Dog Training Classes & Private Lessons

Private Dog Training

Whether you need puppy training, adult dog obedience training, behaviour modification or just maintenance training, we can help.

Here at Positive Plus, we initially offer only private lessons as it allows us to provide better quality training, after which you can take what you’ve learned and apply it in one of our classes. Private dog training is the ultimate way to get personalised dog training and behaviour help in the comfort of your own home. One-to-one lessons are the fastest and easiest way to start seeing results, whilst making sure the training is making sense and getting you the results you need.

One-to-one lessons are the fastest and easiest way to start seeing results

dog training classes

We offer an initial 2 hour consultation, during which we will discuss your requirements in detail, therefore allowing us to develop a bespoke training package designed around your specific needs. This session will also include some training, of course :)

Your first step is to contact us to book a lesson. You’ll be amazed at how much you will learn!

Is your dog a safe and reliable dog that is a joy to live with?

If not, we’d love to help. Get in touch.

The Perfect Puppy

Set your puppy up for success from the off and make raising your puppy fun!

Learn about introducing your new puppy to the household, housetraining (including toilet training), biting and mouthing, teaching basic commands, walking on a loose lead and the importance of correct socialisation to create a happy, confident adult dog that loves to listen to you!

This session can be booked as one complete session (with your puppy) or as two 1 hour sessions – the first shortly before your puppy arrives to enable you to hit the ground running, and the second shortly after so you can learn how to teach the basics of obedience and manners. After this you can join our Copthorne-based puppy class so you can practise around distractions and socialise.

For more info about our puppy class please get in touch.

The Well-Mannered Family Dog

You want a dog that is a delight to live with, walks nicely on-lead and makes you proud.

We can help you teach good manners whilst solving problem behaviours, so you can have the dog you always dreamed of – a polite, friendly dog that happily listens to you.

The Rescue Dog

So you have a new rescue dog.

We can teach you how best to settle them in and make them feel secure and/or show you how to deal with any problem behaviours or obedience training they require, so that they can be the best dog they can be.

Obedience Training Package

Want a dog you can rely on?

Our obedience package will show you how to teach your dog reliable obedience, even around the biggest distractions.

The Obedience Package Includes:

Attention to name

Lead manners (walking on a loose lead)

‘Climb’ (stay on objects)



Extended ‘Down/stay’ with distractions

‘Come’ with distractions

Go to ‘Place’ mat (or bed) and stay

‘Heel’ on lead with distractions

Optional off-lead ‘Heel’ with distractions

‘Leave it’ – disengage from object, animal or person

‘Out’ – release object/toy from mouth

‘Free’ – release from all commands

Problem Behaviours Solved

Does your dog jump on guests? Lunge or bark at other dogs? We can show you how to solve unwanted behaviours and prevent new ones arising.  Just give us a call.

Common problems we regularly see and can help with include:

Pulling on the lead

Jumping up

Excessive barking

Digging up the garden

Chewing furniture

Excessive paw licking

Separation related disorders

Inappropriate elimination




Aggression issues (dog to dog and/or dog to human)

Phone/Skype Consultations

If you require general advice or help with a specific topic, but don’t feel you need ‘dog training lessons’, then why not book a 30 minute phone/Skype consultation? The rate (pro rata) is exactly the same as regular lessons: £20/30 mins.

Obviously, a phone/Skype consultation is only beneficial for some dog training issues and 1-to-1 lessons are required for others.

Please contact us to arrange a convenient time.

Once arranged, you can pay using paypal, prior to the consultation, through the link we will send you.

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