Linda Dewey tel. 01273 241 008 Di Morgan tel. 01444 443 280


Linda was a finalist in the Kennal Club KCAI trainer of the year 2015 & Will be Judging Good Citizen and Crufts 2024
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How we can help!

  • Home Guidance
  • Recall Problems
  • Pulling on Lead
  • Over boisterous behaviour
  • Undesirable Behaviour
  • Noise Nuisance
  • Nervous/Phobias
  • Separation Problems
  • Aggression

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Trainer Tips

Always be clear, fair and consistent. Practise often. Remember dogs do not understand right and wrong you need to guide them and teach them!

How we train...

The methods we use are based on scientific principles using reward-based techniques. They are suitable for all breeds of dog and can be used with all ages, contrary to popular opinion you can teach an old dog new tricks! Where possible we encourage owners to come to classes with young puppies as soon as their inoculations are complete, usually around 11 - 13 weeks. This gives a puppy a good start, allowing them the chance to benefit from early socialisation with people and other puppies, and ensuring that owners get the information and advice they need to train their dog to be a sensible adult. As with children, good habits formed at an early age give them the best possible start in life. Older dogs will still benefit from training, however and it is never too late to start.

Many people give a home to a rescue dog and in some cases there may be bad habits to overcome, or problems resulting from previous bad treatment. We can advise with training but please tell us as much about your dogs previous history as possible as we may need to adapt our methods to suit special requirements. Please be honest about your dogs temperament, it is no reflection on you and we will still help you but we must be aware for the safety of other people and dogs.

We welcome all members of the dogs human family to come and watch the classes, but recommend that one person is responsible for handling the dog at classes where possible. This is to ensure consistency of approach that will help your dog make the best progress. It is important that all members of the family understand and use the commands in the same way so that your dog does not become confused and demodulated.

You and your dog will benefit from individual guidance and group work and there is plenty of opportunity to ask questions. We are very aware that people, as well as dogs, learn at different rates so owners get lots of encouragement too. We issue hand out sheets and homework and expect you to practice for approximately 5 10 minutes a day. By doing this you will find that you soon get results. Once your dog has learned an exercise thoroughly you will still need the occasional reminder to maintain the standard you require.


There is very little equipment needed to train your dog. We do not approve the use of choke chains or collars but usually recommend either a flat leather or nylon buckled collar. The lead should be about 3 4 feet in length and can be made of nylon webbing, rope or leather. We do not recommend chain leads as they rattle and distract the dog and are uncomfortable for the handler to use correctly whilst training. The thickness of the lead should be in proportion to the dog and comfortable for the handler to hold. The clip on the end should be a trigger clip for safety purposes. If you are at all unsure about the equipment you will need we will happily advise you.

Payment for the dog is a crucial part of training and it is important that you have a range of options that you can use, i.e. food, cuddles, toys etc You need to wear practical and comfortable clothing during the classes and suitable foot wear. Trainers or plimsolls are less noisy than shoes, and we suggest that ladies wear trousers where possible.