I found Heath online and contacted him first via email. As it was lockdown we couldn't have Heath visit us at home for a puppy kickstart but instead we had an hour phone consultation which really helped us as first time puppy owners; giving us the basics to start before we could finally go to puppy school. Again, due to covid-19 classes were outside instead of a hall BUT actually this was probably better as the dogs had more space to run and play after class and during playtime. I hadn't realised that puppy school was so more about the socialisation than the learning of commands although of course that was part of it and having now started High School can really see why Hudson needed the socialisation aspect so that now he is able to concentrate more on the more instructional nature of High School- but it is still relaxed and no pressure.
I feel so much more confident and relaxed as a new dog owner and know that Heath's Method's make total sense and are positive and reward based. He is always willing to answer texts and emails and the network of fellow owners is great for asking advice and meeting up for play dates.
Would recommend Heath's training.
I took my pup phoenix to both set of puppy classes which help him learn all the training he needed to start the best journey of his life but not only well behaviour his also very good at knowing when it OK to socialise or when he need to wait. I don't think phoenix would be as happy today and we'll trained if he didn't go to the puppy classes it was money we'll spent and if I ever got another fog I would also take them to heaths training classes as they was fantastic
I would highly recommend Heath’s Personal Dog Training (HPDT)!
Heath has been an integral part of training six or seven dogs that are owned by myself, family and close friends. These dogs have some of the best recall I have seen, and follow other commands as given by their owners.
Heath is a Guide Dog puppy training supervisor, and uses this experience and enthusiasm for dogs to create an all-inclusive and friendly environment in which to train your dogs. He is happy to go above and beyond and even do home visit if required to get your dog to the standard you want.
Heath also brings his own dog, Bear to the training classes to demonstrate all techniques and a bench mark of how your dog could be with continual repetition and active approach to your dogs training. Although Heath is a great trainer it’s clear that Bear is the star of the show, and does all of the work (but is suitably rewarded with loads of treats and belly rubs!).
An extra element to the training which Heath offers which I have not seen anywhere else, is a monthly social walk for all previous and current members of his classes. This is a great feature and means you can keep in contact with the dogs and owners within your training class and see the dogs grow up and make new friends.
Cannot recommend Heath & Bear enough.
We went to heath for help in training our puppy labrador cooper , it was the best thing we ever done, heath is so knowledgeable, being a nervous first time lab owner, I was asking so many questions and heath answered everyone with a smile, also there for you, and my lab cooper is so well trained now, thank you so much heath your amazing
We attended both the puppy and puppy ‘high school’ classes at HPDT last Autumn (2019) and are so glad we did because it enabled us to give our pup the best start we possibly could! She is pretty well behaved (most of the time), happy, healthy and much loved but having Heath at hand provided that extra reassurance and confidence to us from the very beginning....especially when she was in her teething phase! The classes were brilliant and are a worthwhile investment for you and your dog.
What I like about Heath is that he uses a very kind and caring approach to dog training which is centred around bringing the best out of your dog in a positive way. Our little cavapoo really enjoyed making ‘friends’ with other puppies and is a well socialised dog who also understands boundaries. We continue to use all of the training tips and strategies we were given in the classes to this day.
Even though our pup is now nearly 1 years old, I still contact Heath if ever I need any advice or guidance and he is always happy to help, which is really kind.
Thank you Heath for helping us get off to a great start. We can’t recommend your classes enough