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Mere Brow Gundogs and Dog Training Academy

Southport/Preston, Lancashire

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My name is Paul Johnson of Mere Brow Gundogs. We offer a variety of dog training and dog related services in the West Lancashire, Southport, Preston and Chorley area. We offer In-Home dog training, In-Kennel training, private lessons, behaviour modification, gundog training and the Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme classes.

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2 October 2019

Never thought i would have to have training with my frenchie but he is terrible on the lead and doesnt come back when called. . but after just one lesson what a difference..Paul and Laura are great and down to earth, would defo recommend More...

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29 September 2019

so glad I got recommended here! i feel more confident with dexter in 2 sessions than i have in months of training elsewhere! we still have a way to go but we are now on the right track and can see a massive improvement already, very down to earth easy to talk to both Paul and Laura and know what they are talking about, thank you see you in a couple of weeks More...

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2 September 2019

So far we’ve only been the once, but what a difference in my dogs behavior. I took him on a hill walk that afternoon and he walked close to my left leg for the last half of walk. ....without his lead on! He would never normally do that. He’d be half a mile ahead. Lol. He is walking better on his lead and sitting down almost first time. Absolutely lovely folk too. Very welcoming and obviously very skilled with dogs. More...

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26 July 2019

A dog that can’t be fully trained due to her breed I was told (Springer Greyhound cross). Really? Paul had her walking to heel in 10 minutes. Mere Brow is fantastic. I can’t recommend enough. With their help I’ve a transformed and happy dog. Thanks guys. More...

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5 July 2019

If I could give higher than 5* I would Absolutely fantastic Dog loved Laura And never felt so reassured and relaxed leaving drago with anyone ever before. These people are a god send And can’t wait for his next training ❤️ Thank you! More...

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18 March 2019

Highly recommend these guys! Love taking my dog to the one on one sessions. Everything is explained in a way that makes you understand so you don’t go away unsure of anything!

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17 March 2019

Started gundog training with MBGD in january and I love how Daisy has improved with her steadiness and walking to heel. I know the areas I need to work on and have confidence we will continue to improve. #lovesaturdaytraining #allnewtome #flatcoatedretrieverfun More...

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2 February 2019

Paul and Laura are brilliant 2 weeks in and what a difference

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22 October 2018

Took my 9 month old horror of a Dalmatian for an assessment this morning, if this is what can be achieved in 45 minutes I can’t wait for the next session. Couldn’t be happier �

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5 October 2018

Jewel (3 year old rescue labrador) has only had 2 lessons and already she has improved so much. Several of my friends have noticed how much better she behaves. Still room for a bit more improvement, looking forward to our next lesson. Thank you so much xx More...

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9 August 2018

Paul is one of the best dog trainers and he is a top bloke too

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9 August 2018

Wonderful people with a broad range of expertise with different breeds and challenges who are still willing to listen and remain open to new ideas. Always a warm personal welcome with plenty of encouragement whatever the challenge. More...

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9 August 2018

Amazing results. Couldn't get anywhere near other dogs with one of my dosgs. There was a significant change after only one session. After fourth meeting my dog was completely different character. Relaxed, well behaved, hapier. Highly recomend the training and behavioural services MereBrow Gun Dogs offer. More...

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9 August 2018

Paul is great and works with you on any faults and helps you to get your dog to where and what you want out of it,spot on and friendly guy

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9 August 2018

Absolutely love Laura and Paul so does my dog he was awful on the lead after after just a few months he's a different dog - not only that they now take my neighbours dog Noah - my jack and Noah didn't really get along but now they can actually be walked together - brilliant team and a pleasure to know x

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9 August 2018

I have been with these guys now for around 4 months training my cocker spaniel. Paul has a great approach and always finds the best technique to teach each specific dog. Amazing people that produce amazing result. I think I like the training more than my dog, its great fun. Would highly recommend to anyone. More...

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9 August 2018

Paul is an excellent trainer. He is firm but fair and my dog has really responded well to his methods. I think all breeds would benefit and I will not be using my dog for hunting, he is a family pet. Would highly recommend.

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9 August 2018

I started puppy classes with Paul and Laura when Poppy was 12 weeks old. In 9 weeks I have a dog that recalls to a whistle and her name, she sits and doesn’t move until told, she walks to heel and even comes back when other dogs or distractions are around her.
I soon discovered it’s not just about training Poppy, Paul is training me with the right commands and techniques to get the best from my dog. We love our classes �
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9 August 2018

I recently had a 1 yr old springer given to me by a friend, he didnt have much in the way of training and was pretty ignorant and unruly so i got in touch with paul booked us both in for 1 on 1 training which was a massive eye opener for me! !! 1st lesson went really well so we have had regular lessons i think 4 lessons so far in the 3 weeks iv had Ted and the difference is in him is unbelievable. I would highly recommend anyone to get in touch with paul he is down do earth very informative, detailed and methodical in everything he says and does with your dog no matter how far along you are with your training!!! I look forward to every lesson
Cheers paul
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9 August 2018

Paul was recommended by a friend to help us with our wayward Vizsla / GSP cross as she was a serial absconder. We’d tried with three other reputable and recommended trainers but none of them could get reliable recall. Within six weeks (one hour 1:1 a week, so 6 hours total) we had the dog we always dreamed of. She comes back EVERY time, instantly, she stops reliably on the whistle, and heels perfectly off the lead. I really can’t recommend Paul at Mere Brow highly enough - since he’s trained our dog, we’ve sent several more people to him and they’ve all had great results. More...

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13 March 2017

Our dogs Lady and Shadow stayed with Paul for 2 months. We have done a lot of work with Shadow for fear aggression which developed after his stay in a highly reputable boarding kennels several years ago and were very apprehensive about where he boarded. Lady as a collie cross requires a lot of exercise. No need to worry. Both dogs returned absolutely shattered and Shadow has gained even more confidence. They are also much more responsive to commands. We would highly recommend Mere Brow Gundogs and we will only be asking Paul to board our dogs in the future. More...

8 February 2017

I can't thank Paul enough, he worked wonders with my one year old German Shepherd. He's more obedient and much easier to walk. Paul trained me more than my dog! As a result my dog is much calmer. Well worth the money and I will be taking him back at some point for further training. Friendly, welcoming and professional and my dog liked him straight away. Thank you so much. More...

Q&As

Paul combines an instinctive understanding of what motivates dogs to behave the way they do with patience and a firm results-oriented manner that dogs and owners alike respond to. Dog training is not just a hobby for Paul - it is the culmination of a lifelong passion. He will approach his work training your dog with the same spirit that guided him in years of successfully competing in field trials and tests with his working spaniels.

Since 2014, Paul has owned and trained German Shepherds. Training and working his own dogs every day gives him an invaluable insight into the various training methods available and gives him chance to perfect his techniques. Mere Brow Gundogs has access to fantastic training grounds offering a variety of terrain and training environments, including an indoor school.

Paul's aim is to train successful dogs and provide a happy and positive experience for handlers and dogs.

Paul developed very successful puppy, adult dog and gundog training classes, but became well known for his behavioural modification training. Taking on dogs with behavioural issues and integrating them into a group for training.

Paul combines an instinctive understanding of what motivates dogs to behave the way they do with patience and a firm results-oriented manner that dogs and owners alike respond to.

I am a behaviourist and dog trainer who is passionate about positive, reward based training using gentle and force free methods to help our dogs live a happy balanced life. I utilise quick and easy training methods to teach dog owners how to understand and properly communicate with their dogs to create a positive, productive and lasting relationship.

We can offer training, help and advice for all dog behavioural issues including those caused by stress and anxiety. I have been involved in training and helping dogs with behavioural issues for over 10 years.

We need to communicate to our dogs what it is we want from them and not keep telling off and punishing what we don’t want.

If you want to help your dog and not just punish it, then I'm the dog trainer who can help.