Stay at Home Training with Karen

Benefit from tailored support from Karen by video via Facebook Messenger, Face Time, Whats App or Skype.

Together you'll work through some of your everyday puppy and dog challenges and plan the best way to address them.  PLEASE NOTE, THESE SESSIONS ARE NOT FOR ADDRESSING MORE COMPLEX BEHAVIOURAL ISSUES.

At the time of booking you will select your appointment slot and pay for the session in full.  

Find out more about our Stay at Home Services.

Please contact us with any questions you have before booking.  


Stay at Home Services for owners with pups up to 6m old


Chose from either "pay as you go" or the even more cost effective package option.

> Stay at Home Puppy Foundations

For pups up to 6 months old, these sessions will give information, guidance and answer questions so that owners are still able to support their puppies socialisation, learning and development during these critical early months so that they give their pup the best possible start they can.

This individual support session will be the same as a Happy Puppy home visit only from the safety and comfort of your own home.  Karen will support you to put a structure in place so that your puppy develops into a well-rounded, confident and happy dog and minimise the chance for unwanted behaviours occurring in the future.  

In addition to discussing puppy socialisation, including busting myths and looking at how to get it right, we can also look at:

  • Housetraining
  • Den (crate or pen) training
  • Building up to being left alone 
  • Chilling and relaxing
  • Chewing, mouthing and nipping
  • Positive reinforcement training

You will also receive digital resources to help you and your family help your puppy in the all important early developmental stage.

 

> Happy Puppy Foundations Package

Benefit from a reduced package price for a virtual Happy Puppy Session and two follow up sessions.  Book your initial session and future sessions will be booked in by arrangement.


> Prep for your New Pup

A video session with Karen.  This could be right at the start of your journey to finding a pup to look at choosing the right breed, what to look out for in a breeder, and how to identify things that should ring alarm bells.  

Maybe you've chosen a breeder and need some help with choosing the right pup, working with the breeder to get pup ready to come home with you or just getting ready for that all important first night and week at home with you - what to buy, how to set things up in the home, introducing the "den, settling pup in, housetraining  and all other "new puppy" preparations. 


Stay at Home Services for owner with pups and dogs over 6m old


 

> Family Training Sessions

From the comfort of your own home or garden and at a flexible time to suit you and your family!  Build an individual plan with Karen to address common training issues, these might be:

  • jumping up, 
  • recall, 
  • loose lead walking, 
  • focus, 
  • teaching calm behaviours, 
  • how everyday enrichment can help, 
  • barking 
  • teaching good manners.   

These are not behavioural consults and are designed to address only training issues.  Please contact us if you have any questions before booking.

Choose to pay as you go or a more cost effective three session package.

 

Our customers have given us great feedback about our Stay at Home services, since we launched them.

Together with our young whippet Winnie, we were attending Karen’s Happy Puppy classes until the Covid19 lockdown forced the suspension of those classes. A few weeks later we began on-line sessions via Skype. These sessions have worked exceptionally well for us. Karen’s acute observations of Winnie’s behaviour in her home setting have helped us think clearly about how best to encourage desired behaviour, and the training exercises we have learned during Skype sessions have worked well for us. 

These sessions allow Karen to see how we react to Winnie, as well as how Winnie herself acts in a natural setting. Her immediate feedback has made us more thoughtful, systematic, and consistent, in how we treat our dog, and we value her ongoing support. I highly recommend Karen and Blue Dog to anyone who wants to learn more about their dog, and who wants to shape their dogs conduct through positive methods of training.


Robin & Erica and of course Winnie the Whippet
We booked the virtual puppy package to help us with our new puppy Storm as we were unable to book Karen in person due to the Covid 19 situation. I would thoroughly recommend the package for anyone with a new puppy or older dog for anyone unable to use Karen in person. Karen offers sensible, easy solutions to common problems in a clear to understand way that the whole family can follow. Her advice really works and helped us with many situations and difficulties. We would suggest using her package of three sessions and we will definitely go on to meet with Karen in person when the situation allows.

Emma and Storm the German Shepherd puppy

Specialist Stay at Home Services for pups and dogs of all ages


The keys to a calmer, happier and more content dog.  With Karen you'll look at things you can do to build calmness and your dog's ability to chill out.  We'll look at how building enrichment activities into your dog's routine can help nervous and excitable dogs become calmer and more able to relax and how you can use positive training to train calm and settled behaviours.   

Take steps to prepare your puppy or dog for life in the new normal and what you can do to start to build up their ability to cope when you are not around.  We'll look at your daily routine and plan things so that you are able to build confidence and independence.  This is not for dogs who have already developed Separation Anxiety - please visit our Separation Anxiety page.

Scentwork is a great way of giving pups and dogs something amazingly fun and rewarding to do, provide them with an outlet or the most natural behaviours and give them essential stimulation. Karen is a Level 4 Scentwork UK trainer and will work individually with you to get your pup or dog started in this amazing activity.