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Dog Training


With many years experience, Helen Masters works with a wide range of dog behavioural problems from nervousness, depression, non-socialisation, aggression and separation anxiety. 


Helen starts all her training with a consultation to assess your dog's needs. 

training and rehab
Training & Rehabilitation

During training and rehabilitation, a dog in the care of Helen or her team can expect an initital two hour session with the appropriate dogs from The Mentor Dog Team. Helen uses this time to assess your dog and create a bespoke training programme. This is then usually followed by an hour intense session and another 40 minute 1:1 where your pet has to show all they have learned without the help of other dogs.


New 1:1 option - join Helen with the Mentor dogs at her farm in Smarden. Fixed am or pm slot on a Tuesday. You can drop off or stay. Spaces are limited so please get in touch with Gina on 07543 461293 to enquire about availability.

private work
Private Work

Helen offers personal training in your own home to anyone who needs help with any problem relating to their dogs that are home based, such as separation anxiety or territorial anxiety, or just general advice and obedience training if they are not able to attend classes.


These one to one sessions are a great opportunity to have your dogs unique needs addressed in your own home.


Helen has found, through her wealth of experience, that many behaviour and skin problems occur as a result of diet.  Helen is an advocate of the BARF (bones and raw food) diet, having swapped her English Mastiffs over to this some years ago. The improvement in their overall health, fitness, muscle tone and wellbeing is testament to the diet, along with the money saving factor. 


Helen can happily discuss nutritional issues with clients unique to their dog and its needs, based on either a raw or dry food diet.


You should never go against your veterinary surgeon's advice if your dog has health issues relating to kidneys or any other problem, without consulting them first.

Helen is proud to be an ambassador for Raw Pet Foods, the natural diet for your dog. Find out more about them here.

Rescue & Rehabilitation

Helen has worked with numerous dogs UK wide over the last few years, with various problems ranging from nervous aggression, non-socialisation and separation anxiety, to name but a few! No two dogs are ever the same and there is no set method for any one problem.

Helen likes to have a consultation and meet the dog before a plan of action is put in to place. This can be anything from intensive one on one with the owner, getting the dog out in social situations or working with The Mentor Dogs to overcome any dog related issues.


Even Helen's son George is a budding junior handler! (photo with Boo)

Residential training
Residential Training

Helen Masters Dog Training offers residential training and is for dogs with any level of problems, from red cases to pure bad manners. Dogs can be left in Helen's care for one to two weeks, depending on their issues. 

She has had a log cabin built especially for her residential dogs, complete with heating, carpet, sofas and a radio....a real Home from Home! During their stay, your dog will be treated like one of Helen's own, in an environment where they will feel nurtured and well cared for.


Spaces are limited, subject to the specific issues of the dog.


Prices are available on request.

One off workshops
Social Walks

Helen also runs Social Walks once a month. These are great fun for all the family, and all types of dogs are catered for. To support you on your walk, Helen is on hand to chat to you about your dog and is happy to offer assistance. However, these days are really all about you and your dog having fun and building confidence. 


Finally it is dry enough to return to Helen's private land in Smarden for Social Walks.

Next date tbc.


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Full address and directions given at time of booking.

One-off Workshops & Courses

From time to time Helen Masters runs one off dog training workshops, such as Reactive Dog Workshops, Recall Workshops, children's summer training camps, or Summer Special Training days. 

The best place to keep up to date with these is on Helen Masters Dog Training's Facebook page

Helen Masters Academy - Stage 1 Behaviour. This brand new course is for anyone wanting to become a dog trainer or behaviourist. Alternatively, if you are a passionate dog owner and want to improve your knowledge, this course is for you. 


It contains a written assignment and a practical, both of which will be marked by Helen. Just £495 as the introductory price. Secure your space by booking via the Contact button below.


Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th October - Two day Reactive Workshop. Day one 10:00 - 12:00 theory at Smarden Charter Hall, no dogs. Day two 10:00 -12:00, practical at Helen's Farm in Smarden with dogs.  

Contact Us to book.  

Contact Helen directly using the form below to find out more about her services.

Please include your dog's breed and a description of the issues you would like resolved.

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