Puppy & Dog Training
Trevor is a Master Dog Trainer with the Guild of Dog Trainers (No.172), one of the fastest growing professional canine industry bodies in the Uk and one that requires professional training & qualifications to be able to join.
We endorse "Realistic Training" where your puppy or dog is taught how to behave in a manner that is relevant and socially acceptable to the environment in which the dog will be spending its life rather than just teaching it to walk un-naturally in circles in some noisy, over-crowded hall.
Much of our private 1:1 training is therefore primarily conducted from clients homes and the local area which you will likely frequent.
Small group class sessions, based on our one-to-one program are also now available at our training centre in the heart of East Devon - click here for details.
One-to-One training is initially more expensive than club or class style but the additional benefits outweigh the additional costs involved - for starters you get total attention for the whole session and not just a couple of minutes at a time - it makes our session fees that much more attractive.
Dave & Jude Sheddon from Colyton: "Having not had a puppy for twenty-odd years when we got our border collie we felt WE needed training! On a local walk we met a wonderfully behaved young border with her owner and we were given a recommendation to consider Trevor at Wilddogz. As fate would have it Trevor was in fact in the same area working on a one to one session with another dog and we were able to speak to him. After seeing two wonderfully behaved, happy, contented dogs we decided to invest in one to one sessions. On Trevor's first visit to our home our puppy 'Riley' was immediately putty in Trevor's hands and with help we've been able to make progress we would never have dreamed of by ourselves. Trevor hasn't trained us as we first envisaged but he has enabled us to understand our dog's behaviour and given us strategies to work with. Our pup at six months is happier and more relaxed than we think he would have been, walking well to heel, very good with basic commands and a joy to be around. We have a lot of reinforcing work to do and intend to ask Trevor to do some more advanced training with us in the future. If you are considering sessions with Trevor we would say, don't hesitate...just do it...you will not regret it and your dog will thank you for it too "
We now offer classes at our training venue in East Devon - click here for latest news and course information, if this is what you would really prefer.
We now have a range of courses available depending on your dogs level:
Puppy Socialisation & Lifeskills - for puppies up to approx 12-months.
Intermediate Improvers - follows on directly from the Puppy program, reinforcing the key skills learnt in this course whilst introducing a range of new skills & techniques - must have attended a puppy program prior.
Advanced Social Skills - for all dogs that have completed the Intermediate Improvers, this course further reinforces techniques taught on the previous courses plus a range of more challenging but still practical techniques.
Silent Handling - the ultimate handling experience & following on from our Puppy course and Advanced Social Skills Course.
Refresher Course - for older dogs who have had some prior training but whom would benefit from a refresher (5-session program).
Improvers Workshops - for dogs of all ages with at least some basic training looking to Improve and Advance.
Unlike many Training providers, we also provide our clients who book consecutive weekly sessions access to our FREE Home Training Manual in order to help you continue your training in between sessions, further enhancing your relationship with your pet - you will be amazed at how often a training opportunity presents itself!!
We don't teach tricks, just obedience, good old-fashioned social & domestic skills and manners in addition to teaching you, the client, how to be a good leader and role model to your dog!
Skype and FaceTime support is also available for existing clients or as a bespoke service charged in 30-minute sessions.
WildDogz ~ Where a well-trained dog is not a happy mistake!
New Puppy classes now booking
Five courses available, each following on from the previous:
Puppy Foundation & Lifeskills Socialisation Course.
Intermediate Improvers Course.
Advanced Social Skills Course.
Silent Handling & Multi-Sensory Course.
Please Note: We are currently experiencing technical difficulties
with our on-line booking system.
If you have not had a response to an online enquiry within
48-hours please call 0800 9752011 or 07887 998788 as your enquiry
has likely not gone through.
We value your custom and apologise for any inconvenience caused.
"Hi Trevor, we took Tilly Dog to Exmouth beach this evening and she behaved
impeccably. Thanks to you we are now able to do this and more without a recall
battle or losing her attention to other dogs! In fact they were more interested in her
than she was of them so thank you! Chris, Lisa and Tilly" from Honiton.
To ensure you get the best training support for your
circumstances, we are able to offer the following training
options for you and your dog - please click on the link
below to go to your chosen training service:
"Hi it's Yuan from Exeter. Hope you are well & Thank you for the training sessions, everyone is really impressed of proper behaviour of Lula, thanks to you!"
All Private Training Services are available to the following area's:
Honiton, Ottery St.Mary, Exeter, Dawlish Crediton, Cranbrook, Exmouth, Budleigh Salterton, Sidmouth, Seaton, Colyton, Axminster, Lyme Regis, Chard, Ilminster, Wellington, Cullompton, Tiverton.
Other areas are also covered but may incur a small supplement
to contribute toward the continued rising cost of fuel.
Barry from Axminster says: "Just finished 6 weeks of one to one training with Trevor Norman of WildDogz. Our Cockapoo Stanley has enjoyed it and both Stanley and myself have learnt so much. Recall, walking nicely, not jumping up, sitting and waiting before crossing roads the list goes on. Massive difference from 1hour a week. Thank you Trevor".
"Thanks so much for all your help! It has been brlliant. Unfortunately he was attacked by a patterdale terrier yesterday while we were out walking. No major damage done just a cut and bruising to his leg but the dog locked on his hip. The owners held their dog by his tail to make home release him. Their excuse - he is a vicious b...... You know what they are trained for don't you. How mad is that!! Winston limped for a bit but has bounced back and still just as confident" - Georgina from Chudleigh
The old adage of "You can't teach an old dog new tricks" could not be more wrong, it may just take a little longer but it is still achievable although you may need to consider your expectations accordingly.
At WildDogz, we will gladly take on any aged dog as long as the training will be beneficial to the future welfare of the dog - we will not waste your money or our time unnecessarily.
To ensure you get the best Puppy training or Dog Training from Devon's Premier Dog Training provider, a member of the exclusive Guild of Dog Trainers (Master Trainer), contact us today to discuss your individual requirements and we will be happy to discuss our fees at this point.
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Soggy in Action
Soggie a Swiss Entlebucher (Swiss mountain dog) in action with only the use of remote hand signals, one of the techniques taught at WildDogz in conjunction with our Social Skills Training techniques.
"WildDogz - Taming The Wolf Inside Your Dog"