Life skills for the real world


Purpose designed class that concentrates on what your dog really needs to be able to do in our modern world.


**Currently operating waiting list for relaunch as Covid-19 lockdown eases.**


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About Behave!

Why Behave?

Maybe your dog missed out on early training, maybe you have an older puppy or an unruly teenager on your hands, or maybe you’ve got an adult who needs better manners.

Whatever stage your dog is at, what you’d really like is your dog to be a bit more like the picture in your head of a calm, well behaved, loving companion you can take pretty much everywhere.

What you need is a class that focuses on the most important skills your dog needs to be well behaved.  

Let nagging and micro managing become a thing of the past. Teach your dog to do the right thing without you having to tell him all the time.

Don’t waste time teaching extra behaviours that you really aren’t going to use outside of class. Instead just concentrate on teaching basic behaviours and concepts to an exceptional standard.

What You’ll Get

Focused training

Does your dog really need to do a 10min sit stay while you walk the length of a field? Or does well behaved really mean having a dog that settles on his bed while the kids run around, or so you can watch TV in the evenings undisturbed?

Small classes

No more than 4 in a class along with professional, experienced tuition means you can be confident you’ll get plenty of individual attention.

Online Access

Need a reminder of what you’re supposed to be doing? I’ve got you covered with an online academy where you’ll have access to printable notes and videos to recap each class.

dog friendly methods

Only modern dog (and people) friendly methods, no yanking or shouting here.

Learn to use food, toys, praise and other rewards as effective reinforcement. No bribery!

Fun games

Short games to teach concepts rather than the usual boring sit stay. I’ll arm you with the skills to teach your dog to want to stay close, to settle and relax, to show restraint and be polite without you having to tell him what to do all the time.

a well behaved dog

Put a stop to leaping all over visitors, make begging (or just plain self-service) at the dinner table a distant memory. Enjoy having a dog that will rest quietly at your feet while you enjoy a drink in the pub or chillax alongside you in the evenings.

A fresh approach

Traditional dog training classes have concentrated on obedience exercises from competition and working dog needs. While these skills can be impressive, they are not that useful for a pet dog in our modern world. Our family dogs require just a few behaviours but they need to do them in the face of enormous distractions.

When you’re busy with work, running the household, dealing with the kids and family, having to tell the dog what to do all the time is just another headache you can do without. Wouldn’t it be great to know that your dog will choose to do the right thing without you having to tell him all the time? Behave! has been developed with this aim at its core.

What’s not to like? Kelly and Alison understand dogs, they don’t just train dogs (and their owners!) If you want to not only train yourself and your dog, but to understand why they do (or don’t) do things. Go along.
E. D.


Very approachable, excellent training tailoring the teaching specifically to take into account the particular needs of my dog. Good, sensible, easy to understand, and at a reasonable cost too. It is easy to see a marked improvement, very pleased with progress
S. M.


Behave! teaches concepts to your dog that he can then apply himself to the different situations he will come across during his every day life (with perhaps the occasional bit of help from you). This is a completely different way of training your dog and uses fun, short, game style training that can easily fit into your busy life.

This is a 6 week course. You will benefit from specialised instruction focused on teaching your dog to make excellent choices without you having to nag. Taught by a qualified, experienced behaviourist so any problems can be identified early and dealt with swiftly.

Sign up for Behave! classes

For all dogs over 24 weeks

Tuesday evenings from 8pm, Loxwood, West Sussex

£125 per 6 week course

Course start dates:

We are currently operating a waiting list to relaunch these classes as the Covid-19 lockdown eases.

It is likely that these classes will be held at our outdoor venue near Fernhurst initially.

Please sign up to the waiting list to get first refusal.

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