Covering all of South Devon

Welcome to Train Positive


At Train Positive we are passionate about using modern, gentle and force free methods to help our canine chums live a happy balanced life. Andrew is highly qualified, experienced and certified and is one of only a few Certified Animal Behaviourists in South Devon. He is the Chair and a full member of the Association of INTOdogs, a team member of the International Companion Animal Network (ICAN). and a team member of the International School of Canine Psychology (ISCP). Andrew is the behavioural consultant for RSPCA Little Valley and is the only local professional approved to support the Blue Cross. Andrew works closely with local Vets and runs the behaviour clinics at Greenbay and Molecare.

Everything we do is centred on the needs of the dog, with empathy and compassion at the core. We offer help and advice for all dog behavioural issues (especially issues caused by stress and anxiety: fears, phobias, aggression, separation etc) as well as functional training services – please see details of some of the services further down this page. We believe we should work towards building a bond with our dogs, not try to physically dominate them. We should treat our dogs with respect and understanding at all times. Read more by clicking ‘Our Philosophy'. We give a lot of our time and expertise to various community projects and this is an important aspect of the work we do.

“ I am the behaviour advisor at RSPCA Little Valley Animal Shelter and Andy helps us with some of the challenging cases we see at our shelter. Andy (and his dogs!) have been a fantastic support and with his expertise we have successfully rehabilitated and rehomed some very troubled dogs. He has such a great approach with the dogs and clearly has a huge love and passion for what he does. Andy is a massive advocate for force free, positive training and I think he is making a big difference in getting this message out there in our local area”

Rachel Sirdefield Behaviour Advisor RSPCA Little Valley

Andrew has been holding behavioural clinics at our practice Molecare Vets, Newton Abbot. He has been an invaluable addition to our practice allowing us to provide a service we would not normally be able to offer. We have received outstanding feedback from our clinic clients and thoroughly enjoy working with him,

Alexia Mills BVSc MRCVS ( Head Vet)

“Andy is a one of a kind trainer and behaviourist. He has true compassion for both dog and human, and relays information in a in depth yet easy to understand manner. Andy has incredible knowledge and skill when working with dogs, I would recommend him to absolutely anyone and everyone.”

Rosie Charlotte Taylor-Trigg – Animal Behaviourist Cheltenham Animal Shelter

We cover Paignton, Torquay, Brixham, Totnes, Dartmouth, Newton Abbot, Teignmouth, Dawlish, Exeter, Plymouth and South Devon - Happy to travel to other areas on request. We are fully insured with Sanctuary Pet plan

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We offer positive, reward based training and behavioural advice for all dog issues such as:

General Issues

Including: Barking, Jumping Up, Recall, Basic Training, Pulling On Leash etc


Including Dog/Dog reactivity, Dog/Human reactivity, Intra-household aggression, resource guarding etc


Including Separation Anxiety, Noise Phobias, Fearful and nervous dogs

Puppy Training

Socialisation, Basic Training, House-training, Mouthing etc