What makes us different?

We listen to you and your dogs, we teach you all you need to know about changing behaviour rather than just handing out treats. We work with you and we focus more on changing your dog’s emotional state of mind through language and word association than the typical approaches of “every time your dog sees something they don’t like, give them a treat” which for the most part does not help to change emotions such as fear or frustration. We offer 1-1 training and behaviour sessions, group classes, plus fun enriching workshops. 

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Dog Behaviour and Obedience Training from Qualified Trainers in Oxfordshire

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 obedience training techniques. Perhaps you have a new puppy and don’t know where to start. We tailor our training packages 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 obedience training techniques 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 East Ilsley and Standlake village hall which has some outside space also. Our classes are fun, motivating and jam packed full of information to help you in the best possible way. Our venues have plenty of space if your dog needs 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!

We offer a variety of services to help you and your beloved canine find harmony in your lives. Whatever issues you are facing, we can help you.

We have a variety of classes for all shapes and sizes! Puppies, Teenagers, Adults, Experts or Beginners, we have a class to suit you and your pooch!

Would you rather learn from the comfort of your own home? No problem, we’ve got you covered! We offer a range of options including 1-1 video consultations, virtual training sessions and our exclusive online memberships! Learn how to train your own dog or even become a dog trainer yourself, we cover it all.

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Our Mission

We believe in dogs! We believe that every single dog deserves the chance to be understood, and we believe that the only way to achieve this is by using modern, force-free training methods and learning new information about how dog’s actually think and communicate. There are still many myths and misconceptions surrounding dogs, and our mission is to eradicate those myths by delivering the facts. Our mission has started from a theory, one we are currently testing! We believe that numerous dogs are re-homed due to misunderstood behaviour, that these dogs who have found themselves in rescue centres could have been prevented from developing behavioural issues if the correct information was available from the start. Our aim is to start at the very beginning and provide well-sourced information, in fun and simple formats so that owners can, not just help their dog’s behavioural issues but they could prevent them from occurring in the future. We do not agree that the problem starts with the owner, it runs deeper than this, the problem lies with incorrect information being so freely available and unfortunately still being provided by some unqualified pet professionals.

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