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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, who has two dogs of her own, little Pixel the Chihuahua and Rocket the Working Cocker Spaniel.

Training can be relationship building

Training can be fun and relationship building, with cleverly designed games we teach dogs to think and make good choices, and we encourage them to work with you.

Cathy has built up her experience and knowledge by attended numerous Trainer courses and stays up to date with current training methods so owners can get the best that training has to offer.

A big part of her teaching style involves fun games based training. These innovative science-based methods are cleverly designed to shape your dog’s brain to be able to make great choices. Using these methods alongside clear communication and clarity, this in turn helps reduce unwanted behaviours.

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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.

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Professional Development

As a Dog Trainer I keep up to date with the latest courses and research that dog training has to offer. Below are some of the courses I have completed so far:

  • IMDT  Qualified Trainer – Distinction
  • First Aid For Dogs 2017
  • IMDT 2 Day Assessment 2017
  • IMDT 4 Day Practical Instructor 2017
  • IMDT 2 Day Career as a Dog Trainer 2017
  • Open College Network Level III ‘Principles of Dog Training And Behaviour’ 2018
  • IMDT Perfect Puppy Foundations 2018
  • IMDT Canine Aggression & Rehabilitation 2018
  • IMDT Canine Body Language 2018
  • IMDTB Resource Guarding 2018
  • IMDTB The Consultation and Follow-up Report 2018
  • Qualified Pro Dog Trainer 2018
  • Absolute Dogs Pro Dog Trainer – Deep Dive 2018
  • Absolute Dogs Pro Dog Trainer – Train The Trainer 2018
  • Absolute Dogs Pro Dog Trainer – Geek 2019
  • Absolute Dogs Pro Dog Trainer – Coaching 2020
  • School of Canine Science – The Puppy Lab 2020
  • School of Canine Science – 30 days of Canine Science 2020
  • 4 Day Positive Gundog Train the Trainer 2020
  • Pro Dog Trainer Video Assessment 2020
  • AD Super Trainer live, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
  • LWDG Gundog Basics Course 2021
  • Jo Laurens: Reliable Recall online Course 2021
  • Jo Laurens: Focus and Attention online course 2021
  • Jo Laurens: Heel online Course 2021
  • School of Canine Science Behaviour Bible Year 1 – 2022
  • School of Canine Science Behaviour Bible Year 2 – 2023
  • Genius K9 – Foundations for life 2021
  • Genius K9 – Pro 2023
  • Canine Instructor Academy – Understanding Behaviour Diploma – 2024

Why choose Horton Dogs?

Horton Dogs comes highly recommended with over 80+ 5 star google reviews.

  • Our training methods are right up to date, and we believe in making the learning experience rewarding and enjoyable for your dog. We incorporate cleverly designed games that are based on the science of how dogs learn, ensuring that your furry friend stays engaged and enjoys the training process.
  • Classes take place outdoors in a local park, with the option of indoor space for added shelter. We believe in training in the real world, helping you work through real-life challenges.
  • We provide ongoing training and support for those who want to achieve more advanced training goals.
  • Access our extensive video tutorial library to further assist you in training your dog.
  • Cathy is a trusted professional who has successfully completed rigorous assessments with IMDT, Pro Dog Trainer, and School Of Canine Science.

Are you ready for some fun dog training?