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Walkabout Hounds Training Centre

Swithen's Lane
Rothwell England , LS26 0BT
United Kingdom
01133182838
walkabouthounds@rocketmail.com
www.walkabout-hounds.co.uk

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Had a fantastic session with my crazy staffy x boxer. Found it fascinating as James helped me work Hooch to get the best for him searching. Learned so much and now have one happy but tired dog who turned out to be fab at scent work! Definitely recommend!

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Our second puppy class completed today with Freddie our cocker pup.
James has been fantastic and we have come away from each session feeling confident that we can master the 5 key elements. Freddie loves the sessions and he’s very proud of himself. Highly recommend Walkabout Hounds training centre.

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Fantastic place, very friendly staff, and great training tips, our staffy has had some anxiety issues which caused him to chase his tail constantly when people visited or when he got too excited, couldn't have people round due to his behaviour, after 2 121 training sessions with James his behaviour increased dramatically, when people used to come round he wouldn't settle, we once tried to see if he would ever calm down and after 3.5 hours we gave up.

First time having people over after this training he laid on his bed and went to sleep after 5 minutes, which he has never done before, cannot thank you enough James, he's a different dog!

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Excellent would recommend this establishment to anyone. They have helped me so much with my dog Flo. Not only with her training but also to understand Flos needs and how her needs affect her behaviour. Brilliant sessions.

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Lovely people and easy to get on with.

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James and Davina are brilliant trainers and give plenty of time to help training humans to train dogs. I've used them with every dog to refresh my knowledge. Cant thank them enough for there help

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We absolutely love walkabout hounds! Dogs love both davina and James, such knowledgeable people with years of experience! We started going with my retriever for fun agility, then when we got a puppy, we did all puppy classes and all obedience classes, she’s the best trained dog we’ve had now! Alongside their knowledge, they are so approachable for any behaviour issues and have nothing but laughs throughout all classes! Thank you James and davina! Cannot wait to get back to classes after the lockdown xx

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We had training. We were unable to complete the second due to work changes, but will return with Allbut. He was a nightmare and hard to control. He is so much better after the classes he had. I look forward to taking him back in the future to teach me and him more techniques. Great place. Very straight down the line.

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I would without doubt recommend Walkabout Hounds for food & toy products as well as training services. Daisy has completed puppy level one and is currently taking part in virtual puppy level 2 classes. We really look forward to Monday nights and the new training techniques give us something to focus on. Not only that Davina & James are both extremely knowledgeable and helpful when it comes to any dog related queries. Brilliant service ????

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I cannot recommend Walkabout Hounds enough, both James and Davina are excellent dog trainers who are very knowledgeable and patient with training! They are friendly and fun people to be with too and put dogs at ease during class. I’ve taken two dogs here over 4 years and both get very excited to be here and both love to see James! I have attended different classes from obedience to gundog work and all are expertly taught classes. As I say cannot recommend them enough.

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Walkabout Hounds are amazing, their dog training was second to none. It's a few years back with Buddy our cockapoo, but the several puppy courses we attended gave him the skills, socialisation and command training that set him up for life. Thoroughly recommended ????

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Excellent dog training and service 10/10????

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fantastic trainers and very knowledgeable can't recommend them enough, they have helped me so much with Thomas and really helped him to stay focused.

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Excellent dog training and service 10/10

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I wouldn't go anywhere else for out training classes (as I tell everyone I meet!) Both James and Davina are brilliant, I don't know what we would have done without their guidance and support over the last few years.The shop itself is rammed with fabulous natural treats I had never heard of before going to them, now Evie gets a lovely selection everytime we go!

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I cannot recommend Walkabout Hounds enough both James and Davina are amazing. I have been going with my dog for the last 3 years doing both agility and obedience and thoroughly enjoy ever session. James and Davina's approach to training really works with me and my dog, who absolutely adores both of them.

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we have been taking our sibling springers for one to one training. james and davina are great at helping us get the best out of 2 different dogs and finding the best techniques for each. and then working with them together! always love our training sessions

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We love Walkabout Hounds! When we got our staffy mix puppy, although we were experienced dog owners we both wanted to make sure our puppy had the best possible start in life and was well trained so that no one could accuse him of being a bad dog (as the breed has such negative press about it) Since starting in puppy class at the age of 6 months we've been so impressed by the knowledge and expertise of James and Davina at Walkabout that we've continued up through the ranks of all the training courses. People now comment on how well behaved our now 18 month year old staff, saying how well behaved he is. I credit it all to Walkabouts. There seems to be nothing James and Davina don't know about dogs, and I'm sure anything they don't know isn't worth knowing! They haven't just built a training centre, they've built a doggy community, where like minded people can share tips and ask advice without judgement. Training isn't a chore, it's fun and exciting, for owners and dogs alike.

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We started out at Obedience Class but didn’t feel that this was right for us. WH were very flexible and I was able to swap to another class. I chose an agility 1-1, which was really fun and gave me knowledge of the basics. Davina also gave me general tips to engage my Springer when he got distracted, and to redirect him when he got overexcited and was jumping up and nipping. Looking forward to going back for another 1-1. Meanwhile, I am enjoying the online training tips and challenges. Thanks Davina and James.

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I highly recommend Davina & James for all your training needs. Not only are they amazing dog trainers they are super patient and they will take you through things step by step. I wouldn’t recommend anyone else to any of my clients. They give you the tools you need to be a good dog owner and handler and you can have a good laugh and make some great friends in the process.

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I highly recommend Davina & James for all your training needs. Not only are they amazing dog trainers they are super patient and they will take you through things step by step. I wouldn’t recommend anyone else to any of my clients. They give you the tools you need to be a good dog owner and handler and you can have a good laugh and make some great friends in the process.

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An excellent well run course. Highly recommended.

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I would definitely recommend Walkabout Hounds. Having trained with both James and Davina I found them both to be very welcoming and professional.
I have never owned a dog before but they have given us tips and advice to help us along our journey with Alfie

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Had a training session with Bruno after trying other trainers. We were given great tips on training Bruno to walk on the lead and also recall. Totally changed our outlook on training Bruno, Thank you

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Thoroughly enjoyed puppy training level 1. We've learned lots of different techniques. Gained lots of advice and helpful tips during training and on the occasions I've been in buying treats/toys. Both Davina and James are extremely knowledgeable. Enjoyed it so much I've enrolled our puppy on level 2

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Extremely helpful, co-operative, direct but not with the intention of being offensive, motivation being to enhance the relationship between dog handler(s) and dog. Came away with only positive vibes and the can do approach, but directly stating some approaching of mine as the 40 + year old approach had to change towards Saffie, daughter's 2yr old German Shepherd.
Looking forward to going again, felt empowered when leaving and felt the can do approach at home too.

So Thank You very much both Davina and James.

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it's a great place for dog training and treats ect

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Can’t rate walkabout hounds enough, been going with our German Shepard from puppy class. He is now 6 months old and doing amazing! And so are we! James is definitely not scared to tell you when you are holding your dog back or teaching him wrong, and when you put the work that you are taught it pays off massively! Thanks James really feel like we turned a corner with Osi tonight, you are firm but definitely fair!

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We love the improvement our dog has made since going for classes.

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Excellent training for dogs and owners. Clear, constructive training that makes the owner understand the behaviour of their dogs. Highly recommend.

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Professional. Their cover includes far more than other vets. Easy parking. Great with my dog.

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Highly recommend. Loved it! Someone who knows how to train dogs and humans!

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I cannot recommend Walkabout Hounds enough, James and Davina are both well knowledge and the dogs love them.

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I wasnt able to attend due to a back injury but they honoured my booking which I have sold on at a reduced price for charity

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We completed puppy class with Hannah and loved it, great interaction. Good time spent individually helping not only our puppy but us as owners.

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The best trainers by far. Extremly knowledgeable and honest. Straight talking,friendly and welcoming. Not breed discriminating and are extremly helpful with anything training/feeding related

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Friendly staff, very knowledgeable. Helped us a great deal with understanding how to train our young dog.

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At the age of 5 months Pepsi completed his beginners training course, he’s a lot to learn but for a puppy he didn’t do bad. James was great

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Extremely knowledgeable, honest, friendly, straight talking, fun and always have the dogs best interests at heart. I've been going weekly for 3 years now (training 4 different dogs) and I always learn something new on every visit/training session. Excellent shop for food/treats and training accessories/equipment. Can't recommend highly enough

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Absolutely fantastic! I won the 121 training session and a massive bag of treats. I learned so much about oscar (my dog) in the1 hour session and everyone at walkabout hounds training centre were brilliant, kind, patient and very passionate. I would highly recommend anyone who wants 121 training. I'll definitely be booking oscar in for the beginners course in September. thank you very much walkabout hounds training centre xxx

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Excellent training very friendly with a welcoming atmosphere

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Dora (bouncy & energetic standard labradoodle) and I have attended Puppy and Beginner's Class. Halfway through Beginner's I felt there was a lot of repetition and wasn't too happy but stuck with it. However having now completed Beginner's and looking back at the progress we've made I can totally see the need for repetition, reinforcement, consistency and 'high value treats'. Our bond has increased tenfold and she's come on such a long way. I can also see that she's a much happier and calmer pup. Both James & Davina have always been open and responsive to any questions I've had and would certainly recommend them. Focussing on her current skills around distractions is our next challenge, but at 6 months old she's doing great. Roll on Beginner's Plus .

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I would highly recommend Walkabout Hounds. we have learnt so much and our Dee Dee has made great progress!

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The beginners classes have been fantastic it has been great to see every dogs progress each week.

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Both James and Davina have a vast knowledge of dogs, they are great at understanding what's going on with your dog and adapt the training to bring out the best in your dog, with their style of training it makes it an enjoyable experience for both handler and dog which in my opinion is key, training has to be fun or there is no point for me, I have done both agility and obedience style training at Walkabout Hounds with my dogs and can highly recommend them xx

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Friendly, knowledable, welcoming and FUN. The girls adored James and Davina was so knowledable and helpful regarding nutrition and raw feeding. Thank you x

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I would absolutely recommend! I loved bringing Ellie here, was gutted when the day classes finished or we would have gone on to do the advanced or agility.

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1-2-1 session with James today. Really really helped (probably me the most!) as I needed someone to tell me I’m doing what’s best for my dog and he can improve his behaviour with some patience thank you James! We will be back - soon.

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James is a very knowledgable & patient trainer who will help guide you to gain the best relationship with your dog, whether its general obedience, Agility or Gundog training.

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Myself and my partner love bringing our puppies here! We’ve completed puppy class and have 1 week left of beginners. We really enjoy our training sessions and have seen a MASSIVE improvement in Rodney and Lily’s general behaviour. All trainers are extremely knowledgeable and have helped us so much! Thanks very much love Rodney and Lily

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All the trainers are great and we are learning so much and building a great bond between us. They have a lot of variety in the shop

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I have completed 3 courses with my Border Collie & am looking forward to starting the 4th. The trainers are super supportive & encouraging & have got a wealth of experience & knowledge - my dog has come on in leaps & bounds. Big thumbs up to everyone at walkabout

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highly recommend. Alfie has been to puppy class. puppy plus. beginners .beginners plus. its me that needed most training. .n still attending. me Alfie and my nephew love going. My nephew is 6 he has over come a fear of dogs and loves training Alfie. I couldn't have got where we're at today without walkabout hounds team. Thank you.

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Lovely people who know their job, wether its raw food or agility training, so helpful.

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I thoroughly enjoyed the beginners class , Martha and myself learnt so much with James. My only regret is I didn’t take her when she was a puppy. Practicing every day so we’re ready for beginners plus in September.

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Lola and I fully enjoyed our class today. She is so happy to learn and perform in class. I feel we have come a very long way in the time we have been attending walkabout hounds. Highly recommended. Looking forward to next weeks classes. Thank you so much to all the team.

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Just had my 1st dog aggression session with James and my frenchie Louis I have left feeling very pleased with the session and confident in the techniques given thank you James for your time 5* plus

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Been getting my 2 pugs raw food from here from last 10 months was very confusing at first but the lady who works in shop is very helpful would 100% recommend this place for everything to do with your dogs � thanks again for your help �

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Amazing friendly team and a massive thankyou to all. When I got my beautiful Holly from Rotherham Dog Rescue, although they do a brilliant job there, she needed training and stimulation. You guys were my first port of call. Not only did you help both Holly and myself to become a great team but also gave me advice and supply of a healthy and nutritious diet for Holly. Once again thankyou. Z n H x

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Fantastic place for dog training classes and for one-to-one sessions. We've had great success with our dog Luna and she loves coming to agility classes

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Mable loves her classes and it’s really making a big difference. Nothing better than a dog that listen’s and is willing to learn with a massive help from these guys as they are brill!

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Trainers are very knowledgeable and helpful, the facilities and shop are great.

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I couldn't recommend this team enough. We have gone through the beginner 1 class with our dog and the difference in the 6 weeks we have attended is amazing. The trainers are very friendly and are very experienced and will help you even though you don't realise you're struggling!!! I still have a long way to go with my very hyper and ignorant pooch but honestly the difference in him is amazing. Have really enjoyed it and had a laugh along the way (usually at my expense) Thanks James for all your advice and support!

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Friendly service and a great training programme. Always happy to help

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I wish I had known about this place months ago. Fantastic knowledge, very helpful, non judgemental. Had a 121 session with James then did a drop in session today. Already seeing a big difference. Highly recommend.

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Just finished the puppy classes with my 5 month old Lab x staff called Roo. Me, my partner and Roo have really enjoyed it and she has come on Loads! She has also calmed down at home and walks nicely on her lead now � I'm sure we'll be back again!

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Just finished my first novelty agility would recommend me and Betsie really enjoyed it

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We have just completed beginner 1 with our dog. We couldn’t be prouder with the progress he has made over the past 6 weeks. We have seen a huge difference in him and he has really enjoyed it! The trainers and staff are faultless! They know exactly what they are talking about. They have even helped us even to find a dog walker who is brilliant as previously we had issues!
Absolutely brilliant and we will definitly be signing onto beginner 2 ! Thank you so much Walk About Hounds!

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Just finished a 6 week agility course, loved working with my girl Megan who tries her best to understand what I want her to do but I am sure I will improve ... looking forward to September ��

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Had our first novice agility class yesterday. It was great fun for both me and my dog. We were the only ones totally new to it as the other five dogs in the class were on their second round of classes, but it was good to see how it should be done before tackling it ourselves. By the end of the hours session we were able to go over three fences and through a tunnel all without a lead! Really looking forward to next week's session.

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It has trained and qualified staff, the classes are fun, and the dogs love it too.

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6 weeks into beginner 1 and Zedd just sat and waited within sight of the door whilst the Morrisons was delivered and brought past him. Still a long way to go but the progress has been incredible :-D Big thanks to James and the team.

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Great classes and great trainers. Can train even the most stubborn of dogs! Love to see how much our French bulldog has improved since coming to Walkabout Hounds

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Woody loves it ��� he has issues! But seems very relaxed in James company. James makes adjustments for him. Thank you. ���

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Went down to meet James and the team. Spent an hour or so watching James train. What a breath of fresh air to watch. His interaction with the dog owners is fantastic, he's enthusiastic and entertaining which is great for the dogs and owners. Keeping the full attention of the dogs and there owners engaged for the full length of the lesson. Brilliant work you have a great set up and team keep up the good work.

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Don't know what we would do without Walkabout Hounds. They are so reliable, professional and our two boys adore all of the walkers.

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Just Booked my lovely german shepherd pup Kaiser in for his next session beginner 1. the puppy class was great fun and taught me so much. he's now a boisterous 1 year old but still remembers everything he was taught by "auntie Amy" and he still loves her so sorry Amy you got us back again, looking forward to seeing you all again very soon and thankyou for all the BARF feeding advice you lot are amazing and so supportive with his diet. Love Nicky and sloppy kisses from kaiser he recons you are all " woofly " x

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Just Booked my lovely german shepherd pup Kaiser in for his next session beginner 1. the puppy class was great fun and taught me so much. he's now a boisterous 1 year old but still remembers everything he was taught by "auntie Amy" and he still loves her so sorry Amy you got us back again, looking forward to seeing you all again very soon and thankyou for all the BARF feeding advice you lot are amazing and so supportive with his diet. Love Nicky and sloppy kisses from kaiser he recons you are all " woofly " x

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Very good trainers - for both the puppies/dogs and the owners! Helpful with any additional queries outside of the training.

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Fantastic. Took my dog for training and they gave me so much help with her diet when all the big pet shops just said take her to the vets and get blood tests! She is on a raw food diet now, so much better for it. They are lovely people. Dog mad and really shows

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Another brilliant training session last night at Walkabout Hounds xx

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Just had the most interesting and inspiring one to one with James. I'm looking at my dogs differently now and can't wait to get started with the training. Such a knowledgable and friendly man. Thank you!

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Brilliant training classes, real dog lovers, caring about your hounds. One to one sessions revealed so much about the behaviour of 1 of ours and what we needed as corrective action. Extremely knowledgeable , full of tips and alternatives. James , Davina and team are superb, can't rate them highly enough - we've had 9 hounds over the years from greyhound crosses to gsd to labs - these guys know their stuff and most importantly make training and walking a joy.

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Walkabout Hounds provide a brilliant service which cover all needs. We've used them for puppy care, walking, day care, training classes and agility! Super stars who love your dogs! They are Peppa's 2nd family

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We attended obedience classes with our Staffy working through beginners to advanced and he loved it. James and Davina and excellent trainers and have a great amount of knowledge and experience. We have and would recommend to anyone needing classes, dog walking or more specialised advice. A fantastic service

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Darwin (Great Dane) loves his daycare days, he can be a bit of a handful being young , giant and giddy but I'm fully confident leaving him in Walkabouts care...and he's very tired after playing with lots of other dogs all day. I was originally really worried about leaving him in someone else's care, he's my fur-baby...so it took me a while to allow anyone else to care for him but me, but I'm glad I have now, happy pupster and happy owners :-) xxxx

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We've been using walkabout hounds for the last 6 months and it's the best decision we ever made for our chocolate lab Darcy.
From the initial one to one with James teaching our children how to discipline her, to the fun she has on her group walks to the thorough dog training they offer, Davina and James I thank you so much!

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Wow ! We are thrilled after todays training session with james . We now feel that we understand dexter and know where we were going wrong .can't wait to put todays tips into practice and work towards the next goal of getting dexter socialising. Thankyou so much xx