Due to great success and demand we are temporarily taking a pause on taking on new clients for all services except dog training  while we train up new carers for our team.

If you would still like to express interest in our services enquiries are still very welcome and we will get back to you to arrange a meeting at the earliest possible opportunity.

Dog Training


We can facilitate a wide range of training programmes for all your puppy/dog training needs with our inhouse trainer Tia.

Offering one to one training sessions as well as ‘residency boarding’ of a week or more of intensive training sessions.

Tia can teach your dog the basics during early learning, right through to tricks like walking backwards and tidying toys away (which can come in handy as assistance if you have young children to clear up after). If you want to teach your dog fantastic recall and manners like loose lead walking so that you can rest assured that you are always safe and in control, Tia can help you to achieve these goals.

Positive Reinforcement


Tia’s training is all through the IMDT (Institute of Modern Dog Training). Their programmes focus on training based on the principles of positive reinforcement and the most up to date thinking in modern training techniques. The IMDT is the leading education provider for Dog Trainers and Behaviourists.

Institute of modern dog trainers

With specialised focus on the study of canine behaviour, behaviour modification and rehabilitation, the science of how dogs learn and group training. Tia has been training dogs her whole life, growing up with spaniels and old english sheep dogs.

Tia holds certifications from the IMDT in;

  • Perfect Puppy Foundation

Covering perfect foundations, stages and senses, the common pitfalls,important first exercises, common new owner issues, why puppies end up in rescue and how to avoid. Helping the nervous puppy , when is play and when is aggression.

    • Career as a dog trainer
  • Covering, empathy, environmental issues, observation, how to help the dog owner, what every dog trainer needs to know.

    • Practical instructor
    Covering coaching exercises, applying solid learning theory to practical teaching, planning classes, layout and dynamics.
  • The huge benefit of training at The Dogfather with Tia is that you get a package that has been tailored to you and your dog's specific needs. You will have an initial consultation session where tia conducts an observation and assessment of your requirements and gets you up and running with your programme. You can book single one off sessions, or book in packages of a number of sessions for a reduction in price.

    Tia can either provide the training for you at your own home (under the provision that you have a suitable area to conduct the training) or she can meet you at Wandsworth common. You will be able to discuss all the aspects of your needs prior to booking in your initial session to make sure that the programme is perfectly tailored for you.

    If you are interested in having a discussion with Tia about your training needs, and to receive more details along with package pricing please fill out the form below.

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    or send us a MESSAGE to arrange