Staff at the GSPCA are members of the APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers) and are able to offer behaviour advice and training for pet problems ranging from inappropriate urination and barking to aggression and lead walking. This service enables us to help people who may be considering giving their dog up for re-homing. It allows us to work with families and offer support and advice in an effort to prevent them having to part with their pets.

A 1hour training and behaviour session is £40 which goes towards the Shelter and the animals in our care. 

Before embarking on any training and behaviour modification programme you must ensure that your dog is in good health and has seen a veterinary surgeon.

Basic training and behaviour advice sheets:


Jumping up

Puppy Biting

Basic Recall

How to strengthen Recall

Tuggy Games

Food Guarding

To get the best out of your dog you should identify what motivates your dog and avoid the use of punishment.



We also run 6 weeks courses for Puppy, Beginner and Graduates using kind, fair and effective training methods.

Click the button below to download an application form