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There are some spaces on a few of my 2019 classes and I add new puppy classes regularly!! If there is one you would like to join,please get in contact with me!!

The following information is taken from the PDSA's Paw Report.

24% of people in the UK have a dog! That's an estimated population of 8.1 million dogs.

86% of pet owners believe owning a pet improves their quality of life.

In the last 2 years over a half of veterinary professionals have seen an increase in dog on dog attacks as well as dog euthanasia due to behavioural issues.

Socialisation: Exposing a puppy gradually to a wide range of every day sights, sounds, people and other pets to develop their confidence. This important stage in a dogs life can be the difference between a well rounded, confident dog and one that develops problem behaviours. Around 1.5 million dogs have not been socialised.

Training: Using kind, effective methods is the way of strengthening the relationship between owner and dog,building trust and preventing inappropriate or aggressive behaviour.

This year research has shown that 54% of dogs(around 4.4 million)never attended training classes in their first 6 months of life.

Puppy Class "Spot" meeting 11am on 19/12/18 @ Allington Waitrose car park(off Castle Road).

Scooby Doo meeting 1pm on 7/1/19 @ Penenden Heath.

Puppy Class Pluto meeting 12.30pm on 15/12/18 @ Manor Park,West Malling.1 space available

Nanna meeting 11.30am on 14/1/19 @ Manor Park, West Malling.

Snoopy meeting 11am on 4/1/19 @ Penenden Heath.

Digby meeting 1pm on 17/12/18 @ Holland Road.1 space available.

Nipper meeting 11.30am on 18/12/18 @ Bearsted,Holy Cross Church car park.1 space available.

Mutley meeting 1pm on 8/1/19 @ Penenden Heath.

Petra meeting 11.30am on 8/1/19 @ Penenden Heath.

Pippin meeting 1pm on 18/12/18 @ Bearsted,Holy Cross Church car park.

Huckleberry meeting 11am on 14/12/18 @ Holland Road.

Snowy meeting 9.30am on 9/1/19 @ Hockers Lane,Detling.

Beethoven meeting 9.30am on 4/1/19 @ Penenden Heath.

Dougal meeting 9.30am on 19/12/18 @ Allington Waitrose car park(off Castle Road).1 space available.

Sprockett meeting 11am on 9/1/19 @ Hockers Lane,Detling.1 space available.

Flash meeting 9am on 15/12/18 @ Manor Park,West Malling.

Hector meeting 10.30am on 15/12/18 @ Manor Park,West Malling.

Hooch meeting 11.30am on 17/12/18 @ Holland Road.1 space available.

Freeway meeting 9.30am on 14/12/18 @ Holland Road.

You know who you are.....See you there!.

The Sun, The Daily Mail and the Daily Telegraph: '1 in 4 dogs sad'.More than a quarter of UK pet dogs suffer from depression, experts fear. Half a million do not get daily walks and 2.3million are left on their own for five or more hours. The findings emerged in a survey of 31,500 pet owners - 28 per cent of whom thought it would be ok to leave a dog for between six and ten hours. Vets advise a maximum of four hours because lonely dogs get depressed. Animal charity the PDSA conducted the research.

One to One visits available! Get in touch for more details!

Exercising in a garden is not enough for dogs.They need walks, not only for the physical benefit that daily exercise brings but for the mental stimulation too. Being out and about allows them to express normal behaviours such as sniffing,investigating and interaction with other dogs and people. Leading an unstimulating and inactive life can contribute to destructive behaviour. Lack of exercise contributes to frustration and boredom as well as health problems. Exercise is not only a significant stress reliever but is also essential to the physical and mental well being of dogs. A staggering 2.4 million dogs in the UK are not given the opportunity to exercise off the lead outside the home or garden on daily basis, with over 800,000 never going for walks off the lead and 250,000 never going for walks at all!

Owning a dog can be and should be fun for you both. However it isn't always plain sailing!
Having worked with and trained guide dogs and guide dog puppies for over 20 years, we can show you how !

Based in Maidstone, Kent and covering the local area, Dog Behavioural Services (DBS) provide solutions to your dog's behavioural problems, from minor social indescretions to more complex and serious issues, basic training and puppy socialising.

Whether you are a first time puppy owner, or an old-hand but have a dog that has learnt new tricks, we can help you with lots of friendly and practical advice which will work!

Call us now to discuss your individual situation and requirements or go to our information page for more details.