Based in Oxfordshire, Barking Up The Right Tree is a small family run business who offer you more than just food treats, we offer you solid science! We make sure you are left well informed with the most cutting-edge information on dog behaviour. We teach you how to communicate effectively, and with true understanding so that your dog can read your intentions and you can read theirs.
We are dog lovers, so we only use kind and ethical approaches! Everything we do is from the dog’s perspective, which is the only true way to change their behaviour and emotional responses. We work with your dog’s emotions and never put them in a situation that makes them uncomfortable.
Is your dog barking, lunging, or creating a scene around other dogs and strangers? This can be embarrassing and upsetting, it also makes your once pleasurable walks a stressful experience.
You may have felt like giving up hope, but we can help you with our Free Will Teaching techniques. Perhaps you have a new puppy and don’t know where to start. We tailor our training programmes to suit your needs, whether you are a first-time dog owner with a brand-new puppy, or you have a multi-dog household, the training is done at your pace.
We specialise in reactive, nervous and anxious dogs.
Maybe your walks have become stressful because your dog is pulling your arms out of their sockets! Or they’re refusing to return to you when you call them, we know how frustrating that can be! So, we have designed a collection of simple training techniques and fun games to keep your dogs by your side whether they are on or off the lead!
Do you feel that your dog could benefit from group classes? We offer a range of different group courses for all types of dogs and abilities, all ages and we are family friendly! We currently run outdoor classes in Kidlington at beautiful fully secure outdoor paddock on a farm, with plenty of friendly farm animals to train around. Our classes are fun, motivating and jam packed full of information to help you in the best possible way. Our venue has plenty of space for dogs who need space, we also work on socialising your dog appropriately so that they are not out of their comfort zone or to over the top. We include life skills training to all of our courses and workshops, and we provide external help and support in-between classes in our members group where you receive free membership.
Do you struggle to commit to training classes? We all lead busy lives and we understand that time commitment can be difficult, so we have developed an online training academy where you can learn with no time pressure! We have a selection of “ready to go” online courses with step by step video tutorials that you can re-watch as often as you like! Perhaps you find it difficult to meet face to face, but you need 1-1 help? We would not want you to miss out! So, we have designed a simple way to help you 1-1 virtually!