About

Russell Thompsett PhD

I’ve been training dogs in puppy classes, agility classes and behaviour sessions for over 20 years. That means I’ve encountered a wide and varied selection of dogs, with different characters and challenges. I’ve also experienced a growing family over the years, with multiple dogs and have a thorough appreciation of the chaos involved! I’m passionately driven to explore what dogs are all about, why they do what they do, and how we can help and guide them through our world. I’ve studied extensively all the different approaches to working with dogs and would love to share this experience. I currently have two dogs, both border collies, one called Flo and the other Scout.

Training Packages

There are various training packages to consider, for puppy development, agility training or behaviour work. Specially discounted rates are available to dedicated and passionate students of dog behaviour. More information is available on request.

Puppy Steps

4 months weekly tuition
Initial hour going through play techniques and home management
A safe environment for challenging exploration
Email support throughout course

£300

Puppy Keystones

3 sessions for puppy, starting now, then at 6 months, then at 1 year
Initial hour going through play techniques and home management
Later sessions on obedience techniques

£100

Agility training

9 week course
Learn to successfully negotiate all the agility equipment, jump drills, weave poles, contacts

£200

General training

For practising recalls, lead work, retrieve or any other challenge
3 weekly sessions, each for 1 hour

£120

Behaviour training

For working with behaviour problems such as phobias, aggression, and over-excitability
12 weekly sessions
Including email support and video feedback

£450

Accelerated Behaviour training

Short time-frame intensive course
5 sessions over 1 week
For working through behaviour problems
Extended email support after course has completed

£200

Assisted Behaviour training

For help with training, I’ll teach the dog then we’ll both teach you.
Initial consultation then an additional 5 days of training
For working through any behaviour problems
Extended email support after course has completed

£300