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K9 Training Academy offer dog training to owners of pet and working dogs, applying methodology appropriate to the clients wishes. All our dog training is reward based and encompasses both classical and operant conditioning and we welcome dogs of all ages and abilities from Didcot, Abingdon, Wantage, Oxford, Wallingford and beyond.

As professional, full time dog trainers we can offer training during the day or evening, and we offer dog training on both a one-to-one basis and within training groups.  All our dog trainers are suitably qualified and experienced, with CVs available upon request.

Our indoor and outdoor dog training facilities include secure, fully enclosed dog training areas which are also available for rent to individuals and groups who wish to practice their training on their own, walk or play with their dogs in a secure area.  Come and train your dog within a context that is more appropriate to outdoor behaviour than a village hall or similar.

Our dog training services are extensive and include (but are not limited to) the following:

Puppy Training

Our Puppy Foundation courses concentrate on the behavioural requirements to ensure your puppy grows to be a well socialised but obedient and happy individual. We work on the foundational connection between you, your family and the dog. We do not teach 'tricks' that may lead to behaviour that will require modification in the future. For example: giving paws (leads to begging), roll over (adversely affects stays, etc), touching hands (dog learns to follow hands and tends to jump up, walking or sitting between your legs (imagine walking down the high street and tripping over your dog). Training effort is better placed teaching your dog to recall, walk on a loose lead, wait when walking through a door, and other more beneficial behaviours.

We teach the puppies to play nicely, interact with other puppies and adults but recall away and back to the handler when called (our most popular request from clients with older dogs that did not attend our puppy classes).

Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Training Scheme

The Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme is a well-established dog training programme that is open to all dogs, whether Kennel Club registered or not, to provide a quality standard of training for dogs and owners and we offer full training for the Puppy Foundation, Bronze, Silver and Gold awards under the scheme.

The training incorporates many domestic obedience exercises with certificates of achievement awarded to owners and their dogs who have successfully passed the scheme's tests. Dog owners of any fitness level or disability can take part.

Full details can be found on the Kennel Club web site at the links below:

Obedience Dog Training

Whether you are looking for basic obedience training, to improve or add to existing obedience training or are looking to compete in obedience competitions with your dog, we can cater for all your obedience training needs. 

Man Tracking and Trailing Dog Training

Tracking (following a scent trail, with nose to the ground, made by a particular individual on a soft surface) and trailing (following the scent of a particular individual whether it be on the ground or in the air) are activities that all dogs enjoy as it is both mentally and physically stimulating.

Training a dog for man tracking and trailing is not just for those interested in training a dog for law enforcement or search and rescue uses, but also for dog owners interested in participating in tracking dog events and working trials.

We offer both man tracking and trailing dog training with an instructor with considerable experience in law enforcement dog training. 

Scent Detection Dog Training

A scent detection dog or sniffer dog is trained to use its sense of smell to detect hidden items. Scent detection dogs are most notably used by police forces or by security personnel to detect illegal substances and contraband, blood or human remains but dogs can also be trained to detect things such as cancer, wildlife feces, bed bugs and much more.

We offer scent detection dog training with an instructor with extensive experience training scent dogs within law enforcement and the military. 

Agility Dog Training

Dog agility is a popular sport which can be enjoyed by all dog breeds and owners of all ages, in which the owner directs the dog through an obstacle course in a race against the clock whilst also ensuring accuracy. The obstacles consist of jumps, tunnels, weave poles, pause tables, A-frames, seesaws and others.

We offer agility training for all levels of dog and owner from complete novices to advanced.  With our indoor and outdoor training areas we are able to offer agility training all year round, whatever the weather.

Foundation Gun Dog Training

We offer foundation gun dog training for complete novices covering whistle training, control work, retrieve and off lead directional controls.

Problem Dog Training

We have qualified dog behavourists who can carry out behaviour assessments with problem dogs and provide a detailed report of issues to the owner, then discussing in full to devise a suitable training plan.

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Dog training and dog sitting services for dogs in Didcot, Abingdon, Wantage, Oxford, Wallingford in Oxfordshire