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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.


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. 


As it's now too wet to use Helen's private land for the social walks, over the winter they will be on public paths in and around Smarden.


Contact us or follow the Facebook Page for more information.

*New Date* Sunday 16th April - Social Walk in and around Smarden Village, meet at Smarden Charter Hall. Split into two groups, quiet dogs 10:30 and rowdy dogs 12 noon. Just £15 per dog.
Contact Us to book your place.  

One-off Workshops

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

Dog Walker's Safety Seminar - back by popular demand! Smarden Charter Hall Sunday 2nd April 10:30 start. £50 per delegate. Open to professional or recreational dog walkers. Essential as dog attacks are on the up at the moment, learn how to avoid an attack. 

Recall Workshop - the 1st of 2023! Venue tbc but the date is Saturday 15th April. £150 for an intense 3 hour group workshop to give you all the tools you need for different scenarios. 

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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