Speaking Puppy & Adolescent Dog
Communication & Connection
One to one dog training programmes to help & support your family from choosing your puppy & all the way through to adulthood

A new puppy can be a challenging experience.
I can help & support you through the ups & downs of their learning stages, growth & hormonal changes. Helping you navigate the first 18 - 24 months through my 1-2-1 personalised puppy or adolescent dog training programmes focussing on your communication & connection.
Dogs go through many changes during their first year or two, These changes vary for each dog & require an understanding of their own & breed specific needs, personality & individuality.

I would love to help your family, your puppy or adolescent dog navigate your way through the sometimes emotionally charged journey to adulthood. I provide personalised one to one training & programmes which help & support you from choosing your puppy & all the way through the often challenging first one or two years. All my programmes are individual to you to help you understand your puppy or dog's needs. personality & instincts by building your communication, relationship, confidence & skills.

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Speaking Puppy training programmes for all  breeds of puppies and adolescent/young dogs from before collection to 15/18 months:

Whether you are preparing for or already have a puppy or an adolescent/young dog, your individual programme can include:
  • Preparing for your new puppy
  • Understanding their individual emotions, needs & personality
  • Bonding, communication, confidence & relationship building
  • Setting, sleep, rest & feeding routines
  • Toilet or crate training
  • Support with natural behaviours such as biting, chewing, barking or jumping up
  • Puppy training skills & appropriate socialisation
  • Puppy plus programme taking your learning into real life locations
  • Recall
  • Loose lead walking
  • Understanding & harnessing their natural instincts
  • Bonding, communication, confidence & relationship building
  • Behaviour support
  • General training skills
  • Introduction to games and other fun activities
Face to face programmes are available within 10 miles of Oswestry other locations in North Shropshire and the Welsh borders will include an additional travel charge depending on the distance.

Online video programmes are available for dogs that are anxious around new people or with issues that do not require hands on support, or if you are outside the area that I cover for face to face sessions.

Personalised training & support programmes can take place at your home or an appropriate public place. One to one & Essentials training sessions will take place at locations in Oswestry 

Services include:
Puppy preparation video call
Speaking puppy programme
Puppy plus programme 
Adolescent programmes
Essentials One to One Puppy and Dog Training Course

For further information on how I can help you please complete the contact form so I can contact you to discuss how I can assist you. I look forward to speaking with you very soon.

You can also contact me via e-mail gill@speakingpuppy.co.uk or by phone or WhatsApp to 07595217299. I will aim to reply to you within 2 working days of receipt

Purchase two Speaking Puppy programmes & save £50

Buy a Speaking Puppy & Puppy Plus Programmes or Puppy Plus & Adolescent Programme & save £50

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A 60 minute online video session to answer any questions you may have before collecting your new puppy. I can help advise on * Items you may need * Your puppy's journey home * Sleeping arrangements * Toilet training * Puppy proofing the house & garden * Prevention of separation issues * Integration with other dogs & animals & more

  • Are you getting a puppy soon?
  • Would you like to know what to expect?
  • Do you want to give your puppy the best start to living with you?
If you answered YES a Speaking Puppy preparation session may be just what you need.

A 40 minute online video session can help answer any questions you may have,

I can help & advise on
  • Items you may need
  • Your puppy's journey home
  • Sleeping arrangements and their first few nights
  • Toilet training
  • Puppy proofing the house & garden
  • Prevention of separation issues
  • Integration with other dogs & animals
& more

Puppy Preparation session (via zoom or WhatsApp) - £40

If you were to book a full personalised  Speaking Puppy Programme at the time of your puppy preparation session the cost of £40 will be discounted from your puppy programme once your puppy is home.

Click here to book a FREE 20 minute support call

Other Speaking Puppy services available are:We use gentle, rewarding & pain free methods of training in all our programmes to help you understand your dog's needs personality & natural instincts while considering the learning styles of both you and your puppy.

Personalised one to one puppy training programme all breeds from 8 weeks. Your individual programme can commence in your home as soon as your puppy is settles & is designed to help you build your relationship, confidence & two way communication and will help & support while you learn to understand their personality needs & natural instincts. We also providing puppy support & advice on * Chewing * Biting * Jumping up * Calmness * Manners & building life long routines.

Personalised one to one  puppy training programme for all breeds from 8 weeks.

Your individual programme can commence in your home as soon as your puppy has settled in. It is designed to help you build your relationship, confidence and two way communication

The puppy training programme is individual to you and your puppy. It will help and support while you learn to understand their needs, personality & natural instincts. As well as providing puppy support and advice including: help with chewing, biting, jumping up, calmness, manners and building life long routines.

The puppy training programme includes:
  • An initial consultation (2 hours) at your home for us all to meet and get to know each other so we can talk through your issues, set up routines if required and to formulate your individual programme
  • 3 x 60 minute sessions (usually weekly) at your home prior to vaccinations being completed. Once vaccinated the sessions can be held at my field or in an appropriate public location.
  • Programme plan and handouts where required
  • Email or Telephone support
Programme - £250
Follow on blocks of 3 x 60 minute sessions - £150
Single in home consultation/assessment - £100

Programmes are individual to you and your puppy taking into consideration: 
  • Their age
  • Your previous experience 
  • Your family situation
  • Any longer term goals you may have
To help you:
  • Understand their needs, personality. natural instincts and how work with & support this individuality 
  • Manage biting, chewing, barking, jumping up and other natural puppy behaviours
  • Plan life long routines - sleep, rest, toileting, feeding & activities
  • Build communication, relationship & confidence 
  • Cultivate calm dog to dog and dog to human greetings and interactions
  • Learn life skills together
Face to face programmes are available within 10 miles of Oswestry other locations in North Shropshire and the Welsh borders will include an additional travel charge depending on the distance.
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Click here to book a FREE 20 minute support call

Other Speaking Puppy services available are:We use gentle, rewarding & pain free methods of training to help you understand your dog's needs & natural instincts while considering the learning styles of both you and your puppy.

All Speaking Puppy programmes are time sensitive due to the shortness of the key learning phase your puppy has.

I would therefore recommend you book in advance so we can commence once you puppy has settled with you which is probably 5 -7 days after they have joined the family and had their initial vet check.

One to one Speaking Puppy Plus training programme for all breeds once they have completed the puppy programme or another puppy training course up until they are 6 months. The programme is designed to help continue to build your relationship, confidence & communication in real life situations & distractions. The sessions can take place in different location such as: * The countryside * A dog exercise park * Woodland or other recreation area * A town or urban area.

Personalised one to one puppy plus training programme for all breeds once they have completed the puppy programme or another puppy training course and up until they are 6 months.

Your programme is designed to help you build your relationship, confidence and communication in real life situations and distraction. including the countryside, a dog exercise park or similar, woodland or other recreation area & town or busy urban area.

The puppy plus training programme is individual to you and your puppy to help and support while you learn to navigate the real world.

Covering:
  • Communication
  • Recall
  • Lead walking
  • Meeting & greeting dogs and people & seeing wildlife or livestock
  • Sitting calmly in distracting locations or cafes etc
The puppy plus programme includes:
  • An initial consultation (2 hours) at your home or a suitable public location for us all to meet and get to know each other so we can talk through your issues while working with the countryside distractions
  • 3 x 60 minute sessions (usually fortnightly) - session 2 in a residential area, session 3 at a suitable park or woodland etc & session 4 in a town or similar
  • Programme plan and handouts where required
  • Email or Telephone support
Programme - £250
Follow on  blocks of 3 x 60 minute sessions - £150
Single in home consultation/assessment - £100

Face to face programmes are available within 10 miles of Oswestry other locations in North Shropshire and the Welsh borders will include an additional travel charge depending on the distance.
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Click here to book a FREE 20 minute support call

Other Speaking Puppy services available are:We use gentle, rewarding & pain free methods of training to help you understand your puppy's needs. personality  & natural instincts while considering the learning styles of both you and your puppy. 

One to one Speaking Adolescent/young dog training programme for all breeds of dog whether they have previously trained with us or not for dogs between 6 & 15 months. The adolescent stage varies depending on their breed & expected adult size of your dog but the programme is designed to work through this emotionally difficult time & support you both in real life situations & distractions. Including the countryside, popular dog exercise park, woodland or public recreation area & town

Personalised one to one adolescent training programme for all breeds whether they have previously trained with Speaking Puppy or not.

Adolescence can be a difficult time physically but mainly hormonally or emotionally for dogs as it is with humans.

The adolescent phase (known puberty in humans) can start as early as 5 months of age in small breed dogs, but usually commences once the fast growing period has stopped which is usually between 7 & 15 months (depending on the breed and the adult size of your dog). In both male and female dogs it is triggered by the changes in the hormones and in females that haven't been neutered will probably have their first season and in males they may exhibit inappropriate behaviours. Guardians of dogs going through this stage often call their dog "stubborn", "deaf", "Ignorant" & other descriptions. But this isn't the case they are just going through a natural phase of their development.

Your programme is designed to help support you and your dog through these difficulties while continuing to build your relationship, confidence and communication in real life situations and distraction. including the countryside, popular dog exercise park, woodland or public recreation area & town.

The adolescent training programme is individual to you and your dog to help and support you understand their needs, personality & natural instincts, as they learn to navigate the real world while going through this often worrying adolescence period.

Covering:
  • Communication & confidence
  • Recall
  • Lead walking
  • Meeting & greeting dogs and people & seeing wildlife or livestock
  • Sitting calmly in distracting locations or cafes etc
The adolescent training programme includes:
  • An initial consultation (2 hours) at your home or a suitable public location for us all to meet and get to know each other so we can talk through your issues while working with the countryside distractions
  • 3 x 60 minute sessions (usually fortnightly) - session 2 in a residential area, session 3 at a suitable park or woodland etc & session 4 in a town or similar
  • Programme plan and handouts where required
  • Email or Telephone support
Programme - £250
Follow on  blocks of 3 x 60 minute sessions - £150
Single in home consultation/assessment - £100

Face to face programmes are available within 10 miles of Oswestry other locations in North Shropshire and the Welsh borders will include an additional travel charge depending on the distance.

Click Here to book s FREE 20 minute support call

Other Speaking Puppy services available are:We use gentle, rewarding & pain free methods of training to help you understand your dog's needs personality & natural instincts while considering the learning styles of both you and your dog.

Essentials one to one puppy & dog training courses for all breeds from 12 weeks. Sessions are held a a suitable location in Oswestry. Helping you & your puppy or dog with 3 essential life skills. using gentle & pain free training methods which consider their needs, personality & natural instincts to build your relationship & confidence. Covering • Loose lead walking • Recall • Calm behaviours in public places

Essentials one to one puppy and dog training course for all dogs from 12 weeks.

Helping you & your puppy or dog with 3 essential life skills.

Held in in a suitable location in Oswestry, using gentle & pain free training methods which consider their needs, personality & natural instincts to build your relationship & confidence.

Covering
• Loose lead walking
• Recall
• Calm behaviours in public places

Puppy Essentials (for puppies from vaccination to 5 months)
3 x 45-minute sessions held weekly 
£125

Essentials (for dogs from 5 months)
3 x 60 minute 1-2-1 sessions held fortnightly 
£150 

Click Here to book a Free 20 minute support call  

Other Speaking Puppy services available are:We use gentle, rewarding & pain free methods of training to help you understand your dog's needs & natural instincts while considering the learning styles of both you and your puppy.

Speaking Puppy & Adolescent Dog personalised one to one training or support programmes & sessions for all dogs for before collection up to 18 months. Helping you to understand their needs, emotions, natural instincts while building your communication, confidence & relationships during this fast changing period of physical, mental & emotional growth. Covering Oswestry and surrounding areas

Free 20 Minute Support Call

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  • Free 20 minute Phone Consultation
  • Training or Behaviour
  • Advice
  • Support
  • Booking programmes or one to one session/package,
  • To book your FREE support call l contact me from the link on this page
  • Or email Gill@speakingpuppy.co.uk.

Puppy Plus Programme

£250
  • Personalised one to one puppy plus training programme for all breeds once they have completed the puppy programme or another puppy training course and up until they are 6 months.
  • Your programme is designed to help you build your relationship, confidence and communication in real life situations and distraction. including the countryside on a working farm, a dog exercise park or similar, woodland/beach or other recreation area & town or busy urban area.
  • The puppy plus training programme is individual to you and your puppy to help and support while you learn to navigate the real world.
  • The Puppy Plus training programme includes:
  • An initial consultation (2 hours) at your home or a suitable public location for us all to meet and get to know each other so we can talk through your issues while working with the countryside distractions
  • 3 x 60 minute sessions (usually fortnightly) - session 2 in a residential area, session 3 at a suitable park or woodland etc & session 4 in a town or similar
  • Programme plan and handouts where required
  • Email or Telephone support
  • Programme - £250
  • Follow on blocks of 3 x 60 minute sessions - £150
  • Single in home 90 minute consultation/assessment - £100

Adolescent Dog Programme

£250
  • Personalised one to one adolescent/young dog training programme for all breeds whether they have previously trained with Speaking Puppy or not.
  • Adolescence can be a difficult time physically but mainly emotionally for dogs as it is with humans.
  • The Adolescent Training Programme includes:
  • An initial consultation (2 hours) at your home or a suitable public location for us all to meet and get to know each other so we can talk through your issues while working with the countryside distractions
  • 3 x 60 minute sessions (usually fortnightly) - session 2 in a residential area, session 3 at a suitable park or woodland etc & session 4 in a town or similar
  • Programme plan and handouts where required
  • Email or Telephone support
  • Programme - £250
  • Follow on blocks of 3 x 60 minute sessions - £150
  • Single in home 90 minute consultation/assessment - £100

Essentials One to One Puppy & Dog Training Course From

£125
  • Essentials one to one puppy and dog training course for breeds from 12 weeks
  • Helping you & your puppy or dog with 3 essential life skills.
  • Held in a suitable public location in Oswestry, using gentle & pain free training methods which consider their needs, personality & natural instincts to build your relationship & confidence.
  • Covering
  • • Loose lead walking
  • • Recall
  • • Calm behaviours in public places
  • Puppy Essentials (for puppies from vaccination to 5 months)
  • 3 x 45-minute sessions held weekly £125
  • Essentials (for dogs from 5 months)
  • 3 x 60 minute 1-2-1 sessions held fortnightly £150

Puppy or Adolescent/Young Dog Consultation - 90 Minute

£100
  • 2 hour minute in home consultation.
  • For support with single issues including:
  • Biting
  • Toilet training
  • Chewing
  • Barking
  • Jumping up
  • Recall
  • Lead walking
  • or other training needs

Behaviour Support Programme From

£300
  • The Speaking Puppy & Adolescent Dog behaviour support programme are sessions held at your home or a suitable location.
  • The programmes are individual to you and your dog's need are designed to help and support with any behavioural issues. Including: chasing, barking, anxiety, biting & chewing, guarding, separation and reactivity
  • The programme includes:
  • An initial consultation (2 hours) at your home for us all to meet and get to know each other so we can talk through your issues, and to formulate your individual programme
  • 3 x 60 minute sessions (usually fortnightly) initially held held at your home or my field near Canfield and when appropriate in an alternative suitable location
  • Programme plan and handouts where required
  • Email or telephone support
  • Face to face programmes are available within 10 miles of Oswestry other locations in North Shropshire and the Welsh borders will include an additional travel charge depending on the distance.
  • Online video programmes are available for dogs that are anxious around new people or with issues that do not require hands on support, or if you are outside the area that I cover for face to face sessions.
  • Assessment consultation - £120
  • Consultation & 3 session programme - £300
  • Consultation & 5 session programme - £400

Puppy Preparation Session - Video Call

£40
  • Are you getting a puppy soon?
  • Would you like to know what to expect?
  • Do you want to give your puppy the best start to living with you?
  • A 40 minute online video session can help answer any questions you may have,
  • I can help advise on
  • Items you may need
  • Your puppy's journey home
  • Sleeping arrangements
  • Toilet training
  • Puppy proofing the house & garden
  • Prevention of separation issues
  • Integration with other dogs & animals
  • & more
  • 40 minute video call (via zoom or WhatsApp) - £40
  • If you were to book a full 1-2-1 Speaking Puppy Programme at the time of your puppy preparation session the cost of £40 will be discounted from your puppy programme once your puppy is home.

60 Minute SOS Sessions - Video Call

£60
  • Having a puppy or adolescent dog in your life can be overwhelming as the change so quickly, physically, mentally & emotionally.
  • SOS calls are one to one for support, and advice to help you & your dog through this fast moving period from collection to approximately 15 months
  • Whether you are experiencing
  • Puppy issues such as: toilet training, lack of sleep, feeding, biting, chewing, barking or jumping up.
  • Adolescent issues such as inappropriate behaviours, mood swings or personality changes often caused by hormonal changes.
  • 60 minute Puppy SOS video call - £60

Many of the initial enquiries I receive start with "How can I stop my puppy or dog ..........? doing things such as toileting in the house biting, chewing, barking, Jumping up, crying when left, guarding Items, chasing, pulling any other issues This blog will explain why these may not be answered successfully without seeking help from a dog trainer or behaviourist

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Just like humans, dogs also go through a period of adolescence as they transition from puppyhood to adulthood. It can vary with individual dogs and will also depend on the breed of your puppy and its adult size but can start at approximately 5 months for small breeds up to 2 years for giant breeds. It is triggered by the increase hormones such as testosterone in males and oestrogen in females.

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The best time to request help is as soon as you notice any recurring behaviours that you find inappropriate and if you see signs of aggression, fear, anxiety, or excessive reactivity in your dog.

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Choosing a puppy involves considering many things to ensure you find a breed that suits your current & future lifestyle, preferences, & needs. While also considering the puppy’s natural instincts needs & personalities as these may not be compatible. This may cause conflict and distress to both you & your dog. It is also important to consider their adult size, future grooming, health, & care requirements.

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What is “Puppy Socialisation”? Is it allowing your puppy to meet, approach and interact with any dog, person, or animal they encounter? Or is it helping them become dogs well-adjusted, confident, and friendly in many environments and situations? “Socialising” or “confidence building” you puppy to different environments, situations & other dogs and animals is such an important process that will help them navigate their way through their life in a happy and relaxed manner.

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Speaking Puppy & Adolescent Dog one to one puppy training programmes. Gill believes that this is essential that the well-being of you & your dog is the basis of everything you do. She uses gentle & rewarding training methods & shared activities & she will not use any force physically or verbally towards dogs. Her aim is to help you understand your dog's needs & natural instincts & build a strong relationship, connection and two way communication with your dog.

Gill Gallagher


Dog Trainer

I am qualified and accredited trainer of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT) on the Principles of Dog Training & Behaviour with the OCN following their Code of Ethics and a Dog Training College approved trainer and a Canine Hoopers World instructor. I am also Platinum Member of the Pet Professional Network. As an advocate for gentle and rewarding methods of training I do not use or condone the use electronic collars, prong collars or other pain emitting equipment or the use any force physically or verbally towards dogs. Any other equipment used must not tighten or cause your dog discomfort. I believe that this is essential but the well-being of you & your dog is the basis of everything you do, so also incorporates choice-based training and shared activities that build a strong relationship, connection and two way communication with our dogs.

Clare Teddy & Buddy

I am so happy we found Gill! With 2 little pups from the same litter I was having a crisis of confidence, no need with Gill. 4 weeks of support sessions and always answered our questions( of which there were many😊) Thanks Gill, Buddy and Teddy miss you and send their love

     

Jayne & Nellie

I have a four and a half year old dog who finds it hard to focus at times. She's very clever and always wants to be doing something; I already do agility with her and her basic training and our relationship is good. On occasion she goes through a phase where she's much more interested in the environment than me. I'd worked with Gill in the past when she was a puppy and decided to book a course with Gill to see if she could help. After our initial assessment Gill felt her confidence could do with a top up as she sometimes felt a bit pressured. We met at various different places and I quickly realised, with Gill's gentle guidance, that I wasn't always watching and listening to what my dog was telling me with her body language. I was doing too much thinking that I knew what she was thinking (if that makes sense) rather than watching and understanding what she was actually telling me. I'm now much more aware of her behaviour when we are out and about and am able to recognise what she is communicating to me and what to do if a problem arises. Gill does real life dog training. She is very calm, patient and knowledgeable and I love her dog training ethos. It is more about building your relationship with your dog, enjoying time spent with them, letting them do dog stuff and learning their language. 'Be more dog' I think Gill would say.

Roger & Finley

Excellent Knowledge Of Puppies/Adult Dogs. I contacted Gill in the hope she would assist me in training my new Puppy the basic skills of obedience. We initially had an introduction session for 1 1/2 hours so she could become familiar with my puppy and assess him. Talking to her she appeared to be very knowledgeable of dogs so I agreed to continue with Puppy training. I am very pleased with his training and the success we have achieved together I can now get him to respond to my commands. He was very quick to learn but with Gills help he is now ready to go onto Gun Dog Training. I would thoroughly recommend her, to have an obedient dog is both beneficial to you and your dog.

Jane Wayne & Rusty

Valuable Insights Into Canine Behaviour We were nervous about raising a puppy for the first time in 27 years, so decided to book some sessions with Gill. She taught us how to read our puppy's body language, when to intervene and when to let him have time to assimilate a new experience. After a very few sessions, our pup was sitting and lying down on command and happily walking off the lead beside us. He comes when called and best of all, he does this cheerfully, thinking it is all a wonderful game. We feel much more confident in handling him now.

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!

Mel & Daisy

Really kind dog loving lady who helped me with my puppy. Hope lockdown ends soon for you Gill

Chloe

Thank you Gill for fitting and supplying our working cocker spaniel with a perfect fit harness, we love it and it makes such a big difference. Gill was also very understanding and accepting of our slightly people shy dogs temperament - which is always helpful! Will definitely recommend you to others ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Karen, Izzy & Basil

I would highly recommend Gill as a trainer. She has great knowledge of how to train even the most hectic terrier. Gills classes are fun and informative. Both me and my terrier love them.

Paula & Bruno

Thank you for an enjoyable challenge Gill, lots of tips and great to hear how we can train our dogs with just a little time and patience .

Jayne & Tarn

Thanks Gill enjoyed the week although I didn't manage 3x5 minutes every day it made me realise I should be doing more. Resolution to try a new skill every week. Thank you

Natalie & Lottie

Lottie has made really good progress with the off switch training this week! We have got to a comfortable stage 3 so will start adding in the cue now as she starts to approach her bed 😊 thanks for all your efforts this week Gill Gallagher it’s been great!

Rhiannon & Tyson

Gill is fantastic, knowledgeable and patient, she had great ideas for any solution, her classes are great fun and she runs lots of distanced challenges that are really helpful. would highly recommend Gill

Sue & Storm

Storm is our 5mth black Labrador, we have had her since 8weeks old, we are both retired & have had dogs all our lives, but not had a puppy for a very long time, & wanted to give her the best possible start, we decided to seek professional help in training her & that’s where Gill came in. We booked for a 6 week 121 training session, we found Gill’s training techniques very instructive not only for Storm but for us as well, Storm took to Gill as soon as she saw her, she was very patient with Storm and ourselves. Storm can now be let off her lead in a secure place, her recall has improved immensely & so has her lead walking. Storm has come a long way in 6 weeks & that is down to Gill’s training. I thoroughly recommend her if you are looking to train your dog.

June, Jasper & Murphy

Trying For My Boys Can’t thank Gill enough for all the hard work she has put into training with my springer and Labrador Jasper and Murph. Top tips and hard working from everyone has turned my two manic dogs into great dogs. Still a small way to go to nail down a couple of issues but overall really happy with the time she has spent on them. It’s been really challenging having two boys so close in age together but we have worked on this and would recommend without hesitation. thanks Gill x

     

Jo & Luca

Hoopers My Dog Luca and I really enjoyed doing Hoopers with Gill. She is a great trainer and Luca and I learnt so much from her during our Hoopers lessons. I would recommend Gill for the Hoopers and any other training required. She is very patient and passionate about what she does.

     

Rob & Arti

Great Advice And Support ***** Gill provided myself and my 5 month old working cocker puppy with great advice and support around recall and being outside. She has a secure field with lots of distractions available and was willing to come to local parks to where we live too. Great value for money and Gill has given us the confidence to continue in our training ????, we would highly recommend! Thanks

     

Helen & Woody

Recall Training I used Gill to train our 2 year old Cavapoo to come back when called. Had 4 sessions with Gill and this has proved to be really useful . The training that I was given was just as good as what the dog had. This has given me more confidence in letting the dog off his lead now Highly recommend Gill

     

Cindy & Murphy

Recall With Murphy I’m so happy I meet Gill to help me with Murphy’s recall I can happily say it done miracles ????

     

Carole & Twiggy

A Good Start For Our Puppy Despite being dog owners it's been a long time since we last had a puppy and we felt that we needed some help. Gill has been great for guiding us down the right path to give our puppy a happy, confident and obedient start to life. Gill has been a great help in getting our puppy off to a good start in life.

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New Courses - Essentials Puppy & Dog Courses

New Courses - Essentials Puppy & Dog Courses

10.09.2023.

NEW Courses & Introductory Offer until 22nd October 2023 Helping you & your puppy or dog with 3 essential life skills. The courses are 1-2-1 and held in Clanfield, using methods which consider their needs, personality & natural instincts to build your relationship & confidence. Covering • Loose lead walking • Recall • Calm behaviours in public places Puppy Essentials (for puppies from vaccination to 5 months) 3 x 45-minute sessions held weekly Offer Price - £100 for bookings (price after offer ends £120) Essentials (for dogs from 5 months) 3 x 60 minute 1-2-1 sessions held fortnightly Offer Price - £125 for bookings (price after offer ends £150) Available Monday to Thursday

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  • Speaking Spaniel personalised programmes & one to one sessions or packages are carried out by Gill Gallagher trading as Allsorts Dog Behaviour Care (business operator as registered by the HMRC
  • All programmes must be paid in full for within 24 of the booking being confirmed via email (unless a delay has been discussed and agreed in writing by Gill). If the payment is not received within 24 hours of booking confirmation being received without any explanation the whole programme may be cancelled 
  • Cancellations or Rescheduling – 48 hours notice is required to reschedule
  • Cancellations within 48 - 24 hours could possibly rescheduled if a suitable date can be agreed by both parties
  • Cancellations of less than 24 hours will only be rescheduled at the discretion of Gill. This will include serious family & dog illness or situations. Otherwise will be forfeited.
  • Sessions may be rescheduled if Gill decides it will be dangerous for you or your dog usually due to abnormal weather, conditions this applies when the ground is very wet & slippery or the temperature is too hot or cold for the welfare of all parties. Sessions will take place in the rain unless it is torrential or unseasonal
  • If Gill has to reschedule due to illness or serious family issues you will be notified via phone or text message as soon as the decision has been made.
  • Refunds would only be given in extreme circumstances and at the discretion of the Gill operator and requests need to be made in writing 
  • Speaking Spaniel reserves the right to cancel any programme (at any time & with immediate effect) if any dog or the family are not responding or committed to the programme, and/or by the continuing of the programme is deemed, by her to constitute a risk to the family, the dog, Gill or a third party. The remainder of the fee will be refunded in this case.
  • Gill Gallagher will apply personal and professional judgment to cut short a session, if necessary. Reasons could be because of extreme weather conditions; including, but not limited to excessive heat, torrential rain, thunderstorms and snow/ice. Also, if there is an issue of safety to you, your dog, Gill, members of the public or other animals  In such circumstances Gill will make the decision to reschedule the session (either complete or partial)
  • Although we cannot guarantee a 100% success rate with our training methods however, we have a high success rate with previous clients who follow and practice our methods in the long term.
  • Gill is an advocate for gentle and rewarding methods of training which may not be instantr instant and take commitment from you to work with  your dog and follow the instruction given in the long-term without use of any aversive training methods.
  • Speaking Spaniel or Gill will not use or condone the use of electronic collars, prong collars or other pain emitting equipment or the use any force physically or verbally towards dogs. If these are used during the period of the working relationship and a guarantee made that they will not be used again the programme will be terminated with immediate effect and no refunds given.
  • All dogs that are known to bite other dogs or cause injury to people or other animals will be required to wear a muzzle and or other safety equipment. If you would like help to get your dog used to muzzles or any other safety equipment prior to the programme commencing Gill can help via a video consultation. 
  • Speaking Spaniel take no responsibility for dogs who are not muzzled or are not following any specific safety instructions given when working outside of our session. Failure to wear a muzzle or any other safety equipment in all situations when instructed to will result in termination of your programme with immediate effect and no refunds given.
  • Allsorts Dog  Behaviour & Care (business operator) & Gill Gallagher carry comprehensive insurance; however, any accident or injury during training sessions may not be covered if you have failed to use appropriate equipment or follow all given advice.
  • Dogs must be always kept under control as instructed when we enter your premises and when under instruction by Gill at their field or a public space. Failure to do so and any injury caused by your dog being out of control will be your full responsibility.
  • In some cases, we may use dogs or people to aid training where appropriate. You will be responsible for keeping your dog a safe distance  away (as instructed by Gill) from them and if asked will need your dog to wear a muzzle during these sessions.
  • You may be asked by Gill to share success stories about your dog via social media and share photos. If not, a written request for photographs not to be taken or used is required on your booking form.
  • You may be asked by Gill if you are happy to write a testimonial if requested.
  • You may be asked by Gill to report/check in regularly about your dog’s progress through either email, text, or by sharing on our Facebook page or respond to any communication from Speaking Spaniel (Allsorts Dog Behaviour & Care)
Your privacy and protection of yourself, dogs and your home
  • Any of the personal information we hold on file, is for Speaking Spaniel (Allsorts Dog Behaviour & Care's) 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 Behaviour & Care is covered by a full business insurance including public & employee liability and professional indemnity . 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 Behaviour & Care and only during the duration of the services. It is your responsibility to ensure your dog and home has adequate insurance and you follow all the safety instructions the coach issued to you. Allsorts Dog Behaviour & Care are not responsible for issues which occur outside of coaching sessions.