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For many years, the Clever Dog Company® have run puppy and dog training classes in the South of England under the guidance of Sarah Whitehead – Certified Clinical Animal behaviourist, and international lecturer on this specialist subject.
However, things have changed.

Our ethos is to ensure that every dog receives the best, most positive experience with training – it should be fun, get fast results, and suit your specific needs.

Years of experience has taught us that investing in 1-1 training at the outset of your relationship with your dog builds trust, good communication and superb responsiveness – without the potential stress of a group situation which can overwhelm new puppies and dogs at the beginning.

What matters at the outset is that you are your dog’s safe place!

Yes, of course, socialisation is important – but this comes later, once you have built a strong training foundation with your puppy and have stablished the kind of trust that’s needed before putting your puppy into a group situation.

For this reason, we encourage everyone to have at least one 1-1 session with a trainer before embarking on a group class.

Contact your nearest trainer here: Our amazing trainers!

Along with your 1-1 session, you will receive:

  • Puppy Survival Guide booklet
  • Training booklet (Hands Off) which guides you through each exercise
  • DVD with lesson plans on it for you to watch again & again – retail price £29.95
  • Clicker – so you can practise!
  • Opportunity to move on with group classes: Puppy, Graduate, Fun Agility, Tricks classes and more
  • Chance to buy excellent doggie products and books at trade prices
  • Behavioural advice from qualified practitioners, to prevent behavioural problems occurring

See what people say about us!

“It was the most brilliant time” 11-year-old owner of one-year-old Westie, Rosie
“Excellent 1-1 course. Very pleased with Edward’s progress (and mine!)” Owner of 4-month-old Norfolk Terrier
“It was great fun! Lots of information available. I learnt as much as my puppy did.” Owner of Bichon Frise, 4 months
“Many thanks for all your help and advice. I would recommend the programme to any new dog owner.” Owner of rescue Border Collie, 4 years
“Excellent trainers, always helpful and friendly.” Owner of Sally, crossbreed,16 weeks
“Really helpful – thank you all for all your help and advice – Boo says thanks too!” Owner of Jack Russell, 6 months
“Absolutely excellent – far better than any group course I could have attended.” Owner of 18- week Hungarian Vizsla rescue Border Collie, 4 years
“Could not believe how much I learnt!” Staffie owner, Woking
“Very helpful, kind, knowledgeable trainer. Brilliant training methods – my 3 month old puppy is not only obedient, but also does tricks!” Owner of GSD puppy
“I have been so impressed at the difference early socialisation has made to Rhos’s relationship with other dogs and people.” Owner of Border Collie, 7 months


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