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Find a Puppy or Dog Trainer in London

Whether you’re an experienced dog owner looking to teach your dog new tricks, or address dog behaviour issues, maybe your a first-time puppy owner looking for puppy obedience classes. Tell us about the type of dog or puppy trainer you need and we will find and connect you with qualified and experienced dog trainers who are ready to train your dog.

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Once we know why you need a dog trainer, we will collect quotes from all the applicable dog handlers in London. You can choose to review your free quotes ad hoc or you can switch Bark notifications on. This way you will be automatically alerted whenever we find a new quote from a local dog trainer.

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From your bespoke list of quotes, you may wish to make a shortlist of dog trainers before you get in touch with anyone. You can explore dog training online, read reviews about local puppy training classes or compare quotes. You can be confident you’re booking the best dog trainer for the job with Bark.

Find a Dog Trainer in London

You only need to pay a visit to Battersea Dogs and Cats home to see for yourself how much love for dogs there are in London. The compassion and dedication shown by Battersea’s staff and the joy that their animals bring to the public inspires dog lovers across the capital and beyond. In fact, people travel from other parts of the UK to show their support or to adopt dogs from Battersea. We’re a city of dog enthusiasts, but sometimes we need a little helping hand with training our pups.

Its important to have obedience training for your puppy or adult dog. Dogs provide unconditional love but it can be difficult to to look after them, so It's important to have a well balanced, sociable and house trained dog. Read our guide on 5 signs your dog needs training.

The more information you provide us with what you’re looking for from local puppy training classes or a local dog trainer, the better placed you are to find relevant quotes and pick the best dog trainer in London.

Before you create your Bark, ask yourself what kind of training does your puppy or adult dog need? Some dog owners are looking to address some basic obedience training, dog behavioural issues or some want to train a puppy so it grows into a happy and well balanced dog. Others simply need help training on the fundamentals of looking after a dog.

Whatever your dog or puppy training needs, you will be able to find the best dog trainers on Bark and receive free quotes within minutes.

Can I get an online dog trainer with Bark?

Absolutely! Bark has the best online dog trainers to help you teach your canine friend positive habits from anywhere in the world. Whether you have a brand new pup or a long-standing four-legged family member, you can find a reliable online dog trainer on Bark to help with a range of issues, including aggressive behaviour, socialisation and obedience training. Tell us what you need and we’ll send you a list of trusted online dog trainers to choose from.

Dog & Puppy Training Classes

Obedience training for Puppies and Dogs

There are dog training groups, courses, classes and private lessons available across London. Many Londoners balance puppy or dog ownership with demanding jobs. So training a dog that can be left with dog-sitters, behaves for their dog walker and happily travels by train with them is a priority. It also makes weekends and holidays spent with their dogs away from the city far more enjoyable. After all, that’s why most people get a dog – for companionship and a furry friend to get outside in green spaces with.

What age should you start Puppy training classes?

It’s never too early to start puppy training classes - in fact, it should begin as soon as they come home, which is at around 8 weeks of age for most puppies to start basic obedience training . You can find a qualified and experienced dog trainer who specialises in puppy training classes on Bark.

Are you a new puppy owner looking for puppy care and advice? Read our guide on 5 FAQs about training your puppy

Find the best Dog Trainers in London with Bark

The more information you provide on what you’re looking for, the better placed you are to find relevant quotes. Before you create your Bark, ask yourself what kind of activities you would like to take part in with your dog. Some people are looking for gun dog training, address some dog behavioural issues, some want to train a puppy and others simply need help training a challenging dog. As with jobs, hobbies and tourist attractions, London has more to offer than other parts of the UK. The same goes for dog training courses, dog shows and competitions, as well as dog meetup groups.

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How much do dog training classes cost?

On average, a dog trainer in London will charge about £20 - £70 per session. Although, this is variable depending on different factors and whether you choose private dog training or dog group classes?

If you’re ready to find the best dog trainer in London but you need a clearer idea on price, then read our handy dog training price guide. You’ll find out just how much your local dog trainer will charge per session and what puppy and dog training typically covers.
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Benji’s Dog Training

I provide expert and friendly training services to dogs across London. Whether you have a new puppy in the family, or need help with behavioural issues for an older dog, I can help.

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When did you decide to become a Dog Trainer?

As an animal lover, I’ve always loved spending time with our family dogs and I knew that my dream job would involve animals. I first wanted to be a dog trainer after watching a documentary on training starring Cesar Millan when I was a teenager. I’d grown up with dogs and found Cesar so inspiring.

Which disciplines do you have experience with?

I have a lot of experience in obedience training and I occasionally bring my client’s dogs to my home in London for residential dog training. Some owners feel guilty sending their dog away to my ‘doggy boot camp’ but these intense training courses are great because I can ensure consistency throughout. Plus, I ensure they are highly enjoyable for the pups too. It’s the best option for both owner and dog in the long run. I’ve also recently taken a course in gun dog training which I really enjoyed so I’m looking to take on clients with gun dogs-to-be. My favourite discipline has to be agility – I’ve been taking part in competitions with my own two dogs since I was 18.

What is the most important aspect of Dog Training?

Definitely the same aspect that makes residential training so successful: consistency. Often clients come to me saying ‘I don’t know why he keeps doing this! How can I stop him?’ The reality is that unless your dog knows which behaviours make you cross, they have no reason to stop. Dogs want to be obedient to their masters but the only way we can teach them how to do so is through association. This is how a dog learns – they don’t understand exceptions. Rules like ‘you can go on this sofa but not this one’ or ‘you can come upstairs when my partner is away’ simply will not fly!

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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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