Dog Training in Hertfordshire

Is your Dog not listening to you?

Changing the way you communicate with your dog can help to solve behavioural problems and help to prevent problems occurring over time.

Finding were to begin with your dog’s obedience training can be a tricky thing.  Here at Vicky Lawes & Associates, we will help you navigate through the difficult early stages of the training process and help you to communicate effectively with your dog.

We have many years of experience in training dogs and are fully qualified canine behaviour practitioners and master trainers.

Puppy Obedience Coaching

There are lots of commands that you can teach to your puppy, but you only need a few basic commands to help improve your puppy’s obedience and here are some of them.


Being able to train your puppy to sit is one of the easiest and most useful commands you can teach them. It makes for a great place to start, as the command is useful for calming the dog when they get overenthusiastic.


This command stops the puppy from going near things which could harm them and keeps them safe while on walks, on one of the most important and essential commands and should be trained accordingly.

Instant Down

This is not the simplest command for your puppy to master at the start but with persistence it can be learnt and is an ideal command to stop your puppy getting into trouble when out and about.


Very useful command, ideal for allowing you to enjoy visits to the local cafe, pubs or even just chatting to friends, by ensuring your puppy is socially accepted and thus allowing you to do more with your puppy, thus enriching your puppy’s life.


The ‘leave’ command helps keep your puppy out of danger if they do wander towards something which could bring them harm. The aim of this training is to teach your puppy that there might be something even better as a reward if they leave the object where it is and come to you.

These are all basic techniques which your puppy can be easily taught, allowing your puppy to enjoy more outings with you and so enriching both your lives.

Canine Behaviour Consultations

Vicky covers a whole range of behaviour reformation, here are just a few of the more common types Vicky is asked to reform:

  • Lack of Recall
  • Pulling On The Lead
  • Chasing Joggers, Cyclists etc.
  • Aggression Towards Dogs or People
  • Excessive Barking, in the home or out
  • Food Scavenging
  • Car Sickness
  • Coprophagia (eating feces)
  • Hyper-sexual Behaviour
  • Phobias

If your dog suffers from behaviour issues or you wish to have more control over your dog please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team to book your consultation or talk about a specific problem your dog has. You can contact us via our contact page or email us on

The consultation meeting is with you and your dog, in the comfort of your own home, to gain some information about you and allows you to ask any questions you may have about what the training entails. After the meeting a training plan will be put into place which suits both you and your dog.