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At Staffordshire Dog Training we unleash your dogs’ full potential, whilst ensuring that you are confident with the commands, and how to implement these within the real world whilst enjoying your dog.

Enabling you to leave all sessions confident in your ability to continue the good work – remember training is for life, not just the training session!

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ABOUT US

I have in excess of 20 years’ experience working with dogs from an early career in working and training dogs in the military and the private security sector to working in the last 15 years training owners and their dogs, of all ages, to ensure that they have a long, happy and harmonious life.

Starting my career working as a dog handler within the British Army, with operational experience in Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan, together with working also within the private sector as a Drug Detection handler within the prison service, I hold experience with all breeds of dogs and training scenarios, together with real life experience working and handling dogs.

At Staffordshire Dog Training we unleash your dogs’ full potential, whilst ensuring that you are confident with the commands, and how to implement these within the real world whilst enjoying your dog. Enabling you to leave all sessions confident in your ability to continue the good work – remember training is for life, not just the training session!

Staffordshire Dog Training offers a number of different options, all working on a one to one basis. This will ensure dedication and focus on your specific training requirements, enabling the best outcome from training. We look at one to one packages, from puppy through to pensioner, residential training packages and bespoke packages for specialist training requirements.

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QUALIFICATIONS

You can be confident in my ability to train and coach you and your dog.
I am a fully qualified with the below:

  • BIPDT Instructor
  •  Passive/Pro-active Drug Detection Handler
  • Explosive Search Dog Handler
  • Personal Protection Dog Handler/Trainer
  •  Adult Teaching Qualifications
  • Former NASDU Trainer

Contact us today to unleash your dogs full potential.

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ONE TO ONE TRAINING

All our training is based on a one to one basis (even before Covid-19). We firmly believe that for a dog and owner to learn, the best place is NOT a church hall, with lots of dogs barking and distracting from the lesson itself.

We start all packages with an initial consultation, to try and ascertain what the training needs are, to include a full history and background from you, together with an analysis of what you want to achieve. We then assess your dog to discover their current engagement and training level, enabling a training plan to be developed.

Staffordshire Dog Training’s one to one sessions are recommended to be booked as a block of 6, this enables continuity of training, ensuring you obtain the most out of our sessions.

As a rule of thumb we cover:

  • Sit
  • Down
  • Stay – with and without distractions
  • Recall – with and without distractions
  • Loose lead walking
  • General manners

All training is positive and reward based, using clickers, markers and verbal commands etc. We will tailor all lessons to you and your dog’s specific needs achieving your dogs best possible outcomes.

Cost £50 for one hour one to one training

RESIDENTIAL TRAINING

Don’t have the time to dedicate to weekly lessons, but happy to continue the work within your daily routine? Why not try residential training…

Our two week bespoke residential programme will see your dog stay in our family home, with my family for an intense training programme, lasting for the full two weeks. During this two week period your dog will be by my side, training all day at a variety of training venues which I utilise.. We will teach as a general rule:

  • Basic obedience and manners
  • Sit
  • Down
  • Stay
  • Loose Lead Walking
  • Recall
  • All with and without distractions

We will tailor the training to specific requirements and all will be delivered with positive reward based training. At the end of the day, your dog will relax in our family home with ourselves, catching up on some sleep ready for the next day!

At the end of the training you will be given a full handover, where you will then be trained in the methods used enabling you to continue the good work once home.

Cost £1,000 for two weeks

Please note no aggressive dogs, we will only work with the owner in one to one sessions for dogs who show aggression after an initial behaviour assessment.

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BESPOKE TRAINING

Do you have a specific training need?

At Staffordshire Dog Training we do not only look at general training, we also specialise in specific training. Here at Staffordshire Dog Training we are experts at training to fulfil your requirements, an example of the training we are able to complete:

  • Assistance Dog
  • Training prior to Pets as Therapy Dog
  • Protection Dog for families and property
  • Medical Detection Dogs
  • Destructive Dogs
  • Behavioural Problems

As all the training is bespoke to individual requirements, all bespoke training will commence with an initial training assessment which can last up to 3 hours to decipher the dog’s suitability for the training required, at the end of this assessment Staffordshire Dog Training will be able to discuss a specific training plan and advise on the options which are available.

The initial assessment is at a fixed price of £150, all future training costs are discussed in full at the assessment stage, prior to you deciding if you wish to proceed.

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