How much does it cost for puppy, dog training classes in Dorset?

What Dog Training The Right Way offers and the cost of training with us.


Live 1:1 online consultation for puppies less than 12 weeks.

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Dorset Puppy Training

Sessions will be up to 45 minutes long. They will cost £30, which is payable at booking.

All clients should have this first Zoom/phone session if their puppy has not had all injections or you are planning on getting a puppy. We can have a chat and put a plan in place.


Puppy Group training at Upton Community Centre.

July Full….Waitlist open

Booking for August….If you have a gundog/cross, look below.

This is a 5-week course to prepare your puppy and yourself for coming to the field for further training. It will focus on loose lead walking, off lead, recall, and safely meeting people and dogs. Your puppy must be 12-18 weeks at the start of the course. Vaccinations need to be completed.

The cost is £80 payable for the booking of 5 weeks. There are only six spaces, and they go quickly.

You will have an opportunity to join the Teenage Club once your first course is completed and continue for a further six weeks, where we take the training to the next level, predominately outside in the real world. More information and an invite will be given in the class sessions. This is only open to those who completed the initial puppy class.


Gundog Puppy Group Classes

The new class starts every four weeks. Contact us

Gundog puppy class group training at our Merley facility will set your gundog breed up for the right start in life. It can be very difficult to take on a new puppy, and getting that ideal dog is no easy fix. Our specific gundog puppy group training is a 4- week programme which will set them up to join our other gundog group level 1 training at Merley. Your puppy must be between 12 and 20 weeks. A puppy qualifies to attend if both or one of the parents is a gundog breed. The class size is a max of 3 and will depend on bookings. The cost for the three weeks is £60. Each week, a syllabus will prepare you to join the level 1 gundog programme.

This class is held in a live environment in our 2.5-acre training facility on a Wednesday at 19:00. We specialise in working with those owners who have a gundog breed but have no intention of ever working with them. We will give you the knowledge and techniques to meet your dog’s breed traits, which will mean a much happier dog in the long term.

The training classes will depend on the weather, and your puppy’s safety is paramount.

The key objective for this 4-week course is to introduce the core basics. This includes:

  • Recall Training
  • Loose lead walking
  • Whistle Work
  • Understanding the environment
  • Prey Drive and how it influences your relationship with your dog
  • Introducing Steadiness and impulse control
  • Basic Retrieve work
  • Having Fun with your dog!!
  • HOMEWORK!!

Recall Training Intensive Course

One of the most common and potentially problematic training issues. My definition of a good recall is the dog will come back to you on first, asking when it doesn’t want to. It is not good for the dog to come back when it wants to and ignore you when there are distractions.

The Dorset Recall Training School offers a 45-minute Zoom session to discuss the theory behind Recall issues. Two 45 minute training sessions at my Merley facility or Purbeck facility, depending on your location. A one-hour session at your location within a 10 miles radius of Wimborne. This intensive training package where we take every aspect of the recall apart. One of the sessions is held in locations where you usually walk your dog, so I can understand the specific issues you may have. The cost is £200. Please get in touch with me for more information. Discount if further sessions are required.


1:1 Dog and Puppy Training classes

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Dog Training in Poole

1:1 training at Merley Training Field £26 for 45 minutes.

1:1 training at Purbeck Dog Park £26 for 45 minutes.


Group Pet Gundog Training at Purbeck and Merley

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Pet Gundog Training near Wareham

Ethical Positive Reinforcement Group Pet Gundog Training will be held at both the Purbeck Dog Park, near Corfe Castle and at our field in Merley, Wimborne.

There are five levels you work through, all building on each other from newbie to confident pet gundog handler. These are the building blocks to having an obedient, well-mannered, happy dog. They will give focus to your training. A certificate is provided for each level you successfully attain.

The cost will be £26 for the class.


1:1 Pet Gun Dog Training

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Pet Gundog Training near Poole and Wimborne

One-to-one 45 minutes session will be £26. This will be at the Merley training facility

There are five levels you work through, all building on each other from newbie to confident pet gundog handler. These are the building blocks to having an obedient, well-mannered, happy dog. They will give focus to your training. A certificate is provided for each level you successfully attain.


Dorset Dogs Scent World.

Pet dog scent training in Dorset
Pet dog Scent Instructor Dorset

The instructor is qualified at City & Guilds level and trained with Rob and Karen of UKCSD, who have many years of operational experience working the dogs trained on explosives, firearms and drugs.

1:1 training is £26 per 45 minutes and is held at my Merley Field. Ideal for reactive or nervous dogs

Beginner Group Scent training is £80 for six fortnightly sessions and is held at Upton Community Centre. Your dog must be comfortable around other dogs. Class size is up to four.

Booking for 16th April for group scent training. Click the group link button below

1:1 Scent training Dorset
1:1 Scent Training Purpose-built Facility

GROUP CLASSES ARE CURRENTLY FULL

Upton Community Centre Group Dog Scent Training
Upton Community Centre Group Dog Scent Training

What does dog training cost with Muttley Solutions?

Dog Training The Right Way is both affordable and convenient. We offer flexible one to one training both online and in our training field. We also offer a 6-week group puppy class training at our Hall in Upton, Poole, to prepare you to get your dog out into the real world safely. Muttley Solutions also offers Canine scent training within the Dorset area.

We are one of the most competitive on pricing for one to one training in the area, but the quality is not compromised.  I am so confident in the service I offer that I will refund your first session if you decide my teaching style is not for you. If you have your first session and don’t want to continue, just ask for a refund, and I will be happy to oblige. I want you to be happy regardless of whether you work with me. 

High level of support given

Classes will be on a one to one basis which will be specific to you, your dog and your pace. No set weekly classes. We train together when you need support or to move forward. You get free email support whilst you are training with me. How many other trainers offer that level of support away from the class training environment?

This level of support can sometimes save us having a session to resolve the problem on the phone. Some clients will send a video so I can review and advise. The client often needs that support as dog training is like a roller coaster with good and bad days. If you are trying to train a new puppy with young children, this can be stressful this can be a stressful time.  

Ethical Pet Gundog Training in Dorset
Ethical Pet Gundog Training in Dorset
Why is puppy and dog training expensive?

Most people will have invested a lot of money into buying their puppy but not consider dog training prices. You should factor the cost of training into owning a dog. The reality is by investing in the right training at the start; you can hopefully avoid large behaviourist bills later. The right trainer will have invested a significant amount of money in ensuring they have the right training. Remember, you usually get what you pay for, so look at training as an investment so you can enjoy your time with your new dog.

Can I train my own dog?

Many people try to train their own dogs, but only a few succeed. Training your dog to save money is a false economy in the long run. Get a qualified trainer, agree on a plan and put the practice in. I always say I train the owner, not the dog. That is why you will struggle to train your dog. The issue is not with the dog it is the owner!!