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What sort of training do we use?

At The Wantage Pet Company, we will only use reward-based, force-free training methods. We do not tolerate harsh handling, aversive methods, or 'training aids'. Training is our passion, and we are proud to offer these services to Wantage and the surrounding area. Our methods will reap long-term results and strengthen your relationship with your dog. You can also be assured that you will receive the most up-to-date training practices as we are constantly undertaking training courses and seminars to stay at the forefront of the training community. Our services are designed with you and your pet in mind, and we believe in working as much with you as with your animal. We are proud of our high success rate, and the satisfaction our clients and their pets come away with every time - guaranteed.

Dog Training and Behavioural Support

Our Dog Training and Behavioural Support programmes are tailor-made for each client, working on individual issues and behavioural patterns to achieve a desired end goal and give both humans and dogs access to the life they dreamed of having. We know how difficult it can be to ask for help, which is why we offer friendly, empathetic, understanding and non-judgemental support before, during and after completing a programme with The Wantage Pet Company. 

A dappled long haired dachshund looking towards the camera with its eyes closed and open mouth

Foundation Training & Behaviour Programme

Included in this programme: 

  • One behavioural consultation (2 hours).

  • One fully comprehensive written behavioural report and training plan, tailored to your training goals.

  • 4 x 1-hour in-person training sessions. 

  • 3-months unlimited support. 

Additional bonuses include: 

  • Lifetime access to our Enrichment Guide, Training Trackers, and our Canine Cognition and How Dogs Learn Guide. 

Puppy Training Programmes

It's an exciting, albeit nerve-wracking, time bringing your new family member home - which is why we are here to help! Delivered on a one-to-one basis, our puppy programmes are suitable for all puppies aged eight to twenty-six weeks (up to six months). If you have an older puppy, please contact us, and we will direct you to a suitable programme to suit their needs. 

A brown dachshund puppy lying on a yellow bed

Foundation Puppy Programme

This is our entry-level puppy programme, giving you an in-depth insight into what puppyhood will be like and how to cope with common problems you may face.

Included in this programme: 

  • One comprehensive home visit (approximately 2 hours) to cover.

    • How to settle your puppy into their new home. ​

    • Keeping children safe around your puppy and teaching appropriate interactions. 

    • Health checks and handling, so your puppy will be the favourite at the vet!

    • Confidence building.

    • Socialisation. 

    • Nutritional advice.

    • Breed information.

    • ... and much more! 

  • Three 1-hour in-person weekly training sessions. 

  • 2-months unlimited support. 

Additional bonuses include:

  • A welcome bag. 

  • Lifetime access to our Puppy Guide, Enrichment Guide, Training Trackers, and our Canine Cognition and How Dogs Learn Guide. 

  • A certificate of completion at the end of the programme. 

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