Welcome to the website of Acorn Dog Training
- An Established Dog Training School which uses methods that are kind to the dog and which strives to help people understand the realities involved with living with and training dogs.
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Established in Milton Keynes since 1991 we have always
prided ourselves on using the latest knowledge
and only kind, reward based training methods.
During her training Glynis found herself fascinated with canine behaviour and body language and began to study this in more depth. Subsequently, she has completed several courses in Canine Psychology, gaining a certificate in Advanced Canine Psychology.
In order to gain insight and practical experience with dogs Glynis began working with Fran in November 2004 as a trainee instructor and eventually took her own classes. Glynis is now trading under her own name of Good Dog MK in preparation of the split when Fran moves to S. Wales later in the year. Glynis is currently running puppy classes and junior classes and is available for one to one training sessions, and behaviour consultations. To contact Glynis, please call 01908 562001 or email.
Craig has lived and worked with dogs for 13 years. His love of dogs started with a rehomed lurcher that was found abandoned many years ago. Since then Craig has had various dogs including his pet dog Harry a black labrador retriever which is how he met Fran many years ago and trained Harry to gold in the Good Citizen Dog Scheme and also trained him in agility. In 2001 Craig was successful in becoming a service dog handler. During his six years Craig furthered his education in the dog world and working trials and completed various courses including emergency dog trauma. Craig handled and trained various working dogs including German Shepherd Dogs, Spaniels and Labradors. Craig achieved force trials champion for several years and represented the force at the regional dog trials. Craig came 2nd at the British Police and Services Dog Of The Year. Craig has always had an interest in dog training and along with working with Acorn Dog Training as a trainee instructor has examined the Good Citizen Dog Scheme at all levels for several years. Although Craig has trained service dogs, he trains pet dogs using kind, reward based methods in keeping with the entire ethos of Acorn Dog Training. He is also very approachable with regards to help and advice. Craig is taking courses for the Good Citizen Dog Scheme and is available for one to one training.
Craig is now a member of the Kennel Club Accreditation Scheme working towards accreditation and therefore runs to a strict code of conduct
To contact Craig please call 07984 521622 or email
Haines of Haines Hounds is now
also available for classes and one to one training.
Ellie is running Trick Training Classes on Saturday
mornings. A new trick training page will be added to
this website soon. To check out Ellie's
details, please visit her Haines
The whole ethos of Acorn Dog Training School is to inform and show owners how to teach their dogs using positive, kind, fair and effective training methods, and how to create a balanced relationship through trust and respect, rather than fear, and domination. There is no such thing as a "one size glove fits all" method to training dogs, therefore our class sizes are deliberately kept small, so that we are able to tailor our classes to meet your requirements, and your dogs own individual learning needs, based upon our assessments. We also try to make the classes as relaxed, fun and informative as we possibly can, to enable both people and dogs to learn in a calm and friendly environment.
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Please call us for some FREE advice BEFORE deciding to buy a puppy. Different breeds have different needs, so you need to research the breed first. There are also a great many pitfalls involved in selecting the right puppy. Are you in contact with reputable breeders? Would you know the signs of a puppy farm dealership if you went to one? There are also many genetic problems, which many perspective owners are unaware of. Please don't be caught out, and end up one of the many who end up broken hearted.
If you don't know where dealerships obtain their puppies from then take a look at these websites for some of the hard facts:
Adopting a rescue dog can also result in major problems and heartache. For the cost of a telephone call, we are here to help you in all aspects of selection. Be a happy dog owner. Be fully aware. Know that you are doing the right thing. Please call us today.
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