Joyful Dogs

Joyful Dogs

Are You Looking For Puppy or Dog Training in Cheltenham?

Contact Joyful Dogs! We only use positive reinforcement training techniques so you can enjoy training your dog or puppy – without force or fear. In fact we specialise in helping humans speak dog! The result? A calmer, more harmonious partnership with your dog. Joy Knowles is the founder of the business and Head Trainer, and she is joined by Helen, Dannyelle and Katie who are also experienced Dog Trainers. Find out more here

Joyful Dogs offers bespoke 1:1 training for dogs and puppies, as well as group classes; and we also run specialist rescue dog group classes:

Puppy Training

You've got a new puppy! Has your world been turned upside down?! Puppies are always learning and we’ll help you make sure your pup learns the right way to behave in different situations. Choose either 121 training sessions or group classes … or perhaps both! Common puppy training topics include:

  • Toilet training
  • Loose lead walking
  • Recall: Come when called
  • Polite greetings (no jumping!)
  • Mouth manners - no biting
  • Social skills with dogs, children, people, livestock
  • How to 'leave' certain objects
  • Playing nicely – giving up toys on cue

The result? A puppy you can enjoy sharing your home and your life with.

Adult Dog Training

As dogs grow up, new training challenges arise: Maybe your dog has developed 'selective hearing'! If your dog’s bad habits make you blush, Joyful Dogs will help you get things back on track via bespoke 121 Training Sessions. Common behaviour training topics include:

  • Reliable recall
  • Focus amid distractions
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Barking
  • Resource Guarding
  • Stop stealing things!
  • Loose lead walking
  • Trick training

The result? A dog you feel proud of and is welcomed anywhere.

Rescue Dog Training

Rescue dogs are special! They sometimes need a little extra help adjusting to their new life with you. Training is a wonderful way to help your rescue dog settle in and become your perfect canine companion. Joyful Dogs will show you how to train your rescue dog to adapt to a new life and build a loving relationship with you. Choose either 1:1 training sessions or group classes.

Why Choose 1:1 Training Sessions?

1:1 training means we tailor the sessions precisely to your dog or puppy’s particular needs; it also means your dog or puppy can be trained in ‘real life’ situations for example at home or where you walk. And because it’s 1:1 you can ask as many questions as you like! Find out more here

Why Choose Group Classes?

Our Puppy Starters Courses have a maximum of 6 puppies and a fun, friendly atmosphere. They’re the perfect, low-cost option to start your puppy’s training. The syllabus covers all the basics and the course consists of 6 x 1hr lessons. Find out more here

FREE Training Tips – we’re so keen to help you train your dog or pup, we even give free training advice! Find out how to solve all sorts of unwanted dog behaviours here


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