Puppy Training

What sort of relationship do you want with your dog?  Have you got a new pup and don’t know where to start?  Are you THINKING about getting a pup and haven’t made the decision yet?  With years of experience training pups of all types, I am always happy to help with guiding you through those first few early months.

Edie the puppy
Pre-Puppy Arrival Home Visit

Sometimes, people are not sure if having a dog is right for them or if they have the right things at home before the pup arrives.  I wish that everyone would speak to a trainer before they get the pup and I’m always delighted to be called in for advice on what you need, bringing your pup home and how to settle the puppy in once he or she has arrived.

Puppy Preschool

To get you started, when your pup is still very young I offer a puppy preschool home visit which helps you get started before your course and includes some tips on house training and nipping.

Home Puppy Course

I have taught classes at vets and in other venues but I truly believe that a small puppy needs to learn the basics before going outside.  If you have a focus from your pup before they see another dog, you will have a good start.  The home course is four sessions long and covers the basics as well as tailoring the sessions to you and your lifestyle.  You get to work at home as well, where the work needs to be done at a time that suits you.

Puppy Playtime

A social session where your pup learns to interact and introduce themselves to other pups (under six months).  Held in a private venue, this gives you the chance to practice your training and allow your pup to play in a controlled setting.  This is a monthly session and has limited spaces.  You will need to book in advance.

Dog Owner Reviews

“Soon after bringing home our delightful cockapoo pup, Twiglet, we had a Preschool Puppy Session with Sara in our home.  She met the family including our slightly bemused cat!  This visit gave us reassurance that we were on the right track and also tips and advice for the forthcoming days and early weeks with a new pup.I would thoroughly recommend Sara’s dog training skills and, importantly, her friendly and approachable manner ensuring that each encounter is enjoyable with laughs along the way!” 

The Hitchens Family

We have been delighted with the training and advice provided by Sara in helping to train the fabulous addition to our family – our beardie Harley.  He attended the puppy foundation class and we also had several 1-2-1 sessions in the park, which has achieved virtually 100% recall with Harley.  Sara is really not only an expert, but a lovely person to deal with, and would recommend her to any dog owners.


I wanted to have some basic training for our 12 week old English Bulldog called Mabel and opted for some 1-2-1 lessons as primarily, she wouldn’t be awake for the classes in the event so having them at home really helped.  Sara clearly has a vast and in depth knowledge of dog training techniques and tips/advice etc. and Mabel absolutely loved her.  I would have no hesitation in recommending Sara and can only thank her for the help and advice shared for Mabel.

Steve and Angela

What sort of a relationship do you want with your dog?

Rewards Dog Training can help you right through from those early days with your pup and beyond so that you can have the best start possible to build the relationship you want. 

But it’s not all about pups, sometimes owners need help with those ‘teenage’ and ‘senior’ years too! Ask how we can help you to live in harmony with your dog.