Puppy Training Wirral - The help you need with your new puppy!

teaching you the essentials to raise a great dog!

Puppy training

Puppy training wirral


how to get it right during the most critical development stage of your dogs life.

The first day - why start now?

Why? Because whether you realise it or not you already have...

From the moment you bring your new puppy into your home it is learning.

The most important thing it is learning is whether you can be trusted and if you deserve respect.

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Without educating yourself as to what your puppy needs from you it is very easy to fall into the subtle trap of having your puppy training you rather than the other way round. If you observe the majority of people with their unruly dogs it is during this crucial stage they made mistakes. You have the opportunity right now to make a difference to your future with your dog.

Something you probably understand

#1: Puppies can be too cute for their own good.

Your puppy is taken from its mother at around 8 weeks old.

The likelihood is all structure and discipline go with her.

You're not alone, we've all been there.

This beautiful bundle of fluff and cuteness lands and all we want to do is cuddle and love it!

This is the point where, without guidance  things can start to go wrong...


mother knows best


The mother dog teaches the puppy what is acceptable and what is not acceptable, she also advocates for the puppy.
When your puppy comes to live with you it is your responsibility to take over that authority role.

You are responsible for showing the puppy how to cope and thrive in this completely new alien world.

Top Dog House can help you take over this essential role in your new puppy's life and give you the head start you are looking for!

Call John now on 07778881157







#2: Authority prevents chaos.

Pampering, fussing, loving the puppy ON ITS OWN will create a spoilt, disrespectful, entitled dog.
Make no mistake, love and affection are all part of owning a puppy.

The critical part is knowing how much to give and when to give it.

You only have one chance to get this development stage right.

If you fail you will likely spend most of your dogs life avoiding or managing situations and making excuses for your dogs behaviour.

This will make life pretty stressful for both of you.
Sadly, the dog is usually the one who pays the price for human mistakes and misunderstandings.
Time and effort invested now into nurturing a respectful, trusting relationship will pay incredible dividends for you both.

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...and most importantly

#3: If you are not prepared to work at your relationship with your puppy then please consider getting a cat...

I say that in all seriousness. Having 17 years+ experience I know it is owners who put in the work to create a loving, trusting, respectful relationship with their dogs who reap the most rewards.

If you wish to give your puppy the best life you posiibly can then you must be willing to fulfill your puppy's needs as well as your own.

If you are committed and want to work to create a great relationship, call me now on 07778881157.

respect - trust - love

call john now on 07778881157

or email


Victoria Kingston
Victoria Kingston
John is so incredible at what he does! Within minutes of him arriving I was wishing I had got him out in my first week of being a dog owner. He breaks down what YOU need to do to get the appropriate behaviours. Within one session, my dog was no longer jumping all over guests & 5 minutes into our outdoor session I’m no longer being dragged around! He totally breaks down the ‘what’ & ‘why’. Alfie is still a work in progress (mainly due to pesky squirrels), but with John’s help I feel much more confident & have a much calmer & obedient dog! Can’t recommend him enough!
Caroline Williams
Caroline Williams
Having a puppy and wanting to do the right things i got in touch with John. What an amazing trainer ! My pup learnt fast, major immediate improvements , John was able to show me how to overcome each problem I had with her , from chasing my cats to refusing to go in the car ( far more things obviously ). He is there for any queries & has You Tube for helpful tips. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
Suzanne Longstaff
Suzanne Longstaff
I can not recomend John enough, myself and my mum have french bulldog puppy brothers Dexter and Charlie who are now both 8 months old and to say they are exciteable when they see each other is an understatement, they would not listen to commands when together and would pull and drag on the lead to get to each other to play fight and would chase each other playing uncontrollably off the lead non stop were it was just manic and getting rougher play trying to dominate each other, we just couldnt sit and relax with them and going to each others houses or taking them out together was becoming stressfull. In comes John, our god send, our first visit he gave us so much advice and information and showed us the techniques to use which we then put into practice daily and by our second visit 4 weeks later we were actually sitting together having a natter and a cuppa with the boys calm by our sides on there leads and not obsessing over each other screaching and pulling as before. We have been given more advice and techniques for phase two to work on as we are aiming on them being able to be in each others company for longer periods of time off the leads having fun and playing but in a calm environment and not being fixated/obbsessed with each other and its going really well so far. Thank you John for the education, advice and techniques you have shown us, we can not thank you enough for putting me and my mum on the right track so that Dexter and Charlie can enjoy each others time together the correct way.
Naomi Keenan
Naomi Keenan
We can’t thank John enough for all of the help he’s given us with our Weimaraner, TJ. TJ is nearly 3 and it was very easy to be his owners until he was attacked a couple of times by dogs off leads just after he was 1. TJ’s behaviour completely changed after these experiences. He became aggressive towards other dogs (and their owners!). It was even a struggle having visitors to the house as he lost trust in everyone and everything outside of the family. He became such an anxious dog. Naturally, it caused a serious amount of stress for the whole family. Enter John…. Since John has begun working with TJ, there have been enormous improvements in behaviour, both ours and TJs!!! As a family, we’re very much on the same page now. We worked with two dog trainers before John and there is no comparison. His help is priceless. Others wouldn’t agree to work with TJ after his attacks as he was too aggressive. Before John began working with TJ, we were so overwhelmed with worry for our gorgeous dog and now we feel super confident that we’re well en route to taking him on walks where he’s socialising happily with every dog and human he meets… Thanks John!
Adam Kenrick
Adam Kenrick
John was a great help when we rescued our dog, Bonnie. She showed signs of fear aggression and wasn't great on leash so we contacted John. He assessed her and explained to us why she was behaving that way and gave us the training and tools that we needed to help. She has come a long way thanks to John and would highly recommend him.
Brian Gibson
Brian Gibson
We also can’t recommend John enough. We had a sleeping and barking problem with our Nine-month-old Cavapoo - who is really good natured but would always wake up at around 230 and bark and then wake up and bark incessantly from about 5am. John showed us how to take control and Finn has been absolutely awesome ever since - It took one or two nights to get him used to the new regime and he now sleeps / is very contented and quiet through until we go down to him at 7:30. Thank you John
Richard Woodhouse
Richard Woodhouse
I would definitely recommend using Top Dog. John is an excellent dog trainer with an in depth knowledge of dog behaviour. He worked wonders with our nervous cockapoo and gave us many simple hints and tips which really helped
Unknown T 1037
Unknown T 1037
I can thoroughly recommend John. After puppy classes and 'dog school' had only limited success, I realised that they can't look at each individual owner longer than momentarily and don't see behaviour at home. I needed advice for me, not another set of standard training exercises. Lots of people in the park recommended John and I now know why. I've got an obliging puppy who is happy to learn but is also not stupid and is quick to take advantage if she can. John came round and saw how she behaved to him, me and when she was being ignored. I'd rather suspected, as she seemed keen to learn and please, that the problem was the way I was communicating with her and, at least on that one thing, I was right! He also clarified that a dog needs to have respect and that my puppy saw me as a bit of a push-over in many ways, hence not listening to me much of the time. He gives calm, clear advice and listens to all questions (no matter how daft I thought they might be). That, together with demonstrations and checking on how I did the exercises meant that my (our) training has become much more effective. She started sitting patiently whilst I answered the front door after one day's practice using John's tips. Lead training and recall are hugely improved but I'd like better so its repetition, repetition, repetition... As a first-time dog owner, it is also very reassuring that someone who knows what they are talking about checks what you are doing and makes sure you're on the right track. John is pleasant, non-judgemental and supportive and therefore provides that reassurance. I think that later sessions I had with him were more for me than the puppy! I now have a dog who is much more attentive to me, doesn't pull my arms from their sockets on walks, will come back on recall (after a little bit of playing if there's another dog nearby, still a work in progress, but she doesn't run off to butterflies/leaves/dogs in the distance anymore) and also asks to come onto the sofa for a cuddle in the evening. Much more pleasant for both of us and what I had hoped for when I first decided to get a dog. Thank you John.
Denise Durband
Denise Durband
John had previously looked after our elderly dog so we knew he was good ..... but we can now say he is amazing after helping us with our new puppy. We asked for help with play biting, recall, lead walking and general behaviours. After just one visit we had a completely different puppy on our hands. Calm, relaxed and attentive and this has only improved with each visit. John really knows how dogs think and respond and the flaws in us humans too! We highly recommend him !


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First consultation/lesson

Duration 60 - 120mins Cost £100-£160

(£100 first 60 mins then £1 per minute thereafter e.g. If the session took 1 hr 30mins then the charge would be £130,

1 hr 10 mins would be £110, etc.)

The first consultation is ALWAYS at the clients house.

Second lesson

 Duration 60 mins Cost £60 (+ £15 for every 15 mins thereafter)

Subsequent lessons (If needed)

£50 per hour plus £10 per 15 mins thereafter


Terms and Conditions - PLEASE READ

All first session bookings require a £50 deposit which is non-refundable except where cancellation is by TopDogHouse.

Any booking cancelled by the customer with less than 48 hours notice or characterised by a 'no-show' will charged at the full cost of a single hour based on whether it is a first, second or subsequent lesson.

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