I help chihuahua owners frustrated with constant barking, confused by food choices and worried by training techniques to grow a calm, well-behaved, nourished dog through chi-friendly training.
Chihuahua School is the first ever online training school dedicated to helping chihuahua owners manage these spirited little dogs!
You can access it anywhere and work through the video training at your own pace.
Training is force free, fun and fits easily into a busy schedule. You only need a few minutes of training a day. To your chihuahua it will look like playing games, because you are! Fun games that shape behaviour.
It starts with calm. You can't train a dog that's overwhelmed and over-aroused. So, the first thing is to create a calm, thinking dog. Reduce the meltdown barking that accompanies every outside noise or bird in the garden! Move our dog from 'stinker to thinker.'
Then we build their confidence, so they can ignore unexpected things, and everyone enjoys their walk!
But they can be a difficult breed to manage and constant barking and aggression towards other dogs can sour the dream of owning a chihuahua.
Life becomes about battling barking, worrying about noise and your neighbours, and embarrassment because you can’t take them out for a walk without a meltdown when they see another dog.
Regular training methods often make things worse, and a cycle of stress and tension starts to take over the household. Seeds of regret about ever getting a chihuahua start to grow. This wasn’t your dream of owning a chihuahua, was it!
The challenge I had was trying to get the right training advice to as many owners as possible. There is some truly awful advice on social media; advice that would be damaging to your dog and your relationship. Trying to help in these groups just led to abuse. It was depressing.
It's no coincidence that chihuahuas are one of the most surrendered breeds, with behaviour being one of the main reasons.
Don’t despair. This training method works for chihuahuas.
No barking at other dogs in the street. No reacting to noise outside and every bump from the apartment upstairs. Visitors can get in the house and workman won't get bitten.
You can achieve this without the use of gadgets that make things worse in the long-run, and withdraw from your relationship so your dog no longer trusts you.
You can have a calm, confident dog even if you are a multi-dog household.
My name is Louise and I am a Pro Dog Trainer and Behaviour Coach. I live in Surrey in the UK with my partner and our crew of five chihuahuas (photo below). We have had our own behaviour challenges, and I understand that chihuahuas can be a handful and can develop some interesting behaviour!
I have written about chihuahuas for years and have helped people all over the world with their chihuahua’s challenging behaviour. The problem is that chihuahua owners can’t find a training method that works. Don’t even think about taking them to classes... If you have, you’ll know what I mean!
Over the last few years, I have been working with some of the best concept dog trainers in the world, so I can teach you how to get the best out of your chihuahua. I am proud to be a certified Pro Dog Trainer and Behaviour Coach.
I developed Chihuahua School because it can be difficult to reach chihuahua owners with good advice. I want to share the secrets of this amazing training method with owners like you – people who love their dogs and want them to reach their full potential.
'Concept training' (games-based) pays right in to a chihuahua’s intelligence, sense of fun and adventure. It’s 100% force-free and you don’t need expensive equipment or lots of space to get results.
I have been studying dog training and dog behaviour (they're not the same) extensively and am proud to be a Pro Dog Trainer & Behaviour Coach certified by the famous Absolute Dogs.
I also have a passion for canine nutrition and am currently studying for a diploma in Canine Nutrition and Health. The impact that poor nutrition has on our dogs' behaviour, health and longevity is huge. Dogs are what we feed them!
Training should be about happiness and joy.
Nothing should be punishing or stressful for your dog. What is concept training, and why is this the best way to train your chihuahua? You will learn:
Calm is the foundation of all dog training.
Lowering your chihuahua's arousal & excitability. A calm dog makes better decisions. Start your transformation with a calmer chihuahua with this philosophy for life. You will learn:
Management & Rehearsal.
Get on top of recurring behaviours by looking at what your chihuahua has rehearsed and build strategies to reduce them. You will learn:
Food and feeding.
Understand how gut biome affects behavior and health. How to feed your chihuahua for optimum health, behaviour and fitness. You will learn:
Grow your chihuahua's confidence.
Micro-reshape behaviour by building your chihuahua's confidence, tolerance of novelty, and grit. You will learn:
Rebuild your daily walk.
Teach focus and how to ignore and disengage from distractions that trigger for barking. You will learn:
Finished the training modules? Now you can jump into Clubs for a range of chihuahua activities.
Looking for expert guidance to kickstart your pup's transformation to a healthy and happy life? Look no further!
I'm excited to offer you a 121 Zoom consultation with me – the perfect way to get your pup's transformation off to a fantastic start!
During this personalized consultation, you'll have the opportunity to discuss your specific concerns and questions with me.
Whether you need advice on nutrition, behavior, training, or anything else related to your chihuahua's well-being, I will provide you with the knowledge and support you need to set your pup up for success.
I understand that every chihuahua is unique, and that's why I will tailor the consultation to your individual needs. You'll receive practical tips and advice that you can start implementing right away to help your pup thrive.
With this 121 Zoom consultation you'll gain confidence and peace of mind as a Chihuahua owner. You'll be equipped with the tools and knowledge to provide your chihuahua with the best possible care and attention.
If you're a proud owner of a Chihuahua, then you know that these adorable little pups have big personalities and big nutritional needs. That's why we're excited to offer you "The Ultimate Guide to Feeding Your Chihuahua" – the bonus book that will take your pup's health, behavior, and longevity to the next level!
Most pet owners know that nutrition is a key factor in keeping your dog healthy and happy. The food your chihuahua eats plays a crucial role in maintaining their weight, energy levels, and immune system.
It can also have a significant impact on their behavior, including their ability to learn and respond to training.
By following the expert advice in "The Ultimate Guide to Feeding Your Chihuahua," you can ensure that your pup is getting all the nutrients they need to thrive. You'll learn about the best foods for Chihuahuas, what to feed them, and how much.
Did you know that dental health plays a crucial role in your pup's overall well-being?
That's why we're excited to offer you "How to Clean Your Chihuahua's Teeth, Even If You Can't Brush!" – the bonus book that will power up your dog's dental care.
Chihuahuas have compact mouths, which means they are prone to dental issues like tartar buildup and gum disease. These problems can lead to tooth loss, pain, and even more serious health issues like heart disease. That's why it's essential to take care of your pup's teeth and gums.
In "How to Clean Your Chihuahua's Teeth, Even If You Can't Brush!" you'll learn how to keep your pup's teeth clean and healthy . You'll discover easy-to-use dental products and techniques that will help reduce plaque and bacteria in your Chihuahua's mouth.
With this comprehensive guide, you'll have all the information you need to keep your Chihuahua's teeth and gums healthy for years to come.
Please contact us below if you cannot find an answer to your question.
Chihuahua School is an online membership that will teach you how to work with your chi. All the training is geared to fit in with chihuahua size and temperament. It is easy to do and fun.
I am a 'Concept trainer' and we use games and small training exercises to train. Everything is 100% force-free.
When you need help you need it now. Chihuahua School is open for enrolment.
Anyone can do it. It's fun and easy to fit into a busy schedule.