Why Choose Dog Training in Kent

A long-term solution and help from someone who genuinely cares.

When you work with Justin, you aren’t asked to attend weekly sessions at some alternative location. The problems are explored in your home, which is where they originated, and where they will be solved. In one session you will understand the unique reasons why your dog is having problems, and you will learn hands-on techniques to solve them.
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My Philosophy

No two households are the same, so there’s no single answer to a dog’s issues. Remember, we’re not attempting to ‘control’ the dog, we’re creating a lasting relationship between you and your dog that guides behaviour naturally.

I call this training ‘etiquette’ rather than ‘obedience’. Sure, an obedient dog will do what it’s told. But a dog with good social etiquette often knows what to do without being told, and doesn’t require constant ‘rewards’. Etiquette is about applying dog psychology to establish a positive relationship with the dog – so it alters its behaviour naturally.

When your dog understands its place in the household it’s less stressed and you can achieve real harmony.

WE CAN HELP

Dog Training With A Behaviour Specialist

I’ve been working with dogs and their families for over 10 years, perfecting a ‘whole picture’ approach to behavioural dog training in Kent. 

My mission is to educate dog owners and dog handlers about behavioural responses, how they differ to traditional obedience training, and to help them understand dog pack behaviour and dog psychology. 

Changing behaviour is about building a positive relationship, through gentle methods where everybody has a place, and everybody speaks the same language. Get that right and you’ll be on your way to achieving real harmony and happiness in your household.

Testimonials

  • Mrs D

    Justin turned up at my door to an emotional sobbing wreck 6 months ago when my existing dog looked like he was never going to accept our new puppy, he gave me the tools and confidence to enable me to take back control and we never looked back. They are now inseparable and I honestly don't think that would be the case if I hadn't have called Justin that day. I really can't recommend him highly enough.

    Louie & Maisie

  • Paul & Selina.

    Gidea Park, Romford

    We reached out to Justin for advice regarding our newly acquired 10 month old German shorthaired Pointer who had separation anxiety and was a nervous dog. Personal visit and subsequent support has been first class. Would highly recommend.

  • Jayne and Jeff.

    Wickham Bishops, Essex.

    After Justin’s visit, we both gained confidence to take Dave, our dog out during the day and stop avoiding triggers but deal with them. There was an immediate change in our (and of course Dave’s ) attitude and behaviour!

    The “Leadership Program” is genius and something we return to whenever feeling overwhelmed.

    Without being too melodramatic, we would like to say Justin’s visit changed our lives and we now have a perfectly imperfect little dog that’s happy and healthy.

    Eternally thankful to Justin.

  • Garrie. Bexley, Kent

    We rescued a Rottie /Douge de Bordeaux cross puppy who was taken from his mum at 6 weeks and we were his third home in the first 3 months. We were having issues with bitting and control with Rolo, despite being a very handsome and cute boy. He was growing rapidly and now weighing 4 1/2 stone and his puppy mouthing/nipping was getting very painful. He was playfully out of control when we got visitors, compounded by having very few during lockdown. Having spent most of his life in kennels he was struggling to know where to go to the toilet, often just weeing where he stood.

    Justin immediately controlled Rolos behaviour on entry. He worked with us using different techniques to ensure he understood his place in the pack”. The program was totally focused on both our behaviour and his, explaining at every turn what our actions mean to Rolo. We also went for a walk and was given walking and training techniques which we put in place daily. Justins advice of nutrition was superb and we are moving to feed upon his advice. We have seen an immediate impact.

    We highly recommend Justin. The program has given us the confidence, knowledge and ability to take on and bring up a very large boisterous dog giving him clear boundaries as to behaviour and a level of contentment to his place in the pack with us as his pack leader. We cant thank Justin enough
    Rolo
  • Stephen.

    Surrey.

    We first contacted Justin on the advice of our breed owners club. We had taken on a 3 year old Sealyham Terrier and were struggling with her aggression and nervousness. Although we had had dogs before, we hadn't encountered these issues before and were really losing confidence in our ability to manage her. Justin spent a couple of hours with us, assessing our dog and discussing strategies with us. His advice was clear and easy to follow. We quickly found that it made a huge and positive impact on the dog's behaviour, and on our confidence. We are now in a much better place and our dog has really adjusted. I would recommend Justin without hesitation.”

  • Natalie.

    Romford, Essex

    Early last year we had a few  issues with our 2 year old Cockapoo, Molly.  She had just started snapping and lunging at us and we were becoming anxious of her.  Justin interacted with Molly as soon as he arrived watching her all the time and gaining an understanding of her behaviour.  It was quiet and insight when he explained to us his observations of her.   From the moment he left Molly was already calmer.  Justin provided a thorough report with lots of ideas and rules.  We followed his advice and I have to say Molly is now a loving dog.

    Justins approach was very professional and he had a fountain of knowledge. He never made you feel that you were bad "dog parents," he just showed you different ways to do and look at things.  He also explained a dogs behaviour which again was very useful.  Sometimes you know what you should be doing and why, but it is not always easy to put in practice but Justin provided the tools for us to do this.

    Highly recommend Justin
  • The Pearce family.


    Tonbridge, Kent

    We found the dog training experience very insightful, the constant challenge of Buddy pulling on the lead whilst on walks was both tiring and stressful and made taking him out a chore. Hearing feedback on the necessary steps to take and the appropriate lead choice for his temperament has really allowed walking to become an enjoyment. Knowing when to keep him under control and when to allow freedom was important for both the enjoyment of us and the enjoyment of Buddy. Justin's friendly and non-judgemental approach really gave us the confidence to be able to address all problems large and small. We would highly recommend him”

    Buddy

    Buddy

  • Mrs Dawson

    Maldon, Essex

    After having many difficulties when walking our dog particularly with pulling and showing aggression on the lead - we were recommended to Dog Training in Kent. Justin presented a genuine interest from our first phone call and was prepared to travel some miles to visit us. Justin remained professional as he asked lots of questions to establish Lottie's routine and diet. It was when we walked Lottie that he was able to see the overall picture of how we respond to her and of course her behaviour. Justin then changed her harness to one he had brought along which has since proved invaluable. He was able to give us guidance in how to train Lottie by using a variety of sound, movement and assertiveness. We have received a summary which helps us move forward with a renewed hope and confidence. We also have the option of having Justin back for another visit. We would highly recommend this service for anyone needing help with their dog - and we would like to thank Justin for his help.

    Lottie & Maisie

  • Sally

    Maidstone Kent

    Justin came to our house when we first got our puppy at 4 months old and spent a lot of time going through everything we wanted to know about having a puppy at home and left us an easy to follow programme. Within 2 minutes of arriving at our house, our puppy was in the palm of his hand! We went out for a walk and he showed us how to get the best from walk time and explained what our puppy needed. Since then we have called him several times and he has come to our assistance, in fact we are looking to book another visit shortly to go through the next stage of our puppys life as she is now 8 months old! We highly recommend Justin to anyone who wants to do the best for their dog, he explains things clearly, is always at the end of the phone, and our dog loves him!!!

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