I believe dogs are complex, they have their own soul and a sense of individuality creating a distinct emotional world.
The philosophy and methodology at Dogs ABC is based on clear communication and a healthy relationship with your dog. Once these fundamental pillars are set, sharing your living space with your dog and his/her education should be simple and smooth. At Dogs ABC, we provide an individualized assessment for each dog and a tailored training plan will be created for you and your dog.
Please find more information about our extensive services in dog training below.
Individual valuation comes first. There is no such thing like a manual when it comes to dealing with live beings and dogs are not the exception.
During the Personalized Dog Training Program, we talk about your wishes, goals and what you are expecting from your animal; we then develop a tailored plan after having observed and assessed current routines, habits, and your own home set up.
Although modification through education is possible in most cases, sometimes a therapeutic behavior support might be required if there is a history of significant challenges. That means many "issues" can be resolved very fast, while certain subjects might require more work and patience - always depending on the individual dog (and his/her owner). We teach your dog the ABCs of training, commands, and behavior modification. We then use training exercises with gradually increasing levels of difficulty to achieve reliable and sustainable results. Furthermore, we will provide tips and offer suggestions for mental and physical exercise.
Building up a strong, healthy relationship with your dog is the priority at Dogs ABC.
Assessment session: 60 € / hour plus travel.
Individual training sessions: 75 € / hour plus travel
pack of 10 sessions: 700 € - no travel charges
Dogs are masters in observation and predominantly learn from experience and repetition.
The DOGS ABC Boarding School offers ideal conditions: Your dog lives with me and my own dogs; a round-the-clock environment where clear rules, rights and duties are established. Your dog moves in with us for the agreed period of time, and participates in an individually tailored training program according to your requirements and our suggestions. Besides permanently learning from the other dogs, our new student will receive several SHORT sessions in different subjects that we previously agree on, such as:
How to stay calm and slow down
Impulse control and frustration tolerance
Competence in problem solutions
Building up self confidence
The sessions will be planned, conducted, and adjusted according to the learning progress of the dog. Running, playing, and well deserved rest are part of the routine as well as daily excursions in varying groups of dogs. During the walks, the learned commands will be recalled and implemented with increasing difficulty. The training progress is always communicated to the owners.
All this helps us set the basics to continue your dog’s training with you, the owner, making a strong team between you. This team coaching will be guided by me through private lessons and practiced with the owner/handler step by step.
Nutrition: B.A.R.F. diet, premium grain free dry food or the food you want to provide.
minimum 2 weeks: 1500 € plus expenses for training material handed over to the owners after training (professional collars/leashes etc.)
additional week: 700 € - depending on the individual case we will agree on extended stay when needed
Dog walking is a key element of the educational work and an integrated part of our training concept.
The chosen routes are varied, appropriate and safe for your dog. We are always in control of the dogs and only lead groups of maximum six dogs, each of them always wearing a TRACTIVE (tractive.com) GPS tracker for real time localization. In the unlikely case that one of the team members goes too far from the group, we can immediately check the location and get the dog back on track.
New dogs that are integrated into a group are always considered “beginners” so we focus on the orientation towards the handler, recall, heeling skills and social behavior before let off-leash. Therefore, especially for the "beginners" the dog walk is not just physical exercise but also a dog training tool.
Most dogs achieve the "advanced" level very soon, gaining more freedom and are then allowed to run off-leash.
In addition to the fun group activity and exercise for the dog, the owner benefits from our educational work and actual dog training during the walk as the dog learns to stay focused and responsive in real life situations.
Beginner: 35 €
Advanced: 25 €
We charge travel based on time spent. If you drop-off and collect in Santa Gertrudis travel charges don’t apply.
A healthy diet for your pet is very important to us.
We feed our own dogs almost exclusively raw food in the form of fresh meat and vegetable/fruit puree and, of course we highly recommend it to our customers. Since the products for a balanced diet in Spain are hard to come by, we import frozen food-grade from Germany. Currently, we offer 15 different types of meat. The many benefits of switching to this natural and healthy form of nutrition can be found in our flyer at the bottom of the page.
For further information feel free to contact us - free consultation AND delivery are part of our service.
Meat: € 2.50 per 500 grams package
Vegetables / fruits: € 3.00 per 500 grams package
The VIP program for your best friend is all about fun and wellness at Dogs ABC.
Every morning we will be making a wonderful excursion and will explore different routes around the most beautiful spots of the island. Upon return to our headquarters dogs are given a light and natural snack, transitioning to a relaxed midday so your dog can recover from the many new impressions and smells.
The early afternoon is easy and diversified. If you choose to be part of the VIP Program at DOGS ABC, we provide your dog with varied entertainment, mental stimulation through search and intelligence games, deliberate slowness exercises and obedience training, followed by a happy and sufficient recovery.
As the day cools down in the evening, we get more active and play with our new best dog buddies - always under supervision of the qualified Dogs ABC staff- we then prepare for a last walk in the countryside and come back to a 5-star deluxe dinner. Every day we provide a new culinary delight on the menu which are premium meats, fruits and vegetables.
Health-wise, our guests will be treated by the experienced veterinarian doctor and physiotherapist Dr. Stefan Oetjen who specializes on chiropractic. All VIP-clients at Dogs ABC will get professional and individual wellness massage treatments for joint and muscle support and recovery.
On the last day of your dog’s stay, our groomer will make your pooch pretty before we escort him/her home. One thing is certain: your dog will be a happy pup after an amazing holiday and we will provide you with an individual video-diary of its stay.
The fun and wellness program will be created individually in coordination with the owners.
1 week: 1.500 €
Dog training for me is taking the responsibility of education and consultancy.
To achieve an optimal result and for a successful dog training, I analyze and appraise the individual character of the dog and his/her living conditions. That means, a thorough observation of the dog´s entire environment including the dog, his/her behavior patterns and the owner or handler. After the basic analysis, we will define adequate measures and codes of conduct to be followed consequently right away. The desired results should be immediate and sustainable.
An educated dog is a happy, stable, and above all, a free dog since we can gradually reduce limits and teach boundaries to align his/her behavior with our expectations.
In general, the combination of love and affection, physical and mental stimulation and, exercise and discipline is what makes of your dog a happy and true companion, enriching your everyday life.
Welcome to Dogs ABC, here is what to expect from us:
A controlled and safe environment
Calm, confident and competent management
Friendly and affectionate interaction
Nice canine teammates that will support your dog along the way
Varied tasks and stunning excursions
At DOGS ABC we have fun by increasing motivation automatically leading to better results. While migrating together, the more advanced will help your dog in the process and, as the new team member, your dog will be given the opportunity to observe and learn.
By removing the animal from a hectic environment and other elements of distraction, we increase his/her ability to focus making the education an easier and relaxed process. Once the dog has established a friendly relationship with his/her handler, teaching a relaxed walk on leash, a reliable "stop", "come" or "sit" and some other basics of the DOGS ABC should be seamless.
A thought about "positive reinforcement": This technique of course is a core element of our methodology, but not exclusively. Correcting and helping the dog when showing an undesired behavior is also part of our educational concept. Every dog is unique, it is important to be flexible and intuitive while applying the right measures of discipline at the correct timing. Only through that, we will be able to achieve a desired and lasting learning effect in the vast variety of dog characters.
Only with flexibility and individualized guidance, we can live up to the intelligence of our friends on four paws.
After successful years in IT, Bjoern started to work as a certified dog trainer and behavior consultant in 2012.
Bjoern has since, engaged in extensive studies on human and animal psychology and ethology. Today, he constantly attends courses and seminars,on world class level with trainers like Tylor Muto, Robert Cabral, Blake Rodriguez and, Thomas Baumann, his mentor and friend, who is the most recognized dog behavioral expert in Germany. Baumann is also known for staying on top of state-of the-art research and his passion to rehabilitate "difficult" and reactive dogs.
Bjoern applies his wide theoretical knowledge into his daily practice using established project management principles. His intuition and flexibility in operation help him in assessing and tailoring individual training plans, implementing and adjusting them as needed to achieve the desired results.