Welcome to the home of happy puppy and dog training! At Blue Dog we promote "happy dog training" which means we mean that we advocate force free and reward based training using the latest science and evidence. In other words, training that's kind and fun for you and your puppy or dog... and it actually works too!
Do you have a dog with no manners, who jumps up or won't comeback when you call? How about dog that pulls on the lead or doesn't listen to you? Maybe you've got a puppy and just want to get the right foundations in place? Or a dog that finds it difficult to be calm or lacks a bit of confidence?
We can help you!
This short video gives you a bit of an idea of what we are all about!
At Blue Dog we will never promote the use of any methods that use force, intimidation, outdated debunked methods or indeed anything that will cause your puppy or dog discomfort, fear or pain.
Through reward based training, enrichment and five minute everyday training games, we will work with you to address your everyday puppy and dog challenges. We aim to help you understand what makes you dog tick so that you can teach and guide your puppy or dog to make good choices that work for both of you!
We want to help you get the happy, confident, well mannered and chilled out dog you always dreamed of and we want you and your pup or dog to have the most awesome relationship you can possibly have!
We believe that dog training shouldn't be formal and boring, it should be the best fun ever for you and your dog! You will see your dog progress and learn quickly through play based and fun activities than they would using strict and formal methods.
We and offer online and offline services and our activities are designed and led by Karen, who is a qualified and accredited dog trainer and behaviour advisor who is a member of the IMDT, PPGBI, a certified Absolute Dogs Pro Dog Trainer, a Scentwork UK trainer, and a UKCSD trained scentwork instructor.
What people are saying about us...
I cannot thank Karen enough for her fantastic puppy training and her endless support that she has provided me with over the last few months. We couldn't have managed without you. Not only did we have one to one training sessions but reluctantly because of lockdown we experienced virtual training. I say reluctantly as I was not convinced this would be of any benefit. I couldn't have been more wrong. I found these sessions equally if not more beneficial. I was able to focus without any distractions. I have definitely been converted. I would like again to thank Karen for not only her training but also for her ongoing telephone advice that she has given us whenever we have needed it. As a result of Karen's commitment we have a lovely cockapoo puppy Paddy and together we are building each day on the training that has been put into place. Thanks again Karen from Paddy and the humans. I would 100% recommend your services.
Shirley and Paddy the Cockapoo
I can't recommend Blue Dog enough! Karen is an excellent trainer: caring, friendly and professional. I have learnt so much and my dog, Flossie, has too! All of the sessions are such fun and a lovely way to bond with your dog. If ever Flossie finds things a little overwhelming, Karen and Phil are so supportive and still include her in all activities, allowing her to do what she can. If you are thinking of trying puppy / dog training then you really can't do better!
Louise and Flossie the Poochon
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