Happy Dogs Training at Elmtree Pet Hotel

Do you have an unruly pup in need of some training? Or perhaps you have an older dog that has some bad habits you’d like to finally get round to resolving? Whatever your needs, the Happy Dogs Training School is here to take care of all your dog training requirements.

Run by experienced and professional trainer Lyn Wilson on the expansive grounds of the Elmtree Canine Country Clubs in Hertfordshire and North London, the Happy Dogs Training School offers a plethora of classes for puppies and dogs of varying ages. The timetable incorporates classes across evenings and weekends allowing you to conveniently fit in training sessions in your free time.

All instructors at our dog training school in North London are constantly keeping their skill-set and knowledge up to date by regularly attending courses and training seminars. Friendly, patient and enthusiastic, our instructors are passionate about what they do and love nothing more than working with your dog to ensure a positive outcome from the classes.

Adopted a new puppy who is a bit unruly? Our puppy classes cover all the essentials including obedience, grooming, nutrition, communication, and much more. The classes incorporate assessment for the Kennel Club Puppy Foundation Award for which you will be awarded a certificate and rosette if you pass all the requirements. The final week of the course will also afford you the chance to explore further training options for you to further develop your relationship with your four legged friend.

Our pet dog obedience classes offer a great way to improve your dog’s behaviour, mood, and sociability. This series of lessons is not only educational, it also offers a lot of fun for both pet and owner alike! Our obedience classes cover retrieve exercises, steady dogs to distractions, heel work, dog manners, scent work, emergency stops, temperament, and much more.

The Happy Dogs Training School Calm & Confident class is designed to help your pet retain composure during situations that they might be prone to finding stressful or anxiety inducing. Behaviour is improved slowly but steadily using positive reinforcement for a gradual yet vast improvement in behaviour. This class is great for dogs who may be struggling with environmental changes, other dogs, noises, other people and various different situations.

Some dogs aren’t well suited to working in groups, we get that! That’s why we have also introduced one to one behavioural sessions. This allows for emphasis on specific individual issues such as aggression, separation anxiety, recall issues, hyperactivity, destructive behaviour, and more. Our one to one sessions can be conducted on-site at the training school or via home visit if necessary.

Our agility course is a great way for you and your dog to learn handling skills. As well as improving the relationship between pet and owner, navigating an agility course also improves your dogs confidence and listening skills. Aside from all that, it’s also a lot of fun!

Your dog is sure to impress with our doggy dancing and tricks class. We start out with the basic moves such as giving a paw, bowing, twisting ad turning. As well as being ideal for your dog’s confidence, it’s also a great way to exercise muscles which otherwise not be utilised in the normal course of a day’s walks.

The Happy Dogs Training School in North London also provides extensive gundog training conducted by experienced gundog handlers. Gundog training develops a dog’s intelligence and helps train to steady them to distractions. Whilst being especially ideal for working breeds, this four certificate level course is open to any breed. The positive reward based training system covers retrieving fur and feathers, directional controls, working to the whistle and walking to heel off the lead.

Our rally class offers a fun way to really improve your pet’s obedience and listening skills. Owner and dog will learn to navigate a course consisting of different signposted instructions such as weaves, spirals, recalls, jumps etc. The course is completed loose lead on a points based system were points are deducted for errors or inaccuracies.

All breeds of dog will enjoy our scent beginners class where they will learn how to utilise their sense of smell. Starting off small with basic searches, we then build to locating objects in buildings, luggage, vehicles and more. The intermediate scent class develops this scent work even further, incorporating decoy scents to up the difficulty level for more of a rewarding challenge.

You may have heard of hoopers, a sport which emerged in the United States and has since spread through Europe to the UK. Our hoopers course involves hooped gates as opposed to contact equipment, minimising risk to your pet’s limbs. Suitable for all ages and levels of experience, hoopers is a fun and safe way to improve agility, directional commands, distance control, send arounds and more.

If your dog struggles with recall, loose lead, or off lead walking, we have you covered. If your dog becomes distracted by people/other dogs and does not return instantly when called, Happy Dogs Training School offers an intensive four week course to fix this issue. Within this course we’ll cover distractions, control, distance, dog law, and more.

If you would like to come meet us and see our classes in session, or if you would like more information on course starting dates, please do not hesitate to contact us today. The Happy Dogs Training School is standing by to handle all your dog training needs.

Elmtree Doggy Day Care

Leaving your favourite four-legged friend in daycare can seem like a daunting prospect. No-one likes the prospect of abandoning their pet but sometimes it is necessary. When searching for Doggie Daycare services you will want to find somewhere that provides an as hospitable and welcoming environment as possible.

At Elmtree Doggy Daycare Services in London, we pride ourselves on our passion for pampering your pooch within utterly luxurious surroundings. If dog daycare makes you think of a sparse, depressing kennel environment, then you really need to see our state of the art daycare centre to believe it. Not only does each visitor get their own room with comfy bedding and even a TV, there is also a webcam installed so that you can keep an eye on your best friend whilst you’re away from them.

We realise that every pet is unique and therefore we like to work with clients on an individual basis to find out how we can best look after your dog whilst you’re away. Whether your dog is quiet and introverted or lively and active, we promise we’ll be able to provide a safe and nurturing environment. We are also delighted to look after dogs with specific medical conditions or other requirements – again, we take great care to work with you individually when you are booking your beloved pet in for a stay.

As well as luxury accommodation, pets enjoying a stay at Elmtree Doggy Day Care will also get the chance to partake in a whole host of exciting outdoor activities at our prestigious Elmtree Canine Country Club to keep them entertained whilst their owner is away. Whether it’s roaming around an expansive four acre woodland or frolicking in the splash pools, your dog is sure to have the time of his or her life!

Pet Industry Federation Awards 2015

We are very proud to say that Elmtree has been shortlisted as a finalist for the prestigious Pet Industry Federation Awards 2015. We have been invited to the awards ceremony on 17th November, in Liverpool, where we will find out if we have won the award for the Kennel and Cattery of the Year 2015.

PIF Awards 2015

Introduction to our Dog Day Care Service

Well, it’s certainly been an extremely busy, but a very exciting, year for Elmtree.

In April we opened our indoor/outdoor pet training & education centre which offers many different classes and workshops for dogs and owners. We now have a great weekly timetable of classes and also lots of specialist workshops throughout the year so if you are looking to take part in some training with your dog or if you have some free time that you would like to spend doing something fun with your dog like agility, flyball or rally then why not pop into the centre and speak to one of our qualified trainers or behaviourists. Remember a well trained dog is a happy dog and a well behaved dog will mean a happy owner. Directions from Enfield: Turn right onto Burnt Farm Ride at Jollyes Pet Store in Crews Hill, Enfield. Then follow the road until you come under the M25 bridge. As you come under the bridge our new training centre is just on the left. Use Postcode: EN2 9DY. Contact Lyn on 07983382449.

In June we held our grand opening and family fun dog show at our new facilities, Elmtree Canine Country Club. Our newly built luxury dog boarding facilities was opened by the mayor & mayoress who also took part in some classes with their dog on the day. If you missed it then look out for the date of our next annual family fun charity dog show… It’s a fantastic day out! The day after our official opening our newly built building for luxury dog boarding started to fill up and we soon found that it wasn’t long before we were completely full at this site too.

From 1st September Elmtree is now able to provide a bespoke London Doggy Day Care service at our new purpose built day care centre on the borders of Enfield, London & Broxbourne, Hertfordshire. For just £36 per day all inclusive, one of our qualified staff will collect your dog in the morning and drop him/her home in the evening after a day filled with lots of playing and fun. We have 2 brand new vehicles that have been designed and equipped by Lintran which will provide your dog a safe and comfortable journey to and from our facilities.

elmtree_vans

To start with, our daycare service will be available from Monday to Friday during the hours of 8am and 6pm. We are also offering daycare to clients that would prefer to deliver and collect their dogs to the centre rather than using the chauffeur service.

Our newly built day care centre is like no other in the UK. Our facilities and the service we provide will ensure that you have complete piece of mind whilst your dog is in our care. Our centre has specifically been designed to specialise in dogs that need extra care, attention and a much more personal service. A safe and caring environment for dogs that suffer with conditions such as separation anxiety, mobility problems, arthritis, disabilities and also dogs that require medications or post operative care. We would be more than happy to discuss and special requirements that your dog may have.

Over the last few years It has become very clear to me that there has been a great need for a doggy day care service in London that can provide care for dogs that do not necessarily want to be out playing with other dogs all day, dogs that prefer to be walked on their own and not harassed by other dogs and this is what sets Elmtree apart from any other day care centres. We have created a home from home environment that these kind of dogs will enjoy. Each guest will have their own private room with doggy TV, luxury beds and furnishing etc. Every room is also equipped with a built in webcam so you keep a close eye on you dog whilst they are in our care.

elmtree_rooms

Of course we will also be offering daycare for normal pet dogs that want to socialise with other dogs and have a fun filled day. You dog, our guest will enjoy all of the facilities which include a 4 acre fully enclosed woodland, splash pools, an outdoor agility arena, enclosed grass paddocks and much much more…

To find out more please visit our website OR speak to a member of the team on 02083674625. We also have open viewings from 2pm to 4pm Monday to Saturday.

Written by the Area Manager at Elmtree (Tom)