Dog Behaviour & Training

Approximately 40% of our intakes in 2017 were as a result of behavioural issues. That’s why, training at Oak Tree is one of our top welfare priorities.

All of our training at Oak Tree is based on positive reinforcement, rewarding the behaviours which are most suitable at that time. Positive training is proven to be the best way to learn. When a dog carries out a behaviour and gets rewarded they are more likely to do it again. Positive training uses markers and rewards to tell your dog when they’re doing the right thing.

Our Training and behaviour team offer a range of support for Oak Tree dogs waiting to find new homes and for our community to try to prevent problems that may develop and lead to relinquishment. 

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