Small dog and child

Pear Tree Pets

Dog Training & Behaviour Solutions 

Hi, I'm Rachel. I founded Pear Tree Pets in 2014 after leaving my insurance job and relocating to Hampshire. It started as a home boarding business and evolved into dog training as I undertook more qualifications and courses. I love and work with dogs of all shapes and sizes but confess to having a soft spot for terriers and other small dogs. I firmly believe that small dogs deserve the same respect and opportunities as larger ones. My rescue terrier, Hope, has tried her paws at all sorts; scentwork, tracking, gundog, agility and loved them all!

As a working mum of two (now teenagers), I fully appreciate the challenge of trying to fit training around the competing commitments of family and work. So for me, ensuring you understand your dog, how to help them, and are given a training plan that works for you is paramount. I will work with you to devise routine adjustments and training exercises that can be incorporated into your usual daily routines and most importantly, are achievable for you and your circumstances.

I believe that teaching children how to 'speak dog' is essential, both to prevent bites and also to promote the very special relationship that children can have with dogs when they understand each other. It is the dogs who whisper, we just have to listen! (Free body language handout and other links for children here).

I run outdoor dog and puppy training classes at Gang Warily in Holbury, SO45, and West End, SO30. I provide one-to-one dog training and behaviour solutions  in the Hampshire areas of Hythe and Waterside, Lymington, Romsey, Eastleigh and Southampton. Zoom consultations are available nationwide.

I offer 10% off all one-to-one dog training services, Zooms and classes for NHS, emergency services, armed forces staff and other Blue Light card holders. Please email me with details to claim your discount on your booking. 

Qualifications and Accreditations

IMDT Dog Trainer
UK Dog Behaviour and Training Charter
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I am a fully qualified IMDT trainer, an Approved Dog Trainer with the Dog Training College and have a Level 4 OCN in Canine Behaviour. I continually update my knowledge to bring you the most up-to-date and effective methods of training your dog. I am currently studying towards Level 5.

I am committed to promoting kind, ethical, evidence based, modern methods of working with dogs and with people. I am a proud supporter of the UK Dog Behaviour and Training Charter and the Pet Professional Guild.

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