Natalie Sargent – Lanzarote Dog Trainer and Canine Behaviourist.
Welcome to my website, Lanzarote Dog Trainer, dedicated to the training, behaviour and care of dogs in Lanzarote. On this website you will find lots of useful information on how to choose and care for a dog as well as what I can do to help if they develop any undesirable behaviours.
The keys to success in dog training are consistancy, patience and positive reinforcement.
My name is Natalie and I am a Dog Trainer and Canine Behaviourist living in Lanzarote since 2001.
I have trained and studied both dog training and canine psychology and have been lucky enough to train with one of the dog trainers at the forefront of modern behavioural science and the founding member of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers, as well as courses with the renowned Compass Education in the UK.
I use a combination of obedience training methods with the behavioural knowledge of why dogs act as they do to achieve the best results.
My aim is to help you to understand your dog and provide you with all the tools you need to keep your dog happy, healthy and ‘problem’ free.
All one-to-one training is carried out at your home and tailored to be perfect for you, your lifestyle and your environment.
Group training is carried out in small groups of up to 6 dogs.
I believe in the use of kind, reward based training to achieve results and form bonds between owners and their dogs. I do not believe in the use of force, fear evoking or punishment techniques and at all times the welfare of the dog is utmost.
Positive training enhances the bond between dog and owner.
Positive or reward based training methods are the most modern, forward thinking dog training techniques used today. Food treats, toys, affection and praise are used to successfully train dogs in a relaxed and positive manner. The same methods and ideals are also used to modify problem behaviours without resorting to punishments or aggressive training.
It has been scientifically proven that behaviours, like aggression and resource guarding, if changed using positive methods will be more of a permanent physiological change rather than the temporary state of change produced using harsher methods. Choke chains, prong collars, electric shock collars, rattle cans, ‘alpha rolls’ or any method which causes a fear response can produce a seemingly quicker change in the behaviour but have the very real danger of the dog reverting to the old problem and exhibiting it in a worse way.
For me the only way to train a dog is in the kindest most humane way possible.
Dog training classes for groups and individuals.
I am regularly starting new basic obedience group training classes. Small, relaxed, fun groups covering all the basics; sit, down, stay, recall, leave, heel. Six week courses for any age, any size, any breed.
Next group classes starting Sep/Oct 2013, call now to enroll
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