Dog Training Classes - For Dogs & Puppies From 16 Weeks With No Upper Age Limit

We offer new monthly courses throughout Northern Ireland.  Click on the venue links below for latest courses.

Markethill, Co.Armagh Ahoghill,Co.Antrim Cookstown,Co Tyrone Comber,Co.Down

Are you searching for puppy socialisation or are you experiencing problems with your dog pulling being reactive and lunging on the leash when on walks, does your dog jump up and get over excited when guests come to your home or perhaps you simply cannot grant your dog the joy of free play because they refuse to come back when called.  These are just some of the issues we address on our  "Calmness Leads To Reward " - 'The Essentials' -Dog Training & Behaviour Course.

We realise everyone has busy lives and this course is designed to give you the dog of your dreams faster than anyone else. Our “Calmness Leads to Reward”© - 'The Essentials' Dog Training & Behaviour Course is an intensive programme conducted over 3 weekly 1 ½ hour sessions. 

This course is personally taught by 'The Dog Guru' himself Keith Mathews and we offer new monthly courses at various different venues throughout Northern Ireland.

We covers all aspects of dog training, puppy socialisation and behaviour management.  We will provide you with the expert knowledge showing you how to teach your dog the 'Essential' Communication Cue's which will forever transform the behaviour of your dog, creating a new stress freebalanced relationship built on respect, mutual affection and loving leadership.

The course is suitable for all breeds and ages of dogs and puppies from 16 weeks old with no upper age limit.  Spaces are limited to a maximum of 10 dogs per course.

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We offer new monthly courses throughout Northern Ireland.  Click on the venue links below for latest courses.

Markethill, Co.Armagh Ahoghill,Co.Antrim Cookstown,Co Tyrone Comber,Co.Down


During the course we will teach you how to train and communicate with your dog using our uniquely developed “Calmness Leads to Reward” © formula for dog training & dog behaviour.

"Calmness Leads to Reward" is a philosophy Keith developed 25 years ago and is based on a true understanding of animal psychology and the dogs innate primal instinct for the survival of the family pack unit. 

It is a holistic dog training and behaviour method which incorporates two core fundamentals that of 'Behaviour Management' and the 'Education of Communication Cues' through positive training.

This ensures that the partnership of dog and owner is balanced, whole and complete.  “Calmness Leads to Reward” © uses only positive reward dog training methods which are based on the timely, consistent, reward of affection with love without the need for treats or gadgets.

Keith believes that you should be able to communicate with your dog because of the bond that you build through mutual affection and respect based on loving leadership, using a true understanding of innate canine psychology and not because you are bribing your dog with food.

Keith will provide you with expert ongoing support.  He will tailor design your dogs training to start you on the journey of permanently transforming your dogs behaviour giving both you and your dog the perfectly balanced, stress free, loving relationship forever.


Our objective over the 3 week course is to provide you with the knowledge and coaching and teach you how to transform your dog’s behaviour.  We want your dog to be a loving, calm family member that one that understands the boundaries when living within your home and family unit.

Keith Mathews 'The Dog Guru' is an expert  in dog training & dog behaviour and he will provide you with the tools and knowledge to help you successfully communicate with your dog positively and remedy any problems behaviours you are experiencing.

We have listed below some of the areas of focus and skills you and your dog will learn while attending our course.

  • 6 Essential Communication Cue's: We will show you how to teach your dog the Communication Cues' of Heel, Sit/Stay, Recall, Place/Bed, the Release Cue & the Leave/No Cue.
  • Calmness: We will provide you with the knowlege and training so that you can get your dog to be calm, relaxed and have the ability to simply just chill.
  • Walking on the Leash: During the programme we will teach you how to train your dog to walk calmly on the leash without pulling and being reactive towards people and other dogs.
  • Meeting & Greeting: We will educate and show you how to develop the essential 'social skills' teaching your dog to be calm and in control of their own energy while meeting and greeting people both inside and outside the home without jumping up and getting over excited.
  • Coming When Called: We will provide you with the knowledge to get your dog to come when called using the vocal cue and also with a dog training whistle.
  • Switching Off: We will teach you how to train your dog to go to a place and wait patiently in their bed or place mat should you need them to do so.

These are just a few of the standard skills and 'Communication Cues' both you and your dog will learn while on our course alongside your personal bespoke requirements.  Our course is designed to help prevent future behavioural problems and remedy any existing problematic behaviours through training.

Dog Training Classes Northern Ireland

Course Fee:  £125

£125 for a 3 week intensive programme, split into 3 weekly 1½ hour sessions.

The course cost includes:

  • The 3 week intensive dog training and behaviour course
  • FREE Essential training equipment
  • FREE Training booklet with contains suggestions for managemnt and homework exercises for you to practice in between classes.
  • FREE Personal and on-going support and advice for the lifetime of your dog.
  • A certificate for both you and your dog on completion of the course.

For £125 you will transform your dog's behaviour and positively change how they behave forever"

Our Aftercare Service is yet another feature that makes our course so unique

Keith will be available to fine tune your handling skills for the lifetime of your dog, this is his ongoing commitment to you.

We have an outstanding record of success.  Our Dog Training Programmes have been called astonishing and our Behaviourist and Trainer Keith Mathews 'The Dog Guru' likened to have the ‘magic’ touch.

Keith has a wealth of knowledge which he has acquired over a lifetime from working with all breeds of dogs in different situations. 

He has a unique intuitive skill and is able to tune into the energy of those that he works with both human and animal, he prides himself in being able to assist dog owners in overcoming their dog’s problems even when all other trainers and behaviourist's have failed.

Our "Calmness Leads To Reward" Dog Training & Behaviour Classes will transform the behaviour of your dog positively and you will be rewarded with the possession of a lifetime perfect companion who will excite admiration on every occasion.

To book online simply click on the appropriate course link and you will be guided through the step by step process of enrolment.