Multi-Award Winning Training Academy

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Choose us for all your dog and puppy training needs

We not only love dogs but we love people too!

In the past 12 years we have won many Awards for being the,

Best Dog and Puppy Training School in Southampton and Southern England

What does that mean for you?

That means we are proven to be working hard to be the best possible dog and puppy training academy. We take winning awards seriously. We believe this keeps us on our toes. Constantly taking feedback from customers, striving to improve and ensuring our dog and puppy training methods are up to-date.

It means you can trust us to help you train your dog or puppy


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Training your Puppy with You

We are very aware, that to help you train your dog we have to build a great relationship with you. It’s your dog or puppy and we just want to see you both having all the tools and skills you need to build a fantastic bond and live a healthy, happy life together.

At The National Dog Training Academy, we have trained over 10,000 dogs and offer face-to-face dog and puppy training courses in Southampton and The New Forest. In addition to our face-to-face courses, we also offer online training which includes a weekly live online Q & A session with our team of talented dog trainers.

Training works for dogs of any age. You definitely can, ‘teach an old dog new tricks.’

Join us to train your dog or puppy and have a great time.

Our Student Programme

Over the past 12 years, not only have we trained 1000’s of puppies, dogs, and their owners, truly making a difference to the lives they enjoy together. We have also trained many students in ‘how to become a dog trainer’.

Our students, using our tried and tested methods of training, have built their own businesses, not only across the UK, including Northern Ireland but in far away places like Malta too and some of them are now award winners too.

The NDTA gives you lifetime support if you want to go it alone and we also have a pet gundog trainer programme where you can work for us in our pet gundog programme.

Our Goal is your Success

Join us today and do what so many of our customers do, stay with us for many years, climbing your Tree of Achievement.

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Dogs Trained

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Years' Experience

Why Come To Us?

Positive and Effective Dog Training Methods

We really will show you ways of training your dog or puppy that will strengthen your bond, not break it. We’re not pretending it’s easy. It’s not. You need to put the work in but we will show you how to do it. We'll be with you every step of the way.

We've Got Your Back

Lots of back up each week in between classes, videos on our website, all course materials are written up online as a reminder for you each week. Weekly Q & A, live, online by zoom.

What others have to say


Couldn't recommend these guys highly enough! They were nothing but supportive, fun and hugely knowledgeable. Sandra and team were brilliant, helping my dog learn at her pace, with the space she needed and without judgement. Their advice has stayed with us and we wouldn't go anywhere else when we need to again!

- Annie Lisa
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Brilliant. Professional but friendly and every week a different carefully planned session that helps you to work with your dogs and have fun. Sandra and the team always have time for advice and tips. Excellently organised. The highlight of my week.

- Sally Hayward

The best dog training around. Started attending their classes during lockdown which changed over to zoom during lockdown 2. Super organised, helpful friendly staff who are full of knowledge.

- Jack Tuckwell
Become a Dog Trainer

I have just finished the train the trainer course and I can honestly say it was the best . I have never been so scared about anything but it was brilliant!!! Anyone wanting to get in to training this is a must!!! Thank you Sandra and the team !!

- Mandy
Dog Training

Cannot praise highly enough for the training support given both in outdoor group sessions and on Zoom during recent lockdown. Our little Cavapoo puppy is progressing so well all down to the training support and advice which books cannot provide me with.

- Marie Ancsell

We are a multi-award winning dog training academy of excellence.

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