My name is Sheila. I am based just outside Stockbridge in Hampshire. I provide positive up to date modern and ethical dog training with the emphasis on helping you to help your dog. I will show you how to communicate better with your dog and build a strong bond using positive reinforcement as well as innovative based force-free methods that are fun for both dogs and handlers!
I have been involved with training dogs for most of my life and have a wealth of experience with a huge variety of breeds and types. Many of my own dogs have been from rescue centres or dogs that need a new home for whatever reason – this has given me extensive experience dealing with many different behavioural and training issues – some more challenging than others!
The Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme (KCGCDS) is the largest dog training scheme in the UK. It`s aim is to promote responsible dog ownership and in turn enhance our relationship with our pets.Find out more
Welcoming a puppy into your home is such a joyous, exciting occasion. It is also a huge long-term commitment and at times will be incredibly challenging! No matter how much research you do, books you read or friends advice you listen to, none will prepare you for the reality of your new addition!Find out more
The Happy Dog Haven is a professional, friendly and experienced dog training establishment based in Hampshire. I currently hold classes in Kings Somborne, Nr Stockbridge. I cover Winchester, Andover, Romsey, Salisbury and the surrounding villages. I understand people and their dogs both have different needs and learn in different ways and for this reason, I offer a range of options to help you and your dog achieve your goals – whatever they maybe!
Training should be fun and motivating for both dog and handler. You will learn how to get the best from your pooch using food, toys and games, resulting in a dog that enjoys training and wants to work with you - the handler.
This level will include – walking on lead around distractions, return to handler, basic obedience, polite greetings, control at doors/gates, stay, grooming and examination of the dog (by owner/handler) care of your dog and responsibilities of dog ownership
This level will include – travelling safely in a vehicle, play with your dog, recall to handler, calmness when handled by a stranger, greeting politely, stay with more duration, recall from distractions, lead walking in public places and food manners.
An ongoing course for dogs and handlers who have achieved silver level. Exercises include, controlled off lead walking, emergency stop (stop at a distance) road walking, out of sight stays, food manners, send to bed, and relaxed settle.