Welcome to The Dog Log
From the smallest puppy to the largest dog we are learning all about the dog’s world. Our mission is to watch, teach and learn how to help puppies/dogs and families connect through reward based training. Humane, non-intimidating training is the path to a more harmonious environment where dogs and humans live together.
Either subscribe to our social media to see the videos we produce or enroll in our uniquely designed puppy training classes to work with us to make sure your new family pet understands all the basic taught with positivity and fun.
We run small personal group classes to make sure every dog gets the attention they need.
Our training classes are reward based. Teach the dogs what you want them to do from the beginning so that they don’t get into any bad habits.We have a maximum of 4 dogs in class. This benefits the dogs for several reasons: they will always be able to have enough space and not feel overwhelmed, guardians can ask more questions and in general, exercises can be practiced over greater space.
Classes are booked into blocks of 5 weeks with a set price of £75 for each block.
Please click below to see the dates of future classes.
If group classes aren’t right for you we can hold 1-2-1 sessions to give you our undivided attention.
1-2-1 training with The Dog Log team involves a 90 minute session based upon your requirements. Our 121 sessions are centered around general obedience. As we are currently Pet Dog Trainers we do not take on aggression, fear or other advanced behavioural problems. We can however give you details of respected behaviourists in the area.
If you want to work on obidience issues like loose lead walking, recall, puppy mouthing or other dog manners then we are ready and waiting to help you out.
Our 1-2-1 sessions cost £60 with travel expenses being additional if you live more than half an hour from us. Sessions are booked depending on our availability.
Check out the variety of videos that The Dog Log produce.
Meet The Trainers
Hello! Nathan Squires is the name, dogs and videos are my games. I studied film production at university. When I graduated I realised that I had space in my life for a dog. Enter the real star of the show Barney! My very first dog! I got this bundle of joy who transformed my life. Like so many others I got a dog and had very little idea what to do with him. I had all the best intentions with no real understanding. What did I do? I enrolled him in a puppy training course. I found reward based training and we never looked back! The more I learnt with Barney the better our relationship got. I completed the Kennel Club Good Citizen scheme Foundation, Bronze, Silver & Gold.
Hello. My name is Louisa and I am Nathan’s wife. I grew up with Border Collies and have a particular soft spot for them, however the more I work with and interact with different breeds the larger my soft spot for most dogs grows. I also grew up with horses, cats, a rabbit and now have chickens too, so I am really just an animal lover.
My interest for dog training was heightened when I met Nathan and Barney. I saw the bond that was created through training in a fun way. I love seeing dogs communicate with us and the enjoyment they can get from training which in their minds is mostly just playing games.
Happy dogs, happy owners…
I have had two dogs from puppies in the past but I feel like I am much better prepared now. Nathan had lots of great training tips and it was good to see it in my own home. Would recommend this if you are getting a puppy.
Hi Louisa and Nathan,
Thank you so much for the help and encouragement you have given us over these past few weeks. Seeing Inca today enjoying her class made us so happy.
Fantastic training sessions from Nathan went from being at our wits end with a puppy that kept us up all night to a full nights sleep and a much happier puppy – made a huge difference to how we are managing these early settling in problems.
We are 100% committed to your dog’s wellbeing
Dog Log Blog
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