We help build a stronger bond between you and your dog
Horton Dogs is a qualified dog training company based in Epsom & Ewell, Surrey. We run group training classes and workshops to dogs of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. We also offer one-to-one training for those who need a more tailored plan. It’s run by Cathy, a full member of IMDT and a qualified Pro Dog trainer.
We are #GameChangers
Traditional training emphasises commands and cues, like ‘sit’ ‘down’ and ‘stay’. But our methods take a different approach – one backed by the latest science. We teach dogs to think and make good choices, and we encourage them to work with you.
We are active members of the Pro Dog Trainer community, and regularly attend training workshops and seminars run by the world-renowned vet behaviourist, Tom Mitchell, and Crufts agility winner, Lauren Langman.
The Pro Dog Trainer Method doesn’t begin training with cues like ‘sit’ ‘down’ and ‘stay’. It is not the most important skill to start teaching your puppy or adult dog and it’s impractical, as it doesn’t simulate your dog’s day-to-day life. Knowing how to ‘sit’ doesn’t help a dog to come back when called, or restrain themselves when there’s wildlife to chase, noises to bark at, and ankles to bite.
Instead, we work through fun games which shape your dog’s brain – and their behaviour. We give them skills such as focus, confidence and calmness.
Empowering owners and dogs alike!
The most rewarding part of being a dog trainer is providing people with the tools that will make a difference during life’s rougher spots. When that happens, it’s a big win for everyone.
Our passion tends to be contagious. Once dog-owners understand that what we’re doing is more than just training, it becomes their passion too! I’ve seen amazing progress with the dogs I have worked with, and seen owners’ outlooks change, too: and the result is a relationship that gets stronger and stronger with every session.