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


Force free, reward based training in the Cheltenham and Gloucester area

Group, Zoom & 1to1 Sessions 

Our approach

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

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

Services include:

  • Pre-puppy preparation

  • Puppy 121 training (pre or post vaccination)

  • Puppy socialisation training

  • Puppy group classes

  • Adult dog group classes  

  • 121 training for general and specific issues

  • Training programmes for puppies and older dogs

  • Plus a whole range of other areas

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

Our trainer, Barnaby, 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 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 iss qualified to display the UK Dog Behaviour & Training Charter Logo.



£15 per session payable in blocks of 8 in advance (£120)

Group training


£55 per hour


(Face to face)


£45 per hour




Contact us for details


Training programmes


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