Providing Training and Behavioural Support and Services for All Dogs.

Who are we?

Welcome to Forever Home Dog Training, we’re dedicated to providing personalised, supportive, and fun training experiences that cater to the unique needs of every dog. We are a family run business and more importantly we believe in creating a strong community whereby owners and their dogs have the ability to thrive and grow in confidence. We deliver group classes and one to one training in Hazel Grove, Cheshire and over the North West. We provide online training throughout the world and provide behaviour advice. Whether you’re dealing with behavioural challenges, seeking puppy training, or simply want to strengthen the bond with your canine companion, we’re here to help you every step of the way.

Join us at Forever Home Dog Training and let’s embark on a journey to create a lifelong partnership filled with love, understanding, and joy with your furry family member. Through positive reinforcement and force-free techniques, I ensure that each session is not only effective but also enjoyable and enriching for both dogs and their owners.

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1-2-1 Training and Support

Group Classes

Where are we?

All group classes are run at our dedicated training centre in Hazel Grove. This is a safe space for you and your dog to take part in our fun and engaging sessions.

Unit 5, Brook Street, Hazel Grove, Cheshire, SK7 4QX.

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What our customers say!

Excellent
Based on 42 reviews
Helen Nagle
Helen Nagle
2024-04-20
We have attended Gareth's puppy classes and really enjoyed them. We have learnt alot and our puppy has really improved in skills such as loose lead walking and settling. He welcomes the kids to join in with the training sessions too. We are looking forward to more classes.
michelle plant
michelle plant
2024-04-16
Gareth has worked with myself and my dog Winston he is fantastic dog trainer I would highly recommend he is adaptable with times friendly and there to help.
Mark & Debbie Birchall
Mark & Debbie Birchall
2024-04-10
We had a course of six 1-2-1 sessions with Gareth for our Romanian rescue, Lola. We went from being quite reactive on the first session to best buddies by the end! Gareth is very knowledgeable, has a calm and patient manner and has helped and armed us with some good techniques to carry on working on, to improve her lead walking and reactivity and impulse reactions on walks. I would highly recommend Forever Home Dog Training to anyone looking for help and guidance with their dog, young or old.
WALTER
WALTER
2024-04-09
Most positive and extremely helpful advice given by Gareth which resulted in Bill our 8.5 year recently "adopted" Golden Retriever overcoming his long term extreme anxiety when meeting with other dogs , be it on/off the lead. So much now more relaxed when meeting other dogs as a direct result of Gareth's advice/training.
Stacey Nolan
Stacey Nolan
2024-03-16
Just finished are 6 week puppy class I have 2 puppy's same litter and are both different first time ever going to classes with pups and gareth is amazing shown me so many good tips to work with both pups helped with any questions I had not just for pups but for me to with disability so had good ways for me to train different to they both loved going every week and being with other puppy's
Cathy Elsby
Cathy Elsby
2024-02-21
Brilliant class very informative! Both myself and Alfie came away with so much more knowledge and confidence! Would definitely go back and recommend! Thank you x
Chris Charleston
Chris Charleston
2024-02-15
Took my Miniature Schnauzer Dave to Gareth's adolescent dog class as I had reached the point where I had taught him the basics but couldn't get any further. Gareth's classes were great, really accessable, well delivered and took into account what we as clients wanted to get out of them. At the end of the 6 classes Dave is so much more attentive and I've been left with the knowledge to continue with his training and eventually getting a perfectly behaved little mate (photo for cuteness)
Laura K
Laura K
2024-02-13
Gareth provides a gentle approach to dog training which we really appreciate as first time lab owners. We have been through Gareth’s puppy class and also had a 1-1 walking session which have all been really helpful to us in getting Rolo to be more calm. Would highly recommend. Thank you so much
Abby Blades
Abby Blades
2024-02-12
We have just finished Gareth’s 6 week puppy class course and we couldn’t recommend him enough. Our German Shepherd puppy absolutely loved going to them and has come on so well over the weeks. It’s also a great experience for socialising pups in a controlled environment! We also had Gareth round for a 1-1 home visit when we first brought Obi home and again, we were so glad we did this! We have gone down the route of crate training and Gareth gave us some tips and tricks with settling Obi in and we’ve never looked back! Absolutely blown away with Gareth’s handling and approach with dog training. He’s given us so much confidence with how to handle a large working dog breed! We will be booking again for his follow up classes and adolescent classes for Obi! Thank you Gareth! See you soon 👌🏼
Melissa Welch
Melissa Welch
2024-01-28
We’ve really enjoyed the six week puppy training sessions with Gareth, particularly the socialisation element! Pip loves getting to see her puppy friends every week and Gareth has a very relaxed approach and all the pup’s love him! we would wholeheartedly recommend him, will be signing up to the adolescent classes and booking some one-to-ones! 🐶☺️
  • positive review  Olive loves the puppy course , and meeting other pups Gareth is very calm and knowledgeable and we both look forward to the next session highly recommend 👌

    Helen Jackson Avatar Helen Jackson
    February 25, 2024

    positive review  We have just completed the 6 week puppy course with our Miniature Dachshund. She was one of the older pups and so timid. She barked at anything, everything and anyone before we came. The first lesson she sang the song of her people for the entire hour, and would not entertain anyone or any dog near her. Over the weeks, Gareth worked with her and she started to come out of her shell. By week two she hardly barked and by week three, Gareth was able to get close and look at her 🤣 She is a very sassy girl (I believe all Dachs are!), and I genuinely thought we wouldn’t be able to calm the barking. I couldn’t believe it when she walked in all quiet (with a sassy strut of course). She has learnt other crucial skills such as sit, stay, in your bed and recall. Gareth is brilliant and I highly recommend him. His calming nature and reassurance really put me at ease. We will be joining the adolescent course to continue building our pups confidence. She even managed to visit a daycare today and loved it! Something again we never thought we would be able to do.

    Suzann Harrison Avatar Suzann Harrison
    February 24, 2024

    positive review  We did the 6 week puppy class with our boy, they were really helpful and fun. Would recommend to anyone with a new puppy

    Jo McCullough Avatar Jo McCullough
    February 17, 2024
  • positive review  Took my Miniature Schnauzer Dave to Gareth's adolescent dog class as I had reached the point where I had taught him the basics but couldn't get any further. Gareth's classes were great, really accessable, well delivered and took into account what we as clients wanted to get out of them. At the end of the 6 classes Dave is so much more attentive and I've been left with the knowledge to continue with his training and eventually getting a perfectly behaved little mate.

    Chris Charleston Avatar Chris Charleston
    February 15, 2024

    positive review  Gareth provides a gentle approach to dog training which we really appreciate as first time lab owners. We have been through Gareth’s puppy class and also had a 1-1 session which have all been really helpful to us in getting Rolo to be more calm. Would highly recommend. Thank you so much

    Laura Knight Avatar Laura Knight
    February 13, 2024

    positive review  We’ve really enjoyed the six week puppy training sessions with Gareth, particularly the socialisation element! Pip loves getting to see her puppy friends every week and Gareth has a very relaxed approach, and all the pup’s love him! we would wholeheartedly recommend him, will be signing up to the adolescent classes and booking some one-to-ones! 🐶☺️

    Melissa Jayne O'Brien Avatar Melissa Jayne O'Brien
    January 24, 2024
  • positive review  Really enjoyed the scentwork workshop that I did at the weekend. Gareth was knowledgeable and responded to each partnership individually - not one way suits all. Lots of exercises to practice and a really fun session that exhausted my dogs. Lovely to see lots of different breeds enjoying the joys of using their noses.

    Amanda Wilson Avatar Amanda Wilson
    December 19, 2023

    positive review  Huge thank you to Gareth for the help & training he has given Poppy over the last few months. She is a different dog … more calm & less diva! Again, thanks Gareth & looking forward now to group classes. 🐶

    Sue Crichton Avatar Sue Crichton
    October 25, 2023

    positive review  I used Gareth at Forever home dog training for my Rottweiler puppy, to help with lead walking and for general training advice, from the onset Gareth listened to my requirements and set out a clear training routine, we worked together over the course of a couple of months and made great progress, he helped me fine tune my training and helped make walks more enjoyable for both myself and the dog. He is very knowledgable and easy to work with, the training tips I took away from each session made it possible for me to continue training not only during our sessions together but while out on my own with the dog. If you need dog training then I would not hesitate recommend. 😁

    Matt Lawford Avatar Matt Lawford
    October 12, 2023
  • positive review  We have tried expensive 1 on 1 training and group sessions elsewhere, but have never had the results we have seen in just a few weeks! Gareth is helping us with our 2 & 1/2 year old chocolate lab Freddie, he is far too polite to agree with my comment that Freddie is a bit gormless 😂 but has helped with things that we have struggled with, such as getting in the back seat of the car, not pulling on his lead and impulse control. Freddie loves his sessions and always sleeps well on a Wednesday night as he’s so shattered! When this group of sessions is complete, we will definitely be looking into what else we can do with forever home dog training to add to this training and enrich Freddie’s time. Thank you so much!!

    Nicola Eyers Avatar Nicola Eyers
    October 6, 2023

    positive review  I would like to recommend Gareth, he is helping a lot with our reactive dog , lola. even gave tips For Reggie. We had our 3rd sessions today and it was great. I can see a big improvement. He is calm guy and explained everything in a easy way. I hope she will be much better for the next session. thank you !

    Simone Meneses Mckenzie Avatar Simone Meneses Mckenzie
    October 1, 2023

    positive review  Gareth helped us with some walking training with cooper as he was all over the place and skittish, and also with reactivity. I had been to group classes elsewhere before but they didn’t really work for us and were stressful, he is kind and gives his feedback in a positive way so you feel at ease, cooper has come on so much in a few months and we will continue with what we have learnt and the odd session with Gareth to make sure we are progressing correctly. Would definitely recommend forever home dog training!

    Claire Louise Avatar Claire Louise
    July 22, 2023
  • positive review  Gareth helped us so much with our puppies reactivity - she has come on so much, and I have an owner have also come on so much and realise now what she needs and how to help us both enjoy walks more! Would 100% recommend to anyone needing a trainer!

    Robyn 'Liane' Maher Avatar Robyn 'Liane' Maher
    June 7, 2023

    positive review  A huge thank you to Gareth and his expertise! When we first got Ralph he was a very giddy pup. He will now settle in his bed a lot easier. He listens to instructions such as sit and wait for extensive periods of time. He isn’t as wild during walks now either as we have learnt some great distraction techniques. Thank you so much- cannot recommend enough!!

    Jess Jones Avatar Jess Jones
    February 12, 2023

    positive review  Very happy with the progress my dog ella has shown in short time of practicing the advice given. She was a very reactive dog, especially to men and big dogs but took to gareth straight away and we managed to walk past a trigger dog for her in the first session.

    Amber Jade New Avatar Amber Jade New
    January 19, 2023
  • positive review  We met Gareth for a 1-2-1 with our puppy Marin in our home. We are first time puppy parents, so we asked for some hints and tips to get started. Then we went to the 6 week puppy classes where we learned so much about how to engage with and teach Marin in a friendly and relaxed environment. Both her and I loved the classes. We'll be back for the older puppy classes for sure. Marin really likes Gareth too, which helps a lot!

    Anne Rae Avatar Anne Rae
    December 24, 2022

    positive review  Great positive training in a friendly relaxed atmosphere. Gareth explains each step and ensures you understand, never rushes you. I feel I have made excellent progress with Rena a 2.5 year old rescue and have learnt skills to deal with different scenarios building both hers and my confidence.

    Diane Curran Avatar Diane Curran
    December 23, 2022

    positive review  We have been attending the puppy training sessions and found them to be excellent. We have also had a 1-2-1 home visit from Gareth just to help us with our puppy and ways to deal with a puppy and our 12 yr old King Charles. The advise & support from Gareth has been fantastic. We are always made to feel very welcome at the puppy sessions and feel 100% supported. Our little puppy has learnt so much ! 😀

    Sharon Jackson-Lewis Avatar Sharon Jackson-Lewis
    October 24, 2022
  • positive review  Gareth is an ex colleague of mine and a dear friend. We’ve been in contact regularly and I knew I could just drop him a message about my new 11 week old German Shepherd puppy and what was the best solution on where to place the crate at night to help with Sasha’s crying. I gave his advice a go and she’s doing much better! Thank you so much Gareth, be prepared for some more questions! 😊

    Laura Michelle Parker Avatar Laura Michelle Parker
    September 25, 2022

    positive review  First of all I want to say a huge thank you to Gareth and his helper! Me and my puppy have just finished the 6 week puppy class with Gareth and I cant believe how much my puppy has changed in that 6 weeks. Before puppy class I use to dread taking her out as she would bark at every person, every dog and every noise but when we joined the puppy class she has now stopped barking outside and I am so happy! She learnt so much from the class from loose lead walking to listening! I am even bringing her back to join the older dog class with Gareth as I know she has so much potential I want her to show me what she got! I have grown myself aswell since being in the class my confidence is high and I've got a great bond with my puppy! I definitely recommend the forever home dog training from puppys to adults dogs and also young adults as it will improve your confidence so much and build a great bond with your dog! Once again thank you very much!

    Danielle Marie Howland Avatar Danielle Marie Howland
    September 19, 2022

    positive review  We contacted Gareth when our 1 year old puppy was to excited on her walks, would pull jump up whenever we walked past anyone It got to the point we couldn’t let her off her lead due to the fact she wouldn’t listen to us After only two lessons we noticed a massive different in her and her pulling, we now feel comfortable letting her off her lead Can’t thank Gareth enough for his hard work

    Stacey Hamilton Avatar Stacey Hamilton
    September 17, 2022
  • positive review  Gareth was really helpful and knowledgable when helping me with some barking / noise sensitivity issues relating to my dog Lola. He came up with some good suggestions to try and I came away with a list of useful ideas and strategies to practice. Would recommend!

    Sarah Powell Avatar Sarah Powell
    July 2, 2022

    positive review  We contacted Gareth when we were in a particularly difficult period having rescued a dog from Greece about 3 months earlier. She was very nervous and wasn’t wanting to leave the house. Gareth put us at ease immediately and gave us some strategies to work with. He was very flexible in when and where we would meet and very accommodating. As first time dog owners we felt pretty out of our depth when we contacted Gareth and over time he gave us a lot of confidence which has helped us to help our dog. I have recommended Gareth to friends and wouldn’t hesitate to get back in touch with him if he have any hiccups in the future.

    Georgia Cook Avatar Georgia Cook
    April 9, 2022

    positive review  Gareth has a great knowledge of working with rescue dogs,by using his positive methods, and being calm and empathetic he helps many dogs that people might normally give up on. Thoroughly recommend Gareth 5 stars ⭐️

    Lynne Webb Avatar Lynne Webb
    February 23, 2022
  • positive review  With Gareth's wealth of knowledge and experience you can't go wrong in working with him. Thank you Gareth for working with some dogs that some people would just give up on 👍🏻

    Gemma Wardell Avatar Gemma Wardell
    February 21, 2022

Providing Training and Behavioural Support and Services for All Dogs.