Companion Animal Behavioural Services

Because Everyone Needs A Little Help Sometimes

R+ Dog Training

R+ Dog Training
Have a happy, fulfilled dog that you can take anywhere.

Safe one-to-one training outdoors is now available subject to current government guidelines. Contact R+ Dog Training now to book.

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R+ Dog Training uses non-aversive training methods backed by science and introduced by a qualified professional, certified to one of the highest standards in the world, the Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner. Find out more by watching the video below:

All training is customised because we know that your dog is unique. Group classes are limited to 4 dogs per class and one adult handler per dog so that everyone can learn in a calm, quiet environment. There are plenty of opportunities to ask questions to provide the solutions that you need to enable your dog to live a happy and fulfilled life.

Training helps your dog to fit in with your lifestyle and to maintain peak mental and physical fitness. We can help to make daily tasks such as grooming and cleaning your dog’s teeth easy and make visits to the vet as relaxed as possible. Train reliable recall, good manners and even train for an activity such as agility, tracking or showing.

R+ Dog Training offers options to suit your needs and your budget.

Choose from:

One-to-one Training Individual training customised for your needs in and around your own home £90 per hour
Train While You Work Individual training for your dog in your own home or in arrangement with daycare while you work, with a regular “catch up” at your convenience £40 per half hour
Group Classes Weekly class with a maximum of 4 dogs per class and a workshop following every 6 classes for practising in the real world See details below
Puppy Start Right Courses 8 weekly sessions in a class with a maximum of 4 dogs per class or as one-to-one private training including a final workshop for practising in the real world See details below
Activity Training Individual training in the basics needed for specific sports including working to the gun, agility and showing £90 per hour
Special Training Individual training for specific needs such as Happy Grooming Visits, Happy Vet Visits, stress-free travelling and settling at the café £90 per hour

Discounts are available for block bookings and for advance group class bookings. Please also see the terms and conditions before you book.

More About R+ Dog Training Classes

You can join group classes at any point so there is no need to wait for the beginning of term. All new group lesson clients need to complete an Induction to prepare for the first lesson with a dog.  This is usually undertaken individually in your home, but if 3 or more people are joining a group class at the same time, it can be undertaken in a group. Group classes have a maximum of 4 dogs per class.

The first lesson in one-to-one training includes the induction at no additional cost.

The cost of the Induction is £45.

Puppy Start Right Courses
Puppy Start Right Courses are the ideal way to get your puppy off to the best possible start in life. Both courses include 8 weekly lessons where you will learn how to provide everything you need for your new dog and where your puppy can begin to learn in a safe, fun way. Lessons are supplemented by easy to understand information including puppy development, social behaviour and communication, puppy health and problem prevention and solutions.

Puppy Start Right 1: 7 weekly, consecutive, one-to-one lessons + 1 workshop, regular handouts and e-mail support.
Puppy Start Right 2: 7 weekly, consecutive, group lessons + 1 workshop, regular handouts and e-mail support.

Other lessons are undertaken in 6 weekly blocks with an outdoor workshop at the end of each block. It takes a total of 18 weekly lessons to cover the basics and lessons can be purchased in one of three packages:

Package 1: 6 consecutive weekly lessons + 1 workshop, regular handouts and e-mail support.
£180 + £15 for 1 workshop. Free Welcome Pack.
Lessons 1-6 include walking on a loose lead, polite greetings, basic recall and learning to settle.
Workshop 1: walking on a loose lead outdoors.

Package 2: 12 consecutive weekly lessons with a discount of £5 on each workshop, regular handouts and e-mail support.
£360 + £20 for 2 workshops.
Lessons 1-6 as above. Lessons 7 – 12 build on the first 6 weeks and begin to include working with distractions, building duration and working at a distance.
Workshop 1 + Workshop 2: Working on exercises outdoors.

Package 3: 18 consecutive weekly lessons with one free workshop.
£540 + £30 for 3 workshops, regular handouts and e-mail support.
Lessons 1-12 as above. Lessons 13-18 consolidate the learning from the first 12 weeks and include how to make your training foolproof.
Workshops 1 and 2 + Workshop 3: Working on exercises in different locations.

Please make sure that you can commit to all consecutive lessons in the course or package before you book. The Induction and lessons must be paid for in advance and refunds are not made for absence. Full terms and conditions are available here.

You will receive written material every week to support your training and advice by e-mail or telephone is provided whenever possible.

You should plan to for up to three five minute sessions of dedicated training per day outside of class by the end of the first six week block. The more chance your dog has to be rewarded for desired behaviour, the faster you will both learn.

Learning new things can be challenging for you and your dog at first but, time and effort will soon be rewarded with a happy, confident dog that you can take anywhere.

Contact R+ Dog Training now to guarantee your place.