This is a bespoke live online dog training course that aims to focus on the particular needs that you and your dog might have.
Being tailor made means that it suits you perfectly, allowing you to take your own time for progress and improvement.
The training process will be spread in a five month course, that will be renewed if you and your dog need need more time to achieve specific results.
The initial consultation will let us know everything about you and your dog, so that our dog trainers can provide you the best possible made-to-measure dog training programme.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1) What is the Initial Consultation?
The Initial Consultation is a preliminary collection of information through:
filling an online questionnaire;
sending us one or more video of your dog;
attending a live online meeting with us on the day and at the time that best suit you, where we speak face to face and your provide us more information.
Following this consultation, we present you by email what we think is the best made-to-measure recommendation according to yours and your dog's needs and objectives.
The Tailored Course we offer you can then be started or rejected according to your wishes.
2) How much is the Initial Consultation?
The Initial Consultation is £25.00.
3) Where does the Tailored Course take place?
The Tailored Course is a live online course, which means you can attend it from where you are as long as you have a computer, laptop or smartphone to connect to the Internet.
4) What kind of course is the Tailored Course?
The Tailored Course is a live online dog training course that can have different purposes.
It can help you and your dog to achieve specific results, to solve particular problems or simply can aim to establish or improve a good relationship and understanding between you and your dog. The Tailored Course always applies The Graeme Sims Method ® but the programme and the course itself is tailor made according to yours and your dog's specific needs.
This is why the course lasts as loon as you need to achieve your results.
5) How does the Tailored Course take place?
The Tailored Course, like all our courses, takes place in a very innovative way, where everything relies on modern and common technological communication, which is known and used by almost everybody nowadays.
We have a Virtual Classroom where you and us regularly meet in audio-video meetings, that allow to speak and see each other wherever you are.
Let's explain better.
All our courses are based on very important and essential elements:
ONLINE MEETINGS - they are video-audio meetings run through Google Meet, where you and us meet twice a month (or more if needed). They allow a face-to-face course experience, giving the opportunity to enjoy a friendly and human environment.
Why two meetings a month? Because the first one is to present you what we are going to do in the month ahead and the second, instead, is useful to take stock of your situation and see if it's necessary to help you more.
VIDEOS, those we send to you to show "how to do" and those you send to us to show "how you do". The latter ones are paramount, because they allow us to observe your performance in a very objective and constructive way and to help you and your dog in the best possible and tailor made way.
WRITTEN CHAPTERS, a chapter every month to explain in words our Method, our philosophy and what you are going to work on in the month ahead.
CONSTANT COMMUNICATION AND INTERACTION between you and us through the messaging app Signal, e-mail, website and social networks.
6) How long does the Tailored Course last?
The Tailored Course is a five month course. If you and your dog need more time to achieve the aimed results, the course can be renewed.
7) Can I enrol in the Tailored Course?
Yes, of course, as long as you have a dog. No previous knowledge or experience is required.
Please Note: according to the information you provide us about you and your dog, we might suggest you to attend a different course from the one you are interested in. This could happen when we could see a better solution for your particular situation.
8) Can I enrol in the Tailored Course even though I don't live in the U.K.?
Yes, of course you can! We accept people from anywhere in the world as long as it doesn't become too complicated in terms of time zone.
9) What dogs can be enrolled in the Tailored Course?
Any dog in good health, both puppies and adult dogs.
10) Can I enrol and participate with more than one dog?
All our courses are structured and studied by considering and analysing the brace human-dog. We put our effort in studying and helping the brace itself. Each dog requires proper time, study and work both for you and for us.
For this reason, every extra dog more than one counts like a student more for us, which means a course more (and so a cost more) for you. So, it's up to you to consider your availability and decide what is best for you.
11) How much is the Tailored Course?
The Tailored Course cost is £84/month for 5 months is you wish to pay monthly or it is £ 320.00 if you decide to make a full payment.
12) What are the available payment methods?
The available payment methods are PayPal and credit cards.
13) When can I start the Tailored Course?
You can start the Tailored Course when you like. We will decide the date together after you have booked and attended the Initial Consultation.
15) In what language is the Tailored Course held?
All our courses are taught either in English or in Italian according to the language you prefer.
17) Do I get a certificate at the end of the Tailored Course?
You get a certificate only if you have attended the course and provided enough material (VIDEOS) to prove your real effort.
We want to make you achieve high results and not being simply a name in your educational list.
Only under this circumstance you get a certificate of achievement produced and provided by Graeme Sims School itself. At the moment it is an electronic signed certificate.