Take advantage of our 20 years of experience to help you learn how to train your dog. There is good evidence that training your dog improves your dog-owner relationship. A trained dog is a valued dog and it’s never too late to learn. Surprisingly to those who have never been, most people find dog training is enjoyable and fulfilling.
Follow the link to our Puppy Preschool page for our informative pages on raising puppies to well-behaved adults.
Dog Obedience Classes
We prefer to use the phrase “dog training” these days, but whether you want dog obedience advice or want to find a good dog trainer, we can help.
For dogs over four months of age, we can recommend a range of quality professional trainers.
For most dogs, Positive reinforcement training (force free training) work best and is easiest to do without accidentally causing harm.
The Canine Behavioural School is a local, highly professional group working at Trinity Gardens Primary School on Monday nights. Their instructors are highly trained and committed to positive methods. We can vouch for their abilities and results.
Canine Interaction at Croydon are another local training group with a similar ethos. Visit their Facebook page for more information.
For Indoor classes, Canine Interaction are now offering training at Pooch Play Care on Regency Road.
There are plenty of other force free dog trainers and schools. Follow the link to find one near you.
Then there are all the amazing and advanced activities such as Flyball, Beagling, Agility, the list is huge and only limited by your time.
Dog Behaviour Problems
Please read our articles on common dog behaviour problems:
- Reducing excessive barking
- Helping dogs with separation anxiety
- Compulsive disorders like tail chasing
- Reducing aggression towards children
If you are having behavioural problems or concerns with your dog, we recommend you book a consultation with a vet first. We will ensure the problems are not being caused by a physical ailment, for example one causing pain. Then we will recommend the best person based on the nature of the problem and your dog’s temperament.
Choosing a dog trainer, behaviourist or behaviour specialist is as much about your dog’s personality and we can advise you which method will suit your dog.
We can offer other consultants for specific or advanced problems including veterinary behaviour specialists when needed.