Dog Training Classes vs Private Lessons

dog training classes

Dog Training ‘Glasses’

Should you go for dog training classes or one-on-one lessons? Here at Positive Plus, we only offer private lessons. This is because we feel that within dog training classes it is pretty much impossible to fully teach you the subtle nuances required to communicate effectively with your dog. With one-on-one lessons we can devote all of our attention to you and your dog and develop a bespoke training package designed around your specific requirements – you will be amazed at how much you will learn! It is also a great way to strengthen the bond you have with your furry friend, whilst improving their safety, and of course your’s too. We have found that individual lessons are the only way to achieve this as it is our belief you just can’t adequately learn in group dog training classes.

We can help with all dog training/dog behaviour issues. We typically offer 60min & 120min sessions starting at £40.00, and we also pride ourselves on our ability to offer a bespoke service. If you would like a no-obligation quote, tailored to your specific requirements, just get in touch.

Current Promotion:

Puppy Consultations
Have a one-off lesson to learn about introducing your new puppy to the household, housebreaking (including toilet training), the importance of correct socialisation, teaching basic commands and walking on a loose lead, all of which, will set you and your puppy up for greater success should you decide to embark on a complete training package. Further follow-up sessions are available if required.
Obedience Training
We offer an initial consultation, at your home, to discuss any problems you may be experiencing, your objectives and how we can best achieve those. We can also start work right away with your dog(s).

Follow-up Lessons

If you require subsequent lessons (almost all obedience and aggression problems do), these can be scheduled to suit you. We normally suggest weekly lessons, to allow you time to practise, but as this is a results orientated system (no commitment or deposit is required upfront), lessons are booked on a basis to suit you. More than one dog? No problem, the same rates apply – although it will probably take you a few more weeks to complete (depending on how much practice you do!)

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

Rescue Dogs

We can provide a one-off consultation to provide you with information and advice that will help set you and your new partner up for the best possible success.

Behaviour Modification
We can help and advise with all canine behaviour concerns. Just give us a call.

Common problems we 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: £15.00/30 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 >>here<< to arrange a convenient time.

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

*Offer applies to 120min Initial Consultation and any other 120min training sessions.

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