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Residential Dog Training 

Award Winning Intensive training for puppies & adult dogs. We train your dog for you!

Lux 2019

Here at Adolescent Dogs, we help busy families with dogs in the UK to go from stressful walks, to happy and relaxed walks that you can feel proud of

We take the stress out of training by fast forwarding your training for you, giving your dog the absolute best start, and then providing you with a clear and easy training plan so you can spend more time together and feel confident taking your dog with you anywhere

The best part about our residential training programmes, is that your dog comes to live with us in our family home whilst receiving daily training. We provide a completely bespoke training programme for your dog, transforming their behaviour in as little as 2 weeks

Deciding who to trust with your beloved family dog is a tough decision to make.  Our team of expert trainers offer a caring, secure, positive and safe environment for your family dog and only use positive training methods.  You'll receive regular photo & video updates throughout, and full owner training is provided to ensure lifetime success

Intensive training is perfect for owners who want to ensure they are getting the training right, and want the benefit of expert guidance from start to end. 

Did you know, most dog owners simply don't have the skills, knowledge, access to daily distractions or time needed to build reliability around other dogs and people, and in different environments, so receiving intensive training from an expert is the perfect solution! You shouldn't feel an ounce of guilt about seeking help for your dog. You are being a responsible dog owner, and both you and your dog will reap the rewards of having excellent training in place.

Booking an intensive course is the best thing you can do for your family dog, so he can enjoy the freedom he deserves, and you can enjoy taking your dog out with confidence. We welcome all breeds of dogs, and cater training for puppies from 8 weeks of age, right up to old age. It's never too early or late!

If you want to train your own dog to become an Assistance Dog, we can help you to achieve this via Residential Stays or our Online Assistance Dog Academy. We've worked with dog owners with many different needs, including PTSD, medical alert, psychiatric assistance, and those with physical disabilties where tasks are taught to support them in day to day life

Locations: Surrey, Hampshire & West Sussex

We offer Nationwide & European collection


Puppy Programmes

From 12 weeks, we begin our obedience training programme, covering training, socialisation and toilet training.


If you want to ensure your puppy has the very best start to his training and socialisation and want to make sure you're doing everything right, then this programme is for you! Not only do we make sure your puppy has the best start to his education, we share the skills and knowledge with you, so that you can feel confident carrying it all on through to adulthood.

Puppies don't grow out of their unwanted behaviours, they only grow into them! At least half of our intensive stays are puppy clients! 


The BEST age to start a puppy stay is between 12 weeks and 6 months of age. Don't wait for your puppy to develop problem behaviour, teach your puppy now so he can grow with his training!



Adult Dogs & Rescue Dogs

We provide re-training programmes for adult dogs and rescue dogs. If you're struggling to take your dog's training to the reliable level that you need, then our expert trainers have the skills and knowledge to get fast results for you!  Many owners lack the skills, time or regular access to distractions to build any kind of reliability themselves.

Our team can quickly help to get on top of lead pulling, recall, jumping, barking, hyperactivity, toilet training, lunging at cars/dogs/joggers, behaviour around children, behaviour arounds cats/livestock, settling in the home and in pubs/cafes, settling in your workplace, assistance/therapy dog tasks and all basic to advanced obedience

Your dog is never too young or too old to learn! We take dogs as young as 12 weeks and as old as 10 years!


Reactive Dogs

If your dog is lunging, barking or showing aggression towards dogs or people, whether through fear, frustration, over excitement, guarding or any other reason, we can help.

The best time to get on top of this type of problem is now! The longer you leave it, the worse your dog's behaviour will get and the longer it will take to change.

As with any training, you'll need to be fully committed to keeping up your dog's training once home. There is no 'fixing' reactivity issues. Dogs who are reactive will often need lifetime management.  Training can put the essential groundwork in place and start to see improvements and changes (reducing the intensity and frequency of the behaviour), and training will be ongoing for life (along with natural regressions for life).  We'll transfer the skills and knowledge over to you after the stay to ensure you feel confident handling your dog and continuing the good work started here.  

Training syllabus


Our training programmes are customised to your needs, but here are a few things we can cover

  • Basic to advanced obedience

  • Assistance Dog Programme! We can provide training for your owner trained assistance dog

  • Puppy training - toileting, crate training, play biting, separation etc

  • Puppy Socialisation - intro to dogs,people, animals, noises, novelty

  • Manners meeting people without jumping/biting/excitement

  • Walking on a lead without pulling

  • Reduce barking & lunging at dogs/people/joggers/cyclists

  • Come when called away from distractions

  • Improve social skills with other dogs

  • Respond to commands under distraction

  • Reduce barking at noises, dogs, people, or for attention

  • Build control around animals (cats, dogs, livestock)

  • Household manners (toilet training, settling, stealing)

  • Training around children in a family home

  • Food / toy / stolen object guarding

  • Settling in pubs and cafes

  • Building confidence in nervous or fearful dogs

  • Rehabilitating rescue dogs

  • Helping rescue dogs from abroad to adjust to UK life

  • Teaching assistance /therapy dog tasks

  • Preparing your dog for Assistance Dog assessments & public access tests

  • Improving behaviour of dogs who are reactive to dogs or people due to fear, frustration, excitement or aggression

  • Separation Anxiety - dogs over 4 months old with separation anxiety are not suitable for residential training. Please contact us to discuss in more detail if you think your dog may have separation anxiety. Dogs must also be fully crate trained to be a good candidate for residential training



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How many weeks to book

Best puppy training

Puppy Socialisation

From as early as 8 weeks of age, we can jump start your pups toilet training routine, sleep training, separation training, teach household manners & training, and start building positive experiences with anything your pup will need to be able to cope with as an adult, such as children, adults, dogs, cats, livestock, noises, traffic, different surfaces, handling, grooming etc


From 12 weeks of age, we also start the full obedience training as below 

Positive training methods

2 to 3 week stays

Our minimum stay for intensive training is 2 weeks to teach your puppy or adult dog essential key skills and an excellent foundation of training, but 3 weeks is recommended


In 3 weeks, there is time to teach your dog new commands & behaviours in a low level distraction environment. We can help to improve your dog's lead walking, recall, manners meeting people, household manners, manners at pubs, calmness, impulse control etc, and you will need to be prepared to continue advancing your dog's training to achieve more control around distractions


Includes: up to 5 commands taught in a low level distraction environment


4 week staysmost popular

Our most popular length of stay is  weeks. In week 4, we're solidifying the training from week 2 and 3, and starting to proof to distractions and building more reliability in multiple environments. 

So if you need your dog to focus on you when around other dogs and people, this is the best length of stay to achieve this. 

Your dog will have a foundation understanding of training around distractions, and so your dog will need many months of input from you to make this truly reliable


Includes: Up to 10 commands taught in busy environments


6 week stays

For additional reliability, or for dogs with behavioural issues such as reactivity, our 6 week stays offer the best level of reliability around distractions. Ideal if you'd like us to put a higher level of training in place for you and cover a broader variety of training exercises. Or putting the groundwork in place for reactive dogs (reactivity issues cannot be 'fixed', but training can get your training on track and help to give you more confidence in handling your dog out on walks)


Includes: Up to 15 commands taught in busy environments 

Beach training

Top up stays

The most reliable level of training is achieved through regular top up stays. So any time you go on holiday, your dog can come back for a refresher and advancement training. This helps to keep your dog's training fresh, and to continue building a reliable response to commands when out and about.  

There is no minimum stay for top ups, but we do recommend that less than 2 weeks is ok for maintenance, and 2 weeks minimum to see improvements/advancement, 1 handover lesson is included.


Multi dog

Multi dog households

If you have more than one dog that you'd like to send in for training, then be prepared for lots of hard work! 


First we must establish a good level of training for each dog on their own. Once a good level of training is in place (after 4 weeks), we can start to teach the dogs how to respond together. This takes a further 2 to 3 weeks, with ongoing training to be expected.  You will need to be prepared to walk and train your dogs separately until you feel confident with each dog individually.  This could take several months. If your dogs are reactive, there is a possibility that they will always need to be walked separately. 


Hands on owner training

Owner training

Full owner training is provided at the end of each stay. You'll receive a minimum of 2 x 2 hour owner training lessons whereby we will transfer your dogs training over to you.  You'll be taught the skills needed to continue with your dogs training once home, so that you can achieve long term success.   If you are shielding due to Covid 19, we can provide video handovers instead.

You'll also receive up to 6 weeks of free follow up lessons should you need them, a comprehensive training guidebook and video tutorials. You'll also have lifetime access to your trainer via email/phone for any additional support

50% of the training we do here is with your dog, but critically, 50% of the training is with you. You must be committed to attending your owner training lessons and continuing your dog's training. We can only put the foundation training in place, not send back a fully trained dog , so it is up to you to maintain your dog's training daily in order to see results. 


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FREE 1 YEAR ACCESS to our Online Training Academy VIP CLUB, so you can get started with your dog's training right now whilst you wait for your dog's stay to begin, and to help you to keep up and advance your dog's training after.

You'll gain instant access to over 350 video tutorials, webinars,lecture, Live training demos and the personal, expert support of Jenny & Mike


Owner commitment


Every dog is different based on their age, breed, personality, previous learning history and environment. They all learn at very different paces and no two dogs can be compared.


Having said that, 95% of dogs thrive with intensive training and we get excellent results.  Occasionally, dogs can struggle to transfer the training to their owners, and should this happen, we guarantee to continue providing free one to one lessons to help you with your dog's ongoing training

It is important to us that your dog's training course is successful and that you are able to see the same results that we achieved here.  

As long as you are committed to putting the time into your owner training, then we are committed to putting time into your training too!


It is important to note that the training we put in place is foundations only. In 2 weeks we are teaching the foundation commands in low level distraction environments, and in 3 to 4 weeks we are building the foundations for responding to the training around distractions. You will need to commit to continuing your dog's training for life, so that the training becomes more reliable and understood in multiple envrionments. If you are wanting a robot dog who you have to put no effort into once home,then residential training isn't for you. 

Watch our YouTube channel for over 2,400 training videos, showing what is achievable