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Residential Dog Training Experts.

Leading provider of aggression, reactive, bespoke obedience and companion dog training, based in the Midlands.

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Reactive Dog Training

Platinum K9 are the leading provider of residential dog training in the UK. Our dog training courses are the perfect solution if your dog is displaying aggression or reactivity.

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Obedience Dog Training

Obedience Dog Training

If your dog needs obedience training to establish good manners and boundaries, such as walking to heel and recall, Platinum K9 are able to tailor a training package to suit your requirements.

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Family Protection Dogs

We believe that every protection dog that we supply/train is a self portrait of our team and their dedication to professional dog training. We autograph our work with a stamp of excellence.

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Google Reviews.

Walks with our reactive dog were a nightmare because as soon as he saw another person, dog, or cyclist even in the far distance he was out of control, lungeing, barking, and snapping. At home he would also react to any noise or movement outside. We had tried one-to-one training and also numerous online courses. All of which helped somewhat but when Alfie managed to get out and totally unprovoked bit someone we knew that we had to book him in for residential training. We had our reservations about this as Alfie would often behave much better for our local dog trainer and we didn't want to be in the same situation again. Talking to Jon at Platinum K9 was immediately reassuring to the extent that we could not wait for the three months before there was a four-week residential slot available to pass, as we were sure this was going to be a game changer. Dropping Alfie off went very smoothly and Jon quickly assessed that all of Alfie's aggressive behavior was rooted in fear and the key to resolving this was to provide him with firm leadership so he understood this was not acceptable. We felt completely confident handing him over to the trainers after he had been with them for an hour as he seemed much calmer than we had expected. The weekly video updates were brilliant. We could not believe the difference in Week One and saw week by week Alfie become progressively more relaxed when exposed to things that would otherwise have been major triggers. The handover was clear and concise and it actually felt surreal being able to walk our boy near other people and dogs. After a couple of weeks at home, things had started to slip as we were not being entirely consistent with what we had learned on the handover and Alfie was starting to become more anxious around people and dogs again, though nowhere near his previous level. We reached out to Jon and after asking us to send in some video footage of us walking him he gave us lots of constructive feedback we are now back on track. I can not recommend the team at Platinum K9 highly enough. Walking Alfie is becoming more and more of a pleasure and it's great to be able to take him out where and when we want to go, rather than sticking to places and times we know will be unpopulated.
Jon Hawkins
Jon Hawkins
November 9, 2022.
I was apprehensive about sending Bella, our Boerboel (South African Mastiff) to Platinum K9 for 6 weeks. It seemed such a long time and we missed her terribly. However…. The nervous girl who always seemed on edge when new people were around, that we could not take into a pub or social environment and who, as a strong breed, could pull your arm out of a socket when on a lead at times, and had OK ish recall, has come back with impeccable manners and is now very chilled out. The bond she had with Kyron was impressive and loving and we really appreciated the care and training Bella received. She is now able to go into social environments and relax, walk on a loose lead all the time at whatever pace, walk next to you off lead (we live in a rural area and never let her off when near roads or livestock), has fabulous recall and empties her bladder on command. The handover was thorough. We were trained well, taken through all the commands and had hands on practise with and without the team, to confirm we could carry on reinforcing the training at home. Platinum K9 is a team of lovely, dedicated and professional trainers and we have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone considering getting training for their dog.
Debbie Holland
Debbie Holland
October 26, 2022.
I could not speak more highly of the experience we have received as a family at Platinum K9. 2 years ago we adopted a Malinois Labrador cross rescue puppy that had been severely abused, and was showing highly reactive behaviours. We tried many avenues to train him, and came across Platinum K9 this year, deciding to send Mowgli for a 4 week residential course. From our first call with Jon, our incredibly extensive handover, and everything inbetween it was done with professionalism, knowledge, guidance and support. It has been phenomenal to see the progress that has been made, and best of all - Mowgli enjoyed every second of his training. The progress videos and updates allow you to check in throughout the course, which is designed alongside you to make sure your pet gets the best out their time with the team. I can't recommend the trainers enough, and genuinely believe their help and guidance has changed Mowglis life.
Rhiannon Woodrow
Rhiannon Woodrow
September 12, 2022.
Platinum K9 thank you! I gave you two very boisterous dogs, one of whom had developed a penchant for chasing sheep. I dreaded going out for walks….they’d be aggressive to other dogs on leads…it had all become rather horrendous. After 4 weeks with you, they’ve returned home with their personalities still totally intact, but now they’re both calm, happy and a sheer delight to have around. Walking them has once again become a massive pleasure. The whole team is amazing, and I’m extremely grateful for everything you’ve done for Bo and Ludo.
Biddi Christensen
Biddi Christensen
August 26, 2022.
Bryn, the previously very boisterous Boxweiler, has been home a month since his 4 week residential training and I couldn't be happier with the impact the training has had on him. We've gone from carefully choosing where and when we walk in order to avoid triggers, which used to cause him to get over excited and then frustrated, to being able to walk anywhere, anytime. He's not excited by other dogs, even if they are reacting to him, or people, bikes, scooters, skateboards. He takes it all in his stride. Greeting house-visitors is ongoing (he's half-boxer, after all) but a massive improvement from where he was and he continues to be calmer each time. He's lost none of his personality and character and is clearly a much happier dog with a much happier owner too! Great handover to me by the team when I picked Bryn up after his training; they have really set us up for success and are always available for advice/encouragement if needed. Absolutely no hesitation in recommending.
Helen Jones
Helen Jones
June 22, 2022.
I cannot thank Jon and the team at Platinum K9 enough! My 2 year old German Shepherd Jax was extremely reactive to people and dogs which lead to our walks being very stressful and got to the point where I would dread taking him out! I really was at the end of my tether with him, having multiple trainers and nothing seemed to work, so I got in touch with Platinum K9 and arranged for Jax to attend their 4 week residential training course. I received weekly video updates to see how well he was getting on with his training and it really showed the amazing bond Jax had with the team. Jax has now been home for 4 weeks and I can honesty say our walks with him have totally changed for the better, we are now in control! We now enjoy going to busy places that we used to avoid, even taking him to his first beer garden which he handled brilliantly. He definitely tested us the first couple of days back home and still pushes us at times on walks, but with the foundations the team put into place for us to build on, which was explained to us over the amazing detailed hand over we received, we are soon able to get him back focused on us instead of the distraction. And I know Jon and the team are always at the other end of the phone if we ever need any advice! If anyone out there is struggling with their dog like we were please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team. It has completely changed my life for the better, the change in Jax is amazing too, seeming so much more happier and relaxed on his walks!
laurenjade183
laurenjade183
June 11, 2022.
Jon and the team have been such a pleasure to meet and leave our cockapoo (Murphy) with for 3 weeks. We felt they always had us and Murphy as their main priority and dealt with him in a personal way, flexing their training methods to help him learn in the way he responds to best without over stressing him. I honestly believe our dog is probably as difficult as they come, so for them to care for him daily with the compassion and patience that they have means the world to us.
Hannah
Hannah
May 17, 2022.
Excellent
Aamer Habib
Aamer Habib
May 8, 2022.
I cannot put into words just how amazing the change in our extremely reactive GSD is following residential training with PlatinumK9. The team have put in place the foundations for us to build on with their ongoing support. If like us you tried other classes or one to one trainers with no success then believe me there is another option. The team at PlatinumK9 are amazing.
TJG Bike Rides
TJG Bike Rides
April 8, 2022.
If I could give more stars I would! After just 4 weeks of training our dogs have become a pleasure to walk , not attacking other dogs or people. We now have to beautiful dogs that can be taken out and walked without any stress whatsoever. Will definitely recommend.
Erika Kriviciute
Erika Kriviciute
March 3, 2022.

We are Residential dog training experts.  Our wealth of experience and training success record is second to none.

Setting the highest standards, Platinum K9 are the leading provider of residential dog training in the UK.

Our courses are the perfect solution for your dogs training, especially if your dog is displaying aggression or reactivity.

Dogs learn best through frequent, repetitive and consistent training sessions that are aimed at shaping their behaviour and building muscle memory to change the way they respond to situations and verbal instructions.

We also provide fully trained family protection dogs which will meet your precise individual requirements.

Please, get in touch today to discuss your requirements, we pride ourselves on our ability to bespoke our dog training to our clients needs.

Good Dog Behaviour from Residential Dog Training

  • Warm and friendly environment, with a strong team atmosphere.
  • Team of professional, qualified and experienced trainers, supported by an equally motivated and caring residential care team.
  • Extensive experience across a wide variety of dog breeds, large and small.
  • Providing a level of training, communication and support that is unrivalled in the industry.
  • Personal, professional, detailed communication of welfare and training progress, including question feedback via individual Whatsapp groups
  • Recognise the need to train the owners as much as the dog and change the dynamics of their relationship to achieve longevity in behaviour modification.
  • Training is carried out in realistic environments that reflect the home or environmental challenges faced by the owners.
  • Variety of accommodation options to suit all needs and requirements.
  • Full and comprehensive aftercare and support.

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