By training with Pet Necessities Training & Behaviour you can be sure of a quality, professional service during which only the best scientific advice will be given.
The Pet Necessities’ training team are guided by Sarah Hickmott BSc (Hons) – Dog Trainer And Clinical Animal Behaviourist and are all qualified and experienced dog professionals.
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We offer a number of dog training services, tailored for your needs. These include puppy training classes, adult and rescue dog training, workshops, house visits and training walks.
We specialise in puppy and adult dog training and canine behavioural problems.
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If you need assistance with a behavioural problem in your dog, please click here
Dog behaviour training can be a life-line for some dogs, so it’s important that you choose a specialist that is qualified and experienced in a broad range of cases.
Sarah is a fully qualified Clinical Animal Behaviourist. This means her fees may be reimbursed by your insurance policy if behaviour is covered.
I can't recommend Sarah and Pet Necessities enough. I have a rescue dog who had no training before we got her. She was scared of the world but now we compete in fun runs together! Sarah only uses positive reinforcement and has many different ways to teach a command if my dog doesn't understand the original way. We have been training together for years and never stop learning.
My four year old Chihuahua cross had become increasingly aggressive to the point that snapping and biting was a daily occurrence. Sarah took her time to really understand what was going on and how Ruby's behaviour was impacting not only on Ruby's life, but on ours. Within a few weeks we were living with a much calmer and happier dog. Sarah's emotional and practical support has been invaluable.
Sarah's knowledge is incredible and there is not a puppy behaviour she doesn’t seem to know about or be able to provide an excellent solution for. With her guidance and breed knowledge I feel so confident I will be able to raise a really well balanced Pupper! We never stop learning and Sarah has a really lovely teaching style too!
Sarah is simply brilliant! She has my puppy Olive eating out of the palm of her hand! Thanks Sarah for last week and today’s one to ones! You have made such a difference to our lives already! Olive walked to heel beautifully tonight... thank you xx
Can't recommend Pet Necessities highly enough! Both of my dogs went through puppy classes & Shankly went on to do Improvers & Trick Training.
Excellent training and great trainers!
Puppies need training! Learn how to train your puppy so that he becomes a well-mannered adult dog. Topics covered in our puppy training classes include how to have a dog that will relax on command, sit, lay-down, walk nicely on a loose lead, come back when called, not jump up, and have general good manners.
We also offer lots of guidance on appropriate socialisation and how to avoid potential behavioural problems. Suitable for dogs under 6 months of age.
Suitable for dogs that need a touch-up on general training, or maybe you have a rescue dog that needs the basics. Topics covered in our dog training classes include how to have a dog that will relax on command, sit, lay-down, walk nicely on a loose lead, come back when called, not jump up, and have general good manners.
This course is for those dogs over 6 months of age who aren’t puppies, but still need to learn appropriate life skills.
Some people prefer to have a personal dog trainer, rather than attend a group training session. Or, maybe you have a training problem specific to your house or the surrounding area and therefore dog training at home is a better option.
Some dogs don’t cope well being in a group environment, so individual training is the best option for them.