Welcome to Taylored Training and Behaviour
Whether you have a puppy, rescue dog, struggling with unwanted behaviours or are just looking to do more with your dog we can provide professional, personal and achievable training to get you and your dog on the path to success.
We feel training should be enjoyable and rewarding for both you and your dog. We understand every dog is different so we don’t use the approach one size fits all and tailor our training to suit your needs. We only use scientifically proven positive reward methods and strive to improve your dog’s confidence whilst strengthening your relationship.
With Taylored Training and Behaviour you don’t just get one trainer you get the experience and knowledge of two fully qualified and highly experienced trainers, so contact us today to start your training journey.
SERVICES WE OFFER
One to One Training
With our 20 years experience in training and rehabilitation, we understand how hard it can be when unwanted behaviour can get in the way of you and your dog’s relationship.
Every lesson will be carefully planned around life skills and teaching fun, realistic and useful skills for you and your pup.
We teach obedience through game play. We truly believe that dogs and owners learn more through playing games and having fun!!!!
Not only are tricks fun, impressive and mentality challenging for your dog, they can also increase the bond and relationship. Turn your dog into a trick master!
Real Dog Yoga
Perfect for springy springers, boisterous bully breeds and chatty chihuahuas, this discipline is taking the world by storm – the ultimate in permission based training.
The T.Touch Method is not simply “training” a specific behaviour, but actually providing the animal with the education to adapt, cooperatively to different situations.
"I have 5 dogs all with their individual issues. One of them really stresses me out due to his over excited anxiety levels…the non stop barking, pulling on lead, terrorising the neighbourhood (not in a nasty way lol) and within an hour Roger had him calm no barking and a slack lead. He will be working with me to address each individual dog. He was amazing to have done what he did. Very clear in his instructions and really helpful. Cant thank him enough."
“Roger was recommended to me to help with a few issues with my rescue Border Collie, Bertie. These range from pulling on the lead to selective recall on walks, and growling at some dogs/ people. After just a couple of sessions with Roger there is already a noticeable improvement. He listens to the problem and provides a simple explanation, with clear advice on how to resolve. Roger is hugely passionate about his work and has an obvious love of dogs. He is also very patient in training the owner! We have a way to go, but with his help are heading in the right direction and I am confident Bertie will be a happy, well behaved dog. "
“We have a 14 month old West Highland Terrier called Alan. Alan was what we considered to be a naughty puppy. He ignored every command, was stubborn and his recall was non existent. It was stressful walking him, he nipped guests and chased children playing, scooters, bikes. It was a constant battle and hard work taking him anywhere. As a last resort before rehoming him we asked Roger if he thought there was anything he could do to help. Roger quickly diagnosed Alan’s problems and insecurities and worked with us on a step-by-step plan to improve his behaviour. Me and my daughters chose to do the training ourselves with Roger’s guidance. He was on the other end of the phone as often as we needed and gave us support when we were confused or struggling. Amazingly, we saw a difference within the first week then in the weeks that followed it felt we had a completely different dog. We can’t believe what a well behaved, content and above all happy dog we now have thanks to Roger. We enjoy walking him, he listens and people even remark on his good behaviour. Roger’s passion for what he does really shows and he genuinely cares for the dogs and families he is working with. I would highly recommend him for training or pet care."
“Jessica was an invaluable help one month on from us adopting a 2 year old Romanian dog who we named Chico. We called her because he was becoming aggressive and territorial towards visitors and guests, although he had settled with the two of us very happily and quickly. Jessica’s observations and knowledge of what was happening were spot on. The remedial programme she gave us worked incredibly well and quickly. It was so helpful to have her come to our home to observe us with Chico and also to take in the layout of our home and work out how to make him feel most secure and safe in his new environment. 5 months on Chico is a very happy little dog and relaxed around most of our visitors - we’ve had a lot of comings and goings with family and friends over the summer and he has adapted well. But if anyone makes him feel ill at ease we know what to do! We really cannot thank Jessica enough!"
“Do let me know if you will be doing any classes for mature dogs in the future, I think it would be fun and good for Chico. He is very obedient on the main, except when he wants to chase a bird or a rabbit, and then well he becomes quite deaf! But if we can anticipate such things, he is such a pleasure to take on walks, we are so happy that he has come to our lives. Thank you so much, for all the help you gave us."
“We were having some problems with Peaches mouthing & attention seeking by demand barking in the house – we had some of the fundamental parts there but definitely needed some help!!! Roger was amazing he has helped us address our major problem but also helped us with a whole circle of training points. He was quick to return calls & check in with us to make sure everything was working & adapt to us & Peaches if needed – brilliant, no looking back."
“We were worried about Henry our Jack Russell and some of his behaviours and reactions to certain people, but couldn’t work out how to help the little guy. Roger came round to do some work with us and was very patient (with everyone involved)! No question is too big or too small, and he’s been there for us with any follow ups too. Henry is already a happier chap after a couple of weeks. Highly recommend, both for people and canine training!"
“We've had one visit with Jess and she was amazing, her instructions are clear and affective, since our meeting Jess has been checking up on our little monkey and has sent plenty of information on everything we discussed and so much more. Would recommend to anyone with any issues you may be facing, she made us and our nervous pup feel very relaxed and we will definitely be continuing to work with Taylored pet care as our little monkey grows"
“Roger is a miracle worker. With his help we have transformed my Chihuahua. Her confidence has increased lots which means she is now able to walk without being scared and yappy, we can have people knock without her constantly barking. She is a more happy and content, I can't thank Roger enough!"
“Very friendly and knowledgeable. Loves the dogs he works with. Helped us understand my dogs actions and help me to understand her better."
“We booked a puppy intro and life skills with Roger via his Facebook page. His communication was excellent and he came to our home to do the course. We cannot recommend him enough, it was interesting, we learnt a lot that we didn’t know and Nora has really come along from the nervous pup she was. Now booking intermediate classes! THANKYOU for your time, patience and knowledge!"
“Following recommendation, Roger started looking after our puppy Barney for 3 days a week whilst we were at work. It is true to say that Barney loves Rogers visits, and has great fun as can be seen by the photos on Rogers Facebook page. We recently called on Roger to do some specific training with a problem we had. We had been struggling for some time to sort this ourselves, but eventually admitted defeat! 1 hour of Rogers training later and we had been put on the right road, and the issue appears to be a thing of the past. He explained in detail where we were going wrong, demonstrated the correct way of dealing with it, then watched as we put it into practice. Whether it is the daily looking after of Barney or specific training I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Roger to anyone, as he is reliable, completely understanding and totally flexible to your situation."
“Jess takes our pup, Hudson, out every weekday. It’s clear that she loves our dog and we trust her completely with his care. She’s helped train him (and us) from 2 months of age which has really helped with his development - especially with regards to socialising with people and other dogs."
“Got more from this evening's session than weeks at other courses! Very happy following 1st training session with our 7month old Ridgeback Pup Dave. Looking forward to more training with Roger. Would highly recommend."
“Roger has worked with us and our Jack Russell over the last few months providing much needed support and advice. His calm approach coupled with practical solutions have proved invaluable as we continue with our attempts to solve all our behavioural issues -ours and the dog's!"
“Fantastic trainer! Roger came to us for our first session of loose lead training and recall tonight with my 3 year old bernese mountain dog, Fizz, within just a few attempts she was walking lovely on the lead, picking up new tricks fast and her recall was so much better. The techniques are simple and easy to learn for both pooch and human and Roger was more than happy to go over the techniques again with me if I got a bit confused. Very much looking forward to our next session and will be recommending to everyone."
“Roger takes our dog Arthur out during the week. From day one Arthur has loved it and now has a regular group of pals. We get a daily text to let us know how his walk has been and love seeing the daily photos. We would most definitely recommend!"
Rebecca Jane Hardcastle
“Brilliant Intermediate Puppy Training course with Roger. Lots of fun games with great outcomes in terms of recall, behaviour around other dogs and people, impulse control etc. Roger is very knowledgeable and really helpful. Great value for money, time well spent! Thanks."
“I have just completed the 6 week Puppy Life Skills class run by Jess with our 4 month old Beagle. It was a really relaxed and informative course, with a great trainer to puppy ratio meaning each person and their puppy got lots of individual attention. Jess is very calm and has a very gentle way of steering you in the right direction! Many thanks, highly recommended."
“We have a 2yr old Labrador, Buddy who we needed help to loose lead. Walking him wasn’t pleasant as he pulled like a steam train! Roger came and spent time with us and even in just one session we couldn’t believe the difference. My husband and I now call Roger the dog whisperer. We can’t thank you enough."
“We have had a lot of issues with our boxer dog fudge from pulling on the lead to no recall and even what I called attacking me when out walking. We have tried a number of behaviourist in the past spent loads of money and was very nearly running out of hope, options and patience until we got recommended to Roger. I explained everything to Roger and he had an answer and explanation, advice and ways to help on all our issues. We now have an improved dog, much better on lead no attacks which was explained as excitement not aggressive behaviour and is starting to learn recall. He still needs more training but Roger is always at the end of the phone for when we have questions or need help & advice. Best money I have spent & would certainly recommend. Thank you Roger."
“We have a 22 month old chocolate Labrador, Gibbs. Boundless energy whose natural instincts have presented some real challenges in recall and walking on the lead, etc. After a fantastic training session with Roger and follow up confirmation on his walks with Gibbs (Roger is also our dog walker) and our own has delivered a huge success in improving Gibbs discipline. We continue to work with Roger whose first class guidance and advice continues to deliver improvements where we genuinely thought none were possible. A fantastic outcome and we couldn't be happier with the results. Roger is clearly talented with a natural passion for what he does which always derives the very best of results - if you're looking for a dog trainer or a dog walker you simply could not do any better than Roger."
Craig & Rachel Renney
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Taylored Training and Behaviour
Taylored Training and Behaviour