Award Winning Residential Dog Training in the UK

Home boarding. No Kennels. Positive Training. Experienced Trainers.

 

Phone Mon to Sun 9.30am to 8pm:0800 222 9007

Due to high call volume, the easiest way to contact us is via email:info@adolescentdogs.com ​

​​​ SILVER - 3 to 4 weeks           *MOST POPULAR*

​​If you can push to a 3rd or 4th week, it's worth it. In weeks 3 and 4, your dog starts to respond to the commands more reliably and we start to add novel distractions and generalise the training to multiple environments.  3 to 4 weeks is ideal if you need reliability around unknown dogs and want to be able to take your dog to busy locations. We recommend 4 weeks or more for dogs with aggression issues.


* Pick 8 to 12 key skills in a 3 to 4 week stay, with 6 to 8 weeks of free lessons after


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Below is a list of the main types of problems we deal with in residential training:

  • New puppy training or adult dog re-training
  • Early puppy socialisation
  • Training dogs to be certified as Assistance Dogs
  • Pulling on the lead
  • Refusing to walk on the lead
  • Barking or lunging at dogs
  • Jumping up
  • Not coming when called
  • Chasing cyclists, joggers, cars, horses etc.
  • Mouthing & biting
  • Toilet training
  • Stealing food / household items
  • Not waiting at doorways
  • Possession aggression around food / toys
  • Inappropriate behaviour around children
  • Playing too rough with other dogs
  • Barking for attention or at the door
  • Separation anxiety / barking when left
  • Aggression towards dogs or people and more...
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Recommended lengths of stay

Please see theFAQ page to see what to expect from training.

It doesn't matter how many of the issues above your dog is displaying.  Our length of stay recommendation is based on how reliable you'd like the training to be once your dog returns home.​ 

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!  The number of week recommendations above are for each dog individually.  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. If your dogs are showing aggression, then longer will likely be needed.  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. 

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TAILOR MADE TRAINING PACKAGES FOR YOU & YOUR DOG

BRONZE -  2 weeks

In 2 weeks, we can teach the core essential commands needed to get on top of most training challenges.  2 weeks provides an excellent foundation to your dog's training and will put you on track for building reliability around distractions once home.  ​The first 2 weeks of training focuses on teaching the commands and skills. 


* Pick 5 key skills in a 2 week stay & up to 4 weeks of free one to one lessons

If choosing a 2 week stay, our Online Course is a nice way to compliment the training


We now only provide mini 30 second videos for 2 week stays in order to maximise training time

​​Owner training - You and your family will receive essential training at the end of your dogs stay.  Our instructors will provide one to one coaching to ensure that your dog learns to respond to you once home.  First, your instructor will demonstrate everything that your dog has learnt, then they'll go through each exercise step by step to make sure you can get the same results.  A follow up lesson is provided free of charge should you need extra help, as well as up to 8 weeks of free follow up training should you need it.  You'll also receive a handover manual and videos to reference back to in case you forget anything.  Your instructor will be on hand for free advice via email and phone for as long as needed

GOLD 5 to 6 weeks                   *BEST RESULTS*


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.


Many clients build up to these results by using top up stays throughout the year and whenever they go away on holiday.


* Pick up to 15 key skills in a 5 to 6 week stay, with 8 weeks of free lessons after


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Training Guarantee


If you're not happy with the level of training achieved after your stay, and you have attended 8 lessons with your trainer, we will redo your stay free of charge, or provide ongoing lessons with your trainer free of charge


After training - It can take up to 4 weeks for your dog to fully understand that the training that has been put in place here will still apply once they are home. All dogs will naturally try to revert back to old behaviours when they return home and will sometimes try harder to get a response for these behaviours. You may find that your dog will initially seem worse upon their return home. However, as long as you are consistent with following through with the training, your dog will begin to understand that the new training applies everywhere.  Over the 4 week period, your dog will start to respond to you more, show less of the unwanted behaviours and then respond to you the same way they did with their trainer. You will need to commit to attending a minimum of 2 handover lessons with your trainer (or minimum 8 if you aren't seeing results).


If you need help, you can book additional lessons with your trainer for 4 to 8 weeks after the stay free of charge (as long as you travel to your trainer). Many owners need more than the 2 handover lessons to obtain the skills and knowledge needed to maintain their dogs training. 


50% of the training that we do here is with your dog, but the other 50% is with the owners.  It is important to us that the training stays in place after your dog has returned home, so you must be able to commit your time to working with your trainer.  You will  need to be committed to putting several months of work into your dog yourself in order to see long term results.


​We stand by our excellent training and we offer a full six month back up service free of charge.  If you experience any difficulties once your dog has gone home, we will get together completely free of charge and show you how to get back on track.  If you're still not happy, we'll re-do your stay free of charge