At Lee Valley Dog Training School we offer personalised, reward-based training for dogs and their owners throughout London and Hertfordshire. Using our versatile dog training expertise, we are able to train dogs to be more obedient, compete in agility or tracking challenges, protect homes, or even work in the security industry. We offer owners the chance to enhance their dog’s natural abilities using fun, practical techniques.
Alessandra Rose Hardy
Would 100% recommend! I couldn’t pay for the lesson straight away as I had to wait to be paid, and yet they were still more than happy to come out and train Bubba before hand. Winston was great from the get go and showed us in seconds how to stop our 40kg dog from jumping up at people when he got excited. I was nervous all the time when walking Bubba alone as he’s a big dog and gets over excited at just about anyone and anything. Since Winston came and showed us what seemed to be some very easy tricks I’ve actually started to enjoy walking him and have been able to walk him for much longer. Baring in mind we had already paid another trainer £800, it’s definitely worth the money and looking forward to being able to socialise Bubba without the over excitement. There’s still a lot of work to be done but I can’t thank Lee Valley Dog Training enough! More...
Winston and his team area all very friendly, helpful and really bond with all the puppies and dogs from the start. We take our border collie x cocker spaniel who as you can imagine is rather mad but they have done wonders with her - best recall ever ha ha. Winston has a very calm approach with the dogs (and owners) and he has a wealth of knowledge over everything dog related - would highly recommend them to anyone from training puppies to those with dogs with major issues (will do one to one training if required) More...
A very professional and friendly dog training school. We were made to feel welcome from the very first session. Our puppy was rehomed and very nervous around other people and dogs but Winston’s calm approach and wealth of experience has really brought him out of his shell. We look forward to our training sessions and couldn’t recommend them highly enough! More...
I found our perfect match! My dog became aggressive towards members of family and strangers. It started to stress me out and going out wasn't a pleasure anymore. Had two lots of puppy classes but Bentley did nothing and took no notice of any commands... Well 2h with Winston @leevalleydogtraining and I have a different dog at home!!! Lots of great advice and I am gaining much more confidence in handling my "rottweiler" More...
Today Winston visited us for a home visit, absolutely amazing and have learned so much. Such a change in my dog immediately, now for me to put it into practice. Will be using this school a lot and cannot recommend enough. Friendly, approachable and fantastic in what they do. More...
An absolutely wonderful training school ' Winston and the team are so supportive and understanding ,great social morning for Buddy and us , love sunday mornings
Had a home visit and now 2 training sessions completed and already have seen a change in my puppy Hades. The trainers are so welcoming and helpful would really recommend to any dog owner
Fantastic 121 for Reggie & us. Not just the dog that needs training . Learnt so much & Winston’s patience & calmness is superb. Highly recommended.
Koba had his first puppy lesson this morning and it was absolutely brilliant. Really well run, lovely staff would definitely recommend. Can't wait for next week!
Toby has just passed his puppy foundation. The school has helped us so much with his training at home and when out in public areas. I would highly recommend the school to anyone wanting tips, advice and training techniques for their puppy. I am a first time dog owner and this has definitely helped me. On to the bronze level! More...
I would thoroughly recommend Lee Valley Dog Training School! Myself & my pup Bryn have been coming to lessons for about 2 months now, and in just that short space of time he’s grown from a nervous puppy not letting anyone touch him from a confident RELAXED pup. I could not thank them enough. I was so anxious to start puppy school but they made me feel very welcome & Bryn looks forward to his lessons each week! More...
if you want to be part of a very personal and experienced dog training school than Winston and Charmaine are the guys to go to their settings up is not only got that personal touch but very professional there for dog and handlers with advice and support at any time not just during dog school times. with a range of classes and activities to progress onto you dont need to go anywhere else looking forward to trying g some agility thanks guys for everything. More...
Terrie Leigh Markham
charmaine and Winston are amazing, been going with our dog since he was a pup and they're classes ,advice and service is first class !
Great for you and the pup, great advice received - still working on it !
Amazing training sessions, excellent teacher and now a well trained puppy
Amazing puppy school, very welcoming!
Fantastic Has my stubborn puppy wrapped round his finger Very friendly couple ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Amazing training school. would definitely recommend. Winston and Charmaine are great. My 14 year old daughter did all the training and they mad her feel at ease and confident. Thank you.
Love this training group....Luna gets excited when she realises where she’s going! Charmaine is so welcoming and it’s very clear Winston has a natural empathy with dogs. Every session come rain or shine, he is enthusiastic and clearly demonstrates how to get the best from our dogs whilst making it fun for them (and us!) Will be staying to continue improving my dog parenting skills for as long as they will have us. More...
Couldn’t recommend Winston more - clearly has an affinity with dogs and will not give up until he gets them to do what is being taught. Always up for answering any questions of things you may be struggling with at home because having a puppy is not always easy!!!! More...
Fantastic and friendly dog training school for dogs and owners! Winston's knowledge and calm nature are wonderful. I love the morning lesson times in the outdoors as that's when our dog is excitable the most.
We recently started classes after a desperate call to Charmaine about our Chocolate Labrador who was becoming impossible to walk as she pulls and barks at everything. Winston asked us what we wanted to get out of the classes and we said just to have a pleasant dog to walk, within minutes he had showed us how to correct her and she walked lovely on a long loose lead! The classes are great and everyone is really friendly! We love going on a Sunday morning. Thanks Winston & Charmaine from The Gibbons Family & Darcy (the beautifully walking chocolate Labrador) Xx More...
I've attended other training schools in the past, this class is best by far, as well as general obedience training, the trainer always has time 2 give advice with any problems when needed. Highly recommend it, the dogs enjoy it just as the owners do. Safe & fun, natural enviroment to teach your dog. More...
great training school, good advice given whenever needed, friendly & natural enviroment. the dogs enjoy it just as the owners do too. Winston has a fantastic enthusiasm about his job & with all the dogs. Charmaine makes a lovely cup of tea . Thank you. More...
Jus had a 121 wit winston n he’s taught us so much n ow dogs were so different immediately winston is so unbelievably amazin he truly is a dog whisperer I can’t rate him enuf thanx so much winston ow dogs were out of control n uv taught us ow to change tht thank soooo much
Winston (or the dog whisperer as we call him) is not only one of the nicest men you'll meet he is also an amazing dog trainer. Our Labrador Luther trained with LVDTS for a year and he is such a wonderful well behaved dog now. We had a few home visits and weekly sessions. My whole family enjoyed attending the fun friendly sessions, having a cuppa and a biscuit or 2 :) Winston was always supportive when we had any issues and they were always quickly resolved with his advice and some perseverance. It is not easy training a dog (though Winston makes it look like it is!) but you will gain all the knowledge and skills needed to do so if you are willing to put the work in. I cannot recommend LVDTS highly enough... More...
Had a house visit today for Jazz, she normally pulls me along when we go out for a walk but after 5 minutes, she was walking alongside me beautifully. Very impressed, I now have one sleepy puppy! More...
Had a 1-2-1 training session with Winston today, and we are already seeing a remarkable improvement in our dog’s behaviour when meeting other dogs! ! Winston’s advice is so clear and effective. But what my family and I particularly liked was his happy friendly nature! Thanks very much LVDTS. Looking forward to joining your training classes on Sat & Sun mornings. More...
Winston was a great help to Cookie and I Cookie is a very excitable cockatoo and his advice was very helpful and useful. Would recommend his training school to anyone. More...
Such a friendly dog training school. Charmaine is lovely and always warms you up with a cuppa and Winston is like a dog whisperer. Never say your dog ‘won’t do that’ as within seconds he’ll be training them to do exactly what you say they can’t do. His methods are simple and effective - the perfect combination. Our dog Belle has improved so much since following his advice. Winston is so passionate and patient about dog training and this is so evident when he demonstrates using his own dogs - so clever. Thank you so much guys! I thoroughly recommend Lee Valley Dog Training School. More...
Winston and Charmaine are a great team. Lovely atmosphere, so friendly and Winston really has such a great way with the dogs (and owners! ). Good knowledge and great tips for good dog control. We thoroughly enjoy coming to class and Bru is doing great. Thank you, Heidi, Emma, Michael, Connor, Bru More...
Lee valley training school is one of the best training classes we have attended. Winston was so knowledgeable and patient with us and Rory. We are much more confident with Rory’s recall and will continue to work towards our bronze award now Rory successfully passed his puppy foundation course. Charmaine and Winston made us feel so welcome from the very first class and Charmaine keeps us warm each week with the hot teas and coffees to keep us going. I would highly recommend this training school for any new dog owners More...
Brenda Moulder Lombard
This family run school is absolutely amazing “Winston is a fantastic and very knowledgeable dog trainer. I really appreciated his positive, rewards-based approach and he had some great advice for us regarding additional training tools for Lila in order for her to for full her purpose as an assistant dog. Winston is easy to talk to and welcomes questions. He is a great resource for us, including dog walker/boarding Lila when I was unable too. The training section has also provided us with so much more then you would have asked for, it has connected us with other dog owners in our area and we now have a regular walking buddy. More...
This is a family run school who make you feel welcome right from the start. They are so encouraging and Winston is like a dog whisperer! He is amazing with the dogs. Really relaxed atmosphere, felt completely comfortable to ask questions, however daft! Brilliant dog training school. More...
This is a brilliant training school. I’ve been taking my German Shepherd puppy since he could go out and he’s progressed so much thanks to Winston. Winston adapts the classes to meet the needs of all the individual dogs and gives confidence to the owners as well as getting the best out of the dogs. There is a lovely relaxed family atmosphere and would highly recommend these classes. We recently asked Winston to help us with an issue we had with Teddy barking at visitors, so we had a 1-1 visit. By the end of the session we had results!!! Winston gave us a way forward with something that had been a big concern for us. Just fantastic!!!! More...
Love taking the kids and dog to puppy school. Great friendly family atmosphere and Winston is a genius with dogs.
We’ve been attending puppy training since our Labradoodle pup, Roxi, was allowed out. She’s 6 months now and she’s very good and still learning. She really enjoys the classes with Winston who is fantastic with her and all the other dogs of all shapes and sizes. We chop and change day and time to suit our weekend arrangements which allows Roxi to meet lots of different dogs. I highly recommend. More...
Zeus had a great week boarding with Lee Valley Dog Training School. He is a head strong 8 month old German Shepherd and Winston has done wonders in a week. He is walking well on a lead and his recall has improved Immensely. We would definitely recommend Lee Valley Dog Training School to anyone. Thank you Winston, we will definitely board Zeus with you in the future. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Judy and Andy More...
All I can say is Fantastic, Amazing, Fun, Friendly Team. Our puppy Geroge has enjoyed every session just as much as we all have. George learnt so much so quickly. Winston is so upbeat and always positive which helps the class have fun. Loved the fact that children can be fully involved. We would highly recommend you guys. Maisie age 6 said " my favourite part of training was doing recalls with George " Faye age 4 said " I loved having a cake yummy" Thanks again guys More...
Winston is such a pleasure to train with, His level of knowledge and understanding on training is mind blowing. We're still in training and my bitch is progressing very fast and we look forward to every session.
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Beau is a very excitable pup, which could be the under statement of the year. Winston has been fantastic at teaching us how to calm and train him. We've just passed puppy foundation which seemed impossible, just a few week ago. Winston is always happy to offer help and advise on issues at home, such as the door bell and jumping up. We are looking forward to Beau (and the family) getting better week on week � More...
A big thank you to Lea Valley Dog Training School! Such an excellent service, I would recommend this service to any dog owner and our company dog handler would definitely be using you again! 5*
Professional but with a personal touch, these people not only know what they are talking about they really care! Highly recommend!
Top trainer highly recommend . If I lived closer I would be there 100%.
I have to say, genuine, dedicated and professional. The service is always 1st class and comes with the dog and owners best interest at heart. Plenty of tools in the box to find solutions to problems. Well recommended! More...
Great training school willing to help with any problems your having with your dog or anything your finding difficult really friendly and always willing to go the extra mile for you ��
Lee Valley dog training offer a superb service which is friendly and very efficient. I was amazed by how quickly the trainer made my excited and out of control puppy be obedient which i didnt think was possible at such a young age. The trainer arrived in prompt manner and was very friendly. He was also very experienced and i am now pleased to announce that i am the owner of a puppy that takes instructions thanks to Lee Valley dog training. More...
One of the very best out there...lives eats and sleeps dog training..always has the time to help whenever needed and no matter what time you call and has Made great progression with my girl penny. Highly recommend to anyone out there who needs there dog trained. Top guy and has become a great freind also :) More...
This training school is amazing. I really enjoy our weekly lesson and so does Bumble our dog. She's come so far in the first 6 week course. Thank you so much Winston!
A big thank you to Lea Valley Dog Training School! Such an excellent service, it's been a great help for our little dachshund cross Duchess. She truly loved every minuet with you guys and has come so far along from when she first started. I would recommend this service to any dog owner and would definitely be using you again! 5* More...
Love, love, love this training school! Have just completed our puppies first six sessions, and wow, he has learned soooo much it's unbelievable. The techniques for training are incredible and so different to what I observed back many years ago. Winston, is very adaptable to the dogs and owners needs, and always has a way, he is vastly experienced in his skills. Everyone is made to feel happy, and the team enthusing with us and treating us to hot drinks and bikki's is fantastic. I am so super proud of our puppy, and can't wait to see what exciting challenges Winston sets us, and I know with the expertise help here we will certainly achieve our goals!! Thankyou Winston and the team. � More...
Fab fab fab and would highly recommend. Winston greets every dog and says hello getting a little bit of their story. Whether timid or overly playful there is a technique offered.
What I liked best is the understanding that every dog was different and the owner had individual expectations.
I took my Cavapoo pup and he learnt so much. I learnt a lot too including how to get the best from my pup. More...
I thought our unruly, unpredictable rescue dog might need to be returned. Then we went along to Winston's class. He helped me understand her behaviour and how to gain respect from her. With persistence and dedication Misty is now a loyal, calm companion and we would not be without her.Thank you so much, your help has been invaluable. Look forward to agility training in the summer :) x More...
Winston definitely knows his stuff and knows exactly what’s needed with each individual dog. my Mylah is getting more obedient with each session. Highly recommend lea valley dog training school � More...
Winston is fantastic. I love going here on a Saturday. Learnt so much and it’s not just the awesome training but the whole atmosphere that is created by him and the team there too - where else can you get tea and cakes with your training? !���� I cannot recommend this school enough. Blessed to have them helping us.��� More...
Winston is amazing. If our dog shows behavioural problems we get Winston round for a one on one to nip it in the bud before it becomes a problem. Winston has so much knowledge and we have a happy dog More...
Winston and the team have done a brilliant job in teaching our pup Lily the key skills that she needs to be an obedient and happy dog. We didn’t ever think that we would be able to let her off the lead as she loves wandering off and greeting other dogs - but now we can with the full confidence that she’ll come back to us straight away when we ask her to. The atmosphere is friendly and we have have met some lovely people and their dogs. The team do a fantastic job - we all look forward to going on a weekend. Thank you Lee Valley Dog School! More...
This is an amazing dog training school! It's a very relaxed atmosphere, which is really good for the dogs and is a great way to help socialise puppies. Our puppy, Red, responded to the training very quickly and was able to complete the basics within a few weeks. Winston's calm nature is a massive help and it is clear to see he is very knowledgeable about all things dog-related. Seeing Winston with his dogs was really cool and just goes to show what can be achieved! The rest of the team are really friendly & welcoming which makes training a lot of fun. More...
Lee Valley Dog Training school is fantastic place to take your canine friend. The trainers have years of experience with all sizes of dogs.
I have a very big dog and was struggling to train him as he is very strong and he was also very nervous. After a few sessions with the centre it was easy to see the difference in my dog and I had much more confidence handling him. With the help of the dog trainers at Lee valley it has given me the confidence to let my dog of the lead and eradicated a lot of the bad behaviours he had learnt whilst out with me. I had all but given up as my own training was not working. These guys really understand dogs and there is no problem they have not encountered.
I am very grateful for the help they gave me and my dog Kane and continue to give me. More...
Great, friendly place to train, with lovely people. Positive, reward based training. Bring loads of treats! My rescue pup loves it; actually, they all do, and they all love Winston. More...
Athena and myself had our second 1 to 1 lesson with Winston on Saturday and have seen a marked improvement in Athena’s training. We are having a great time. I would highly recommend Winston and the team. We will continue our training. More...
Highly recommend. Very welcoming each week with greetings tea and cake, even prosecco on mothers day. Winston has a wonderful way with all the puppies. Takes time and patience to listen to any concerns and gives good solid advice. More...
Very good tips, already seen an improvement! Patient with dogs and owners ????
Excellent teacher in Winston. Very experienced and knows his stuff.
Has made a huge difference and can not recommend highly enough.
Friendly, efficient and knowledgeable
Brilliant class, very knowledgeable and helpful. Looking forward to our next session!
Very friendly and experienced trainer. Puppy class was very good lots of tips.
Great School, its exactly what my shih tzu needed. Professional and friendly service. Definitely recommend these guys.
Lee Valley Dog Training school is fantastic place to take your canine friend. The trainers have years of experience with all sizes of dogs. I have a very big dog and was struggling to train him as he is very strong and he was also very nervous. After a few sessions with the centre it was easy to see the difference in my dog and I had much more confidence handling him. With the help of the dog trainers at Lee valley it has given me the confidence to let my dog of the lead and eradicated a lot of the bad behaviours he had learnt whilst out with me. I had all but given up as my own training was not working. These guys really understand dogs and there is no problem they have not encountered. More...
Great help with the tracking and protection scenario's, 5 star service thanks!
Cannot recommend enough! Winston is great with my dog very reasonable and 5star service! Such lovely people ��