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.
Today at the training field our two resident horses, D’Arcy and Jam, blew and snorted as their breakfast was brought along the lane. At the time I was trying and failing to get any sort of noise from a reluctant barker (dog that is). There is also this article on the BBC website about happy …
One of the best games to play with your dog is hide’n’seek. It gives your dog a chance to run to you with all its drive and enthusiasm. The energy gets a clear channel through which to flow and the destination couldn’t be bettered. Will your dog run to you with all its passion? Or …
The “Core Exercises” were introduced by Kevin Behan as a way to systematise Natural Dog Training and help handlers focus on a set of skills to practise with their dogs. Initially four exercises; the bark, push, supple and bite – to which was added collection, make five “Core Exercises”. The aim is to be able …
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.