Pennie Clayton is a highly qualified dog trainer and behaviourist who uses only the most up-to-date and scientifically supported techniques. She treats each dog as an individual, working at their pace and rewarding them with time, encouragement and positive reinforcement in order to build confidence in both dog and owner.
If you have a dog that is timid or reactive, please feel free to contact Pennie for advice and support.
Social Walk Classes - For Reactive Dogs
If your dog lunges, barks or pulls when he sees other dogs, it is unlikely that he is showing aggression so much as fear. Join our Social Walks and learn how to make walking more enjoyable, for both of you!
Many dogs are fearful of other dogs. This can be for a variety of reasons, including their having been attacked or bullied, or simply because they lacked socialisation as puppies. These dogs need special understanding, along with a calm and patient approach, in order to learn that going for a walk need not be scary.
Our weekly Social Walk Classes are specifically for dogs that are worried, fearful and/or reactive around other dogs. The classes are small (a maximum of 5 dogs), calm and quiet, with each dog being introduced to the group in a non-threatening way.
Walking in quiet areas and using techniques such as nose-work and treat searches enables both dogs and owners to develop confidence. The overall aim is to help each dog to integrate with the wider world by giving them space to interact if they choose, without forcing them to get too close to others before they are ready.
These classes can be especially beneficial for recently rescued dogs, particularly those who may find the close confines of an indoor class stressful.
Please bear in mind that if your dog has become increasingly worried around dogs that a group session may not be suitable. Please contact Pennie for advice and help
Cost: £20.00 per session.
- All dogs must wear a comfortable harness and a long lead. (NO flexi-leads!)