1:1 Individualised Training & Home Visits


Enve Canine Services are delighted to introduce Gina Patfield (Aytuzee Canine Services) who will be working alongside us managing our 1:1 and home visit service on a consultancy basis. Due to the huge demand we have for 1:1 training we are thrilled to have Gina on board with her knowledge and wealth of experience.

Gina works full time as a Veterinary Nurse and as such appointments are limited and will only be available on Wednesday afternoons or weekends. This also means that at times it may not be possible for Gina to take on complex behaviour cases (however much she may want to!) given the demands on her time. Do still get in touch though as we are part of a network of professionals and if we cannot help we will know someone that can!

Individual training or home visits are suitable for those wanting to deal with specific problems in the home or in a 1:1 setting out, on location – wherever you are experiencing problems. It is important to remember that no problem will be fixed in a single one hour session however you will be given the appropriate advice in order to modify the behaviour on an ongoing basis and feel confident you have a plan going forwards.

An hour 1:1 / home visit appointment will cost £75 within a 10 mile radius of Upstreet. A non-refundable deposit of 50% of the appointment fee is required at the time of booking to confirm the appointment. Unfortunately, if you live outside of this catchment area, a home visit will not be possible. Do still get in touch as we can refer you on to other professionals in your area who will be able to help.

To enquire about 1:1 individualised training or home visits please complete our enquiry form

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1:1 training / home visits can cover many things including:

  • Loose lead walking
  • Nuisance barking
  • Dog reactivity
  • Recall
  • Puppy toilet training
  • Food aggression / resource guarding
  • Multi dog households
  • Sensory loss adaptation (blind/deaf)
  • Separation anxiety / relaxation
  • Rehoming settling
  • Noise/environment/traffic phobia
  • Basic obedience
  • Distance control
  • Socialisation
  • General new puppy advice, getting off to the best start
  • Diet and food manners
  • Crate training
  • Nail clipping desensitisation

What can you expect from an appointment?

Questions and lots of them! Taking a full history is essential to get to the root cause of the problem. Observation of the problem behaviours followed by a personalised training plan for you to take forward. It is important to realise that no problem can be instantly resolved (contrary to what popular TV shows imply!) and you will need to commit to following the training plan given. The training plan will be discussed and if applicable demonstrated and then followed up in writing. Some problems will resolve quicker than others and you can book follow up appointments as necessary.

Gina Patfield

RVN BCCSDip.AdvCanBhv

I have always lived with dogs, starting with my mums GSD Storm. I grew up with a rescue labrador X Staffordshire bull terrier and when I reached 18 years old I got my first dog of my own, Willow, a Jack Russell terrier X Westie. Everyone told me you could never train a terrier and I wanted to prove them wrong.

4 years later I got my first German Shepherd, Ziva, who I started training classes with. She made her way steadily through her puppy class and in 2016 she started her bronze level with Enve Canine Services. We made our way together through the bronze, silver and gold levels, reaching Gold II level in May 2019. We were the 21st combination to achieve this level of obedience since Enve were established in 2010.

In 2018 I started again with my second GSD, Astra, and she achieved her Gold II level in October 2019. This makes me one of only three people to have achieved this level with two dogs. As well as obedience training Astra has competed in the show ring, the highlight of which has been competing at Crufts in 2019.

In February 2019 I welcomed my first litter. Astra produced a strong, healthy litter of GSD puppies, 6 boys and 1 girl. Astra was the perfect mum and her daughter Koda has stayed to join the Aytuzee gang. Koda’s brother Hunter has also stayed within my family. Both Koda and Hunter have started their obedience training with Enve Canine Services.

I qualified as a registered veterinary nurse at Eagle vets, Minster in 2013 and in 2016 started my canine behaviour practitioner diploma. I graduated from the British College Of Canine Studies with my level 4 advanced diploma in 2017, completing a 2 year diploma course in 1 year achieving distinction awards for each of the 16 units.

Since then I have worked in veterinary practice as a canine behaviour practitioner along side being a registered veterinary nurse providing bespoke consultations for our clients as well as running puppy parties with a fellow RVN colleague. I enjoy the challenges that behaviour modification brings as no two dogs are the same and I take satisfaction in resolving issues to allow dog and owner to get their relationship back on track.