Welcome to Keva Dog Training
I would like to wish all of my clients, past present and future A very Happy Christmas and all the very best for the New Year
Keva Dog Training will be closed from December 24th until Janauary 2nd New classes are now on the course page. I will reply to all emails in order on January 2nd
Gift Cards are now available to purchase
Not sure what to buy your dog loving family member or friend for Christmas. Buy them a gift card so they can attend one of our training classes The Gift cards are available for sums of 5.00 to 55.00 in multiples of £5.00 The gift card is valid until June 2018. If it cannot be used in this time let me know and I will do what I can to extend the period it is valid. Use the contact box to purchase the card telling us the amount you would like it for in the comments box. If you would like to include a personal message also include this in the same box.
I love my job, it is a pleasure to work with people and their dogs. Not only do I get to make a fuss of lots of puppies and dogs, I also see human dog relationships become closer as owners see an improvement in the dogs behaviour. What can be better than seeing my class leave at the end of the day with smiles and wagging tails.
Train your dog in a positive way. No force, pain or dominance is used in any class. Science has proven that force free, kind training works and is effective for life. Force free training has the benefit of being easy to use and train. This makes it possible for all dog owners to get the results they want. You and your dog will learn to understand each other better. Positive training does not mean your dog is allowed to do as it pleases. Boundaries are an important part of a dog's life but we will show you how to set them and train them without the need to hit, shout at your dog or use noise or water pistols etc. to assert control. Old school methods have often caused dogs to become fearful of owners and people. A dog which is hit sees a hand as something which inflicts pain. If a dog on a lead is afraid of an approaching dog and reacts, and then receives a leash jerk it now sees the approaching dog as scary and a source of pain which was caused by the jerk. A dog which becomes fearful because of punishment is potentially a dog which could feel the need to protect itself. Every dog and owner is important to us. Dogs which are trained kindly see their owner and other humans as the giver of good things. The result is a trusting dog who wants to be with it's owner and family. We train using treats, but will show you how to phase out food so that your dog will work without treats. Using treats is not bribing your dog but is giving it payment for good work, much in the same way you expect to get paid for working. If your dog is not motivated by food we will use toys or other motivation to train. Both you and your dog will be treated with respect. Your puppy will never be hit or have something thrown at it.
For the most part everyone in class will be working at the same time. We do not ask you to sit around while someone's dog catches up with the rest of the class. Because the class is small the trainer is able to give one to one time with anyone who needs it.
There is no pass or fail in our courses. We accept the fact that all dogs learn at different rates and will take the necessary time and patience to get you and your dog to the level you want.
The commands you will be taught on our courses will give your dogs skills which can be used throughout it's life, and wherever you take your dog. We will also explain how the commands can be used and when to use them. Your dog will be taught to focus on you, so that you have control in distracting environments. You will be taught skills to give your dog good manners, walk on a loose lead, have good recall and other valuable commands. You may well be surprised at how useful some of the commands such as Leave can be. We make our classes interesting and fun for dogs and owners. All classes are kept small, usually only six dogs, this allows your dog to concentrate more and allows the trainer to give everyone individual attention. We welcome questions at any time in the class and once you have signed up for a course you are welcome to phone us if you need advice relating to your dogs behaviour.
Choke chains, half check collars or other correction devices are barred in class. Please no extending leads. No yanking or jerking of leads allowed in class. Bring plenty of treats or non-squeaky toys to use as a reward.
Classes are held at St Paul's Church Hall, High Street, Forth on Wednesday, Carluke United Reformed Church on Monday and Christ Church Hall, Cleghorn Road, Lanark on Friday.
Please see our training courses for more information on the classes.
Tel : 01555 811969
Mobile : 0742 7987556
NB All Deposits and fees are non-refundable