Training options

Our six-week training courses are ideal for dog owners living within easy reach of Crosby Ravensworth in central Cumbria. We’re just a few miles from the M6 motorway, so very accessible for those who live outside the county. click here for directions.

If you live further afield the 1 or 2 day intensive training programme may be more convenient for you and your dog. Another option is to leave your dog with us for residential training – and you can also read our specialist pages on behaviour problems and livestock chasing.

I also offer a Two Week residential training option, which is perfect for you if you have not already visited me for training but have started training already with your dog. The two week period give me time to carry on the training you have started, tidy up and bad habits and improve what your dog has leant already.

All training takes place outside so please bring suitable footwear and clothing; if weather doesn’t permit outdoor work we work undercover in a nearby barn.

Why my training way is different

Have you ever heard these sorts of comments from dog owners, or perhaps even said something similar yourself…

“Yes, my dog always obeys commands . . . when it feels like it”

“Some dogs are just un-trainable . . . like mine”

“I tried a training class – so much noise and confusion! It was useless!”

“I tried a local community group training class . . . my dog was terrified by some of the other dogs there”

Untitled-1Comments like these are often spoken by people who have simply given up on training for one reason or another. And it’s such a pity, because a well-trained dog makes a happy pet, and a far less frustrated owner.

For over twenty five years I have taken on dogs of all ages and breeds and have worked with the owners to make their dogs obedient, disciplined, confident and very happy animals. The pets love the training, and the owners love the results when they come away having learned the skills and techniques of correct dog handling.

I’ve had many comments from owners who say that after training with me they feel that they now really understand their dog and that their dog really understands them, and they are mentally together and working as one. This is a common comment and comes about through the time I spend working with owner and dog together through the one to one trainging. It is intense and challenging but offers complete discipline for the dog.

After training with me your dog will have complete freedom but remain firmly under your control. He will be totally relaxed, and understand exactly what you require of him for the rest of his life. If you keep up the work, use the methods you’ve learnt from me, and put the time in, you will have a well trained and happy dog that’s trained for life.

Although I am sometimes described as “the dog whisperer” because I achieve amazing results in a short time, often in the first training session and with dogs which owners sometimes describe as “totally beyond control”, the basis of my training is actually based on teaching the owner the skills, which work quickly and effectively with any dog.

To find out more, and to discuss available dates, call me on 01931 715282 or email
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