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 member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (1070) and the Animal Behaviour Training Council and a Guild of Dog Trainers, Master Trainer; three of the United Kingdom’s leading positive reinforcement-based puppy and dog training organisations.

If having read the information below you have any questions or would like to arrange a convenient appointment time/date, please do contact me; 07753 609999 or email:

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 behaviour challenges I can help you with:

Jumping up at home and/or when out – Excessive -barking – Separation anxiety – Destructive behaviour –  Not coming back when off the lead, lack of recall, usually associated with other behaviour challenges – Car, bicycle or person chasing – Growling, snapping and/or biting – Territory, food, toy or person guarding – Dog to dog, or, dog to people aggression.

What does a home visit entail?  The first session would 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 program 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, depending on the behaviour.

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. If it is for a behaviour challenge, I rarely need to see anyone more than twice.

Cost. Lower fee reflects less travelling time.

  • More than 10 driving miles from SN8 3TY.  First Visit £150. Approximately 1 1/4 hours. Includes email feedback email, phone help and support. Subsequent visits, if required, £110 per hour.
  • Less than 10 driving miles from SN8 3TY. First visit £120.  Approximately 1 1/4 hours.  Includes email feedback email, phone help and support. Subsequent visits, if required, £90 per hour.
  • There will be an additional cost for any journey over 80 miles from SN8.
  • Rescue dogs.  If you are enquiring about help with a dog that has come to you via a registered rescue society, please do let me know, as there is a 10% discount available in these circumstances.

Payment and cancellation. Payment is required in full before or on the day of the appointment. (Cheque, cash or bank transfer).  The full fee will be charged for any appointment cancelled with less than 48 hours’ notice.

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: