Welcome to Sandhills Canine Training & Behavioural Centre.
To promote greater understanding of how
dogs think and learn.
Our training methods are force free and reward based. We use positive reinforcement of the behaviour we want.
We do not believe that dogs want to 'dominate us' and that we have to show the dog who is boss in order to train it.
We believe that training needs to incorporate an understanding of canine behaviour, our training is underpinned by scientific knowledge of animal learning theory and in particular how this relates to canines. Please go to the Behavioural and Clinic pages for more information on how we use science to understand how our dogs learn and to develop our training methods.
Our aim is to help owners to enjoy the training process with their dogs from puppy through to adult companion dogs, service or assistance dogs. We help you to understand the needs of your dog, its drives and motivations. Above all, we help you to see how successful training is based on; knowledge, play, understanding, consistent and kind leadership and love. Founder and Director of Sandhills CTC Ltd, Julia Jarrold is proud to be accepted as a full member of the Pet Professional Guild for force free training.
If you are thinking of buying a puppy or adopting an older dog then please contact us for advice. As trainers and behaviourists we are in a good position to see many types of breeds and crossbreeds; as such, we can offer help and advice on breed choice with regard to training and exercise requirements, sociability to people, other dogs/animals and health.