Top Dog Training School & Home Boarding
Top Dog Training School in Dartford, KentOffers a choice of training classes to suit you and your dogs needs.
Top Dog Training School provides 6 week courses which operate in school or leisure centre halls (see below for venue addresses / days / times).
We also like utilise the outside spaces at our venues when ever possible (dependent on the weather).
Each course runs for 6 sessions, with a test on the last week of the course to see how hard everybody has worked and to recognise your achievements.
People often believe that their dogs only need to complete an initial Puppy 'socialization' course in order for their dog to be well trained, but this stage is just the beginning of a lifetime of training.
Your dog WILL try you, push you and can make you very stressed but if you keep up the training and practice daily the skills and understanding of what you learned in class your relationship with your dog will be extremely rewarding.
About Top Dog Training School
Top Dog Training School believe that dogs are never born naughty, but many dogs are branded as 'bad' and hyper, re-homed or even euthanised, due to their owners' frustration with failed attempts at understanding and communicating with them. Our job is to teach human relationship with dogs: to bring about a meeting of minds. Any behavioural issues, regardless of your dog's age or breed, can be modified and successfully cured by consistently using our kind, humane approach.
There are no two dogs the same
There are so many different types of breeds and cross breeds, and every dog has their own character. To know about your dog, you need to know the breed and what is their purpose in life, their underlying needs, their environment and their experiences since birth all shape their behaviour. All dogs share the same ways of interpreting human behaviour - and it is this that makes them very different to us. A happy relationship with your dog starts with you learning how to think like them, rather than imagining they think like us.
Our mission is to teach owners about they pets, enhance the well being of all dogs using our knowledge and experience in training. Our aim is to make life enjoyable for you and your best friend.
We learn about you and your dog from your relationship with your animal, energy, speech and how you react to the dog this means that we can help you resolve any behavioural problems. We do this by looking holistically at each individual human-dog relationship from your dog’s perspective. This allows us to identify the sources, experiences and environmental factors that have contributed to the behaviours and to develop a personal training programme to modify the behaviour.
“We have owned various dogs throughout our lives, both before and since marriage, and most dogs have attended training classes..., which never went beyond the first 6 weeks as it was so boring, for us and the dogs, just doing the same old thing every week, round and round in circles. When we took on another puppy early this year we were recommended to Ineta & Kevin's Top Dog Training School and thought we'd give it a go for socialisation reasons more than anything, and didn't expect to join a second class. We're now training at bronze level and, if we pass, we'll definitely go for silver and beyond. The classes are interesting, informative, social - both human and canine, and enjoyable. We highly recommend Top Dog Training School to everyone - well done Ineta and Kevin ”
- Lynn Butler
“We were lucky enough to have the chance to rescue a puppy who was due to be put down at the dog pound and was on her last day there. We then had the good fortune to hear about Ineta and her Top Dog Training School - in six weeks of training with Ineta (1 hour a week) we now have a well behaved and mostly obedient puppy who can now sit, stay, down and recall. Was so impressed with Ineta's enthusiasm and love for the dogs and what she has helped us to achieve, that we have booked up for her next class Bronze level. Try her, you won't regret your decision!! ”
“Just wish to say a huge thanks to you, Kevin and your helpers! We have benefited from having your classes, they have given us the confidence to take Millie off the lead and they have been so much for us and Millie, also enabling us to bond with our puppy in a very positive way! We will see you all again soon and will be in touch to join you on one of your Sat morning walks and most definitely the next stage of training! ”
“Highly recommend!! I am so lucky to have found such lovely people to help my with my doggy troubles! I had been quoted between £300-£1000 to help my dog hold her wee through the night! This amazing lady cured my lil staffy for FREE and what's more not only does she clearly have a genuine care for dogs we regularly stay in contact and she has a genuine interest on the progress of my dog! 10/10 service ! Urge everyone to try!!! ”
“Have done puppy and bronze class with Ineta. Also went to Saturday socialisation walk. Ineta gives you confidence, she trains you so you can train your dog! Home boarding is exceptional, with training given too whilst they care for your dog. Would definitely recommend Top Dog and Ineta & Kevin. ”
- Rebecca Wellard
“I use Top Dog TS for home boarding, my Labrador is well cared for every Monday, and ad hoc if we ever go away or have a late night. I would recommend them to everyone, I have been a client for 18 months and it's my dog's second home. I know she is being cared for well, has good excercise and is very happy to be left there - I can tell by her trying to drag me up the steps & giving the owners a full body shimmer.”
- Melinda Bush
“Cannot believe I was so lucky to find such incredible people to help train my rescue dog. They go above and beyond their duty and all the dogs I have seen, including mine, adore Ineta and Kevin. The are lovely people and my dog was more than happy to board with them whilst we took as well needed holiday. My dog was cared for and exercised twice every day in all weathers. They have my complete trust and I would never even consider anyone else to take care of my dog. ”
- Nicola Laker