Welcome to Train Positive

The home of a Dog Centred Care (TM) approach

Welcome to Train Positive

The home of a Dog Centred Care approach

Please note : I am only able take on a limited number of new cases due to  my current caseload. I only work with 'reactivity' and aggression cases. If I am unable to take you on as a client, I will send you my referral list to other suitably accredited colleagues.

My name is Andrew Hale and I am a Certified Animal Behaviourist , working with a clinical behaviour approach. I cover South Devon, including Paignton, Torquay, Brixham, Totnes, Newton Abbot, Teignmouth and Dawlish.


I have nearly 15  years working in dog behaviour and this experience, along with many years of study and qualifications, which means I am well placed to give you the very best quality advice and support for you and your dog. I am proud to be the behaviourist of choice for many of the local Vet practices and receive referrals from a range of other leading professionals. I have 100's of 5 star reviews over multiple review sites, including Google and Facebook.

I specialise in working complex behaviour cases, especially those involving 'reactivity and aggression '

I follow a Dog Centred Care approach, working with empathy and compassion to try and understand why your dog is exhibiting the behaviours you are concerned about. I also recognise caring for a dog with behavioural challenges can be difficult, so I work hard to support  my clients during the process. Click here to read more about Dog Centred Care

I also have an international reputation as an educator in dog behaviour, using my Dog Centred Care Platform to promote the very latest in behaviour science. I have been invited to speak at many of the leading canine behaviour conferences, and I recently presented at the Association of Cats and Dogs conference, London Behaviour Conference and the London Vet Show. You can learn more about my educational platform by going to my Dog Centred Care Website

I am proud to hold these important positions as part of my work

Behaviour consultant for Pet Remedy

Expert Advisor for Canine Arthritis Management

Behaviour consultant for the British Isles Grooming Association

Behaviour consultant for Animals In Distress

Working closely with the clinical team is an important part of the work I do.

I am fortunate to be the behaviourist of choice for many local vet practices.

Here are some short excerpts of testimonials from local vet colleagues.

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Andrew Hale is a fantastic behaviourist and has really helped me with some tricky cases. .... I am incredibly grateful for Andy’s input.

Dr H Simmonds MRCVS

Silverton Vets

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Andrew has been holding behavioural clinics at our practice ... We have received outstanding feedback from our clinic clients and thoroughly enjoy working with him,

Alexia Mills BVSc MRCVS

( Head Vet : Molecare)

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I have been working closely with Andrew Hale for some time. He is now the only behaviourist that my practice refers its clients to...I have no hesitation in acting as a reference for Andrew.



(Director Greenbay Vets)


I offer a unique and thorough assessment, incorporating physiological, behavioural and emotional components. I am trained in gait analysis and follow a trauma informed approach.  I work closely with other professionals including vets, physios and other training professionals.

I specialise in working complex cases with dogs that show reactive or aggressive behaviours, either to other dogs or humans.

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Dog Centred Care (TM)

I promote, and educate about, a Dog Centred Care approach to working with complex behaviour cases. To learn more about this approach click here:

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