2 Week Residential Dog Training

Our ‘Calmness Leads to Reward’ - Residential Dog Training Programme is a comprehensive dog training and behaviour programme conducted in house over a 2 week period (14 nights) at our Dog Guru Training & Behaviour Centre.

This programme is aimed at those owners who simply do not have enough free time to attend our scheduled obedience classes and workshops.

Optimum Age for Enrolment & Behaviour Problems

We accept dogs on our residential programme from the age of 5 mths.  Although there is no upper age limit please understand that the older your dog is the longer they have had to settle into their behaviour pattern.  Breeds do differ in maturity, so if you are not sure please contact us for advice.

Our residential programme is not suitable for those owners whose dogs are displaying aggressive behaviour.   As these problems exist between you and your dog we recommend first of all booking a 1-2-1 Behaviour Consultation with Keith initially to remedy this behaviour before moving forward.


Whilst in our care your dog will live with us in our home with our family and will be fully integrated and trained alongside our own Copperbirch Labradors as a member of our household.

We only take a couple of residential pupils for training at any one time to ensure your dog gets our full on attention.

Our training sessions are carried out over a 7 day week and your dog’s daily training sessions will involve trips to the park and the town for socialisation education.  We teach your dog to be calm and relaxed everywhere they go.


During your dog’s stay we will  teach, train and communicate with  them using our uniquely developed “Calmness Leads to Reward” © formula for dog training & dog behaviour. 

"Calmness Leads to Reward" is a philosphy Keith developed 25 years ago and is based on a true understanding of animal psychology and the dogs inate primal instinct of 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'. 

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

Keith believes that you should be able to communicate with your dog because of the bond that you build through mutual love and respect using a true understanding of animal psychology and not because you are bribing it with food.


Our objective is to transform your dog’s behaviour.  We want your dog to be a loving calm family member that understands the boundaries when living within your family unit so that both you and your dog can have a future stress free loving relationship.

Each of our residential training programmes are tailor made to suit you and your dog’s individual requirements, however we have listed below some of the skills your dog will learn during their 2 week stay with us.

  • We will teach your dog to be calm and balanced for your future stress free relationship. In order to do this we teach them the necessary communication cues of Heel, Sit & Come.
  • During the programme we will teach your dog how to walk on the lead calmly without pulling.
  • We will teach your dog how to be calm and in control of their own energy while meeting and greeting people both inside and outside the home. 
  • We will teach your dog how to come when called.  

During your dog’s stay we will provide you with weekly progress update and a training video before they leave to show you how to continue with their newly taught skills.  


Upon graduation, you will be given a full demonstration of your dog’s newly learned calmness and obedience skills.

It is then expected that owners spend some time following this demonstration in order to learn the new communication and tuition procedures we have taught your dog.

We will also identify and eliminate the factors within your home that contributed to your dogs unwanted behaviour issues, make suggestions and advise on some changes you may need to make in your home environment. 

We will teach you how to provide structure and set new positive boundaries to continue the successes in your new life together.

COSTS £895

The total cost of our 2 Week Residential Dog Training course is £895 per dog which is split into 2 stage payments.

 Payment 1

A £200 deposit per dog via bank transfer is required to secure your booking.

Payment 2

The remaining balance due i.e. £695 being payable on the first day of arrival.

This fee includes your dog’s accommodation and training for the duration of their stay, a private consultation on arrival at the Dog Guru Centre and 1-2-1 owner tuition upon collection.


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 Residential Dog Training programme will transform the behaviour of your dog and you will be rewarded with the possession of a perfect companion who will excite admiration on every occasion.

For further information or to book your dog onto our Residential Dog Training Course please email us by clicking on the link below or call us on:

Tel : 0773 928 2066.