BARK LIFE BEHAVIOUR & TRAINING
I’m Tim and I moved to London 16 years ago to pursue a career in hospitality. I worked in many of London’s top bars before leaving the bar to get behind the brands. As the Ambassador for Tanqueray Gin for many years, I developed global training programmes for bartenders and travelled Europe spreading the brand’s message and teaching people how to make amazing cocktails. I had an exciting and varied career within the alcohol industry but it was time for a change and to combine my communication and training skills with something which had long been my real passion, dogs!
There’s never been a time in my life without having a dog by my side… Our Spaniel was around from day one and then I vividly remember bringing home our first puppy, a gorgeous Labrador called Cleo who went on to have her own litter, one of which we were lucky enough to keep and that’s where my fascination with dogs and how they behave started! I now live in West London with my wife and our two dogs, Gus and Elsie.
In 2019 my wife and I opened the doors to Bark Life UK, a home-based doggy day care, walking and boarding service. Bark Life UK has really grown and is not only a pleasure to call work but also allows me the privilege of working with a variety of so many wonderful dogs on a daily basis. This has been invaluable in developing my experience in training and behaviour alongside furthering my qualifications with the Clever Dog Company, run by international pet behaviour counsellor Sarah Whitehead. I am also a member of the Pet Industry Federation as well as Sarah Whitehead’s Inner Circle; a professional network of trainers and behaviour counsellors and a brilliant resource for further learning and development.
I specialise in 1:1 dog training so that owners and their dogs have my undivided attention. I use positive, reward-based training, which involves only kind and scientific based methods. I’m fully insured, qualified in Canine First Aid and DBS checked so you can rest assured that your dog is in the safest hands.
So, whether you’re getting a new puppy, bringing home a rescue or need help with any training needs with your current dog please do get in touch!
Do give me a follow me on Instagram @barklifebehaviour to see our own puppy training journey and to get some useful training tips and advice!
PRE PUPPY PACK
A 2hr pre puppy arrival video call and 3 x 1hr Training Sessions either via video call or in person
£175 all sessions via video call
£190 pre-puppy video call & face to face training sessions
(both £25 saving)
In the video call we will discuss;
Best Set Up and Environment Management
Coping with the journey home from the breeder
Toilet Training 101
Handling the first 24 hours and week after
First trip to the Vet
How to form a safe children & puppy relationship
Introducing pup to other pets
In the training sessions we will work on;
Any issues that have come up in the first few days
Toilet Training 101 demonstration
Socialisation & Separation
Sit, Down, Drop, Wait/Stay
Appropriate Play & Behaviour
Loose Lead Walking
Avoid Jumping, Chewing & Biting
Car & Public Transport & London living for dogs
PUPPY PACK PLUS
A 2hr pre puppy arrival video call, a 1hr post puppy arrival video call and 4 x 1hr Training Sessions either via video call or in person
£240 all sessions via video call
£260 pre & post puppy arrival video calls & face to face training sessions
(both £40 saving)
Everything you'd get in the Pre Puppy Pack but with an additional 1hr video call upon puppy's arrival to go over any concerns or queries and to get crate and toilet training off on the right foot as well as an extra 1hr training session.
3 SESSION MINIMUM BOOKING
3 x 1hr Online - £110 (£10 Saving)
3 x 1hr Face to Face - £120 (£15 Saving)
4 x 1hr Online - £145 (£15 saving)
4 x 1hr Face to Face- £160 (£20 saving)
5 x 1hr Online - £180 (£20 saving)
5 x 1hr Face to Face - £200 (£25 saving)
TRAINING SESSIONS CONTENT
Upon consultation we can design bespoke training sessions to suit your needs which can include (but not limited to)...
Walking nicely on the lead
Toilet Training refresh
Learning to settle
No jumping / biting / chewing
Teaching cues such as Sit / Stay / Drop
Appropriate Play and Socialisation
The Art of Attention