Covid 19 Update

We are pleased to announce that following the easing of Government Covid-19 restrictions, all our dog training and behaviour services are fully back open
 
Dog Training Courses, Individual Training and Behaviour Practitioner Services are all open and available to book and our online dog training courses will remain available to purchase as well

Individual Dog Training

We provide a 1 to 1 dog training service for people who prefer this or who are unable to commit to a regular schedule for puppy or dog training classes.

This option may also suit people who have specific aspects of their dog’s training that they want to work on. For example, we work with lots of people, who would just like their dog to walk on lead without pulling or to come back when they are called.

Some examples the training we can help with:

  • Lead walking
  • Recall (coming back when called)
  • Daily life skills – sit, lie down, settle
  • Daily self-control skills – wait, stay, leave
  • Play skills

Our Dog Training & Behaviour Practioners

Our Individual Training Sessions are provided by our team of fully qualified and professionally affiliated dog trainers and accredited volunteer assistants.

The SPPOT Team is fully insured and SPPOT is a highly ethical social enterprise. This means that all funds into the enterprise are reinvested into the community for the benefit of local people and dogs.

We use only ethical, kind, scientifically proven reward-based training methods that can be tailored to suit your individual needs and those of your dog.

Kerri Bee

Kerri is Managing Director of SPPOT, and holds a Foundation Degree in Canine Behaviour and Training from the University of Hull and she is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, the largest organisation of its kind in the UK (www.apdt.co.uk)

This means Kerri is a qualified Dog Training and Behaviour Practitioner, having worked as such for ten years before managing SPPOT took over.

Lucy Ellerton

Lucy is a qualified Dog Training and Behaviour Practitioner with a BSc In Animal Biology and Behaviour, specialising in working with reactive and fearful dogs as well as training family dogs.

Amanda James

Amanda is our Senior Development Worker and is a Level 3 Accredited Dog Trainer, currently studying to Level 5.

Jan Thompson and Beth Davies

Jan Thompson and Beth Davies are both Development Workers and Level 2 Accredited Dog Trainers, currently studying to Level 3.

It is very important to check the qualifications of any dog training or behaviour professional because qualifications are very varied, and many people call themselves ‘behaviourists’ when they hold no true qualifications at all.

Individual Training Costs

Individual Dog Training costs £25 per hour, including our standard training leaflets and plans

A charge for travel will apply when travelling outside a 15 mile radius of SPPOT DHQ, Haverfordwest

Individual dog training can be held at SPPOT DHQ as we have a well-equipped training centre and access to the Haverfordwest Racecourse, as well at your home

Please ask if cost is a high consideration for you – people on low incomes may be able to access our concessionary rates.

Get in touch with the SPPOT team for a chat about your dog training requirements

Book your Individual Dog Training Sessions

Your dog is our priority

Safe

Safe, warm and bright indoor environment and natural secure gardens. Age appropriate toys, activities, mats and treats for young puppies as well as older puppies and dogs.

Care

All of our staff and volunteers are qualified and/or accredited in the care and training of dogs using only positive, scientifically proven techniques.

Bespoke

With small training classes, our Dog Training Coach and Assistants are able to provide highly individualized training, while you and your puppy or dog also benefit from meeting others.

Clean

Our building is regularly cleaned to a high professional standard by the Celtic Cleaning Company and welcoming for humans & dogs alike.

Comfy

SPPOT’s training classes are held in our own dedicated training centre, with comfy sofas and beds for you and your dog, central heating, air conditioning and easy access to to gardens, bathrooms and kitchen.

Outdoor

Puppies & dogs can explore our enclosed gardens in complete safety.

Did you know SPPOT also provides dog walkers? Keep your training consistent and positive, have your pooch walked by one of our friendly team.

Client Testimonials

Monty loves his days at Doggy Daycare and I feel so confident leaving him in the capable hands of the team. Lots of walks, playtime and sleep! (Although monty is like the Duracell bunny so he hardly ever chills!) highly recommend.

Annie

An amazing place doing an amazing job for amazing people.

Dawn

SPPOT have been walking my dog while my family have been away and they have been brilliant, coming early as its been so hot. My dog is quite shy but she has loved both volunteers. Will be recommending you to everyone.

Claire

Teddy absolutely loves coming to daycare and he’s always so tired after a day there. Fab service and would recommend to everyone! Thank you so much for looking after Teddy so well.

Bex

Joey loves daycare. Staff are all lovely and very helpful. Fabulous facilities.

Jemma

Our dog Nova goes to daycare once a week at SPPOT and she absolutely loves. She’s normally joined at my hip but doesn’t even look back at me when I leave. They tailor Nova’s day to her needs and nothing is too much trouble. We really couldn’t recommend them enough.

Amy
We took Skye to the foundation clicker training which was amazing and fun.
Now she goes to doggy daycare every Friday and she loves it.
I highly recommend Kerri and the SPPOT team to everyone. They’re amazing and friendly. Thank you for taking care of our little girl.
Sarah

Would thoroughly recommend, our dogs are in safe, enthusiastic and very caring hands.

Caroline

My wife and I have been taking our dog (puppy) to their training sessions and the progress he makes at each session is truly remarkable. The simple techniques demonstrated are effective and easy for the dog and handlers to understand.
Natalie is recognised in the “doggy” world as being an outstanding trainer with a deep insight into canine psychology.

Gordon

Izzy had a fab time in doggy daycare and has grown up to be a lovable, friendly and sociable dog!!

Becky

Sppot do amazing work with dogs and people – always with the dogs best interests at heart. Our dog loves her sessions there & we are completely confident leaving her knowing she is in good hands.

Trudie
Had a great morning attending the recall workshop run by the wonderful team at SPOTT. The workshop was fun, relaxed and very informative. There was lots of practical advice and great ideas for fun ways to help teach our very lively puppy and us the skills and confidence to help keep him under control in public places. We had a lovely walk around the racecourse this evening putting our new skills into practice.
Many thanks to you all.
Jo

Maisie is a newcomer at Spott this week. I cannot praise the staff and care that Maisie has received enough! One tired pooch when she’s had so much fun I actually have peace and cuddles with her during the evening. So good to let her mix with other dogs in a wonderfully controlled environment and constant attention and exercise. Well done sppot.

Helen

Fabulous training advice and information, all animal friendly and enjoyed by all. Well done and thank you.

Peter

Have been using Sppot’s dog walking services for a number of years. Would highly recommend the service, very reliable and caring.

Caroline

From day 1 SPPOT went out of their way to find our puppy space in their daycare service. They were so flexible and really helped us out so I could work and our dog was never left on his own. A year on or dog still absolutely loves his time with SPPOT and I love the fact each dog has 1to1 care. They manage to support the needs of each dog and make such an effort to make every visit fun for the dog. Think you guys are incredibly professional and fabulous at what you do. Thank you for all your hard work.

Kathryn

Highly recommended, lovely staff and such a great location! Really has helped my crazy 7 month cockerpoo calm down loads considering he’s still a pup! Completely changed him and we get so much joy out of him! Keep up the good work girls and guys.

Amy

These people are brilliant. Just love their doggy day care service and more importantly so does my dog. I completely trust these people. How they mange to organise and deliver what they do is amazing. When I collect my dog after day care he is always grinning and I can tell he has been utterly satisfied, with his constant need for games and attention completer satiated – and knowing my dog that is saying something! He also looks completely destressed and more relaxed then normal. The training they do with him really helps me also and have noticed he is better behaved at home. They really care about giving the dog what they need, in my dogs case balance between mental and physical stimulation.
I also love their online booking system so easy to use and monthly billing, very user friendly and convenient for last minute changes to bookings. Nice job well done SPPOT.

Scott

Wonderful people and a wonderful service. Our dog looks forward to spending time in doggy day care and we have also used the dog walking service in the past. Very professional approach and more then happy to let our boy be looked after by them.

Martin