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Adolescent Dog Training in Bristol

Is Your Adolescent Dog Driving You Bananas?

Right when you thought you successfully made it through puppyhood and things would get easier…

That’s when adolescence begins, bringing a whirlwind of problems and challenges – and maybe also a bit of despair.

If you feel like you can’t do it anymore or your dog is broken, take a deep breath. What you are going through is completely normal and a natural developmental phase.

Before you start wondering why on earth you got a dog in the first place, let me tell you that you are not alone and that this tumultuous phase in your dog’s life is something that we have all gone through.

Living with a teenage dog is not easy, and it’s okay to find it difficult and to feel frustrated and exhausted.

But what if I told you I could support you in making your life as stress-free as possible and help you to fall in love with your dog again?

With compassionate support and guidance on your specific situation, I can help you navigate the teenage stage feeling cool, calm and collected.

During our one-to-one adolescent dog training sessions we can work on anything you need to know to navigate the adolescence stage with ease - and come out to the other side with a wonderfully behaved companion.

Teaching your dog to focus on you

So that you can confidently take them anywhere with you and have a great time together.

Establishing and maintaining boundaries

So that there are always clear rules to follow for your dog, family and friends, making your life stress-free and easier to manage.

Nurturing the evolving relationship

So that you can walk together through adolescence and come out to the other side with an even stronger and happier bond.

Perfecting the basics

So that all the hard work you have already put in through puppyhood will pay off once your dog reaches social maturity.

Socialising safely and appropriately

So that you and your dog can continue to have enjoyable social encounters with other people and dogs.

Encouraging calmness and relaxation

So that your dog can learn to switch off...and let you have a well deserve break and rest!

Managing arousal and frustration

So that you can keep things in check and reduce the likelihood of unwanted behaviours occurring and escalating down the line.

Practising self-control

So that your dog can learn how to self-regulate themselves in all sort of situations, giving you the peace of mind that you have a well-behaved and well-mannered dog to share life with.

Explore My Troublesome Teens Programmes

Whether you choose my standard programme or opt for the intensive training experience, my goal is to ensure you and your adolescent dog lead a stress-free life together. I believe that with the right guidance, a sprinkle of patience, and a whole lot of love, every teenage dog can become a well-mannered, joyous member of your family.

ADOLESCENT

Adolescent GOLD

£420
  • 6 x 1 hour sessions of tailored advice and practical training
  • Follow up notes including handouts and videos to support your learning
  • Email/WhatsApp support in-between sessions to help you troubleshoot as you go
  • Video review and feedback to speed up your progress
  • Confidence that you are receiving tailored advice from an expert
  • Travel time and costs included*
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ADOLESCENT

Adolescent SILVER

£240
  • 3 x 1 hour sessions of tailored advice and practical training
  • Follow up notes including handouts and videos to support your learning
  • Email/WhatsApp support in-between sessions to help you troubleshoot as you go
  • Video review and feedback to speed up your progress
  • Confidence that you are receiving tailored advice from an expert
  • Travel time and costs included*
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ADOLESCENT

Adolescent INTRO

£125
  • 1.5 hours of tailored advice and practical training
  • Follow up notes including handouts and videos to support your learning
  • Email/Whatsapp support for 2 weeks to help you troubleshoot as you go
  • Video review and feedback to speed up your progress
  • Confidence that you are receiving tailored advice from an expert
  • Travel time and costs included*
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ADOLESCENT

4-Week Adolescent Programme

£180
  • 2 x private sessions at your home and out in the real world (45-60 minute per session).
  • Personalised Training Report after each session, including access to written handouts and videos.
  • 4 weeks of WhatsApp support to help you troubleshoot as you go.
  • Video review and feedback to speed up your progress.
  • Confidence that you are receiving tailored advice from one of the most qualified, accredited, and experienced dog training professionals in Bristol.
  • Travel time and costs included.*
  • Further sessions are charged at the rate of £80 if needed.
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ADOLESCENT

6-Week Adolescent Programme

£325
  • 4 x private sessions at your home and out in the real world (45-60 minute per session).
  • Personalised Training Report after each session, including access to writen handouts and videos.
  • 6 weeks of WhatsApp support to help you troubleshoot as you go.
  • Video review and feedback to speed up your progress.
  • Confidence that you are receiving tailored advice from one of the most qualified, accredited, and experienced dog training professionals in Bristol.
  • Travel time and costs included.*
  • Further sessions are charged at the discounted rate of £80 if needed.
i want help with my dog

*Please note that extra mileage fees apply over 10 miles from BS5. The corresponding parking fee will apply if parking charges apply in your area.

Why Choose Me?

Experienced

Before setting up my own business, I worked at Dogs Trust Dog School Bristol, leading hundreds of classes and training hundreds of puppies and dogs. This means I have a lot of experience working with puppies and dogs of all different ages and breeds.

Empathetic

Before being a dog trainer, I have been a dog owner, just like you. I know how it feels to want to do the best for our dogs while navigating life and all the personal challenges we might face. I've been where you are. And I want you to know you don't have to do it alone.

Qualified

I'm a qualified Animal Training Instructor with the Animal Behaviour and Training Council, a full member of PACT, a full Trainer Member of INTODogs, and a Certified Animal Trainer with ICAN. I'm also a qualified UK Sniffer Dogs Scent Detection Instructor at GOLD level.

Supportive

When working with you, I'll be 100% committed to giving you the best and most up-to-date advice available, and I'll always do everything I can to help you succeed. From answering questions to helping you troubleshoot as we go, I'll be with you every step of the way.

Don't Just Take My Word For It!

A breath of fresh air

We really found Giulia to be a breath of fresh air in how she professional she carries out her business as a trainer and as to how knowledgeable she is. "It's been so easy to deal with you and your knowledge is second to none. I've really enjoyed your sessions and have come away feeling like a more confident dog owner and in tune with Poppy way more now- very empowering :)" I would highly recommend Giulia and likely to use her again in the coming months for her other classes. Thanks very much for all of your help.​

Samantha Hickman and Poppy

A brilliant dog trainer

Giulia is such a brilliant dog trainer, I would highly recommend hiring her if you are looking for 1:1 support with your adolescent pooch. She really listened to our concerns over the 4 week programme and gave us lots of actionable steps and encouragement in the sessions, whilst following up with an email full of brilliant resources that we could recap on and practice with our dog! In between sessions Giulia was always happy to answer questions over WhatsApp and trouble shoot. Particularly in some difficult moments when we were struggling with teenage behaviour. She was never judgemental and always very kind and caring towards us and our dog, which made the sessions really enjoyable and relaxed. We feel so much happier having worked with Giulia and know have some great tools which we are using on a daily basis as training with our dog.​

Naomi, Tom and Otis

She will always go above and beyond

We needed help with loose lead walking for our sprocker spaniel puppy and Giulia did an amazing job! She delivered a well organised, thought through and clear 3 week training programme. We found the training very useful and we achieved amazing results! Giulia is very professional and knowledgeable, she will always go above and beyond to answer any questions even after the training. I would definitely recommend booking training with Giulia!​

Francesco, Sam and Bella

Kind, approachable and understanding

I can’t recommend Giulia and her dog training sessions enough - she is kind, approachable and understanding. I felt listened too, and every session she ensured I was happy with the exercises we were doing. She has taught me so much and given me lots of tools and skills to help get through the rollercoaster of adolescence! I feel more in tune with my dog’s natural needs and how I can use them to develop her training further. Thank you so much!​

Libby and Ivy

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Qualifications and Memberships

Beagle searching at UK Sniffer Dogs workshop in Bristol

Are you looking to have some extra fun with your dog?

I run scentwork classes for beginners and more experienced handlers as well as private scentwork courses in and around Bristol. 

Scent training is a great activity for dogs of all ages, breeds, and sizes!

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