Dog Trainer & Behaviourist

Hello and welcome to Topdog Training. My name is Henry Fitzsimons and I have been training dogs worldwide since my early teens (Nearly 40 years) originally with my uncle and aunt at their kennel in Watford. Since then I have travelled the World learning different techniques and methods which help in providing a good relationship between dog and owner.

I have also had trainers from the UK, USA, China, Europe & South America travel to my training centre in Ireland to undertake my 3 week dog training course where they learnt my highly successful training techniques. 

I finished top of my class in the USA having achieved 100% in my final exam and received the rare k9 badge. In Germany I trained with German police dog handlers and also top schutzhund trainer Bernhard Flinks.

I believe that a happy dog learns fast and in order to make training enjoyable for both the dog and handler, the reinforcements used must be positive, rewarding and motivational to the individual dog. Every dog is different and it is our responsibility to provide each owner with the tools and instruction to experience the same results in the home environment.

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Puppy Training
Two Puppies

Thank you Top Dog Training. Having two new puppies we needed some guidance from the start. From first contacting Henry it has been a pleasure. The visit was informative and very well done. Henry is professional and an extremely competent dog trainer. Our puppies loved him and responded to him straight away. He was very perceptive of the dogs and the owners needs. We know as new dog owners it will turn out to be the best investment we have made to have happy obedient dogs. We cannot recommend Too Dog training highly enough 🐶🐶🐶

Counter Surfing, Lead Pulling,
Jumping On Visitors

Henry came today to help train our 3 year old rottweiler, whom we have had for just over a year. He has had no on or off lead training, before coming to us and spent all of his life in a outside pen. He has the best temperament, but as a big dog we need to have control and proper training. When I found Henry I was a tad skeptical as to how anyone can help us train a dog in two hours. All my doubts faded about 10 mins in!. What we appreciated mostly was his directness, he straight up told us what choices we had to suit our situation. Our poor dog didn't know what happened, but was still friends with him at the end!😅 Personally I would recommend Henry to everyone, his session is not cheap but you are paying for top quality and have back up support long after the 2 hrs. A total professional.💫🐕‍🦺

Dog Reactivity, Barking In House,
Jumping On Visitors

Henry came out to us today to help us with walking behaviour for our 6 months old Poppy - she would bark at every single dog/cat/ bird, pull the lead, jump on people, especially children, would easily run on the road. Couldn't believe that after 1 hour walk, there was no pulling, no jumping, no barking, she was nicely walking beside me at same pace 😍 got so much advice about other topics + we can contact Henry whenever we'll have any questions or concerns. We highly recommend him, true proffesional. Thank you from us & Poppy 🐕

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