Corona Virus Update:
We will soon be able to return to face to face classes, there are lots of regulations and until May all courses must remain outside. Have a look at the individual pages to see what's available and when.
Welcome to Big Dog Little Dog
Thank you for visiting! My name is Cheryl, I own and run Big Dog Little Dog; a small, local business dedicated to providing a happy and professional dog training and walking service.
I live locally with my little family which includes my Poodle x Parsons terrier; 'Wilbur', and my Mastiff x Akita; 'Nellie'. They are the embodiment of Big Dog Little Dog and the inspiration for the name: as well as being the models for the logo! I enjoy training with them, and they are often used as my 'guinea pigs' when coming up with new exercises to use in classes!
I am fully qualified, experienced and insured, using only up-to-date, kind and effective training methods. I am a member of the Animal Behaviour and Training Council (ABTC), and the Pet Professional Guild (PPG), as well as being a fully qualified Puppy School Tutor, and Accredited Hoopers Instructor.
I have qualifications in Animal Management, Dog Behaviour and Body Language and a teaching certificate. I regularly attend Professional Development seminars and courses to ensure I am up-to-date with the latest training and behaviour practices.
My training classes are designed to be fun for all the family to attend and take part in; there is no pressure to 'get it right' and I encourage everyone to give it a go. The exercises are easy to follow, but very effective. The classes are purposely kept small to ensure I can devote plenty of time and attention to each dog and their family. The exercises are effective, but easy to learn and to use in every day life.
"Excellent! Cannot rate highly enough. We have been to puppy classes which were excellent. We have had a one to one training session at home which was excellent! We have had a Perfect Fit harness fitting and bought one from Cheryl, which is excellent! Cheryl has also looked after Chester for a day, which was excellent! All things offered by Cheryl are excellent and amazing value for money. Cannot rate highly enough! Thank you Cheryl!"
"Highly recommended!! Cheryl makes what could be a stressful time into a fun and informative time for both owner and dog!!! I had a great time!!!!
Molly the dog and her human Garrod Gray