The Dog Within specialises in helping dogs suffering from fear, stress or anxiety-related behaviours and offers a wide range of services to both human and canine clients, as well as providing coaching for puppies to help them develop those all-important life skills. Puppy training 1-2-1
Lorraine, the owner of The Dog Within, is an RR PRO Dog Trainer and Mentee, trained and certified to work and support rescue dogs from both overseas and in the UK. Lorraine is also a KAD-approved instructor, which means she can assist children who suffer from Cynophobia, a fear of dogs.
Additionally, at The Dog Within we offer support to people who aspire to become the best possible dog guardians they can be.
As a certified dog behaviourist, I have completed formal education and training to provide the best possible care for your dog. I am dedicated to using only positive reinforcement techniques to ensure your dog is happy and healthy with all dog behavior training
Every dog has their own story to tell and we believe that each dog we support has the potential to learn and grow. To help them achieve their full potential we provide personalised dog behaviour programs that focus on your dog's strengths and weaknesses.
We will work closely with you and your dog to address the root cause of the problem and develop a plan to overcome it. When working with your dog, only kind and ethical methods and techniques will be used. Positive reinforcement allows you to teach your dog what you want them to do, rather than what you don't want them to do.
Lorraine provides in-house support to clients who are located near Gatwick. However, remote support is also available to those who are not in the area. This ensures that everyone receives the same level of exceptional support for their dog. Remote support is especially useful for dogs who are anxious around strangers entering their homes or for super busy guardians who stuggle to commit to set class times.
Many people prefer remote support, it is more flexible, not weather dependent and can fit in around busy schedules.
If you are unsure of which support program would work best for you and your dog, don’t worry, just request a FREE Discovery Call. During our call, you can discuss with Lorraine any worries you may have regarding your dog, or find out more about Puppy Coaching Life Skills.
"Lorraine has been a brilliant support with us and Daisy, our first ever puppy. She has come into our house and taken us for walks, guiding us on Daisy’s training the whole way. We have been able to ask questions whenever we have felt the need to, no matter how silly we felt the question was. We have a very happy puppy who loves to learn
"Lorraine has been a brilliant support with us and Daisy, our first ever puppy. She has come into our house and taken us for walks, guiding us on Daisy’s training the whole way. We have been able to ask questions whenever we have felt the need to, no matter how silly we felt the question was. We have a very happy puppy who loves to learn and 2 owners who now feel more confident training her. The best thing we have learnt is the ‘go toilet’ command, I would say this one skill is worth every penny we’ve paid! Thank you Lorraine."
"Lorraine has helped us so much with our rescue dog Bruno. We were very stressed and not sure how to address his behaviour. Lorraine went for a walk with us and helped us understand what we should be doing differently and has been really supportive. We're not there yet but making steady progress."
"I cannot say it any more simply than our Romanian dog rescue experience would have been a failure without Lorraine. Only connecting by phone, video and chat (didn't need in person!) she was able to give me the right advice for each stage of Emma's orientation into our family - always delivered without judgement, and with empathy and conf
"I cannot say it any more simply than our Romanian dog rescue experience would have been a failure without Lorraine. Only connecting by phone, video and chat (didn't need in person!) she was able to give me the right advice for each stage of Emma's orientation into our family - always delivered without judgement, and with empathy and confidence. From not seeing Emma for the first two weeks (hiding in her crate) to making her way out exploring the house, the garden, and eventually the street and parks - the progress has Emma made has been incredible. Not only has Lorraine helped Emma become a very happy and adjusted (we're still on the journey of course!) dog but she was also very much there for us as owners in what can, at times, be extremely overwhelming. I 100% would recommend anyone having behavioural issues with your dog to connect with her!"
"We recently had the pleasure of working with Lorraine, and we cannot recommend her highly enough. From the very first session, I knew that Timo was in good hands."
"Not only is Lorraine extremely knowledgeable about canine behaviour and training techniques, but she is also incredibly patient and kind with the dogs she works with. She took the time to get to know Timo, understand his specific needs and personality, and tailor our training sessions accordingly."
"One thing I particularly appreciated about Lorraine was her focus on positive reinforcement. She never resorted to punishment or harsh methods, but instead rewarded Timo for good behaviour and worked with him to reinforce positive habits. It was clear that Timo was not only learning, but also enjoying the training process."
"Thanks to Lorraine’s guidance, Timo has made significant progress in areas where we previously struggled. He's become more obedient, better behaved, and overall happier and more relaxed. I feel like I have a deeper understanding of Timo’s needs and how to communicate with him effectively."
"In short, I would highly recommend Lorraine to anyone looking for a knowledgeable, patient, and positive trainer who truly cares about their clients and their dogs. Thank you for all you've done for us!"
"I cannot praise Lorraine highly enough. She has helped me to understand how my overseas rescue dog views the world she is now in. Lorraine has taught me to help her overcome alien tricky situations & move her forward in a positive fun way."
"Loraine has been great from start to finish, from the initial consultation call to our last session and beyond. Loraine has given us so much support and guidance, training tips and resources to help our nervous dog, Coco! We've seen such an improvement in her, it's been a great to see her gain so much confidence. We couldn't recommend Loraine enough! Thank you so much."
"I am so grateful for the support Lorraine gave Buddie the dog and myself. After a sudden change in circumstances we both needed help and a different perspective on how to move forwards. She taught me how to understand my dog and his behaviour which has been the key to a huge improvement in both our lives. Thank you Lorraine."
"When Lorraine from The Dog Within first met with us I was terrified I would have to rehome one of my Dogs as they had suddenly starting fighting with each other and the trust between them had broken down, they couldn’t even be in the same room before meeting Lorraine."
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