A trained dog is a happy dog! (and owner)

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Force free, reward based training and behaviour modification in the Cheltenham and Cotswolds area

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Our approach

A dog can bring so much joy and happiness to your life, however, untrained they may become a source of anxiety and frustration. 

No one enjoys a dog who jumps up, doesn't come when called or pulls & lunges on walks.  

At Cotswold Hound, we are here to help support you develop good behaviours and a great bond with your dog. We also want to provide the understanding to build an enjoyable relationship over the long term. To do this we use force free, reward based training and work with you to set objectives based on your needs.

Whether you are a puppy owner wanting to do the best for your new arrival, someone who has a dog that could do with some "fine tuning" or you just want to have more fun with your dog, drop us a line and we'll be happy to discuss how we could help

Training and Behaviour Modification services include:

Group training

  • Small friendly groups

  • Exercises designed to develop practical skills and understanding to help manage and enjoy your dog

  • Sessions are outdoor

  • Weekday and weekend sessions

  • Beginner / Puppy classes including socialisation

  • Improvers classes for adolescent / adult dogs (6 months onward) - to develop training further after a basic foundation  

  • Notes, homework and support provided between classes

121 Training - single sessions and programmes

  • Flexible to cover general or specific training issues including:

    • Loose lead walking​

    • Recall

    • Reducing jumping up

  • Behaviour modification services to help develop your dog's positive interactions​ including:

    • Develop your dog's focus on you 

    • Reducing barking

    • Reducing reactivity

  • Training and real life scenarios used to help develop skills and behaviours

  • Includes notes, homework and video support​

  • Our very popular training programmes for puppies and older dogs enable a plan to be developed over a number of sessions

Train and Walk

  • This is great if you are pushed for time, working during the day or just need some extra support with training

  • We'll agree the key areas to work on, determine the right plan, then pick up your dog and work through the key areas.  

  • We'll then work with you to transfer the skills your dog has learnt to you so you can use them yourselves.

  • For example this could be working on:

    • Puppy socialisation​

    • Recall / Loose lead walking

    • Jumping up

    • Reactivity / fearfulness

Feel free to contact us as we're happy to explain our approach and explore how we can help. 

Our trainer, Barnaby, has been working with dogs for a number of years and is an accredited and qualified dog trainer with The Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT), the leading education provider for dog trainers and behaviourists. He is currently being mentored by Steve Mann (Head of IMDT) and Dave Brice (Head of Behaviour at IMDT)

He holds a OCN London Accredited qualification in Principles of Dog Training and Behaviour Level III; “Open College Network (OCN) Level III Qualification - Accredited Dog Training & Behaviour (Learning, Motivation & Reinforcement)”; and is qualified to display the UK Dog Behaviour & Training Charter Logo.

He also has training covering the following areas:

  • Perfect Puppy training and development

  • Adolescent dog behaviour

  • Separation anxiety and related disorders

  • Noise sensitivities and phobias

  • 2nd Chance Heroes - Rescue dog rehabilitation

  • Impulse control

  • Gundog foundation skills

  • Positive Reinforcement, Arousal and Control

  • Behaviour consultation and case studies

  • Canine First Aid

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Services and Pricing

£140 for 8 consecutive weeks

Puppy/Beginners:

Tues @ 10.50am (outdoor)

Sat @ 9.50am (outdoor)

Improvers: 

Sat @ 11.10am (outdoor)

Location:

Outdoor - Leckhampton

Group training

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Starting from £65 per hour

121 sessions allows us to focus on specific behaviours such as Recall, Lead walking, Jumping up, or some pre-vaccination puppy training.

 

Our aim is to simple effective exercises to get great results with your dog 

121 Training

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Tailored 121 programmes for puppies, adolescent dogs, or for specific behaviours e.g. reactivity, recall or lead walking.

This popular option enables us to develop behaviours and optimise progression over a number of sessions

Contact us for details

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Training programmes

Let us take your dog and train them for you. 

We would set objectives and then work to meet these over a number of sessions. A handover would be provided to ensure the learning is transferred to you.

Contact us for more details 

Train and Walk

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WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY

Cotswold Hound have been walking my 2 Vizsla’s for a few years now. The boys are always so excited when the walker arrives and they come home having been well exercised. Not easy to wear out two young Vizsla’s! 


I would highly recommend their service. Bryony is reliable and accommodating when my plans have changed. I feel confident that my boys are in good hands when out walking with Cotswold Hound.
 

I have been equally happy with the boarding services provided at Cotswold Hound. Bryony has always placed the boys with a suitable family where they have been treated as one of the family.
 

Ludo and Ripley