Animal Training Shropshire

My business is positive training for better pet behaviour.

Allow me to ease the burden caused by your dog or cat’s anxiety, aggression, and fear.

With my guidance, you’ll enjoy training success with scientifically-sound, straightforward solutions using positive reinforcement behaviour modification.

I am still here to support you and your pet. Remote Behaviour Consultations and Training advice available:

Solve your dog’s or cat’s problem behaviours in the safety and comfort of your home. Make the most of your time at home and train your dog or puppy with my expert help and guidance. We will connect via Skype, Facetime or Google Hangout and after our meeting, I will send you detailed instructions of all the exercises and advice we discussed. 

One-to-One Dog Behaviour Change and Training

Fretting about your dog’s separation anxiety or noise phobia? Flustered by your rescue dog’s lack of manners? Let me break the barriers hindering better dog or puppy behaviour with transformative techniques.  View Packages >

Cat Behaviour

Wondering why your cats aren’t getting along? Worried because your cat never toilets in her litterbox? Let me clear up your cat concerns with positive, compassionate methods.  View Programme >

Classes and workshops running in September. Book now to reserve your place.

‘Puppy Classes’ for puppies under 5 months of age. £95 (6 x 1hr). Next class starts Tues 22 Sept, 6.00pm. View Details >

‘Hooligan Hounds’ for older puppies 5 to 18 months. £95 (6 x 1hr). Courses start Sat 26 Sept, 11.00am and 3.30pm

‘Grumps and Growlers’ for dogs who growl, bark and lunge at others – £150 (6 x 1hr). Next course starts Sat 26 Sept, 1.30pm. View Details >                      

Doggy Day Care: Your dog plays while you work! Perfect for dogs who cannot be left alone or love playing with other dogs.                                         £15 per day, (£7.50 for additional dogs from the same household). £8 for half day. Play times are 8.30am to 6.00pm.

‘Total Recall’ learn how to teach your dog to come back every time. £75 (3 x 1hr).

Hire of Dog Paddock – £5 for 1/2hr, £8 for 1hr.

Dog-Friendly Holidays

Planning a holiday with your dog? Come and stay in The Studio at Heath House together. Explore the beautiful Shropshire Hills then relax in our spacious, dog-friendly flat — private entrance, dog-safe play area and four miles from the historic town of Bridgnorth.  View Accommodation >

Residential Dog Training

Ready to resolve your dog’s troublesome behaviour? Whether you choose to Board-and-Train your dog or Stay-and-Train, with your dog, I’ll propel your dog’s progress with positive, results-based training.  View Options >

Dog Training South Oxfordshire

Troubled by your pet’s behaviour? Ring me up for relief.

Here’s what you get when you allow me to help you:

 

Solutions that work: With a master’s degree in Clinical Animal Behaviour from Lincoln University and certified as a Dog Behaviour Consultant by the IAABC (International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants) I provide proven practices to resolve your pet training problems.

Vets recommend me: Veterinarians endorse my services to their clients.

We’ll get straight to work: Whether you choose home-based training or my reactive dog class, I’ll quickly give you tangible tips to help you achieve your training goals.

Ongoing support: From the first call through the last session, I’m on your team—and more than happy to answer a question or two between lessons.

Professional guidance without criticism: I have the experience to give you an honest assessment of your pet’s behaviour from the start—without judgment.

My lovely clients agree.

Chelsea Young

Thank you for all your help, you have done an amazing job, and if it wasn’t for you Nelson would’ve been rehomed.

Chelsea Young

A Happy Customer

Valerie is flexible with appointments, and is very easy to deal with. The advice she offered was in-depth, comprehensive, and really well tailored to our needs, whilst also being simple, understandable and effective.

A Happy Customer

Another Happy Customer

The support we received from Valerie while training Bailey was invaluable. Bailey was a rescue dog with a difficult start in life – he had a few bad experiences in his previous home and when we got him he was terrified of pretty much everything! We were at our wit’s end as Bailey couldn’t even step outside the house without becoming extremely stressed and frightened.

Another Happy Customer

From Claude, Clive and the Sinclair Family

A few months ago we got a rescue kitten to keep our other cat company! The introductions did not go well and the fur literally flew! Valerie helped us to understand how cats interact, and how to go about reintroducing the two cats to one another. She gave us strategies to help the older cat accept the kitten into her territory. Valerie’s knowledge, humour and empathy turned what was a nightmare situation into a happy two cat-household.

From Claude, Clive and the Sinclair Family

Bailey and the Connor Family

Valerie worked with us and Bailey and helped us understand why he behaved as he did, and also helped us to see things from his point of view. She was so kind and patient with Bailey and taught us ways to help Bailey cope with the outside world. Valerie’s knowledge, empathy and practical solutions have turned our walks from daily nightmares to enjoyable outings which are fun for Bailey and a million times less stressful for us!

Bailey and the Connor Family

Lizzi Hewer-Connelly

Working with Valerie gave me so much confidence as a first-time dog owner. She listened to everything I had to say about what we were looking to gain from the one 2 one sessions and based our training around it as well as adding in training she believed to be useful to us. I fully recommend the Animal Behaviour Business and I can’t thank Valerie enough for the well-behaved puppy we are left with.

Lizzi Hewer-Connelly

Sue Buys

Having one dog that ran off and chased deer and one that had become aggressive towards other dogs turned walks into something that I dreaded. Valerie has been a life saver, understanding, encouraging and very practical, not just giving the theory, but coming out on walks to help me put her amazingly effective advice into practice. I would wholeheartedly recommend Valerie to anyone wanting help with their dog’s behaviour.

Sue Buys

Betsy, Roxie, Jerry, Franky, Lexie and Joe Sparks

Valerie is wonderful. We find her approach perfect for our four very individual rescue dogs. She has come into our home and without judgment or criticism she has delivered professional and clear guidance enabling us to stop tearing our hair out and become confident dog owners. We look forward to our sessions and truly enjoy Valerie’s professional teaching style and likeable nature. Our dogs love her too!

Betsy, Roxie, Jerry, Franky, Lexie and Joe Sparks

Debbie & Timm

We absolutely recommend Valerie if you and your pet are need of some coaching and support. I lacked confidence as a first time pet owner – good to read books but putting puppy skills into practice is a different matter altogether. Valerie patiently (and with great humour) helped us to understand our Vizsla better giving us great tips and techniques to bring about better behaviours (in all of us!) A big thumbs up for and thank-you to Valerie; we think you’re fab:-)

Debbie & Timm

Sarah, Rob and Choccy Simmons

She manages to tread a fine line about being realistic regarding goals, and what can be achieved, with positivity that makes improvement seem possible. We have really valued her input, and have seen improvements already, both in our knowledge of how to deal with our dog’s behaviour, and the behaviour shown by our dog. We thoroughly recommend the Animal Behaviour Business!

Sarah, Rob and Choccy Simmons

Esther Peacock

Our dogs had developed some intractable bad habits, and Valerie gave us a completely different approach to tackle them. The dogs adored her and eagerly awaited every session. They have responded surprisingly quickly and have now turned a corner. We now have the confidence to continue reinforcing the new regime.

Esther Peacock

A bit about me:

Valerie Bennett, MA (OXON), MSc CAB

I love helping my clients realize their pet’s potential through the power of positive training. Whether your dog’s behaviour is driving you crazy or your mouser’s antics are maddening, I’ll restore peace with your pet. Read more about my academic credentials, Vets4Pets behaviour clinic, and rescue dog rehabilitation work.

Dog Training South Oxfordshire

Ready to solve your pet's behaviour problems? Give me a ring.

Or: 07778 435116

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