What We Do
Positive Plus Dog Training is based in East Grinstead, UK and is owned and run by trainer Martin Briggs. Martin is passionate about helping people solve their dog’s unwanted behaviour problems and teaching people how to get the best out of their dog.
Does Your Dog Have Any Of These Problem Behaviours?
- Pulling on the lead
- Jumping up at people
- Chewing furniture, shoes, bedding etc
- Eliminating in the home
- Guarding food, toys, possessions
- Barking/lunging at other dogs on their walk
- Ignoring commands
- Not coming back when called
- Barking constantly
- Separation anxiety
- Aggression towards people
- OCD behaviours
- Needs puppy training
We have experience working with owners to solve all of these issues (and more). If you have a behaviour problem or need obedience training, then get in touch to book a consultation.
My name is Martin Briggs, I am a certified and fully approved instructor – Academy Of Dog Training & Behaviour (ADTB) and a member of the Association Of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT). Here at Positive Plus Dog Training we provide the very best in basic/advanced obedience training as well as troubleshooting and reshaping problem behaviours, all within a friendly & relaxed environment. As a member of the Association Of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) you can be assured I use only the most modern techniques available. The APDT position statements can be found on their website >>here<<.
Positive Plus is based on knowledge, patience & respect and as such, we promote training that is based on mutual trust. We also incorporate a unique, holistic plan that will address and improve the relationship and bond you have with your dog. We will also teach you how to communicate with your dog in a natural way that they understand and even how to utilise distractions to further improve your dog’s obedience!
We only use the latest kind, scientifically supported & modern training techniques. In addition to the obedience training, we will teach you how to correctly read your dog’s body language, what you should be doing to communicate effectively with your dog and how diet can affect behaviour. We will also show you how to satisfy your dog’s genetic, breed specific instincts, as this should play a major role in any training and/or behaviour modification (but is often misunderstood or even completely overlooked). It is this holistic approach that allows us to teach you to get the best from your dog, by improving the relationship you have with them. We are experts at reading dog body language and will never overwork your dog – all of our dogs remain playful, have a wagging tail and get excited to see us!
Whilst mild behavioural issues can usually be addressed as we go along, severe behavioural issues will normally require a short-term management plan, to cover the interim, whilst we address the owner-dog relationship and complete the obedience programme. This is because we believe that a trusting relationship and reliable obedience (which gives you the ability to ask for a preferred behaviour) is key to reducing stress and confusion whilst reshaping/modifying your dog’s behaviour.
Dogs are living creatures that experience anxiety, pain and fear. At Positive Plus we always treat our students (canine & human) with respect. We don’t use any harsh corrections or intimidation.
Some dogs learn more quickly than others and expecting too much, too soon, can cause stress. Our training is flexible, allowing us to make it easy and fun.
In order for your dog to follow your commands, especially within difficult environments, it is vital you are calm & confident. We will teach you, through preparation and practice how to achieve this.
We teach obedience training to a standard that is reliable around the biggest distractions. You will not need to bribe/distract your dog with treats – only reward.