We accept all Breeds & temperaments

Hello! Welcome to Topdog Training, Ireland’s leading dog trainers & behaviourists. I’m Henry and I’ve been training dogs for over 35 years. I provide veterinarian recommended obedience training & behaviour modification which takes place in your home & out on your usual walk. My training is always tailored to meet your puppy, adult dog or rescues needs.

Once you live in Dublin, Meath, Louth, Monaghan, Cavan, Wicklow, Kildare, Laois, Westmeath or Offaly then I will travel to you with training taking place wherever you are having issues for example in your home and/or out on your usual walk

If you live outside these Counties and would like my help then please Click Here

The earlier you start to train your dog the better but it is never too late, the saying ”it’s like trying to teach an old dog new tricks” is just that, a saying. Once your dog is fit and healthy, they can be trained.

Dogs Behavioural problems often cause an owner to feel they must give up their pet. Problems can range from submissive urination to dangerous aggression, from destructiveness to disobedience, from too active and playful to ignoring you completely. Identifying exactly what is the cause of the problem is usually half the battle. 

Guaranteed Results & Lifetime Support. After our Private 1-1 in-home training session, you will have Free Unlimited Support & Training For The Lifetime Of Your Dog. We Will Always Be Here To Help You Should You Need Us (See below for more details)

Hello! Welcome to Topdog Training, Ireland’s leading dog trainers & behaviourists. I’m Henry and I’ve been training dogs for over 35 years. I provide veterinarian recommended obedience training & behaviour modification which takes place in your home & out on your usual walk. My training is always tailored to meet your puppy, adult dog or rescues needs.

Once you live in Dublin, Meath, Louth, Monaghan, Cavan, Wicklow, Kildare, Laois, Westmeath or Offaly then I will travel to you with training taking place wherever you are having issues for example in your home and/or out on your usual walk

If you live outside these Counties and would like my help then please Click Here

The earlier you start to train your dog the better but it is never too late, the saying ”it’s like trying to teach an old dog new tricks” is just that, a saying. Once your dog is fit and healthy, they can be trained.

Dogs Behavioural problems often cause an owner to feel they must give up their pet. Problems can range from submissive urination to dangerous aggression, from destructiveness to disobedience, from too active and playful to ignoring you completely. Identifying exactly what is the cause of the problem is usually half the battle. 

Guaranteed Results & Lifetime Support. After our Private 1-1 in-home training session, you will have Free Unlimited Support & Training For The Lifetime Of Your Dog. We Will Always Be Here To Help You Should You Need Us (See below for more details)

transformational
Behaviour Modification.
Facebook Reviews

Counter Surfing, Calmness,
Loose Lead, Jumping

5/5
Henry came to help us with our 8 month old cockapoo Rolo. We were having issues with jumping up on people when they came into the house, jumping up at the table at meal times or anytime we had food!! Running riot on the couches, running upstairs and lead pulling on walks. Henry was very patient and listened to all our issues, he immediately started working with Rolo using really straight forward techniques. By the end of the session we already had a calmer better behaved dog. He hasn’t tried to rob our food since! The techniques are very easy to implement and now when a new issue pops up we know what to do to work on changing it. Henry is very professional and you can tell he has so much experience working with dogs. Since the session, he has been on hand for any questions or follow ups we’ve had. Would highly recommend TopdogTraining.ie to anyone looking for a trainer that will work 👍🏻

Tail Chasing, Lead Pulling,
Jumping On Visitors

5/5
We had Henry call for our 6 month Staffy just for general training and a few issues like pulling on the lead, obsessively chasing her tail and jumping on visitors. She took to the training so well and our session went smoothly she's already a few days later calmer and more relaxed. For a dog that was very focused on her tail she's stopped completely, a simple word if she attempts to chase it and it's forgotten. She's a great dog but as she gets bigger and stronger we wanted to be aware of the mistakes we were making and having Henry here to train us gave us the confidence in our own abilities to guide her to be a calm family dog inside the home. She's loving the recall training we only have to say a word and we have her undivided attention. I couldn't recommend Henry enough for the guidance and expertise he shared with us and knowing that he's at the end of the phone should we need him again is reassuring. Thanks again Henry was a pleasure meeting you

Barking In House,
Calmness, Jumping On Visitors,
Pulling On Lead

5/5
Wow!!!! I would 100% recommend TopdogTraining. I had Henry out today with my 15 week old Cockapoo. He was amazing. He has changed a lot of naughty puppy behaviour over the course of two hours and I feel like I can start to get back to how I used to live pre pup. I have doormats again, the tea towel can hang over the oven handle and not end up in the garden and I can put my coat on like a normal human without fear of it being chewed. I have even been out of the house and the pup seems to have left everything that I want him to leave alone. Most importantly tho I feel like I have the tools to continue to correct anything we didn’t get time to cover, or that I forgot about while Henry was here. I feel a lot more relaxed and calmer because of that which also makes for a much more relaxed and calmer pup. Absolutely worth every penny for a novice pup owner! The fact that I also have Henry on my team now if there are any issues going forward just makes it even better. Thank you Henry!!

Behaviours We Can
Help With:

During The 1-1 Training Session We Can Work On Multiple Issues Including.

During The 1-1 Training Session We
Can Work On Multiple Issues Including:

Fearfulness Or Phobias

Separation Anxiety

Counter Surfing

Nuisance Barking

Destructive Behaviours

Calmness In House

Dog-Dog Aggression

Dog-Human Aggression

No Jumping On Visitors

Recall Training

Chasing Cars, Bikes etc

Submissive Urination

Toilet/House Training

Biting/Mouthing

Rule # 1:

A tired dog is usually a good dog, make sure your dog gets enough exercise.

I usually find the root cause of behavioural problems in dogs is down to incorrect training. I believe a dog needs to have boundaries set.
This is where behaviour training comes in. A Specialised 1-1 Private Training Session coupled with correct obedience training is usually the starting point at changing your dogs inappropriate behaviour, followed by a change in thinking of the owners.

You will be shown how to implement the newly taught commands and the correct way to interact with your dog.
You will then be given written instruction on how to modify your dogs behaviour at home, usually with both these
(the obedience and your knowledge of dog pack behaviour) your dog will calm down and become a valued member of your family once more.

We are normally able to change the behaviour of most dogs including those whose owners think the only way out is either a trip to the dog pound or the vets.

We have trained dogs who have bitten their owners, bitten friends and relations and who are basically out of control as well as dogs who have mild to serious dog aggression.

We have also trained nuisance barkers, dogs who destroy the house when left alone and dogs with other separation anxiety issues, we are happy to say that with our training techniques we have managed to help most.

I usually find the root cause of behavioural problems in dogs is down to incorrect training. I believe a dog needs to have boundaries set.
This is where behaviour training comes in. A Specialised 1-1 Private Training Session coupled with correct obedience training is usually the starting point at changing your dogs inappropriate behaviour, followed by a change in thinking of the owners.

You will be shown how to implement the newly taught commands and the correct way to interact with your dog.
You will then be given written instruction on how to modify your dogs behaviour at home, usually with both these
(the obedience and your knowledge of dog pack behaviour) your dog will calm down and become a valued member of your family once more.

We are normally able to change the behaviour of most dogs including those whose owners think the only way out is either a trip to the dog pound or the vets.

We have trained dogs who have bitten their owners, bitten friends and relations and who are basically out of control as well as dogs who have mild to serious dog aggression.

We have also trained nuisance barkers, dogs who destroy the house when left alone and dogs with other separation anxiety issues, we are happy to say that with our training techniques we have managed to help most.

We Succeed Where Many Other Trainers Fail

Guaranteed Results
Unbeatable Lifetime Support

After Our In Home Tailored 1-1 Private Training Session You Will Have Free Unlimited Support For The Lifetime Of Your Dog. We Will Always Be Here To Help You Should You Need Us.

Our Lifetime Support Includes:

  • Free access to our membership site where you can access our training videos and information 24/7.
  • Free phone and email support.
  • Free follow-up online training sessions if required. 

Our lifetime support guarantee provides ongoing support, free of additional charge, this includes both old and new training or behaviour issues.

There will never be an additional charge.

Guaranteed Results
Unbeatable Lifetime Support

After Our In Home Tailored 1-1 Private Training Session You Will Have Free Unlimited Support For The Lifetime Of Your Dog. We Will Always Be Here To Help You Should You Need Us.

Our Lifetime Support Includes:

  • Free access to our membership site where you can access our training videos and information 24/7.
  • Free phone and email support.
  • Free follow-up training sessions if needed.

Our lifetime support guarantee provides ongoing support, free of additional charge, this includes both old and new training or behaviour issues.

There will never be an additional charge.

transformational
Behaviour Modification.
Facebook Reviews

Destructive Behaviour, Mouthing
Calmness In House, Pulling On Lead

5/5
Our 5 month old French bulldog was running the house, eating everything including us. We could leave nothing within his reach. He was a nightmare to walk, extremely stubborn and did not listen. He would not stay on his own indoors or outdoors and we were struggling with crate training. We decided we needed guidance on how to improve his behaviour. I found Henry after extensive research and going by the reviews I decided to contact Henry. 3 weeks ago Henry arrived and I can't believe the difference in our dog aka "The Terrorist". The dog took to Henry's methods like a duck to water. Henry is very clear in his instruction and his methods are simple to follow. Henry is like a dog whisperer. The children got involved with the training games Henry did with us and recall is a fun time for us and the dog. With Henry's help the crate training has been a great success, the dog can be left inside or outside without destroying the doors, he is a joy to walk in the lead and he has stopped eating the contents of our home and eating us. Overall it experience with Henry could not had a more positive outcome for us or our dog. Henry is punctual, professional and reliable. I have been in touch with him several times with little queries and he has replied every time. I would not hesitate to recommend Henry to anyone, I'm so glad I contacted him to help with our dog, Henry's expertise will live on in our dog, even when our dog hits the stroppy teenage Henry will be on hand for all the advice we need as his service includes life long support.

Jumping On Visitors, Mouthing
Calmness In House, House Training

5/5
I asked Henry for help for my 8 month puppy cause he was barking at everybody and peeing in the house and jumping on my couches etc. Omg all I can stay I cant thank u enough what u showed me and have done for my puppy its unbelievable. Only after an hour he was a different puppy not even that he helped me with my other two dogs aswell and they 3 of them are so much happier ... Henry is so nice and is comfortable to be around he definitely knows what he is talking about ...I would definitely recommend him and his business

Reactivity, Loose Lead
Calmness In House

5/5
I can't recommend Topdog Training enough. Henry had a session with our 5 year old Jack Russell and the change has been remarkable. We used to dread going for a walk as Alfie would bark at every dog we met. After the time spent with Henry, we can now walk past the gate of even Alfie's biggest nemesis (a very big and nice Rottweiler) and he just walks by. It is amazing how much Henry can achieve with one visit. Thanks again Henry, we appreciate it.

Will A Single
Training Session Be Enough?

Using my highly successful training methods which I have perfected during my 37-years training puppies and adult dogs in Europe, the USA & Asia means one comprehensive tailored 1-1 private training session is normally all that is needed. Check our many Facebook reviews to see just what can be achieved.

Using my highly successful training methods which I have perfected during my 37-years training puppies and adult dogs in Europe, the USA & Asia means one comprehensive tailored 1-1 private training session is normally all that is needed. Check our many Facebook reviews to see just what can be achieved.

What Our 2 Hour
Behaviour Clients
Have To Say

What Our Residential Training
Clients Have To Say

What Our Residential Training
Clients Have To Say

We Have Trained Over
10,000 Dogs!!

Behaviour Training

2 Hours Guaranteed Training In Your Own Home &/Or Local Park.
Includes Assessment & Unmatched Lifetime Support.
Additional Sessions Are Not Required.
495
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  • Only 1 Training Session Required
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  • Free follow-up training sessions if needed.
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Obedience & Behaviour Training

2 Hours Training In Your Own Home &/Or Local Park. Guaranteed To Change Your Dogs Bad Behaviour.
Includes Assessment & Unmatched Lifetime Support.
Additional Sessions Are Not Required.
395
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