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Do you have an unruly, out of control dog? Do you have a new puppy and want to start off correctly right from the word go? Either way we can help you.

Dogs, like children, need boundaries and have to learn how to behave appropriately in different situations and environments.

Training is not about coercion; it’s about teamwork, building your dog’s confidence, having fun and therefore improving the relationship between the two of you. We train you to teach your dog life skills; your dog needs to learn to be polite and well-mannered around adults, children and other dogs.

This means you’ll be able to take your dog anywhere with you, without feeling anxious or embarrassed. We want you to feel proud and confident wherever you go, be that to a friend’s house, for a coffee in town, or on holiday.

Our Pedigree

Cranbourne Dog Training School (CDTS) is based in Berkshire, with day and evening classes held in Winkfield Row. Levels start with Beginners and go through five stages to Advanced level.

CDTS is very different in its attitude to both training and behavioural problems. Our holistic approach to training involves looking at the whole dog, including making owners aware that diet, physical health & stress can have an adverse effect on behaviour.

We believe training should be kind, fun and motivating for your dog so we use a reward-based method (treats and toys) to help you get the best out of your canine friend.

Our professional team of nine Instructors regularly update their continuing personal development by attending seminars and courses on behaviour, health issues & training. We are committed to helping you get the best out of your dog. We are recommended by veterinary practises in Ascot, Windlesham, Windsor, Holyport, Slough, Maidenhead and Bracknell.

CDTS - the service we offer

What We Offer

  • We offer both day and evening training courses for puppies and adult dogs. We have learnt that mixing different ages together helps with socialising and makes your dog a well-balanced individual.
  • Support – either by phone, text or email to help with any problems that you may encounter – even if you are no longer training with us! Our clients know we are always there for them.
  • All courses are accompanied by detailed handouts to help you optimise your training.

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    About Us

    CDTS is owned by Gail Ward. CDTS was established in 1983 and has been owned by Gail Ward since 1999. Gail became a dog training instructor over 25 years ago, having been an animal lover all her life. As a dressage rider who taught pony club children to ride, dog training was a natural progression.

    She obtained a distinction on John Fisher’s Canine Human Interface course and attended numerous dog training camps in the USA run by Wendy Volhard, where she was invited to teach there on each of her visits.

    Gail is a dog trainer member and also a Board Member and Secretary of The Canine Behaviour and Training Society (TCBTS) and continues to improve her knowledge by attending relevant canine courses and seminars. She is also a registered Animal Training Instructor with the ABTC. Click here to read more about the courses that Gail has attended.

    CDTS owned by Gail Ward
    ABTC Registered Animal Training Instructor
    Board Member for The Canine Behaviour & Training Society

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    Find Out More About CDTS Classes

    Do you want a well-behaved family pet? Join our classes!

    One-to-One Sessions/Private Lessons

    Find Out More About CDTS Private One-to-One Lessons

    Either singularly or in a small group of friends, ideal for those who can’t commit to a regular training session and want the personal touch.

    Behavioural Consultations

    Find Out More About Behavioural Consultations

    Consultations for behavioural problems including separation anxiety, fear issues including aggression.

    News & Events

    December 2020 Foundation Workshop - Workshop 1: Loose lead walking Basic recall techniques Impulse Control Information on chewing, mouthing, toilet training, attention seeking behaviours,  Workshop 2: ‘Wait’ ‘Leave’ Meet & Greet guests politely Information on polite dog to dog behaviour, taking training out and about,… ...more