Hi, I’m Pippa, I am canine first aid trained, DBS checked, licenced by Harrogate Borough Council (LN / 199316794) fully insured, and hold a diploma and a certificate in general canine body language/behaviour. I am in my 2nd year of a Foundation Degree in Applied Canine Behaviour & Training with Bishop Burton College and am loving it!
I am a firm believer in continuing education and regularly enhancing and updating my canine knowledge with further workshops, first aid training and canine education.
Courses taken so far include :-
Diploma in Professional Dog Walking - Compass Education
Canine First Aid - Animal Love Pet First Aid
Advanced Canine First Aid - Animal Love Pet First Aid
Loose Leaders - IMDT
Happy Recallers - IMDT
2 Day Career As a Dog Trainer - IMDT
4 Day Practical Instructor Course - IMDT
Canine Aggression & Rehabilitation - IMDT
Canine Body Language - IMDT
The Exercises: Foundations to Advanced - IMDT
Separation Anxiety - IMDT
Resource Guarding - IMDT
Puppy Lab - School of Canine Science
30 Days of Canine Science - School of Canine Science
I have my own fur-baby, a 10 year old jack russell called Lady who vets every new pooch that joins our gang! My daughter, Robyn, works with me full time and my other daughter, Charlotte, joins us for walks frequently. We are a family run business, we don’t employ staff, so you can be assured that your pooches will get our full and best attention at all times and are treated like family 100% of the time they’re with us!
All training is carried out using positive, reward based techniques.
I provide puppy training in blocks of four 1-2-1 sessions to train you how to train your dog! For the super-organised owner, who is planning the homecoming of their pup, there is a session on how to prepare for your new arrival to ensure you have all bases covered. Then following sessions will cover toilet training, crate training, teething and much more. Once your pup has had his/her vaccinations there is intermediate puppy trajning which includes recall, loose lead walking, sit, leave it etc.
For older dogs I can help with your dog's loose lead walking, recall, their manners when approaching other dogs/people, work on improving their confidence, remedy unwanted behaviours such as jumping up, and a whole host of issues that dog owners need assistance with!
For those of you short of time with work and home life commitments I offer a solo service to improve loose lead walking and/or recall. I will firstly meet you and your dog at your home and discuss your requirements, following which we will book in a minimum of 3 sessions for me to take your dog and train them without the need for you to be there. After my last session we will have an additional training walk together so that you can see your dog's progress and I can provide you with full information on the techniques I am using in order that you can continue with your dog's training to ensure the best results are achieved.
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When you live a busy life, it is hard to consistently provide the attention and care that your dogs need.
We can make sure your furry family member has company during the day, a toilet break and fun with their new playmates! Your fur-baby will join a group that has been carefully selected to ensure they are well matched, taking into consideration their play styles, energy levels and personalities. On wet, muddy days they are either towelled down or lightly showered to be returned home as clean as possible.
In hot weather your dog will have a cooling mat to lie on during the journey to and from each walk, the van has air con and we always have plenty of water available. All our walks have wooded areas for shade, and rivers for swimming!
All dogs wear a Pippa's Pooches identity tag during walks, with our contact details for safety purposes and as required by Harrogate Borough Council.
Morning (between 8.30 and 11.00) lunchtime (between 11.00 and 1.00) walks are available.
MEET & GREET (for walking clients)
Prior to any dog joining the Pooches gang I will arrange to visit you at home to meet your dog and get to know him/her and have a chat with you about your dog's habits, requirements, likes and dislikes. Then, once you are happy to go ahead with regular walks, I have a veterinary release form and terms and conditions/registration form for you to complete and sign, after which it's all systems go!
MEET & GREET (for training clients)
I will come and meet you and your dog to discuss your requirements in detail and together we will put together a suitable training plan.
For excellent training methods and tips, I highly recommend the books written by Steve Mann, a top class trainer and founder of the IMDT.
Four 1-2-1 sessions carried out in your home
1-2-1 sessions/training walks
1-2-1 training walks/at home sessions
In order to confirm either dog walking or home boarding bookings, completion of a Registration Form, Veterinary Release Form and Terms and Conditions will be required, in addition to providing a copy of your original vaccinations certificate that is provided by your vet.