What We Do
Positive Plus Dog Training is based in East Grinstead, UK and is owned and run by trainer Martin Briggs (ADTB). Martin is passionate about helping people solve their dog’s unwanted behaviour problems and teaching people how to get the best out of their dog.
Does Your Dog Have Any Of These Problem Behaviours?
- Pulling on the lead
- Jumping up at people
- Chewing furniture, shoes, bedding etc
- Eliminating in the home
- Guarding food, toys, possessions
- Barking/lunging at other dogs on their walk
- Ignoring commands
- Not coming back when called
- Barking constantly
- Separation anxiety
- Aggression towards people
- OCD behaviours
- Needs puppy training
Here at Positive Plus Dog Training we provide the very best in basic/advanced obedience training as well as troubleshooting and reshaping problem behaviours, all within a friendly & relaxed environment. As a member of the Association Of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) we adhere to the internationally recognised LIMA protocol (Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive), which we use in conjunction with the Humane Hierarchy. The APDT position statements can be found on their website here. We also have enhanced DBS clearance.
We only use the latest scientifically supported, modern training techniques. In addition to the obedience training, we will teach you how to correctly read your dog’s body language, what you should be doing to communicate effectively with your dog and how diet can affect behaviour. We will also show you how to satisfy your dog’s genetic, breed specific instincts, as this should play a major role in any training and/or behaviour modification (but is often misunderstood or even completely overlooked). It is this holistic approach that allows us to teach you to get the best from your dog, by improving the relationship you have with them. We are experts at reading dog body language and will never overwork your dog – all of our dogs remain playful, have a wagging tail and get excited to see us!
Whilst mild behavioural issues can usually be addressed as we go along, severe behavioural issues will normally require a short-term management plan, to cover the interim, whilst we address the owner-dog relationship and complete the obedience programme. This is because we believe that a trusting relationship and reliable obedience (which gives you the ability to ask for a preferred behaviour) is key to reducing stress and confusion whilst reshaping/modifying your dog’s behaviour.