Walk and Train 

Confidence for anxious and reactive dogs, taking the stress out of walks.


One-to-One ‘Walk and Train’ programs are offered in the Blackmore and Sparkford Vale areas of South Somerset and North Dorset, including areas surrounding Sherborne, Bruton, Shaftesbury and Blandford Forum.


This service is ideal for owners requiring assistance with exercising a dog who lacks confidence, requires a lot of individual attention during walks, or is progressing through another rehabilitation and training package.

Walk and train is also suited to dogs who may not be able to cope with group walks at this stage, those who may have reactivity issues to work on, or very excitable youngsters who need more intensive help with learning in distracting environments.

During walks I will personally be developing all of the life skills your dog requires to ensure that walks can be a safe and pleasurable experience, for you and your dog. Your dog will receive thirty or sixty minutes of training and enriching play activities during each walking session, according to the program devised for their specific exercise and training requirements.

The program also includes an optional ‘handler expertise’ component in which I offer owners individual coaching sessions every month, in order to add new skills to your own handler toolbox whilst boosting your confidence. Ongoing support and advice is offered throughout the program, to help keep walks as pleasurable and stress free (for everyone) as possible.

Please click on the link below to book a free twenty minute discovery call. This is a great opportunity for you to discuss your canine companions walking requirements and ask me questions about the service. We can then plan an initial consultation to assess exactly what your dog’s training requirements will entail.

Programs include:

  • Initial 30 Minute Telephone/Zoom Consultation

  • 4 x One hour Walk and Train Sessions

  • One Coaching 'Skills-Transfer' Session

  • and Reliable Support via email, text, or What’s App


NB: Medical rule-outs for pain issues may be requested.

If you have already booked any one-to-one Training Package, discounts apply to the Walk and Train Program.