The Dogworks Dogwalking and Training

​Adult Dog Training

As dogs grow up, new training challenges arise. So, if your dog has some bad habits that frustrate you, The Dogworks can help you get things back on track.​​​​

Or perhaps you'd like to teach your dog new tricks?
After all, giving your dog's brain a work out is just as important as keeping him physically fit. 

​Our classes fill up well in advance so please check availability here before making a booking.
If you are interesed in booking 121 training for your dog, please read the FAQs first by clicking here
    Rehoming a rescue dog can be hugely rewarding however entering a new home can be stressful for a new dog especially if they have been in rescue for a long time. We will advise you how settle your new dog in whilst also looking at ways to bond with your new dog to set you both up for success. We will discuss routines and training plans and give you relationship building exercises to strengthen that bond between you whilst also troubleshooting any basic issues you may be having. Rescue dog sessions consist of an initial home consultation and a chat about what you know about your new dog’s previous experiences and behaviour. We'll then discuss your priorities for training and devise a realistic plan for making good progress in the right direction and schedule as many follow up sessions as you need. The aim of these sessions is to provide support and guidance as your new dog settles into your family, we can address problems as they come up and make sure the dog is making good progress on the things you are already working on with them. Bringing a new dog into your family can be fairly tiring, emotionally and physically, so the extra sessions aim to give you that extra reassurance on where you are heading and how you are doing. Please read the 121 FAQs before making a booking Prices Silver Package - 4 x 1 hr training sessions – £220 Gold Package - 6 x 1 hr training sessions – £350 Follow up sessions £50 each
    Our classes are specially designed to build confidence and success as dogs master skills in a simple, step-by-step process. And we utilise only positive dog training methods, which your whole family can easily master and embrace. You will be actively engaged in your dog’s training, working as a team as you learn to communicate more effectively with your dog and build a better bond. We have lots of classes and workshops from structured 'life skills' classes to fun scent games, tricks and agility. I​n our training classes at The Dogworks, we train using the Pet Dog Ambassador Program from The Pet Professional Guild. This program offers dog owners a varied schedule of activities and knowledge to work their way through at 3 levels, starting with Puppy at Level 1. The Pet Dog Ambassador (PDA) is a new program for dog owners to test their knowledge, skills and ability to manage their canine companion in real life settings. The aim of the program is to acknowledge the hard work and commitment that owners and their dogs undertake to make their shared lives enjoyable. The program recognises this team effort from a puppy’s very early training right through to Advanced level where you and your dog can really shine! Classes are run on a weekly basis in either 6 or 9 week blocks. Prices Puppy classes - £80 Adult dog classes - £95 Workshops from £60
    These sessions are specially tailored to your and your dog's needs. These sessions can take place in the comfort of your own home, in our Training Academy in Kilwinning or at a pre-arranged outdoor venue depending on the topic. Not every dog benefits from being in a group situation when it comes to training, one to one sessions can provide a practical and effective alternative. One to one training sessions means we can tailor things precisely to your dog’s needs. Importantly, it also means your dog can be trained in ‘real life’ situations for example in your home or where you walk. And because it’s one to one; you can ask as many questions as you like! These sessions are the quickest and most effective way to reach your individual training goals. Unlike in a class situation, our time is 100% dedicated to you and your dog. This means we get a much deeper understanding of your training needs. Each session is an hour long and you'll get ongoing email and telephone support as well as handouts and info packs. Please read the 121 FAQs before making any bookings. Prices Silver Package - 4 x 1 hr training sessions – £220 Gold Package - 6 x 1 hr training sessions – £350 Follow up sessions £50 each
    Do you have more serious concerns? Is your dog guarding food, barking at strangers or lunging at other dogs? Sometimes our dogs do things we would rather they didn't. Behavior modification conducted by a professional is much more effective than trying to do it alone. Let our expertise and experience help you fix problems such as growling, snapping, biting, running away, fear and anxiety, on-leash aggression, barking, and digging. Initial consult includes: - Taking a detailed history - finding out about your goals for your dog’s behaviour - Giving you management solutions to give you some immediate relief - Putting together a training package based on your goals Each training package is customised to the your specific needs and includes a detailed behaviour modification plan and email and phone support for the duration of your booking. The cost will depend on the severity of your dog’s issues, and the training method you choose (based on how much time you have to commit to training). You will attend an Initial Consultation to view and discuss your dog’s behavioural problems. During the consultation our trainer will be able to better advise you in regards to duration of training and costs involved. A package is often the best way to purchase as it is quite common to fine tune what you are doing during a second visit (there is a small discount offered for you to do so). Prices Initial Consultation (approx 2 hours) £95 Silver Behaviour Package (2 further sessions) £120 Gold Behaviour Package (3 further sessions) £180 Follow up sessions £65
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Fynn and Holly both loved 'school'! My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed school too!! Both dogs and their humans have learned loads! Highly recommend Karen....a wonderful trainer and very patient! 

Morag, Holly and Fynn
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​​01294 551023

Unit 13 Ashgrove Workshops
KA13 6PU

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