Leading Specialists of Residential Dog Training in the UK

​HOME BOARDING - NO KENNELS!

Call 0203 105 5527, or Freephone 0800 222 9007 

Email: info@adolescentdogs.com  

We match, source, select and train your perfect family pet.

  • We can help you discover which breed will be best matched to your family, based on temperament and energy requirements
  • We research and source reputable Kennel Club breeders who fully health and temperament test their dogs
  • We give you a list of red flags and questions for when you visit the litter to choose a puppy
  • Your puppy can join us for a 2 week socialisation programme from 8 weeks
  • We start the obedience training programme from 10 weeks of age, which is usually 2 to 4 weeks. 
  • You receive full owner training and lifetime support

GOLD - 4 to 6 Weeks - Advanced Training


Training: Advanced training level. In week 5 and 6 there is nothing new for your dog to learn. Now we can start to build hundreds of successful repetitions of your dog responding to commands when under heavy distraction. The more repetitions we can put in place, the weaker the old unwanted behaviours become, and the stronger the new behaviours become, making this the easiest level of training to keep up once home.    Book top up stays as your puppy grows to keep the training reliable in different environments and through adolescence


Socialisation Programme - from 8 weeks of age. 2 week course. ​

BRONZE - 2 Week Stay - Basic Training - from 10 weeks of age


Training: Basic training level. Teaching all of the commands including down from a distance, emergency stop, send to bed, recall, walking on a lead, door manners, stay, impulse control, leave, settling in the house etc.


Socialisation: More time to get in those positive social experiences, introducing even more dogs, different children, different noises and more environments.


Cost


Helping you to find your puppy is free.  If you'd like us to visit the litter and choose a puppy, we charge our fuel costs (70p per mile), plus £100. (we can visit litters within 100 miles of our trainers locations: Guildford, Worthing, Shropshire, Cambridge, Twickenham)


Price for training:


Junior Trainer: £600 per week

Senior Trainer: £700 per week

Advanced Senior Trainer: £800 per week

£100 per week discount when you book 6 weeks



Please fill in the form below if you would be interested in signing up to our Find & Train service.

During the training


Whilst you're waiting for your new puppy to arrive home with you, we'll be sending you regular photo updates documenting his training journey.  You can come and visit your puppy at any point.

Find & Train Service


Early selection, training, socialisation and owner education helps to keep puppies in their homes for life. We want to help owners to make better choices when sourcing & selecting a puppy to join their family.

Why we do this

Many dog owners start their journey at a disadvantage because they unknowingly purchase a puppy from a backyard breeder or puppy farm. They often start off with a poorly socialised puppy with challenging behavioural problems that they then have to learn to live with, or end up rehoming.  Many dogs end up in rehoming centres for preventable problems that started with the breeder.

Our aim is to help ensure all owners can benefit from a well bred, well socialised, well trained puppy that is a pleasure to own.  Getting the selection, training and socialisation right from the start will make a big difference to the outcome of your puppy's lifelong behaviour and temperament.



SILVER -  3 to 4 Weeks - Intermediate Training


Training: Intermediate training level. In week 3, we start to build reliability to responding to the core commands when around distractions, and this is further proofed in week 4.  This length of stay is ideal if you need your dog to be more responsive when around other dogs and other distractions.  In 4 weeks, the focus is on achieving a good level of control when your dog is at a distance from you, and when in a variety of distracting environments. Book top up stays as your puppy grows to keep the training reliable in different environments and through adolescence.


Socialisation: With vaccinations completed, your puppy can start to experience the world more from the floor and go to even more places, meet more people and socialise with more dogs, children, cats and animals.


*POPULAR CHOICE*

​​​When you collect your puppy


You will have no problems bonding with your new puppy, as we will teach you how to communicate, train and play with your puppy, as well as how to enjoy stress free walks, and stress free time in the home.  


You will receive full owner training:


  • ​​2 x 2 hour owner training lessons, plus additional if needed - teaching you the skills and knowledge to keep up the training for long term success
  • Coaching for the whole family, showing you how to introduce your puppy to the family and any existing pets
  • Comprehensive guidebook
  • Videos to give you a visual reminder of the training
  • A life time of free support from your trainer via phone calls, email or video analysis
  • £50 off per week on any top up residential stay (once puppy has had 4 weeks training or more)


It's important to remember that the training we put in place isn't a quick fix. You'll need to be dedicated to keeping up with the training and seeking help when needed.  Your puppy's training will need to be heavily reinforced and practised for the first year.  Our training helps to fast track the training and give it a boost in the right direction.




*BEST CHOICE*

Choose how much training your puppy has

​ We can also tailor your puppy's training to your specific needs

Training: Get a head start on toilet training and some basics like Sit and Down.  The main focus is positive socialisation and habituation. You'll receive owner training also, so you have the skills and knowledge on how to raise your puppy.


Socialisation: your puppy will come with us on day trips in our arms to habituate to different environments, meet strangers, children, other dogs, cats, animals, traffic, shops etc.