Training & Behavioural 

Training & Behavioural 

“There are so many positives about working with Sharon the behaviourist from Ruffles, I don’t know where to begin!" 
 
We are Balanced Dog Trainers. This means that we use reward-based positive techniques alongside boundaries and correction when necessary. We believe this type of training provides the best structure in which a dog can learn. If a ‘Positive Only’ trainer is what you are looking for, unfortunately, we are not the right trainers for you. We believe that positive reinforcement training is great and we use a lot of it in our techniques- but we also have learnt that it doesn’t solve all issues for all dogs and that a balanced approach gives better results and more happy dogs and owners over time. 
 
“Sharon has changed everything for our dog and our family. Her sessions are informative and enjoyable. We can’t thank her enough!" 
 
If you would like to further discuss the difference and if it will suit your dog, please do contact us with any questions and for more information. 
 
For training that involves lead walking, we will ask you to use slip leads instead of harnesses and we will show you how to correctly and safely use them and get you the results you are looking for. 
 
“Sharon is a kind and passionate trainer who has been such a huge help.  
She is so knowledgable and we have learnt so much from working with her. It is like we have a new dog!" 
 
Full payment will be required to confirm your booking. We look forward to helping you! 
Ruffles Puppy Training Course 
£120 
We run puppy classes throughout the year. Each course is 6 weeks long and includes a graduation certificate. The classes are welcoming, friendly, fun and interactive where you and your pup can build the foundations and learn the skills to set you up for a successful future
 
Classes cover a range of skills from the basics of sit/down/stay to the more complex skills of impulse control, hand signal recognition, lead walking, recall and trick training. If you have any special requests that you want to learn, we can schedule them into the course too. 
 
Places are strictly limited to ensure quality so please enquire and book on early
 
Full payment will guarantee your place. 
I'd like to enquire about Puppy Classes 
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From January 2022, we will be offering the 1:1 behavioural consults and training support packages detailed below. Please enquire now to get booked in for early next year. 

Puppy 1:1 Personalised Package 
Let us help you get it right right from the start with your new puppy. 
 
Our home assessment and consultation will discuss what you want to achieve and set you on the right track from the start with toilet training, to crate training, to walking and basic obedience training and resolving common puppy issues. 
Puppy Basics Package 
£150 
Includes pre-puppy advice before puppy arrives via a phone call or WhatsApp to address any concerns for the first couple of nights. 
 
Then a home visit and consult of approximately 2 hours where we can discuss everything, go through how to get the basics sorted, after which you will get written notes. 
 
You will also get full support for 6 weeks over WhatsApp including Video assessment and feedback on any issues. 
Puppy Start Package 
£250 
Includes pre-puppy advice before puppy arrives via a phone call or WhatsApp to address any concerns for the first couple of nights. 
 
Then an initial home visit and consult of approximately 2 hours where we can discuss everything, go through how to get the basics sorted, after which you will get written notes. 
 
There will be two further home visits over a 6 week period during which we can work on whatever you like and address any issues that have come up. 
 
You will also get full support throughout the 6 weeks over WhatsApp including Video assessment and feedback of any issues. 
I would like to get in touch to discuss a puppy 1:1 package 
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1:1 Behavioural Work or Training 
Are you struggling with any of the following issues? 
Jumping up? 
 
Poor Recall? 
 
Pulling on the lead? 
Barking at the door? 
 
Difficulty leaving your dog alone? 
 
Toilet Training? 
Barking at strangers? 
 
Dog won't sleep downstairs? 
Jumping up? 
 
Poor Recall? 
 
Pulling on the lead? 
 
Barking at the door? 
 
Difficulty leaving your dog alone? 
 
Toilet Training? 
 
Barking at strangers? 
 
Barking at the door? 
 
Dog won't sleep downstairs? 
We believe most training and behavioural issues can be resolved by knowing what to do and doing it consistently. We teach kind and effective methods. If we teach you what to do and you put it into practice consistently, your dog will soon learn. We believe that so many common problems can be easily resolved. We always offer a friendly and supportive service. 
 
Our behavioural packages are as below 
Bronze £180 
An initial home visit and consult of approximately 2 hours where we can discuss everything, go through how to get the basics sorted, after which you will get written notes and a plan to go forwards with. 
 
You will also get full support and regular check ins for 3 months over WhatsApp including Video assessment and feedback on any issues you are having. 
 
Silver £260 
Everything in the Bronze package, but you will also get 2 Further Home Visits. (to be taken within 8 weeks of the initial consult) This would be good if you have a couple of issues you want to address or more than one dog or you just would prefer a bit more support. 
 
Gold (£400) 
Everything in the Bronze and Silver package, however your WhatsApp and video support will be for a year. This is ideal if you have a more complex issue or multiple issues you would like to address. We can consult on them all in the initial consult and put together a full and detailed plan of how to resolve them. 
I would like to get in touch to discuss a behavioural package 
(If travel is required outside of Nottingham additional charges will apply.) 
Ongoing WhatsApp Training/Behavioural Support 
£40 per month- 30 days notice to cancel 
This is available as a follow up to any of the above packages or following our puppy training course. It costs £40 per month and you can contact us as often as you like to ask for help or advice on specific training issues or queries. We will be there to hold your hand for as long as you like! 
 
This is best done with videos. 
 
If the issue is complex or completely different from the original behavioural issue and not easily resolved over text, you would need to have another initial home visit, consult and report as well. 
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