English-speaking dog trainers and training schools

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Does anybody know of any Engkish speaking dog training schools in or around Munich?

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i know a dog trainer who speaks Fluent English who can help you.

I also can and would love to help you when i'm back for a bit in early November.

what exactly are you looking for? do you have a behavior issue or just want basic dog manners?

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We would also be interested in finding an English speaking dog trainer.

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I contacted Kevin Harris (his website) in April just because I wanted someone to observe my training techniques that I have been using with my dog. He's Irish and very laid back.

Also, if it's something basic, I would also be available to help. I have worked with 2 other TT dogs in the last few months, as well as my own dog (obviously!) who I rescued out of a pretty bad situation. Please PM me if interested.

OOPS - also wanted to mention that some dog owners have been meeting every other Saturday at Olympia Park at 2pm or so. I'll bump up the thread and see if anyone is interested this week.

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I've got a 18 month old golden retriever, which I got when she was 14 months.She is pretty much trained but the main issues are she pulls badley when on the lead,listering to comands and a few other small things.I've bought 2 training books and tried a few different techniques but she doesn't seem to learn

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i'm at work at the moment, but i'll reply with Constanze's information (the trainer in Gruenwald-she's also a certififed vet) and also some other recommonendations.

November is awhile off, but i have no problem meeting with you then. i'm a dog trainer (on the side, i wish it were my day job!) and also work on behavior modification.

Both Constanze and I use the positive reinforcement approach to dog training.

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We've got a 5 month old lab who we're taking to a German dog school right now. Since our German skills aren't that great we miss out on a lot of the details and have to depend on one of the other participants for translation. It just doesn't seem to be working out like that so we thought that it would be better to go to English dog training classes. We're looking for basic obedience training and socialization. We'd really appreciate getting the contact details for the English speaking trainer.

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Dr. Constanze Pape does group and private lessons along with behavior modification; she speaks German, Spanish, and a bit of French. Here is her praxis phone number 089-69377739,

if you'd like more info post on here or pm me. I have known her personally and professionally for almost two years and can tell you about her training philosophy and experience. If you contact her let her know that Meredith suggested she could help. She lives in Gruenwald, is fully bilingual, is a certified vet who specializes in training and behavior modification, has given many seminars, and also gives special courses with different topics (e.g. kids and dogs, antidepressants and dogs, clicker training, etc.).

As for training stuff, i'll touch on that if you wish. just let me know.

I know November is awhile off, but i also have no problem meeting to discuss training or behavior when i'm back in Munich.

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Also, if it's something basic, I would also be available to help. I have worked with 2 other TT dogs in the last few months, as well as my own dog (obviously!) who I rescued out of a pretty bad situation. Please PM me if interested.

I can recommend Cookie for help! She's a doggy training guru and I now can actually leave my house, whether it be for a few minutes or a few hours, without my dog having an anxiety attack.

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Anyone have more recent info on English-speaking dog trainers or facilities? Thank you.

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I was meaning to ask a similar request of TT members, and in another thread someone posted this linkof a search for hundeverein, but they are all WAY out of the city center. Perhaps if you did a google "search nearby" with hundeverein we'll get more relevant results, but it still is no substitute for an actual recommendation...

Also the Tips and discussions on training a dog itself might be helpful since lots of people posted links to videos on training your dog yourself and other helpful (when they weren't bickering with each other) tips.

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You should try Kevin Harris in Munich. He is great. I found him after I went to two other trainers that didn't end up helping me. Needless to say I have been going to him for a while now and he is fantastic!

Here is his website www.dogconsulting.de

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I actually contacted Kevin Harris twice during the spring after reading cookies post here above. I wanted some help and guidance in regards to one of my adoptees. Need less to say, that i am personally very disappointed that he never got back to me for booking an appointment :-( Is it worth giving it another try? Or are there any other English speaking dog trainers around?

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Hi there, i understand your disappointment! Hopefully he's just to busy, so the short-come isn't that big. : ( Nevertheless it's impolite not to reply, and i am sorry you had to experience that!

But maybe i can be of assistance. I am a dog trainer from Hamburg, who also visits dog owners in other countries and cities if they book my services. Usually i work as an behaviour counsellor or -therapist with people and their dogs, but i also work as a simple dogtrainer. My website www.dogsrus.de Feel free to consult me, because i would be glad to be of assistance! Kind regards and all the best! Mona

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hi, everybody,

my name is sybille wells and i just moved from los angeles to munich. i am a mobile dog trainer and can teach in english and german.

check out my home page http://www.sitandstaydogtraining.com or e-mail me at dogsarefun@mac.com

thanks

S.wells or as my american friends say "billie"

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Hi there, i understand your disappointment! Hopefully he's just to busy, so the short-come isn't that big. : ( Nevertheless it's impolite not to reply, and i am sorry you had to experience that!

But maybe i can be of assistance. I am a dog trainer from Hamburg, who also visits dog owners in other countries and cities if they book my services. Usually i work as an behaviour counsellor or -therapist with people and their dogs, but i also work as a simple dogtrainer. My website www.dogsrus.de Feel free to consult me, because i would be glad to be of assistance! Kind regards and all the best! Mona

Gosh I am so sorry, I just saw this post now. I will be sending you an e-mail.

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Hi there,

no need to apologize! Almost everything takes time. ; )

Please have a look at cattledog's post too. I obviously don't know her, but she's living in munich and her work is also based on force-free techniques, if i did not get it wrong, and i'm sure, i didn't. B)

Have an awesome day!

(Don't know why but i am in the best mood ever, amazing. ~sing~)

Kind regards

Mona

Hundetraining - Dog Behavior Consultant

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I am now going to Sybille Wells, she is great and her three dogs show it! I would suggest giving her a call.

Here is her website: http://www.munichdogschool.de/

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While nordic walking in the woods, I met Ms. Wells out for a walk with her dogs. I chatted with her a while, in English. She's a charming woman, and her dogs were perfectly behaved. If I had a dog, her dog school would definitely be my first choice! :)

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hi everbody, just to let you know :o - my web page has changed from SitandStay to www.munichdogschool.de My link

i am a mobile dog trainer and i am looking forward to meeting some of you soon

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Hi Everybody,

I also have worked with Sybille Wells (Cattledog - Munich Dog School, formerly Sit and Stay). Hands down I find her the best trainer I've ever worked with - and I've worked with a few. Sybille's method is completely different - it respects both the dog and the owner and the results are both huge and long lasting. But the other thing I want to add here is that Sybille is an INVALUABLE resource on all things dog - food, supplements, sources/providers. When I moved from the US she immediately helped me get set up with the right food, etc. She's much more than a dog trainer - I say contact her with any questions you have about your dogs (and she can even work with you on Skype) - you'll be very grateful you did!

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Hi Toytown-crowd,

I am new in Munich and brought my young dog from back home. Getting adapted to City-life is not too easy for him. I would like to give him a good City-Training to make it easier for him, our enviroment and myself ;) He´s a little bigger than 60cm and seems to be "scary" to some folks, even though he is just friendly and curious.

Does anybody know a good and english-speaking dog trainer/school in Munich´s Center?

I would apreciate someone who is a specialist in dog-behaviour and already established since a while.

There are lots of them to find in the YellowPages, but maybe somebody here has a good recommendation!

Any own experiences?

Thank´s in advance,

SunshineState

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hi you need to purchase a halti, which is a device much like a halter for a horse. It is only about a 1 cm i width and goes around the head and around the nose. They stop the dog pulling immediately. It is safe and doesnt hurt them. You should be able to get this at the local pet shop or online. look for training devices for dogs.

good luck

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Are you able to wait until Dec or Jan? If you are I know of a good trainer (behaviorist too) who speaks English. I can connect you with her, but she's unable to help for the next 1.5-2months.

What exact issues are you having? I might be able to give you some exercises to help.

as for the message about head halters- there are pros and cons so please be careful. A normal harness would be much better. head halters work for some dogs, but you need to condition the dog to wear it and for the dog to understand what the pressure means. You cannot just put it on a dog and off you go. Many dogs find them awkward and due to opposition reflex if there is pressure the dog will pull against it. You need to train the dog to wear the head halter and to move away from the pressure (opposite their natural inclination) otherwise you are risking neck/shoulder injury, especially on large dogs.

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