Dog training in Wimborne can help you with recall and lead pulling issues

Dog training in Wimborne can help if you are fed up with your best friend not having a recall. Do they run off and ignore you?? Does your dog pull on the lead and take you for a walk? These are very common obedience issues that I can help you with.

Is your dog excitable and demanding? A change on your part can resolve this.

Do you have a gun dog breed you don’t work but is driving you nuts? This is my speciality, and I can help you meet your dog’ breed trait needs so they are a lot calmer and you are more confident.

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Do you need some training advice on which approach may suit you and your dog?. Please note this is not behaviour advice

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The ‘Big Boy’ waiting patiently

Puppy training classes in Wimborne, Merley, Oakley and Colehill.

Whilst 1:1 training is the best option, Muttley Solution offers a 6-week preparation training course for your new puppy. This course is so we can get the basics to prepare the puppy for training in a live environment. The class size is small, and there will be two trainers in the session. The sessions are held at Upton community centre on a Saturday morning.

As an experienced and qualified Wimborne dog and puppy obedience instructor, I am local areas like Merley, Oakley, Canford Magna, Furzehill and Colehill. I can help you resolve various dog training issues at your location. Muttley Solutions offers flexibility and competitive pricing. If you look at my pricing structure, you will see a package that will suit depending on your needs.

I am often called to Wimborne and surrounding areas by clients searching for dog trainers near me to review varying dog behaviour and training issues.  Sometimes this can be a one-off session just to review and offer advice.  Other times, it will involve several sessions, and in rare cases, it may involve a long involvement in a supporting capacity. For many years dogs were seen as simple creatures, but we have to some extent, complicated their lives.

Thankfully, our understanding of dogs has come out of the dark ages, and we have embraced new ideas and concepts.  This has shown us dogs are a lot more sensitive and complex than we first thought, a bit like humans!!

How to make training realistic?

When working with the dogs, I like to train in a live environment as this is the best place and mirrors reality so we can test the training where the client will be with the dog when I am not there. There are some great dog walk areas around Wimborne where you can practice loose lead walking and recall training.  It is also ideal for correctly letting your dog meet other dogs.

We must train the dog in the type of environment it will encounter when out with you in Wimborne. There’s little point in learning all the skills in a hall and then trying to replicate that in the park you normally go to, and the trainer isn’t there. As a dog trainer, I cover many training issues and can advise on more complex issues.

Dog Scent Training in Merley, Wimborne, Colehill and Oakley

We offer dog scent training on a Saturday morning at Upton Community centre and also have an outdoor scent park. We have been trained by the best, The UK College of Scent Dogs. If you want to challenge your dog and yourself with a low-impact activity, then scent, then Dorset scent training is the right way.

Training your dog in Wimborne

Wimborne has a great diversity of areas to train your dog or puppy.  Living in a town it will be important that we include the streets and shops in their training package. We need to socialise the new puppy into town life.  That could be shopping, so getting used to busy paths.  It will also include visiting the many bars and coffee shops in Wimborne. If you are local to Merley or Oakley, you may use Fenners Field as a live training environment.

We need to balance this with the parks and open areas available around Wimborne. When I first meet you, we can discuss the areas you visit, which will be part of the live training you do.

Puppy Training classes in Wimborne

It is an exciting time when you are planning to get a puppy. You will be planning all the great things you will be doing. However, it is critical that you plan how you will ensure you are not teaching your new puppy the wrong thing from the first day it arrives.  Yes, we are responsible for 99% of the behaviours we determine as unwanted.  The puppy is just being a puppy and learning what is rewarding and what is not.

Muttley Solutions can help you start your new relationship with your puppy the right way. This avoids many issues later, which is very important if children are involved.

It also allows us to use the critical period in a puppy’s life of up to around 14-16 weeks.  If we miss this period, we cannot get it back.

Contact me before you get your puppy for maximum effect. However, don’t despair if you are reading this as your puppy is chewing the table leg!! I can still help you turn these new bad habits around, so you are giving structure and using the correct techniques.

Dog Training classes in Wimborne Minster

Well, if you are reading this and you have a young or older dog, then you or someone else has already been teaching your dog some bad habits.  Don’t worry, we do it without even realising!!

Most likely, you are here because you have a dog who ignores you when you call them? Perhaps you would like a dog who walks at your side and stops pulling on the lead? Perhaps barking is an issue which you need to be sorted.  Of course, I attend to many other dog training issues, but these are the common ones.

Puppy education is about teaching new rewarding behaviours.  Dog training is mostly about showing the dog the current behaviours are not as rewarding as they think, and we have some alternatives.  The breed and your commitment can determine how long this can take.  My job is to teach you the right techniques and ensure you get them right. It will also be about supporting you through the tough times.

Once you have started getting it right, your dog stands a chance at getting it right. You will then start to see a change in their behaviour.

If you live in Wimborne or surrounding areas, get in touch, and I will help you turn things around.

Pet Gun Dog Breed Classes

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Gundog Training Classes in Wimborne

So you have a gun dog breed, live in Wimborne and have no intention of working them?  These breeds are highly popular as pets, and a variety of gun dog breeds fit the bill. However, they are working dogs in the truest form, and if you fail to understand their needs, you will most likely start to see some issues.

My Pet Gun Dog Training Facility will teach you to better understand your gun dog breed.  This means you can tailor your exercises to meet their breed traits.  You will have a happier dog for it, and your confidence will increase. If you are the proud owner of a bored Labrador, I can help you challenge them. Do you have a Labrador puppy who needs training the right way?

What I teach you will be more about you than the dog. You can learn to control your dog when you understand the live environment and how to be proactive and make the best decisions.  Your dog will learn to have excellent obedience and manners in a distracting environment.  They will start to trust you know what you’re doing and that you are fun to be with.

Do you want to challenge your gun dog breed and become more confident handling them? Get in touch with Muttley Solutions and join us at the Training Centre for a taster session.

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Top reasons you and your dog should visit Wimborne!

Whether it’s taking a stroll in the summer sunshine or wrapping up and feeling the crunch of the frost underfoot, there’s nothing better than getting out and exploring the great outdoors. Personally, I love the summer months, there is very little more I prefer than taking in some of the incredible walks, sights and attractions that Wimborne has to offer.

Having lived in and around the area my entire life, it still amazes me how truly stunning the landscape is. I’m often called out to clients in and around the area, including neighbouring parishes such as Colehill and Furzehill, and I always seem to find new spots for a walk or a visit!


Wimborne, or Wimborne Minister to give it its proper name, is a market town in the South West of England. It is most famous for its iconic church (the towers are viewable no matter where you enter the town). It currently boasts a population of around 15-16,000 people and is a truly picturesque town.

The town has been a significant royal manor since the 8th century, and since then, it has played host to an incredible history, from Viking invasions to being the resting place of King Ethelred and the grandparents of King Henry VII!

Fast forward to today and the town might have the modern hustle and bustle of life but it retains its medieval charms. There’s still a town crier at weekends and national holidays, whilst many pubs date back to the 16th and 17th centuries.

Each year the town plays host to the Wimborne Minster Folk Festival whilst it also hosts the longest fireworks display in Dorset as part of its Guy Fawkes celebrations.

Key Attractions

There are lots to do in and around the area, but some of my favourite things in Wimborne include…

Wimborne Market

Arguably one of the most famous aspects of the town, the Wimborne Market has been in existence since 1860 and features over 200 traders over a huge five-acre site! It’s open every weekend (Friday to Sunday) and is well worth a visit if you are in the area.

Moors Valley

A short trip from the centre of town, Moors Valley is perfect for those of you who want to get out and about in nature. The valley has some truly stunning countryside walks, cycle paths and woodland scenery. For those feeling a little adventurous, there’s even a Go Ape! Centre for thrill-seekers to take part in.

Wimborne Minster

The Saxon church and abbey are iconic in the town and date back over 1,300 years. It includes one of the only chained libraries in the world and a famous 14th-century astronomical clock, whilst the church also hosts several famous tombs, including King Ethelred and the maternal grandparents of King Henry VII.

Kingston Lacy

The Kingston Lacy country house and the estate are a short drive outside the town. With some stunning gardens and parkland to walk around, including the Cedar Walk and the Lime Walk, which take you through two gorgeous avenues of trees.

Badbury Rings

If you are looking for a little bit of history, then the Badbury Rings are a must-visit attraction. Now belonging to the National Trust, the site is an ancient Iron Age hill fort and is a wonderful area to walk around – you can even see the Isle of Wight on a clear day!

These are just some of the wonderful attractions the Wimborne area has to offer, making it the perfect choice for a beautiful walk to enjoy with your dog. If you live in the area and are looking for a local dog trainer, get in touch today.

Wearing the right gear for dog training

Local Wimborne outdoor clothing shop

There is nothing worse than looking outside, and it’s raining!! The dog still needs to go for a walk or a training session. Wearing the right gear is essential. As a dog trainer in Wimborne and surrounding areas, I know the importance of wearing quality outdoor gear to keep you dry and last.

Berties is a local shop in Wimborne providing excellent, quality outdoor clothing. No more excuses for not training in the rain!!

Opening and Contact information for Wimborne Dog Training

Muttley Solutions has an automated booking system which allows you to choose from my availability.  If you are struggling to find a date, call me as I hold some in reserve.

You can Text me, and I usually reply quickly Text on 07482557186

You can call me between 08:00 and 18:00 except Monday and Friday.  If I don’t reply, I am usually training or driving.  Text me.


    Gary came to help me with my Cavalier King Charles spaniel who was less than 8 weeks old and very tiny. All that I wanted was to have a well behaved dog, good recall and manners. Gary was brilliant with her and trained me well! He’s very very good.

    Karen in Wimborne

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    Are you a qualified trainer?

    Sadly, no recognised body says who and who is not a qualified dog trainer. Anyone can set up as a dog trainer. Therefore it is important to do your homework. I belong to the Pet Professional Guild Uk, which only accepts those who have reached a certain standard. You can rest assured I am qualified to train your dog and wise enough to refer you outside if I think your dog needs specialist input.