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Find the perfect dog trainer for your pup. Whether you’re wanting to house-train your puppy or get your four-legged companion to learn some new tricks and skills. Simply tell us what you’re looking for, and we’ll find the dog trainer for you. At Bark, we will put you in touch with professionals directly.


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Finding the best service means that you’ve got to see what’s available. Once we know the type of service that you want, we can give you the best quotes from professional dog trainers across Kent. Then it’s up to you to decide. We can keep you updated with notifications to let you know when a new quote comes in, or you can review them in your own time.


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You’ve let us know the type of service that you’re after and reviewed quotes from the experts. Now it’s time to decide on a dog trainer. Check out your list of tailored quotes and look at service reviews from other dog owners to inform your decision. With our clear and insightful reviews, you’re guaranteed to be selecting from trusted dog trainers across Kent.

The average price of Dog Trainers in Kent is £98

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Tailored training

Selecting the right trainer for your dog is all down to knowing what you want from your service. Teaching a new puppy some basics like toilet training is very different from dog agility courses. You’ll want to know that your pup is receiving the specialised training that suits them. With plenty of dog and puppy training courses and classes across Kent to choose from, it couldn’t be easier to find your perfect trainer.

Making new friends

Just like us, dogs are social creatures. By joining one of the dog training schools here in Kent, you and your pup can make some new friends while taking part in enjoyable classes and courses. With a range of options to pick from, you can be confident that you’ll find the best option for you and your dog with Bark.

Kentish canines

Here in Kent, we quite like our canine friends. With professional dog training, you can take your dog out to explore the best that Kent has to offer, knowing that they’ll be on their best behaviour. From the sandy beaches of Broadstairs to a Charles Dickens walk in Higham. Whether it’s showing off a new trick in your local park or socialising with friends in a dog-friendly pub – you’ll be able to put your dog’s training to good use.

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Kentish Kanines

Kentish Kanines specialises in providing a personal, down-to-earth dog training service tailored to each dog. From basic skills to advanced classes, they offer a range of lessons and courses to suit every owner and their favourite pup.

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Why did you want to become a dog trainer?

As a child, I loved exploring the Kent countryside with our dogs. As a farming family, all of our dogs had to be well-behaved, so I grew up seeing how useful it can be to train your dog. Having an obedient dog can make a huge difference, particularly when you’re out and about. With everyone leading such busy lives, it can be difficult to train your new dog while juggling work and family life. So I thought I'd learn how to pass on my experience of training and working with dogs through becoming a dog trainer.

What’s the best part of being a dog trainer?

Dogs love meeting new people, whether they come on two legs or four. Often, families may only have one dog, so they miss out on interacting with other dogs on a regular basis. What I love about my job is that I can see all the dogs who come to my school really enjoying each class. They get to make some friends while learning new skills. To them, the classes feel like fun, so they’re more likely to learn from them. It’s so rewarding seeing the enjoyment that they get out of it, as well as seeing that the owners are impressed by their dog’s progress.

What’s your favourite type of dog training to teach?

Everyone loves puppies, and I love my puppy training classes. It’s great to see them learning basic skills and finding their feet. I also enjoy teaching the more advanced, technical classes, such as protection or gun dog training. These take much more discipline to teach because the dogs have to be able to react correctly to very specific commands. But that makes it all the more worthwhile when my pupils perfect these skills.

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Making sure your pup is trained properly really matters. Without the necessary groundwork, you’re risking your dog’s wellness and security, as well as the safety of any other dogs it comes into contact with. It’s also important your dog is trained so that it can integrate properly with you and your family. Keeping it out of trouble will save you a lot of hassle (and potentially costly repairs too).

Making sure your dog listens to commands is very important. Not only will handling it be less stressful, but it can stop dangerous conflict with other animals. Furthermore, if your dog doesn’t want to listen to you, situations such as dealing with traffic can potentially become fatal. On the upside, having a well-trained pup enables you and your pet to socialise properly with other dogs and their owners.

Having a dog that is obedient means that life around the home becomes plain sailing. With good manners, your dog will be able to tell the difference between right and wrong behaviour, while being able to foster good relationships with other members of your family. These connections can help to build a fruitful relationship with your pet as part of the family. Time well spent together will allow you to both grow together, sharing experiences and creating the type of memories that make having a pet so worth it.

How about becoming an authority figure yourself? Although your trainer will help your dog get up to scratch, they will also teach you a great deal about the fundamentals of dog training. This includes not only how to handle your own dog, but principals that you can use to understand and better interact with other dogs too. Being able to help out less-informed dog owners can be a wonderful gift to have, and something that you can take further if you enjoy it.

Having a well-trained dog also means that taking your pet to the veterinarian will be a lot easier than it would be otherwise. Considering the nature and volume of work that they have to do, being a vet is tough, let alone dealing with an uncooperative pet in their surgery. In some cases, dogs can become violent when approached by a vet – definitely something they don’t need. By having your dog properly trained, you can avoid injuries – for both your dog and your vet – as well as unnecessary embarrassment upon visits.

When hiring someone to train your dog, there is plenty to think about. The needs of both you and your pet have to be considered and so taking some time to sit down and work out what is important to you is a must. Down below are a few of the questions you might ask when it comes to finding the right dog trainer –

Should I go for group or private training? Each comes with pros and cons – those with a brand new dog can expect their pet to socialise and start to develop relationships with other dogs.

Does my dog need generalised training or would training in a specific area suit it better? One example of this is if your dog has an issue with barking, or separation anxiety. In these cases, someone that can specialise in tackling these issues would be optimal.

Do I need long-term training or do I need a quick fix? Goals such as conditioning your dog for agility or developing a routine will need more time with a trainer.

You should also take care to see what type of strategies your trainer uses. There are a wide variety of techniques that can be applied in order to change your dog’s behaviour – but not all of these involve kindness and care. It’s good to talk to prospective trainers about the ways in which they choose to teach your dog, including methods of both discipline and praise. Techniques such as positive reinforcement are very beneficial for dogs and are particularly powerful, while being enjoyable for them.

While your dog is your priority, how you communicate with your trainer is important too. Your trainer’s should be able to translate their understanding into constructive advice. A good trainer can tell you both what is working in terms of training your dog, and what isn’t. This includes passing on insights of what to do to correct certain issues, while conveying these ideas in a constructive, friendly way. In order to do this, a trainer needs to not only be able to express themselves clearly, but also be diplomatic and observant.

There are various ways in which you can choose to train your dog. Some owners opt for private lessons, while others will put their dog through group daycare.

Group sessions are valuable not only because they are more budget friendly, but also because they are better as a long-term option. This is because your pet will have time to get to grips with a wider variety of commands. However one-on-one training provides your dog with lessons that are specially tailored to their needs, helping them learn in the best way for them.

There are also the various levels of obedience training to take into account. As well as classes specifically for puppies, there are basic educational classes, adult training, agility and advanced tutoring. Which of these you go for can affect pricing, as well as how quickly your dog learns (depending on its needs and comprehension).

Yes! You might be surprised to hear that dog training can be done remotely, through online video platforms like Zoom. They can take the form of group sessions or one-to-one classes to tackle certain individual behavioural issues. Many customers prefer online dog training for all sorts of reasons, like saving on travel time and costs.

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