Assessments and Private Lessons

Whether you need help on a one-to-one basis or would like to join one of our group classes with your older dog we are here to help.

Whether you own a delinquent young rascal or troublesome adult dog our group classes are designed to help you overcome a wide variety of problem behaviours that you might be experiencing with your dog. 


To ensure that your dog is able to cope and thrive in a group class we assess dogs over the age of 8 months, before allowing them to join our group classes.


Using my signature Fun Focus Play® Training System, which uses the most up to date reward-based training methods and the power of play I can help you transform your dog into your dream dog. By placing choice at the heart of your training I help you build an amazing bond and relationship with your dog that will be the envy of your neighbourhood.   

Please note that our regular classes are not suitable for reactive dogs or dogs with behaviour problems. If your dog is reactive or has behavioural problems please book a Private Assessment/ Lesson so that I can help you, initially on a one to one basis. 


Our regular classes are held at the Milborne St Andrew Sports Ground, Lane End, Milborne St Andrew, DT11 0JA.

Would you like to join one of our group dog training sessions, but your dog is over the age of 6 months?  Then you need to book a Fun Focus Play® Assessment before you will be allowed to join in our regular sessions.

We now offer 2 forms of assessment:

Private Fun | Focus | Play® Assessment and a Social Assessment with up to 4 attendees.


Private Fun | Focus | Play® Assessments (90-minute appointment)

Private assessments are held in the comfort of your home and allow us to observe your dog in the home environment so we can tackle any issues that you might be experiencing in your everyday life together. 

Each assessment is based on a three 3 steps procedure that is designed to give me a good idea of the problems you are experiencing so that I can tailor my recommendations to your individual situation.

Step 1.  Fact-Finding (Approx 30 minutes).


Here we discuss the issues you are experiencing with your dog in great detail, allowing me to get a better understanding of the problems and form a plan of how I will be able to help you improve your dog's behaviours. 


Step 2. Observations (Approx 30 minutes). 

This is the practical observation part of the assessment. During this part, we take the dogs out so that I can observe their behaviour on a walk, see how they react to environmental distractions and other people/ dogs and put in place some initial management to reduce the problem behaviour from occurring if needed. 


Step 3. Foundation Training (Approx 30 minutes). 

During this last part of the assessment, I will teach you and your dogs a few foundation exercises so that we can start your dog's transformation straight away. 

Social Assessments (1hour session)


Social Assessments are held monthly and require booking in advance. These Social Assessments are available to dogs that have no reactivity or aggression issues. If your dog is aggressive or reactive towards either dogs or people then please book a Private Fun | Focus | Play® Assessment. 

Social Assessments are run as mini workshops and will be tailored to the needs of the dogs attending. These sessions are designed for us to get to know you and your dog and assess how your dog copes with small group of dogs and people in a social situation.

Please note: These sessions are not suitable to Reactive or Aggressive dogs, if your dog is Reactive or aggressive please book a Private Fun | Focus | Play® Assessment. 

Private lessons (1 hr Sessions)

Our private lessons are tailored to you and your dog's individual needs. Each session last 1 hr and can be conducted in the privacy of your own home or at our training facility (subject to availability.  Private lessons are available to clients once an initial assessment has been completed.

Virtual Assessments and private training sessions 

Because of recent developments concerning the Coronavirus Pandemic, increased social distancing, to prevent the spread of the virus and to be able to help our clients during these unprecedented times we are now able to offer Assessments and Training Sessions over the internet via a virtual classroom. We use Zoom or Skype to conduct these sessions.

Training Venue: Milborne St Andrew Sports and Recreation Ground, Milborne St Andrew, DT11 0JA

07896 275357

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