When you book your training with us we promise we will;
- Give you the advice you need, be practical and be realistic.
- Care about your objectives, and work with you to achieve them.
- Be kind to your dog, and invest ourselves in their future.
- Be kind to the humans too. If you don't feel supported, then you can't support your dog.
Our training and behaviour modification approach is simple but, if you put the work in, effective. I'll tell you a secret ... no dog trainer can wave a magic wand and make your problems go away. There is no trick, no hidden knowledge. What we can offer you is tried and proven methods, we can cut through the noise you get when you look for advice online or let owners in the park tell you what you must be doing. We can help you understand your dog better and understand how to talk to them in a language they understand. And we can be a shoulder to cry on or a partner to celebrate with.
We want to help owners and dogs lead a fulfilling life together, focusing on what is important to you. Our training plans are bespoke to your lifestyle and circumstances. We are constantly investing and developing our knowledge of dogs, keeping up-to-date with the latest scientific evidence and using our on-the-ground knowledge gained from working with hundreds of other dogs.
We specialise in city dogs and their needs - often overlooked in books written by (mostly fabulous) authors who know their stuff but haven't lived in the hustle and bustle of London with all subtle differences we must observe, especially in puppies, due to the environment.
Rebecca Maynard (founder of Bex's Dog Mob) core qualifications;
Qualified with, and a current member of, the IMDT (Institute of Modern Dog Trainers).
Hold Level III "Principles of Dog Training and Behaviour" with OCN.
IMDTB Separation Anxiety Course
Member of the Pet Professional Network
IMDT Breed and Predatory Motor Patterns
IMDT Dogs And Kids
The UK Dog Charter symbol below shows that I have been checked, monitored and supported by a reputable organisation and have aligned myself to the ethical, welfare and conduct obligations stated in the Charter.
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DOG TRAINING SHOULD BE KIND & RESPECTFUL
Dogs have been bred for a millennia to be (hu)mans best friend. Our training helps dogs understand what their owners want from them in as simple a way as possible, always providing a motivation and 100% based on positive-reinforcement. Positive reinforcement isn't just the most ethical way to train a dog - it is the most effective way to train a dog. You could tell a dog a hundred things you DON'T want him to do, or you could tell him one thing you DO want it to do. Which is easier for your pup to understand?
DOG TRAINING SHOULD BE ACTUALLY USEFUL FOR PUP & OWNER
We help you achieve YOUR goals. Sits, recalls, downs, leaves and waits are useful pretty much across the board but we can get much more creative than that. Want your dog to fetch your slippers? Turn off the lights? Carry his own ball in the park?
The exercises we teach aren't based on show-techniques or sports trials. They are based on the real-world interactions you will have with your dog and your dog will have with the world. We'll learn things that help keep your dog mentally stimulated and free from trouble. Happy dog, happy life!
EVERY OWNER SHOULD DECIDE HOW THEY WANT TO LIVE WITH THEIR DOG
Some outdated logic would tell you that your dog MUST eat after you, not sleep on your bed, be trained without physical affection and a raft of other ideas mostly based on 'pack theory'. This has been scientifically proven again and again to be inaccurate from a training perspective - although it is perfectly reasonable to not want to share your bed with your dog - it's just up to what you'd prefer! Once a dogs health and wellbeing are taken care of how you chose to set boundaries with your dog is up to you - and I can help facilitate doing it in the most practical way.
NO DOG IS TOO [INSERT CHARACTERISTIC] FOR TRAINING
We've all heard tales that Terriers can't be tamed and Sighthounds don't do recall. Yes, some dogs have read the breed characteristic book a little more intently than others but all dogs respond to their favourite humans, to clear instructions that they understand and to appropriate levels of motivation. If your dog won't do something it usually isn't because they are hard-wired against it, it's more often than not because they either don't understand or need a bit more incentive. Some dogs who have practised certain behaviours for a long time, or have particular medical problems or negative experiences can take a very, very long time to overcome some behavioural issues but almost all dogs can make positive progress.