Here at Wanderdog we fully understand how important your dog’s happiness and wellbeing is to you, as it is incredibly important to us too. Whether you’re thinking of getting a new puppy, have just added a new rescue dog to your family, or you have an older dog with extra training and behavioural needs, we are here to help and guide you.
We offer one-to-one private puppy and dog training sessions from the comfort of your own home, as well as behavioural consultations under vet referral for more complex needs.
We also hold interactive group puppy classes for puppies under 18 weeks old at the Bermondsey Village Hall in the heart of Bermondsey, and puppy socials in the park.
See our service pages for more information regarding our training packages and group classes.
Wanderdog promotes the use of force-free, kind, choice-based experiences for all of our Wanderdogs. We firmly believe that fun and reward-based training is the most effective way to build better, stronger relationships with our dogs, based on trust and cooperation. We completely dismiss the use of intimidation, physical punishment or fear as a means to train, walk or live alongside our dogs. We will never use or promote the use of aversive training techniques or equipment. We truly believe there are far more effective and kinder ways to live in harmony with our favourite canine family members.
Our aim is to make training fun and safe for all involved!
Reward-based training, through the use of 'positive reinforcement', means to add something desirable to make 'preferred' behaviours more likely to be repeated in the future. In training we predominantly use food as our main motivator, or 'payment', as we find for many dogs this is incredibly rewarding.
Wanderdog, as a company, endeavours to keep up to date with current research, through continued education and by regularly attending seminars and conferences. We believe in taking advantage of every opportunity to learn and deepen our knowledge about the most effective and scientifically proven ways to have the kindest relationship with our dogs.