As a Dog Training Instructor I teach you the techniques so you can work with your dog to achieve your goals.
My name is Gary and I run Muttley Solutions. It was created to provide a one to one dog training and walking service. This quickly expanded to include one to one puppy training as well.
The philosophy of the business is to provide a service which is tailored to the specific dog and owner, rather than a group session or walk. We are open when you need us and will work weekends and evenings.
Latest training techniques used
Classical and Operant conditioning are used and give the dog choices. We reward the positive choices and re-focus those choices we don’t want the dog to make. The dog quickly learns which choices reward and which don’t.
Force Free Training with Choices
No punishment or pain inducing equipment is used or tolerated. We reward the positive and re-focus the unwanted. There is a balance between reward and consequence.
Competitive on price
Muttley Solutions prides itself as being one of the most competitive on price for training in the area and further discounts are available.
I have worked with dogs for a number of years and have seen both my skill and knowledge develop as the demands of the business have grown. I am a member of the Guild of Dog Trainers and acknowledged as a Master Dog Trainer.
Having studied with the Cambridge Institute of Animal Behaviour and Training, I have completed a number of courses on varied topics around dog training and behavioural issues.
As part of my ongoing continuous professional development I attend various study days and seminars relating to dog training and behaviour. For 2019 I will complete my Advanced Diploma in Canine Behaviour with the British College of Canine Studies. This will allow me to offer a greater depth of training and behaviour services.
My own dog is Henry, a 4 years old Springer/Labrador cross who sadly, had already had 3 owners by the time he was 1 year old, I was his fourth!!. Someone approached me and asked if I would take him on. He was a challenge and tested my knowledge and resolve many times. By using the techniques I use in my classes I have trained him to a high level of gun-dog work and recently set us both a new challenge of agility training. Strange being on the other side of the training floor, but also a good reminder of what it is like to be the student.
Henry has taught me more about dog training than books could ever teach and he forgives me when I get it wrong. The most valuable lesson he has taught me is when a training session is going wrong don’t blame the dog, but look at myself or the owner as that is usually where the problem is