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


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. 

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. Our aim is to help you and your dog succeed.

Training and Behaviour Modification services include:

  • Puppy/Beginner Group Training (up to 12 months)

  • Improvers Group Training (6 months to old age)

  • 121 Sessions for:

    • Training 

    • Behaviour modification

  • Train and Walk services

  • Various specialist workshops (Contact us for details)

    • Recall​

    • Loose Lead

    • Fundogs (Gundog training for fun)

    • Pub and Cafe Training

What's the difference?

Group training is beneficial for those wanting to cover a range of behaviours and do this with other dogs present so your dog learns to focus on you around other dogs.

121 training is beneficial to focus on specific areas and work to develop / improve certain behaviours over time.

Train and Walk is a great way to develop your dog's training while you might be busy at work or elsewhere.

We love ensuring our customers and their dogs succeed, so please feel free to contact us as we're happy to explain our approach and explore how we can help. 

Barnaby - Our full time dedicated 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 part of the IMDT mentorship programme and is being mentored by Steve Mann (Head of IMDT) and Dave Brice (Head of Behaviour at IMDT). He is also an Approved Dog Trainer with the Dog Training College. 

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 is passionate about dogs and loves seeing progress in those he trains. He continually develops his knowledge and training, and has done numerous courses over the years mainly in the following areas:

  • Perfect Puppy training and development

  • Adolescent dog behaviour

  • Gundog training and skills

  • Positive Reinforcement, Arousal and Control

  • Interactive play and reward

  • Impulse control
  • Fear and Reactivity

  • Rescue dog rehabilitation

  • Separation anxiety and related disorders

  • Noise sensitivities and phobias

  • Canine First Aid

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Services and Pricing

£140 for 8 consecutive weeks


Tues @ 10.50am (outdoor)

Sat @ 9.50am (outdoor)


Sat @ 11.10am (outdoor)


Outdoor - Leckhampton

Group training


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


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


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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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