From July 2020 we will be running courses once again, following government guidelines to avoid the spread of Covid-19. This will include social distancing and other hygiene and safety measures. This will include the avoidance of direct contact between dogs. However puppies at the Puppy Class may get a brief close up interaction for the benefit of their socialisation. This will be carefully managed solely by the trainer with hygiene measures in place. Full details of our measures to avoid the spread of Covid-19 will be sent before attending the course. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch for details before then. I will be limiting places on each course to just 4 dogs and 1 person from each household. This may change if the government’s recommendations change.
Good Start Dog Training provides Pet Dog Training and Behaviour Advice in and around Kendal, South Cumbria, North Lancashire and the Yorkshire Dales.
One to one training is available to meet your individual needs as well as a variety of group classes for dogs of all ages and abilities.
The training classes are held in Kendal at the Castle Street Centre and Crooklands (by junction 36 of the M6). Our Crooklands summer venue is Lane Farm at the Westmorland County Show Field and the winter venue is at the Preston Patrick Memorial Hall. The Crooklands venues are handy for Milnthorpe, Kirkby Lonsdale, Grange and surrounding areas.
Our aim is for you to build a good relationship with your dog based on mutual respect, trust and cooperation. All training methods are kind, fair and effective: we don’t use methods based on punishment that scare or frighten your dog. By supporting both ends of the lead you too will gain confidence and motivation with your dog’s training.
I only take a small number of dogs in each class so that you have more individual attention and classes are more relaxed and fun, which makes for better learning all around.
Good Start Dog Training is recommended by the local Veterinary practices! Please look around the website to see how I can help you and your dog.
Classes for puppies, juniors and adult dogs plus their humans. Held in Kendal and Crooklands. The Crooklands classes alternate between an indoor venue in the winter and outdoor venue in summer, getting the best of both worlds.
Have fun with your dog doing activities that come naturally and see how clever your dog is. Build a good working relationship that benefits your general training too. Activities include fun agility, search and find games, useful tricks and other brain games for mental stimulation.
Individual sessions in the comfort of your own home or out on location may be more beneficial than attending classes in certain situations. Or you may just prefer more personalised attention and support.