Cheltenham’s Only ABTC Certified Dog Trainer

You wouldn’t take your dog to an uncertified vet, so why do the same with trainer? 

I am Cheltenham’s only dog trainer certified by the Animal Behaviour & Training Council, the only register of certified dog trainers and behaviourists endorsed by the RSPCA and the British Veterinary Association. 

This means I have undergone a rigorous theory and practical assessment, so you can be sure my methods have been judged by the country’s leading dog trainers to be knowledgeable, humane and highly effective.

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My Professional Memberships

It’s much more than just shiny badges, as my professional memberships mean I have been thoroughly assessed and am committed to codes of conduct to provide the highest quality dog training.

A Unique Approach: Learn To Speak Dog

Does your dog struggle to listen? Or are they trying to tell you something? Maybe their behaviour seems random and confusing?

I can show you exactly what your dog is saying and unlock your ability to effectively communicate back – let me teach you to speak dog!

My unique approach is based on the latest in canine science, putting communication and respect at the heart of everything. I will show you what’s driving your dog’s behaviour and how to quickly get them to understand – all in a way that is engaging and makes them eager to learn.

Proven Track Record

Through years of experience I have helped hundreds of dogs and their owners to lead happy and stress-free lives. From basic training to complex behavioural issues I have been there and done it – and have never met a dog I could not help.

Effective Methods

Whether you would like some general obedience for your adult dog, the best start for your puppy, rehabilitation for your rescue or a behavioural issue you’d like resolved, my proven methods will give you swift and permanent results.

One-to-One Specialist

Training classes are great, but they can be distracting and unsuitable for work on behavioural issues. As a one-to-one training specialist, every second of our session will be focussed on you, your dog and absolutely nothing else.

Starting with our first consultation, I will create a training plan that is customised to your dog and your priorities. And, as I come to you, all our training takes place in the environments you actually need it to work: your home and on your walks.

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Positive, But More Than Just Treats

I only use training methods that are positive, humane and kind; never any that might cause stress, fear or pain to your dog. Sadly, there are many dog trainers still using outdated, cruel methods that lead to poor results and can create dangerous behaviours.

Treats are an important tool when encouraging behaviour we want, but they shouldn’t be the only focus. I will show you how to get your dog wanting to follow you by using clear, respectful communication and employing a wide range of tactics that work for every dog in every situation.



We All Need Support

Training is a process and takes time. That can feel overwhelming, but I will be there every step of the way. 

Throughout your training journey you will have my full phone and email support, as well as access to handouts and training materials to guide you to that finish line.

When training with me, there will be no-one who wants you and your dog to succeed more. You and your dog are a team and when you work together you will be unstoppable! 

Get in touch today to find out how I can help you get there.

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Congratulations on taking the first step to transform your life with your dog! 

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Congratulations on taking the first step in giving your rescue a new start! 

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Congratulations on taking the first step in giving your new puppy the Perfect Start! 

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