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.
I spend a lot of time target training, looking at how a dog’s focus can get shifted from one thing to another. By considering this more general view of targeting it can be seen as a fundamental part of dog behaviour and training, more basic than most techniques which are essentially just a trick. Target …
It sounds like I’m writing a children’s story or perhaps it’s a progressive rock band. But no, this is more thoughts from the body language talk and I’d like to expand on the idea of the “ladder of aggression”. I want to try to get across the idea that the body language and interactions are …
I’ve recently been made aware of a new trend in some dog training circles regarding the idea of consent. Perhaps the trending topic of #MeToo has had something to do with this and it has spilled into the area of dog behaviour. The idea is that we have to be watchful and mindful of our …
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.