Bespoke Coaching Programmes for Canine Partnerships

Covid 19
Due to being in national lockdown I am unable to offer face to face classes or sessions. Video consultations and classes are available via Zoom or similar.

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Due to Covid19 and the national "Lockdown" all programmes will be carried out via video on Zoom until further notice

As from January 2021 I will not be running group classes for puppies or dogs with special training needs such as adolescents or dogs with no previous training history such a rescue dogs

The reasons for this is that theses groups of dogs require a more individual approach and a group situation does not allow them the attention they deserve.

All the programmes are bespoke and consider your experience, and the  dogs current level of knowledge

Individual Programmes include:The puppy, teenage & back to basics programmes include:
  • A 90 minute in home or video consultation (depending on the current Covid regulations)
  • 3 hours of sessions either at home, on my field or in real life situations depending on the individual puppy or dogs vaccination status or current needs. These are booked to completed within 8 weeks of the initial consultation.
  • A progress plan 
  • A weekly support call 
  • Email support
  • The Puppy to Pupstar Programme allows you to book on to a 60 min controlled fun session where they can meet other puppies of a similar age who have also completed a programme.
Why are programmes better for puppies than classes?

  • The training can start as soon as your puppy has settled in with you and their new family so the key confidence and learning phase is not missed.
  • The initial session is carried out in your home where your puppy is happy and will mainly focus on confidence and relationship building which will make learning easier in the future.
  • The programme is bespoke so will take into account your knowledge and experience and the puppies current ability and confidence.
  • Your puppy is the focus of the sessions and any questions will be answered then and there with out fear of encroaching on class time or having to wait until the end or forgetting to ask.
  • The training can be taken out and about to different locations once the vaccinations have been completed so the distractions are different and can be tailored to your puppy.
  • Your puppy will learn much more in 30 minutes of individual training than in a 60 minute class, therefore may work out more cost effective over all as you may not have to attend numerous courses to get where you want to be.
  • Progress can be measured as the focus is on your puppy and not a group.
  • The programme can fit with your schedule (subject to availability) and not just the same time every week.
I  feel that this is the best way forward for training puppies for all of the reasons above and in the long run a programme may appear very expensive compared to traditional classes. But as all programmes are bespoke we are not covering things you may already know or have taught your puppy and you can ask the instructor anything you wish to know. Therefore they may be more cost effective as you have all the time for you and your puppy covering what is important to you and you will have much more support.

For teenage and dogs without a training history most of the above points still apply as older dogs have differing amounts of existing skills and knowledge therefore many things included in a class may not be relevant to you and your dog.

Once the initial programme has been completed extra blocks of  6 x 30 or 4 x 45 minute sessions can be booked until your dog or puppy has reached the level required or is able to join the Dog Circuits or Hoopers classes if you wish to do so.

Programme Details


Puppy to Pupstar Programme

Due to Covid19 and the national "Lockdown" all programmes will be carried out via video on Zoom until further notice New for 2021 a programme to give your puppy the best start in life. Many puppy classes focus on training your puppy to do smart things like sit, wait & walk on a lead. These are all valid things that dogs need to do (eventually) but they have a lifetime to learn these things. With this programme we cover the things they need to know such as confidence, bonding, meeting new things and people in the small window of time they have available which can be started as soon as your gorgeous pup is home & settled and can be completed before they are even allowed out into the big wide world.

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Teenage Rebel Programme

Due to Covid19 and the national "Lockdown" all programmes will be carried out via video on Zoom until further notice. New for 2021 a programme to help your teenage dog work through this major life change. This period in your dogs life can ne frightening, stressful for them and a worry for you. With this programme we re-build their confidence, and work through any issues that the fear and stress of these hormonal changes have uncovered. During this time you may feel that your once lovely & loving puppy has turned into a bit of a monster and has forgotten many things they previously knew. This is usually not the case but with the hormones running wild this stage may need careful handling.

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Programme Prices


£150.00

Puppy to Pupstar Programme

  • A bespoke programme for you and your puppy
  • 90 minute initial home visit (subject to current Covid restrictions) or video call
  • 4 x 45 minute sessions (at home, my field or a suitable outdoor location
  • Progress plan
  • Weekly support call
  • Email support
  • A 60 min controlled fun session where they can meet other puppies.
  • Follow on packages of 4 x 45 minute sessions available
£150.00

Teenage Rebel Programme

  • A bespoke programme for you and your dog
  • 90 minute initial home visit (subject to current Covid restrictions) or video call
  • 3 x 60 minute sessions (at home, my field or a suitable outdoor location
  • Progress plan
  • Weekly support call
  • Follow on packages of 3 x 60 minute sessions available
£150.00

Back to Basics Programme

  • A bespoke programme for you and your dog
  • 90 minute initial home visit (subject to current Covid restrictions) or video call
  • 3 x 60 minute sessions (at home, my field or a suitable outdoor location
  • Progress plan
  • Weekly support call
  • Follow on packages of 3 x 60 minute sessions available
£100.00

Follow on Package

  • Follow on Package for Puppy to Pupstar, Teenage Rebel or Back to Basics programmes
  • 4 x 45 minute sessions (Puppy)
  • 3 x 60 minute sessions (Teenage or Back to Basics)
  • Held at my field or in real life situations

Puppy Training Options


Puppy Training OptionsPuppy Training Options
Due to Covid19 and the national "Lockdown" all programmes will be carried out via video on Zoom until further notice.

Historically puppy classes in a village hall or similar were the only way you could access training for your puppy or dog therefore that is what you did if you wanted basic or obedience training and this has was your only option for many years.

Why do you take your puppy to traditional training classes?
  • Because you have to as you want a trained and well behaved puppy.
  • You want your puppy to be "socialised"
  • They are the only option available.
  • You have always gone to classes.
  • They are relatively cheap compared to other training options.
Traditional puppy classes are they the best option for you and your puppy?

To answer this you would need to visit and assess for yourself, questions you may consider are:
  • Is the location safe and conducive to learning?
  • Does the instructor appear to have a great knowledge of the subject and use support and rewarding methods to the puppy and handlers.
  • Do the puppies have enough space to feel safe and comfortable and not have access to the other puppies?
  • Are the puppies kept occupied when the instructor is working with another dog or addressing the group?
  • Do the puppies have a good proportion of the time doing practical exercises?
  • Does the instructor answer individual questions or cover concerns that may be brought up during the class?
  • Are the puppies and handlers treated as individuals or a group?
  • Are the handlers engaged with the class?
  • Is support offered to the handlers for between classes?
If the answer to any of these is no this  is a traditional puppy class may not be the best for you and your puppy.
If the answer to most of these is yes this is a great modern class and go for it.

Traditional puppy classes why don't they work
  • The puppy doesn't usually get enough individual instruction or practice time - If the handler or the puppy are not kept interested throughout the session or given time to practice they will not learn or will lose interest.
  • The handler wants the puppy to "socialise" - This is an outdated concept as a "socialising" is not about the puppy having access to rough and tumble with other puppies. If they are playing with another puppy they are not learning what they are at class for they are learning that other puppies are either highly exciting or scary.
  • It is a social event for the handler - This means that the puppy is not their focus.
  • They handler hopes they will end up with a well behaved and trained puppy -  A 6 or 8 week class with limited practical exercise will not do this and they will either give up after a couple of sessions or have to do a number of courses.
  • Often the classes are run on a part-time basis by instructors who have run the same classes without any competition for many years - This may mean they are not up to date with new training methods & concepts or they are in rut as this is they way they have always done things.
What are the other options and why choose them.

Modern  Puppy Training Classes
  • The instructors are usually a member of an official training organisation such as the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT), the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) or the Dog Training College (DTC) so are up to date with their training knowledge and learning practices. Often these instructors are full time dog trainers
  • The classes are held following strict guidelines of space required or each dog and with a low ratio of dogs per instructor. Therefore the classes will probably be much smaller than traditional classes.
  • Each dog and handler is treated as an individual team and any questions asked are dealt with at he time as a group or individually after the class.
  • All the training is reward based with no harsh handling or punishment.
  • Ongoing support is offered between classes.
  • No or only very highly controlled "socialisation" or interaction between the dogs is allowed during the class.
  • The classes are often held in outdoor spaces (secure field ), indoor riding schools or purpose build facilities.
These are the best type of class but the down side as with most classes they cannot start until the puppy has completed their vaccinations so the puppy may miss out on a key confidence building and learning phase of their short life .The cost of this will be approximately double that of a traditional class. As with traditional classes they are held at the same time each week and usually in the same location with the same distractions.

Individual Puppy Programmes
  • As with modern training classes the instructors are usually a member of an official training organisation such as the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT), the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) or the Dog Training College (DTC) so are up to date with their training knowledge and learning practices. Often these instructors are full time dog trainers.
  • The training can start as soon as your puppy has settled in with you and their new family so the key confidence and learning phase is not missed.
  • The initial session is carried out in your home where your puppy is happy and will mainly focus on confidence and relationship building which will make learning easier in the future.
  • The programme is bespoke so will take into account your knowledge and experience and the puppies current ability and confidence.
  • Your puppy is the focus of the sessions and any questions will be answered then and there with out fear of encroaching on class time or having to wait until the end or forgetting to ask.
  • The training can be taken out and about to different locations once the vaccinations have been completed so the distractions are different and can be tailored to your puppy.
  • Your puppy will learn much more in 30 minutes of individual training than in a 60 minute class, therefore may work out more cost effective over all.
  • Progress can be measured as the focus is on your puppy and not a group.
  • The programme can fit with your schedule (subject to availability) and not just the same time every week.
  • Individual support is often included in the programme.
I now feel that this is the best way forward for training puppies for all of the reasons above and in the long run a programme may appear very expensive compared to traditional classes. But as all programmes are bespoke we are not covering things you may already know or have taught your puppy and you can ask the instructor anything you wish to know. Therefore they may not work out as expensive as they look as you have all the time for you and your puppy covering what is important to you and you will have much more support.

I will therefore not be holding group classes for puppies from January 2021

Other puppy training options include:
  • Online or email training courses
  • Live video training classes or programmes
I will be looking into these further in 2021 but I am not currently sure if they are for me.

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  • Turn at Bat & Ball Pub follow the lane for approx 1/2 mile the farm is on the left we use the final gate before the large barn.

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About Allsorts Dog Training


Due to Covid19 and the national "Lockdown" all programmes will be carried out via video on Zoom until further notice.

Allsorts Dog Training provides
 
Bespoke programmes including:
  • Puppy to Pupstar - 90 minute initial home visit (subject to current Covid restrictions) or video call, 6 x 30 minute or 4 x 45 minute sessions (at home, my field or a suitable outdoor location, progress plan & weekly support call
  • Teenage Rebel - 90 minute initial home visit (subject to current Covid restrictions) or video call, 6 x 30 minute or 4 x 45 minute sessions (at home, my field or a suitable outdoor location, progress plan & weekly support call
  • Canine Hoopers World Awards - Personal tuition working through the Canine Hoopers Awards, 6 x 30 minute sessions with assessment on levels when ready. Held at my field.
  • Private Coaching - Working on your dogs general or specific training needs, 4 x 60 minute sessions. Held at my field or in real life situations
  • Rescue Dog to Family Pet - Full details of this specialist programme https://www.rescue-dog-to-family-pet.co.uk/
Outdoor group courses include:
  • Dog Circuits for all dogs - 6 week courses each covering six individual activities to improve their key skills, confidence and bonding using hoopers, gundog, parcour, scenting/tracking, rally obedience. Each course is self contained to allow you to measure your  progress over the course.
  • Hoopers Foundation & CHW Awards - 6 week courses starting with a foundation course and then working through the 10 Canine Hoopers World awards with an assessment and awards presentation on week six
All 6 week courses are outdoor and activity-based, they are held at Hyden Farm near Clanfield on Saturday, and Sunday mornings.
  • They are suitable for all breeds of dogs.
  • The classes run as a a 6 week course as all courses are designed to allow you to progress at your own pace
  • Missed classes will not carry forward 
  • Our field is in a lovely location five minutes from the centre of Clanfield at Hyden Farm, Hyden Farm Lane.
  • There is off-road parking.
  • The field is over an acre, so dogs that need extra space have it.
  • Classes will take place in most normal weather conditions. Unless the ground is too dangerous for the dog or handler or too hot for the dog.
  • My goal is to help pet dog owners train their dog while having fun whilst building a loving happy relationships
We use positive training methods.
Gill is a member of:
The Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT)
The Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT).
An Approved Trainer for the Dog Training College (DTC)
A Canine Hoopers World (CHW) Instructor

Home visits are available in Clanfield, Horndean, Waterlooville, Havant, Droxford, Hambledon. Wickham, Drayton, Farlington, Cosham, Emsworth, Portsmouth, Southsea, and surrounding areas.

About Gill


Gill Gallagher - The Instructor


I am qualified and accredited member of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT) on the Principles of Dog Training & Behaviour with the OCN following their Code of Ethics. In 2018. I am a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers membership number 01433, a Dog Training College approved trainer and a Canine Hoopers World instructor. I am also Platinum Member of the Pet Professional Network.

Gill - The Person


The journey that brought me to where I am physically & professionally was a long and winding road as the Beatles said so here is a short version of the 50 odd years I have been in this world.

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  •  28.12.2020. 12:44

Since the March 2020 the need for puppy training has increased due to the number of new puppies that have joined families due to them being at home more. But the options available for myself and my friends and colleagues have also had to change due to "lockdowns" and restrictions which are continuing. This means due to ever changing circumstances and the numbers of puppies that require support and "training" you may be interested in what is currently available for you and your puppy.

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Testimonials


Jane & Rio:

Had our first training session on Sunday and what a difference in Rio already. Gill taught us as well as him on how to react to things around us and to watch him and let him tell us if he is nervous Looking forward to next week . Highly recommended.

Helen, Andy, Meggie & Baxter:

Gill is patient and encouraging. The sessions really help to build trust between dog and owner. We have learnt strategies to help with various behaviours in a positive way. Thoroughly recommend.

Julia, Flappy and Blue:

Reactive Dog Training I have attended two courses with my 2 reactive dogs. Gill is very positive and has helped me have to confidence to recognise signals from my dogs and act accordingly. I have even started walking them again! And Flappy has made a new friend on our walks!!! Thank you

Tony & Bertie:

Very good for new owners Gill is very good at showing how new owners can spot the behaviours in dogs and overcome them to the benefit of both. By showing owners and explaining what the dogs are doing and why, you get invaluable tips on how to control and enjoy the dogs without worry. Bertie has loved the sessions and so have I, and both dog and owner have come on in leaps and bounds!

Jo & Ashe:

Great opportunity for my dog to meet farm animals in a controlled setting. Will be booking into the next one.

Angela & Theo:

Back to Basic's is just what Theo and I needed. Theo was an easily distracted dog when out and now he is a pleasure to walk. Great environment for lessons. Thank you Gill for the training and advise

Dee & Lyla:

Great to be around farm animals and be up close to the lambs. Lyla didn’t seem to be to bothered by them. Gill does take a slow and gentle approach so that dogs can process the environment they are in. Good afternoon. Thanks Gill.

Su & Usha:

Absolutely superb Had a fabulous first session with Gill. Usha had an absolutely brilliant time, she slept for hours after! Plenty of opportunities for her to learn, play and 'be' in a safe, controlled environment. We both learnt new skills ... and are already practising them at home. Gill explained everything really clearly which made everything so much easier to do! Thank you, really looking forward to the next session

Jo & Lottie:

Great Fun for Dogs We have been bringing Lottie our Jack Russell to Hoopers on Sunday mornings and she absolutely loves it. The trainers are brilliant and explain the exercises really clearly and make it fun for the dogs with plenty of opportunity to socialise too.

Claire, Ella & Minnie:

Hi Gill I hope you are ok and all your classes are going well. I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciated the classes you did for us and for all that you taught us – a big thank you! Ella and I did really enjoy the classes, especially the puppy socialisation ones. I feel they really helped Minnie get on with the other puppies and got her used to being around new dogs and experiences. I get lots of compliments about how well trained Minnie is, which makes me a very proud puppy mum! She is very obedient (on the whole!), sociable and keen to please. I do lots with her off the lead – she never goes far and comes back quickly if called. I believe that a lot of this is due to what you taught me and it gave me confidence with Minnie and her training. I love being out and about with her and she is now enjoying running off road with me, which is just great for us both! So a big thank you from all of us for your help and guidance (and a woof and a lick from Minnie!)

Hayley & Marble:

Hoopers We are on our second Hoopers course with Gill and really enjoying it. The lessons are lots of fun and our young dog Marble has become much more focussed and attentive. Would thoroughly recommend the sessions.

Karen & Roxie:

I initially met Gill when attending her Reactive Dog Classes as my Rottie could and was very reactive. Roxie and I learnt together in these classes, skills which would help me in helping her in situations she was not comfortable in. She is maturing into a very well mannered girl albeit can still have to odd moment but I am more aware of her body language. Thanks Gill :-) xx

Bill & Evie:

Having nearly always just done obedience, I feel we are more of a team moving around a Hoopers course together!

Terms & Conditions


  • Payment in full is required for each dog and the place will not be confirmed until this has been received you can you make the payment via bank transfer to Allsorts Dog Behaviour & Care Sort Code 30-99-20 Account Number 27756668. Paypal to paypal.me/GillGallagher.
  • The 6 week courses are self contained so have to be started at week one (missed classes will be forfeited). If any class is cancelled by Allsorts Dog Training for trainer illness or the ground is unsafe the course will be extended by a week. 
  • Please ensure you arrive in plenty of time for you class to avoid any disruption and distracting dogs already working (please don’t panic if you are late just wait at the gate until the current exercise is finished). If there is a class in progress before yours, please don’t wait in the gateways so the previous class can leave the field and you can enter without incident
  • The Hyden Farm venue is 100% outside in a field so the workshop or classes will go ahead if wet unless the ground is dangerous for the dogs or handlers, therefore please wear suitable footwear & clothing. As this is a working farm there are pigs, sheep and other farm animals in neighbouring fields, so all dogs must be kept on leads on the farm. Please close all gates that are closed when you arrive behind you and park considerately as cars will be coming and going between classes and sessions.
  • All dog mess is to be collected and taken home at Hyden Farm (please check you haven’t left any poo bags outside your car before leaving) or put in the bin bags provided.Water will be available for the dogs.
  • Dogs must not attend class if it has had sickness or diarrhoea within 3 days of the class or within 3 weeks of symptoms of kennel cough or after being diagnosed with a contagious disease or as advised by a vet.
  • Do not allow your dog off lead or long line unless specifically instructed to do so by the, the owner/handler is responsible for the behaviour, control & care of their dog during class and whilst on the premises.
  • Any Incidents between dogs must be reported to the trainer (if not seen) at the time of the incident and vet treatment if required sought as soon as possible.
  • Allsorts Dog Training cannot be held liable for loss or damage to property whilst on the property of Hyden Farm.
  • We welcome children to attend classes but they are the sole responsibility of the adult they are attending with and must not approach or touch other dogs or farm animals without asking the permission of its owner or the trainer with regards to farm animals. Children must remain standing with guardian if not handling/training their own dog or eat during the class or offer food to other dogs.
  • If training is cancelled for any reason you will be notified by App, text or Facebook as early as possible.
  • Please do not smoke during classes or outside on the farm premises.
  • Finally, we want you and your dog to have fun and if you have any issues with Allsorts Dog Training or any other dog or owner please let me know at the end of the class or as soon as possible afterward.
 
Your privacy and protection of yourself, dogs and your home
  • Any of the personal information we hold on file, is for Allsorts Dog Training records only. We do not pass any of your details to third parties of any kind and will only be used for passing information back to you. We comply with the strict laws following the new GDPR 2018. All files are destroyed after 7 years from the last time a service was used by you.
  • We may take photos and videos during training sessions for learning and advertising purposes. We will do our best to not include your face, unless agreed beforehand. If you object to photos/videos, please mark as such on the booking form
  • Allsorts Dog Training is covered by a full business insurance including public & employee liability. You have the right to view our policy at any given time.
  • Our insurance will only cover your dog and your home in the event of negligence by Allsorts Dog Training and only during the duration of the services. It is your responsibility to ensure your dog and home has adequate insurance.