Welcome to Train Positive
THE HOME OF MODERN, HUMANE DOG TRAINING
My name is Andrew Hale and I am a behaviourist and dog trainer who is passionate about using modern, gentle and force free methods to help our canine chums live a happy balanced life. I can offer training, help and advice for all dog behavioural issues - see examples at bottom of this page. I especially like working with issues caused by stress and anxiety: fears, phobias, aggression, separation etc. I 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 'About Me and My Philosophy'.
I'm sorry but if you want a heavy handed, punishment led, quick fix approach then I am NOT the trainer for you! However if you want an effective, modern, humane and fun way to help your dog then get in touch!
I am fully insured and a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. I am also a full professional member of the Pet Professional Guild-The Association for Force-Free Pet Industry Professionals. I do work in conjunction with the behavioural team at the RSPCA and I am the behavioural advisor for RSPCA Little Valley rescue centre and also for H.A.L.O rescue. I am the only locally approved trainer for the Blue Cross.
I cover Paignton, Torquay, Brixham, Totnes, Dartmouth, Newton Abbot, Teignmouth, Dawlish, Exeter, Plymouth and South Devon - Happy to travel to other areas on request.
HOW I CAN HELP AS YOUR DOG TRAINER
I offer positive, reward based training and behavioural advice for all dog issues such as:
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
Socialisation, Basic Training, House-training, Mouthing etc