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Armchair Dogs was founded in early 1994 with the aim of providing modern, kind and effective training for pet dog owners. The business is run by us, Kevin & Jess, and we have a team of experienced assistants who support us in class.  We take a different approach to dog training using methods that work with all shapes and sizes of dogs. We may not suit all owners, but if you believe that dog training should be non-aggressive, force-free and low stress (for dog and owner), then we are the trainers for you.


We run puppy, level 2 and level 3 courses.  Kevin is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), an organization founded by John Fisher and others, to ensure that dog owners are able to access training that is fair, kind and effective for themselves and their dog. All members (and their assistants) have to adhere to a strict code of conduct to ensure that dogs and owners get the best advice and help.


Kevin is also a qualified behavioural trainer (Post Graduate Diploma in Companion Animal Behaviour Counselling, University of Southampton) able to help with problems and dogs not suited to a class environment, and to give private training. Please be aware that due to family commitments we are unable to offer private training or behavioural consults until July 2017.