Dog Training

Training by Tia Crocker and The Dogfather




The Dogfather is proud to have worked with dog

trainer Tia Crocker for a number of years. Tia received her training through the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT). See below for what Tia's training covered.

The Science of How Dogs Learn

Body language, principles of canine behaviour, behaviour modification and rehabilitation, behaviour case studies, building group classes and consultations.


                                                                                                                     Puppy Foundations

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.

Canine Body Language

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

   Practical Instructor Course

Covering coaching exercises, applying solid learning theory to practical teaching, planning classes, layout and dynamics.



Tia is available to take bookings for dogs of all ages. She primarily holds her one to one sessions on Wandsworth Common. She is trained to deal with any issue that you are facing with your dog. For pricing and further information please send us an email!


Testomonials on tia


"Tia is an extremely talented dog trainer, patient, firm and clearly loves dogs. She has done wonders with our Tibetan Terrier who has a mind of his own! We really look forward to our training sessions and always come away feeling a little more in control!”

Marianna and Arthur


"Tia has been really fantastic at helping us deal with training and behavioural issues with our young working cocker spaniel. She is always completely understanding and has given us brilliantly effective and practical advice; her training techniques are clear, realistic and easy to put into practice. In particular, her advice and techniques for dealing with our dog's ball obsession has been so massively helpful and transformed her behaviour. Thank you!"


Jane and Livvy


Tia has been so helpful to us over the past few months giving us a lot of invaluable advice about so many topics ranging from sleep patterns, feeding to socialising alongside some excellent training for our cockapoo. Her techniques and lessons are so effective and we have really seen a positive effect in our puppy’s behaviour. We have had several compliments about how well behaved she is which great. Thank you Tia!"

Dee and Poppy





Tia offers: 


. One to one classes 


. Group Puppy Classes (Every 6 Weeks on Tooting Bec Common) 


Sit. Down, stay , wait, recall, loose lead walking, impulse control, focus techniques, advice on preventing separation anxiety, help with toilet training and teething


. Monthly Loose Lead and Rocket Recall Workshop 


Does your dog come back when called? Or does your dog pull on the lead? An hour and 45 minute intensive workshop, all training is done using positive reinforcement and you will leave the workshop feeling more in control.

At home?
Wandsworth Common

or send us a MESSAGE to arrange