you’re struggling with any aspect of the walk from lead pulling to reactivity, contact us to see how we can help!
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The adorable Loki joining us for our puppy package! He will learn a strong foundation to become a well trained, confiden...
23/03/2021

The adorable Loki joining us for our puppy package! He will learn a strong foundation to become a well trained, confident dog.

Taking a portion of your dog’s daily food and using each piece as a reward for training is one of the biggest keys to su...
23/03/2021

Taking a portion of your dog’s daily food and using each piece as a reward for training is one of the biggest keys to success. Not only does it improve your dog’s food drive, it also builds their drive to work and engage with you, and gives you far more opportunity to reward them throughout the day.
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Why do we only use outdoor spaces in training?Your dog doesn’t live their life in a sterile hall free of distractions. K...
22/03/2021

Why do we only use outdoor spaces in training?
Your dog doesn’t live their life in a sterile hall free of distractions. Keeping our training outdoors allows you to learn how to cope with the distractions that your dog will face on their daily walks, from the scent of prey to the untrained off lead dog.

For our very distracted or fearful pups, an enclosed field with our stooge dogs will help build your dog’s confidence and abilities up to the point they can cope with real world distractions.

How cute is little Otis who came to learn how to come when called, walk nicely on the lead, and drop his toys when asked...
16/03/2021

How cute is little Otis who came to learn how to come when called, walk nicely on the lead, and drop his toys when asked. He’s a bundle of fluffy energy and we can’t wait to see him again!

What does your dog love best?Every dog is an individual and has their own preference for rewards. To some, praise may be...
16/03/2021

What does your dog love best?

Every dog is an individual and has their own preference for rewards. To some, praise may be the best thing in the world. For other dogs they may prefer a toy or some food, and even within those categories there’s a vast array of toys and treats to choose from!

Some of our tried and tested favourites are Primula cheese, tuna and liver cakes, cheese, KONG squeakair balls and Tugenuff tugs!

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the mothers out there, we hope you’re being spoilt rotten; you deserve it!
14/03/2021

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the mothers out there, we hope you’re being spoilt rotten; you deserve it!

We had the pleasure of meeting the gorgeous Vinnie this morning! He’s a gorgeous 3 month old bulldog, who is partaking i...
13/03/2021

We had the pleasure of meeting the gorgeous Vinnie this morning! He’s a gorgeous 3 month old bulldog, who is partaking in our puppy package. This will give him all the skills he needs to be a confident, happy and well trained pup.

12/03/2021

Dog walking disasters... If any of these seem familiar to you, we can help! 😆

The weather forecast this weekend looks rather wet and muddy, so if you’re booked in for a session please make sure you ...
12/03/2021

The weather forecast this weekend looks rather wet and muddy, so if you’re booked in for a session please make sure you bring your wellies! Some locations have been changed due to flooding so please check your texts and emails 😊

It’s   so let’s see those puppy/early rescue photos of your pooches! 😍
11/03/2021

It’s so let’s see those puppy/early rescue photos of your pooches! 😍

The world can be a stressful place for all of us, and that includes our dogs! Setting aside a session to allow your dog ...
10/03/2021

The world can be a stressful place for all of us, and that includes our dogs! Setting aside a session to allow your dog to just be a dog in nature, is a great way to help them chill out. For our reactive and fearful dogs this is especially important to allow them time to decompress.
Decompression walks should be undertaken with minimal dogs/people around (private fields are great), allow your dog to go where they want, let them off or keep them on a long line, and don’t expect too much from them in terms of obedience.

We had the beautiful Chispa in for 1-2-1 training to work on her confidence, over-excitement around other dogs, and gene...
08/03/2021

We had the beautiful Chispa in for 1-2-1 training to work on her confidence, over-excitement around other dogs, and general engagement with her handler. She's a 2-year-old Spanish rescue who spent most of her life in a pound, so is still learning to be comfortable in such different surroundings. We're excited to see how she progresses!

When you become the most valuable resource to your dog, distractions no longer matter. Spending just a few minutes a day...
02/03/2021

When you become the most valuable resource to your dog, distractions no longer matter.
Spending just a few minutes a day on rewarding eye contact and building engagement, you will see vast improvements in all areas of your dog’s training.

If you’re not sure how, contact us!

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