Richard Grant; Puppy and Dog Trainer and Canine Behaviourist

I am Richard Grant and I have been working with and training dogs since 1987. I am a fully qualified and experienced member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and the Animal Behaviour and Training Council, two of the United Kingdoms’ leading puppy and dog training organisations.

How I can help you?
Using simple, straightforward praise reward methods, based on proven research and years of experience, I will work with you to re-establish a harmonious relationship between you and your dog. Sometimes it is as simple as learning how to see the world from your dog’s perspective. My straightforward approach will help restore harmony to your household.
I take a flexible, holistic approach that considers the dog’s role in the household, as well as the confines of peoples’ realities. You don’t have to adopt every measure I suggest; we will find a balance that ensures your dog enhances family life. (Note, behaviour challenges are often more complex than obedience training).

Examples of some of the challenges I can help you with:  Please note, this programme is for dogs with what is considered to be a behavioural challenge, some of which are outlined below, not the more straight forward obedience.

  • Jumping up at home and/or when out.
  • Excessive barking.
  • Separation anxiety.
  • Destructive behaviour.
  • Not coming back when off the lead, lack of recall, if coupled with any other behaviour characteristics.
  • Car, bicycle or person chasing.
  • Biting and/or growling.
  • Territory, food, toy or person guarding.
  • Dog to dog, or, dog to people aggression.

What does a home visit entail?
Following a telephone conversation to establish exactly the behaviour that your dog is exhibiting, the next stage will be a visit to you at home to allow me to make a complete assessment of your dog. Coming to see you at home first makes the establishment of a behaviour training programme more accurate as it ensures a consistent approach when at home, as well as when out. Ideally this would be with as many of the people that have daily contact with the dog in question. I anticipate any further training will take place at your home or outside in venues local to your home.

How many training sessions do I need?
There is no minimum or maximum number of training sessions stipulation, it is entirely up to you; the costs below are just for your information.  I usually see people either once or twice, it is rare to need to have a third visit.

One visit £220. (Approximately 1 1/2 hours, with comprehensive follow up information and individual written behaviour/training programme).
All subsequent visits will be charged at, £150 per hour.

Postcode areas: SN4, SN8, SN9, SN11 and Salisbury area, SP2, SP3 and SP4.  Note this reflects the time saved in travel etc.
One visit £190. (Approximately 1 1/2 hours, with comprehensive follow up information and individual written behaviour/training programme).
Any subsequent visits will be charged at, £150 per hour.

Rescue dogs.
If you are enquiring about help with a dog that has come to you via a recognised and registered rescue society, please do let me know, as there is a 10% discount available in these circumstances.

If you have any questions or would like to arrange a convenient time/date for me to come and see you, please do contact me; Richard Grant 07753 609999 or email: