Learn to speak dog... Help your dog's behaviour.

Dog Behaviour and Obedience Training from Qualified Trainers Oxfordshire 

Based in Oxfordshire, Barking Up The Right Tree are a friendly team, including a qualified dog behaviourist, 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.

​We are dog lovers, so we only use kind and ethical approaches! Everything we do is from the dogs perspective, which is the only true way to change their behaviour and emotional responses. We work with your dogs 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!

​As we’re based in Oxfordshire in the south of England, we’re able to travel to any nearby counties such as Wiltshire, Gloucester or Berkshire.

Find out how we can help you face to face here.

​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!

Find out how we can help you online here.

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 dogs 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 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 dogs 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. We aim to stop this by joining together with other force-free pet professionals to create regulated and governed information and circulate this within our industry.

We are hopeful that if we achieve this goal across pet owners and other pet professionals, we can dramatically reduce the number of dogs being neglected, abused and mistreated in our current society. We do not believe that shaming owners for any mistakes or misinformation is kind or beneficial, we want to inspire owners by motivating them and building their confidence that they absolutely can help their dogs. 

Thankfully we have already helped many owners who felt that they would have needed to rehome their dogs because they had tried so many times and sadly the techniques didn't work, we are thankful that we were called to help and were able to turn their lives around for the better. Sadly, the poor advice that is still circulating can cause many owners feeling helpless and facing difficult choices, but it doesn't have to be this way and our mission is to change this!

Beth makes training simple and her methods WORK and beth is knowledgeable and has helped me not just train my dog but also teaches me about my dog, answers my questions, as daft as that sounds. I'm a first time dog owner so it's a huge learning curve. I would 100 per cent reccomend Beth :) my dog listens to Beth and is much calmer around Beth too. look forward to our next session.

Harna Marco Husan and Oreo the Lively Cockerpoo

Facebook Review - March 2020

What You Will Gain

  • A better understanding with your dog, alongside building a solid bond of trust
  • A dog with more enrichment, who in turn will be less bored and more motivated to work! click here to see our enrichment recommendations.
  • A personal coach you can contact anytime to ask for expert advice
  • Peace and quiet! No more house destruction or barking the house down!
  • Your dog will gain more confidence and resilience.
  • You learn all the facts, you are provided with the full book, not just a chapter!
  • Simple ways to change complex behaviours, because training should be achievable and fun!
  • You learn how to train your dog key life skills, not boring traditional training!
  • Relaxing walks! Gone are the days of having your arms ripped out their sockets
  • You receive a very personal service with tailor-made packages. We don't do generic!
  • You learn how to become your dogs expert!
  • A dog you can trust, because you will learn how to manage and change their behaviour.

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