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Personalised, positive dog training

Supporting you to gain the confidence and knowledge you need to build a strong relationship with your dog.

"Anna has helped us hugely with our adopted dog Meryl. She has helped us understand how to ensure Meryl settled in with us and get used to a new family plus giving us activities Meryl will enjoy and help us bond with her. I have found Anna to be very positive and encouraging, honest and generous. It is lovely to see how Anna is always learning and stretching herself to gain more knowledge, she clearly loves what she does! I would wholeheartedly recommend Anna to anyone, with puppies or older dogs alike."
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Classes

Would you like to sign up to puppy classes? Find out more about classes with a difference.

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Puppy, Training and Behaviour Packages

Do you have a puppy and would prefer a more personalise approached or require some training or behaviour help? 

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Get in Touch

It would be great to hear from you.

 
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About

Hi! My name is Anna. I have been a dog trainer for 7 years. I am a member of the PPG, APDT, UK Dog Behaviour and Training Charter and an approved trainer for Dog A.I.D. 

I use kind, positive and force free methods in all of my training and continuously strive to further my knowledge by attending science-based courses and lectures. 

I am passionate about arming you with all the skills and confidence that you need to raise a well-rounded dog. I would love to talk to you about how I can help.

Pet Professional Guild Member

Anna Balch 54459239

Dog AID Trainer
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Anna Balch M01351

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Sallie

"We truly appreciate all the help, patience and support Anna has shown us over the past 9 months. We were considering rehoming our puppy Labrador, as life with puppy had gone from bad to worse. We were not enjoying our time with her and she certainly didn't seem happy living with us. Anna helped rebuild the relationship with our puppy and provided ideas how to deal with situations. I think I now understand how to deal with our dog. It's been hard work but with Anna's help we wouldn't dream of giving puppy away now!!"

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Maddison and Ronnie

"Anna is an absolute lifesaver and brilliant dog behaviourist.  After two bad experiences with dog training professionals we decided to engage Anna firstly to do an assessment of our lovely dogs and then we expanded into 10 weeks of personalised training.  She has worked miracles with us (bad parents) teaching us how to deal with situations that arise and to make us more confident.  Secondly with our family pets a very boisterous Boxer and a fearful Dogue De Bordeaux.  The boxer has learnt to pay attention to us but still gets distracted, but rather than getting frustrated with him we have learnt how to deal with the situation.  Our Dogue De Bordeaux has grown in confidence and although we have a way to go, Anna has provided the tools and the advice which is wonderful.

 

Thank you so much Anna for all your help, support and understanding and getting us to a place where we are all happy."

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Inca and Moss

"Anna has helped me train a Labrador puppy as I missed classes in a course, her help and advice has been invaluable. She has been friendly, approachable and what she shows you works. Her notes are comprehensive and extremely helpful in refreshing what was covered in your appointment."

"I was given a dog with separation anxiety, Anna helped me gain his trust and relax him so that he's now a different dog. Several people advised me the best thing was putting him to sleep because his behaviour was extreme, he's now a relaxed, well behaved softy who I wouldn't be without."