Is your dog easily distracted? Do you often find yourself struggling to get their attention? Do they pull on the lead, bark at other dogs, and jump up at guests?
At Horton Dogs, we’ve dealt with hundreds of misbehaving dogs. Through a positive, reward-based approach, we’ve helped dogs and owners to enjoy a better and stronger relationship.
We train through games – these training games make it easy to build new skills while deepening the bond between you and your dog. Not only are the games fun, but they’re effective, too! With just a little bit of patience and persistence, you’ll turn your dog’s struggles into strengths. The right games allow us to build your dog’s confidence, and help them to retain a positive mindset, and remain calm in situations that might have stressed them out before!
What’s more, they’re fun for the owner, too, so you’re more likely to stick with them. Contrary to popular belief, you can teach an old dog new tricks: these methods work with dogs of all ages and abilities!
Games-based dog training in Croydon
Karen Grindrod at Horton Dogs is a qualified professional dog trainer and offers one-to-one dog training in Croydon and South London area. After spending forty years as an NHS nurse helping humans, she now shares her passion in games based training to help dogs and their owners!
Through one-to-one training, Karen will create training plans to suit the specific needs of your dog, and provide them with the skills they need. These might include:
- Focussing on your voice
- Settling with visitors
- Recalling from distractions
Croydon residents have plenty of parks to choose from, each of which are suited to dog-walking and training. Group classes are not yet available here – but we’re working on them!
Our methods have a fantastic track record. They really do turn struggles into strengths! As our customers attest:
“The games are easy and fun and building trust really works, even on a 3 year old dog. Definitely going to continue in the future. Would highly recommend. A big thank you!” Jane from Croydon