Residential Dog Training in Southampton

“The bond with a true dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth will ever be.”

– Konrad Lorenz

Do you struggle to keep your dog’s attention?

Is your puppy displaying sudden unwanted behaviours?

Would you like your pet to learn to be sociable in a safe space?

Whether you’re adopting a dog for the first time, or you have found puppyhood to be more challenging than anticipated, our residential dog training programme is here to empower dog owners with supportive, professional and kind methods.

We train dogs and people to communicate effectively and efficiently with one another. We create respect, understanding and confidence in a private setting. Dogs board and train for a number of weeks and owners are provided with the tools, knowledge and understanding to live a happy life with their dogs.

What is residential dog training?

Dogs board and train with us for a number of weeks, usually when their owners are on holiday. During that time we spend two -4 hours each day training dogs and puppies to a very high standard and develop a routine that fits their individual personality, breed requirements and your home life.

Our courses are 2-6 weeks in duration. Residential guests learn listening skills, manners, and obedience in a loving home surrounded by our balanced and sociable pack of regular visiting dogs. They are a particularly exceptional group of animals, many of which have already attended our training programme. They love to help new dogs settle in and play!

Watch Cooper the working Sprocker’s transformation!

Dog Boarding & Training

Overnight boarding allows your trainer to see the puppy through a 24 hour cycle and fully integrate them within a pack of highly trained, sociable dogs.  Your dog or puppy will be trained life skills and commands in our home and on walks to develop their confidence, understanding and attention span. They will also absorb the excellent, calm energy of our pack as well as follow their good example and learn behaviour from other dogs in a way that humans cannot always emulate alone.

Visiting dogs learn a huge number of commands, as well as getting used to urban life, settling in public places and gaining confidence. Training results vary between individual animals, depending on the duration of their stay.

What can my dog learn?

  • Recall
  • Social skills
  • Walking to heel
  • Crate training
  • Obedience
  • Calm behaviour
  • Reducing barking
  • Listening skills
  • Impulse control around distractions

Learn how to continue your dog’s training at home

At the end of your dog’s training, we’ll invite you to attend some one-to-one classes to learn your dog’s new habits and how to keep building their skills at home. It’s crucial that you feel confident, calm and connected to your dog. You’ll be able to watch demonstrations, ask questions and will be provided with a personalised training plan to take home.

What else is included?

  • Five star luxury home boarding with 24/7 care as standard
  • Free one-to-one handover sessions
  • Online aftercare and support
  • Personalised training plan

puppy classes southampton

Two Weeks
per day
Basic puppy training made easy. 2 weeks residential training to teach your puppy basic commands, manners and social skills in a comfortable home setting.
Board & Train
Includes 2 one to one handover sessions
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Top-up Training
£10% off
For dogs who have already attended 28 days of residential training. Top up your dog's skills during your next holiday and add to their list of commands in different locations.
Board & Train
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Does my dog qualify?

This course is ideal for dogs and puppies who:

✔️ Need to learn manners and obedience

✔️ Have strong working blood-lines

✔️ That show hyperactive behaviour

✔️ That pull on the lead

✔️ Cannot concentrate

✔️ Have “selective hearing”

✔️ Who are ready to gain confidence meeting other dogs

✔️ Or have experienced a set-back in their training at home.

Your dog must

  • Be fit and well/fully vaccinated to attend boarding
  • Have a good temperament
  • Ideally they will be upwards of 12 weeks old, fully vaccinated and already used to the basics of living in a home environment.

This course is not suitable for:

❌ Reactive dogs

❌ Puppies under 12 weeks old

❌ Highly anxious or fearful dogs

❌ Separation anxiety

All you need to do is get in touch to register your dog’s details. You’ll be invited to attend a meet and greet and trial day to see how your pup gets on before committing to our programme.

Contact us to arrange a trial day

Terms and Conditions

Terms & conditions apply. Not suitable for dogs with any type of aggression or destructive behaviours. Dogs are unpredictable by nature. We cannot guarantee that your dog’s behaviour will improve, nor can we guarantee that your dog won’t revert back to old behaviours once they return home. ​The training Jarvis Dog Boarding puts in place is designed to be foundations only to help you and your dog learn a new routine, and we will not return a fully trained dog to you. You must be willing and able to commit to carrying on with the training that is put in place by Jarvis Dog Boarding. You can achieve this by attending the aftercare that is available to you, or by paying a local trainer to help you continue to train your pet. The training results achieved by each dog depend on the individual animal’s abilities as well as the amount of time spent attending training. 

Cancellation Policy

A cancellation fee will be incurred for late cancellations for training appointments.

A deposit of 50% of your fee is required to secure your selected dates.

  • Cancellation within 4 weeks of the booking – 50% of the fee.
  • Within 2 weeks of the booking – 75% of the fee.
  • Within 1 week of the booking – 100% of the fee.

Read our boarding terms here.

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