meet your specialist trainers Jo & Graham Milgrew
London Puppy and Dog Training
or call 0808 100 4071
Updated 5th January 2021 - We are currently operating under tier 5 Government Covid-19 Secure Guidelines and continue to offer a variety of options to conduct lessons whilst maintaining social distancing. This includes home lessons where appropriate, conducting lessons in your garden / open spaces and using video conferencing. We have a "Home Lesson Risk Assessment" in place to help to combat the spread of the virus. We also have "puppy quick start packages" available at competitive prices if you have a new addition to your home.
We successfully deal with doggie misbehaviour every day. If you want a dog that will listen to you with good manners, a calm dog so that you can relax with company and have fun family outings, a true companion that is the dog you always dreamed of, then we can lay the foundations with you to train a dog you can be proud of. If your dog is struggling with anxiety, fearfulness or even aggression to people or dogs, we will work with you to eliminate your stress, frustration, and embarrassment over your dog's behaviour in the least possible time.
How We Work
Our private one-to-one dog training programs focus on the problems most important to you. Your dog will learn practical skills that will make living together easier and more enjoyable. We will also work on management and training both in your home environment and in the outside world. Whether you need puppy management, basic good manners or behaviour training, private training can provide the bespoke approach you need for you and your dog, both face-to-face or virtually online.
Our skill set has been honed by fostering and rehabilitating numerous bouncy active spaniels for English Springer Spaniel Welfare. We have also taken on many other dogs who have needed help before they could find their forever home plus are proud owners of five rescue dogs ourselves. As well as doing the work ourselves we make sure we stay up to date with the ever-evolving world of dog training. We attend seminars, conferences, Crufts, Discover Dogs and participate in webinars and online training classes frequently. Graham is studying to become a Kennel Club Accredited Instructor (KCAI) and Jo for a Master’s in Applied Animal behaviour and Training. We do this because we believe that the combination of hands-on training plus education makes us more effective trainers who can tackle even the most challenging of situations.
As well as being dog-friendly, we are people-friendly too. We know that you need easy to understand training that you can put in place quickly. From basic puppy manners to the most serious of doggy issues we will help you succeed. Ring or email us to find out more. We look forward to hearing about you and your puppy or dog.
Started my training way back in September 2019 with Jo and from the moment of meeting Jo I just knew I was in good hands. Jo was so knowledgeable, confident and put me and Gypsy at ease very quickly. The training tips she showed me helped so much with my feelings of despair. Gypsy was a rescue dog having been dumped in my daughter's front garden spray painted blue and her tail had been docked so she had a lot of issues. Fast forward to 2020 and COVID. Jo has always been ready and happy to help with any “niggles” whether by phone or text or email or video. Now in another new year and some problems have been causing me concern; in comes Graham and must say our meeting yesterday was “spot on” he had such simple answers to what I thought were big problems. All his ideas and answers have been so helpful. Jo and Graham thank you and you two are amazing.S.B.4th March 2021
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how we can help you and your furry friend
The Bark Busters communication methods help solve behaviour issues such as aggression towards people or other animals
- Cure embarrassing habits like barking, jumping up on people, scratching & whining at doors or inappropriate toileting.
- Create an obedient dog or puppy that will happily walk on the lead without tugging, sit or stay on command, and come immediately when called.
- Set off-limit areas.
- Reduce the stress of separation anxiety without the need for sedatives or drugs.
We teach you to communicate with your pet.
Do you find yourself shouting? Do you think your pet isn't listening to you? Maybe you're simply not speaking their language. The Bark Busters communication method is based on the way how our dogs communicate with each other and how they learn from older, more experienced members in the pack. This is what makes our training unique and effective.
Why do we train in your home?
Your pet lives with a family, in a home. This is where he spends most of his time and misbehaves most often, so this is where our programme is most effective. Our dogs learn by association. Bark Busters teaches him to listen in the home environment. If he does not listen at home, he will most probably not listen outside where there are far more distractions.
In your home we teach a one-on-one system without other distractions or the stress of being sent away from you to learn.
Of course, where you are experiencing problems outside the home such as pulling on the lead or dog aggression etc..., we will set up controlled situations in the park or wherever is most practical.
Your trainer is an independent business owner who operates their own business under a franchise agreement with Bark Busters. Jo Milgrew & Graham Milgrew trade as Bark Busters, and are franchisees of BBDT (UK) Limited, the Master Franchise holder.