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 15 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


We asked for John's help with our new puppy, who despite our best efforts wasn't responding to our attempts at training. We were confused with all the conflicting information online, so needed one person to give us confidence and the right training tools. Two sessions later, we have a very happy puppy and harmony back in the house! John's method of training has been easy to understand, and we saw instant results. We never felt daft with any of the questions we had, and John explained everything to us in a really to easy to understand way. This training is without a doubt the best investment we've made as new dog owners, and we'd strongly recommend Tog Dog House!
nat b
nat b
Can’t rate John high enough. We have two dachshund puppies (different ages). Our eldest has started to become a barker at everything inside and outside the house. It made working from home a nightmare along with a headache. After a 90 minute session John shown us how treat a dog as a dog, how to tell them no etc. It’s only been 4 days since our first session but we have seen a big difference in both dogs and both as much calmer.
Danny Wilson Coaching
Danny Wilson Coaching
We approached John after struggling with behaviour issues from our 2 year old french bulldog Audrey. She went from being very loving and playful to a pretty aggressive dog, a dog that we were nervous to leave around our 2 young boys, the same dog that had doted on and pretty much mothered our 7 year old son had started growling at him and actually nipped him on the hand. We had tried to use techniques from other trainers but they didnt work, were very time consuming and simply didn't fit into our daily routine. The advice John gave us was very logical, straightforward and delivered to us in a way that we instantly related too. After 2 sessions with John I can say that our dog is back to the loving and loyal dog we love.
Katie Lockwood
Katie Lockwood
John has been brilliant and taught us the basics to get set up for success with our first pup - his tricks and insight have transformed our dogs behaviour and I would highly recommend sessions with him!
Helen Hague
Helen Hague
We have only had 3 sessions with John and the improvement is amazing. John understands how dogs think and how to respond to them. We have learnt so much our dogs are much happier as a result. If you are in need of a dog trainer we highly recommend John. We were really struggling with 2 young dogs but John knew exactly what to do and life is so much happier for us all.
georgina parry
georgina parry
John and Joan are fabulous. Theo needed one to one training. As soon as we contacted John about Theo. John knew exactly what Theo needed. The help and knowledge from John has been fantastic. Thanks again John x
paula ashcroft
paula ashcroft
My dog had issues with food aggression and continual barking when in the garden, John came out to my house and educated me on how to treat and respect my dog as a dog . The results have been amazing, I feel after 2 sessions John has taught me the skills required to communicate effectively with Pippa , who now understands clearly what is right and wrong behaviour when in ‘my’ house not hers! I feel Pippa is much happier with boundaries and I feel a lot calmer and better equipped to deal with situations . Thank you John
Ruth Simpson
Ruth Simpson
John helped me train my Border Terrier pup. Great advice, tips and techniques. Dog was much calmer after first visit. Training is progressing well and now using his YouTube support videos. Highly recommended!
Tracy Walls
Tracy Walls
I originally went down the 'positive only' training route with my first Rottweiler puppy.  This was a big mistake, big, huge! As it turns out, keeping pockets full of chicken treats and acting over the top excitable are not the way to gain your dog's respect, who knew?! I soon found myself searching for a dog behavourist as my now 6 month old very large, very strong pup had starting biting (mouthing) my young children a little too much. The previous trainer had downplayed my concerns and advised me to work on making her sit and stay, using 'high value' treats. I knew then that this method wasn't going to work for us, I mean, what if I ran out of delicious treats?? It took John less than an hour to engineer an amazing transformation, not in the dog but in me. He helped me to understand the dog's mentality and I soon saw that my pup wasn't aggressive, she just needed a leader and I was currently nothing more than a chicken vending machine! Everything John said on that first meeting made such perfect sense that I was embarrassed to have not realised these things myself, but he was really kind and patiently explained to both me and the children how to get back on the right track. As a result of the small changes we have made in our behaviour and the simple training exercises we've been doing we now have a much happier, calmer and more confident dog. She hasn't mouthed the children since that first meeting and they are no longer scared to play with her. I dread to think what might have happened if we had carried on down the positive only training path, and we've still got a way to go to right all the wrongs, but John has transformed our lives and I can't thank him enough.


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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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