The Natural Dog School welcomes all dogs, for behaviour training, agility, and gradual puppy development. We specialise with training for dogs that struggle elsewhere and can offer a haven from which you can explore their potential. The innovative techniques used are very different to mainstream training and can achieve results where others fail.
Whether you want to teach a reliable recall, scramble around the agility course, or raise your puppy calmly, you can discover how here at the Natural Dog School. It is the ideal place to master the techniques that reliably channel your dog’s enthusiasm, leaving them emotionally grounded, calm and stable. Our goal is to help you work together by providing a safe venue to practise the foundation skills.
The training is based on Natural Dog Training and works with a dog’s energy, helping them feel in control of their world. The exercises are not behaviours for the dog to learn, but specific skills practised to develop the temperament. As their sense of composure and resilience grows they become steadier and more at ease.
This is training that takes a pattern and breaks it on purpose. It often creates confusion which is perfect for generating and establishing new creative responses. Obviously the clashing, jarring asymmetry isn’t a comfortable feeling and needs to be used to find a new pathway. However the new pathway eventually takes precedence and accommodates the …
A great way to work through many exercises is using a long line. One of the things I often then do, especially because I have two dogs, is use the line to hold a dog in place, tying them to a tree or bench. Out in the training field it’s easy to leave tethers all …
My dog Scout is a Twist sort of dog. If he were playing Pontoon he would definitely Twist. If he were on 16 he’d twist. He’d probably twist on 17. On 18, yes he would twist. If he were on 19… TWIST! Even on 20, TWIST!. Because you can never have too much. In fact …
Directions to the Natural Dog School
It is very easy to find us, the gate to the field is along a track, the second right turn off Brook Lane in Botley.
From J7/J8 of the M27
Follow the signs to Botley, and then just after you pass Sparshatts Car Showroom turn right into Brook Lane.
From Wickham or Bishops Waltham
After driving through Botley, you’ll pass the church and the recreation grounds, both on your left. Turn left into Brook Lane at Woodhill Prep School.