Dog training classes in Dorset the right way

We owe it to our dogs to make them the best they can be


We are open for 1:1 training with social distance measures in place at the training field in Merley, Dorset. We have safety procedures in place to protect all of us. Please follow all instructions. Therefore, if you are having issues with your dog around lead pulling, recall issues or have a new puppy who needs training then we can help.

The first session is a Zoom/phone session so we can have a chat about what the issues and what your end goal is. It is at this time you get your first homework and this preps you and your dog for attending the field for training. This is done via Zoom and more information and online booking can be found at the link below.

Dog training the right way

Affordable dog training in Dorset offered by a qualified instructor with a passion for success. One to One obedience education classes at my practice field with flexible times and competitive pricing. Your dog is the sum of what you make them, lets make them the best we can!! If you live locally to Wimborne Minster such as Colehill then I am your local 1 to 1 dog mentor. We also cover key locations such as Poole, Oakdale, Parkstone, Hamworthy, Lilliput, Canford Heath.

Why Trust Muttley Solutions to help you train your puppy or dog?

  • Experienced and qualified trainer. Acknowledged as a Master Dog Trainer with the Guild of Dog Trainers
  • I will be realistic to what we can achieve and make no false promises.
  • There will be no cruel techniques used, but we will teach your dog what NO means
  • Experienced with training pet gun dog breeds who are not going to be worked
  • Only train 1:1 so the hour is about you and your dog
  • Only train outdoors which is where you walk your dog!!
  • Have a purpose training area of 2.5 acres in Merley.
  • We have early morning, midday, evening and weekend sessions all booked online. This depends on time of year due to getting dark.
  • I train the owner not the dog. When you get it right they stand a chance of getting it right.
  • No nonsense approach. You pay me to tell you what you need to hear not what you want to hear!!

We taught the puppy all the behaviours we don’t want!!

Why does my dog ignore me when I call them?

Make tuition and learning exciting for both of you. Have a dog you can be proud of. Enjoy the fact your they comes back on a whistle recall and no longer ignores you when you call them.

How do i stop my dog from pulling me when we walk?

Your dog can walk at the side of on a loose lead and no longer pull on the lead to get you to follow. Stop dreading those daily walks. Look forward to your dog checking in with you and you leading the walk.

How to stop a dog from demanding attention?

Is your dog over excited, out of control and demanding? Lets get some order and calmness back into your relationship with your dog. Get your dog to wait

How to stop my puppy barking at everything?

Does your dog bark all the time? If you want to stop your dog barking then Muttley Solutions can help you

Puppy socialisation classes 

Are you planning on getting a puppy. We offer one to one puppy training classes in Dorset at time to suit you. If there are children in the household then getting me involved early is essential.  The best time to get me involved is before you get the puppy because we can ensure its done right from day one.

Making canine training realistic

We work with the owner first then the dog

Muttley Solutions does not offer ‘train your dog sessions’ in a dry warm hall. We need to setup and train for success. The simple reason is it is unrealistic. You need to educate and practice the obedience training skills in the environment you will use them. I hear so many times how well the dog did in the group class only to fail when out in a live environment.

You walk your dog on cold wet days so learn to walk and recall them in this environment and learn to be confident in doing so. I consider myself a live environment trainer and have the perfect outdoor training facility so training is as realistic as possible to your everyday walks with your dog.

Do you have a Labrador Retriever, Springer Spaniel, or an HPR as a pet? If you are not working them then the classes I can offer can challenge your dog and help stop many of the issues shown by bored dogs who no longer listen to you.

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Correct recall issues with dog coaching sessions

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Pet Gun Dog Courses in the Dorset area

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Review and testimonials of our success

I have been working with Gary since the first week of getting my puppy, he was extremely knowledgeable and helpful from day one and always on the end of the phone if I had any questions, our pup is coming along brilliantly and Gary always makes the lessons fun and explains clearly what needs to be done. Highly recommend.

Lorraine, Corfe Mullen

Thanks Gary. Your straight forward approach to training (me and the dog) has worked wonders. In a very short space of time we have noticed a marked improvement in recall. We have learnt a lot and look forward to continuing to reap the benefits of your training. Would highly recommend if you’re looking for someone down to earth with a wealth of knowledge!

Mandy, Merley Wimborne

When my wife and I decided to get our first dog we selected a Viszla. Doing some reading beforehand I realised that they needed early structured training to avoid being a nightmare.
Thankfully Gary has helped our whole family understand that early training makes a huge difference. Gary came to our house for a family education session before our puppy arrived and immediately made me feel more comfortable with his clear, pragmatic instructions. We have been to regular sessions and its definitely paying off with our dog relaxed and attentive on the lead,and his recall is great. Thanks Gary for enabling us to enjoy our dog.
Highly recommended.

Chris, Poole

Muttley Solutions can help with all aspects of your puppy and dog training

Don’t take chances get it right first time

You don’t need to suffer any longer with poor obedience from your dog. Our puppy socialisation plan will get your puppy on the right start. Although I offer one on one dog training in Dorset my main location is the Wimborne area.  I will be frank and honest with you about your expectations and the reality of teaching your dog. Remember, I am one of the few trainers who actually offers you your money back if you decide my style of teaching is not for you. Contact me to find out more.

Where is my nearest local dog trainer?

Muttley Solutions is based near Wimborne in Dorset and has a large outdoor training facility.

Is there a force free dog trainer locally?

Muttley Solutions does not use any techniques which cause harm or stress to your dog. We will teach the dog what ‘No’ means. It is about setting the dog up for success and showing undesired behaviours do not reward.

I am looking for a dog trainer who provides a one to one training service?

My speciality is providing 1:1 puppy and dog classes. Private lessons will bring out the best in you and your dog. They are at a time which fits in with your busy life.

Do you come to my house?

No. Since Covid 19 happened I now do the first session via Zoom. This works very well. We agree a training plan and prep you ready to visit my training location in Merley.