Residential Board and Train Programmes

Welcome to our dog training hotel

Jarvis Dog Whisperer – Boarding and Training is the leading luxury residential dog training facility in Southampton. We provide one of the fastest, intensive dog training methods available in the UK with dogs learning on average 10-15 commands, good manners, routine and house training within as little as 10 days.

We specialise in teaching family dogs manners, focus and calm behaviour so that you can fully enjoy your relationship for the next 15 years. 

Puppies upwards of 12 weeks board and train as part of our unique 24 Hour Cycle™ programme where they learn fantastic life skills through both one to one sessions with Jarvis and absorbing calm energy and social skills from our balanced pack.

Our service is popular with families who want to save time in the training process or who understand the many benefits that come with working privately with a professional trainer.

If you are finding dog training is becoming chaotic, stressful or unrewarding we also resolve problem behaviours and allow committed owners to take back control.

We believe all dogs can be good dogs. They just need the right communication in place to succeed.

24 Hour Cycle™ Dog Training Programmes

“The Mini Break”

  • 10 days
  • Puppies aged 3-6 months
  • Basic commands (sit, down, wait, leave, bed)
  • Social skills with dogs
  • House training & crate training
  • Foundation loose-lead walking
  • Personalised training plan
  • 3 x 1-to-1 handover sessions
  • 3 months free online VIP access

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“Puppy Luxury Board & Train”

  • 15 days
  • Puppies aged 3-12 months
  • Resolving minor behavioural issues
  • Basic and intermediate commands (sit, down, wait, leave, drop, fetch, stay, bed, recall)
  • Social skills with dogs
  • House training & crate training
  • Foundation and intermediate loose-lead walking (rural and urban distraction training)
  • Personalised training plan
  • Full training kit provided
  • 3 x 1-to-1 handover sessions
  • 12 months free online VIP access

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“Adult Luxury Board & Train”

  • 21 days
  • Dogs aged 12 months and up
  • Resolving and reducing ingrained problem behaviours
  • Basic and intermediate commands (sit, down, wait, leave, drop, fetch, stay, bed, recall)
  • Social skills with dogs
  • House training & crate training
  • Foundation and intermediate loose-lead walking
  • Full training kit provided
  • Personalised training plan
  • 4 x 1-to-1 handover sessions
  • 18 months free online VIP access

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Top-up weeks

  • Refresh knowledge
  • Increase commands
  • Resolve troubleshooting

See Our Puppy Training Results

Meet Bella the 5 month old Cockapoo. A severe ear infection and gastro complications in her formative months had prevented her from learning consistently at home. After recovery, she barely knew her own name and had developed several problematic behaviours. Bella struggled with house training, had limited attention span and needed to learn manners around older dogs. Her owners wanted a dog that would be good at listening. Here she is showing off a few of her new skills after a 14 day programme. Well done Bella!

Teacup Terrier Training

Teddy the 6 month old Teacup Yorkie struggled with house training, lunging and barking as well as zero attention span whether at home or on the go. He was developing fearfulness especially in the car as well as not knowing how to play appropriately with other dogs. His family wanted lots of commands, with a focus on recall to feel comfortable that he would be as confident as any larger breed in our 15 day programme. 

Meet Your Dog Whisperer

Jarvis is a future-thinker in the dog boarding and training industry. She has been training dogs for over 10 years all over the South East of England. Originally she began her career training Labradors and Spaniels to be reliable Gun dogs. Jarvis later moved into rehabilitating problematic behaviours in dogs of all breeds and backgrounds including her late Westie, Pablo (also known and “Doggy”). Jarvis has experience in all areas of behaviour modification with a focus on dog-centred communciation.

The dog hotel is set in Jarvis’ Southampton home, providing professional, licensed care 24/7 with a fantastic pack of regular visiting dogs, many of which Jarvis has trained personally.


“From the moment that Jarvis entered, Monty was a different dog.  We had struggled with him jumping up, walking on the lead and chasing birds for nearly 2 years.  Jarvis taught us how to address all these behaviours and showed us how to get the best out of Monty.  Not only did she train us as owners but now Monty is a different dog.  Finally we can walk him off the lead; he is calmer in the house and listens to us so much more. We could not have done any of it without Jarvis’ approach and whispering skills.  We now have the dog we always wanted and we can’t thank Jarvis enough for helping us to achieve this.”

Rebecca & Monty the Cocker Spaniel 2016

“Our dog Riley is generally an obedient boy, but when it came to walking on a lead it was a different matter. Instead of walking nicely to heel he acted like a Husky pulling a sled.
We’d tried all sorts of things to remedy it but hadn’t had much luck. Jarvis got a different result though and within a short time of meeting her, Riley was trotting along at her side, with his lead held loosely in her fingers. She definitely has some sort of telepathy with the dogs she whispers to, by watching, listening and understanding what they’re telling her.”

Mark, Jennifer & Riley the Collie cross 2014

“Jarvis has been helping us with our slightly unruly dog Ralph. With her help, we’ve learned how to read his behaviour and to modify our own to make dog walks a much more pleasurable experience… Our dogs are so much happier now we are more confident with our behaviour. Plus Ralphie loves her. Really loves her.”

George, Sarah & Ralphie 2017

We take care of both ends of the lead

Owners are invited to attend private handover training sessions on site to fulfil a seamless behaviour transition at home. Our sessions are tailored to dogs and their humans to ensure that every single element of your personalised training plan makes sense and has a clear purpose.

  • Build confidence
  • Learn dog psychology
  • Utilise body language and commands
  • Child friendly


5 star rated home boarding (fully insured and licensed)

Dog safe 4×4

Dog play room & training room

Personalised crates and toys

Secure garden and yard

Full hire of equipment

CCTV surveillance in operation

Need to talk? Book your free 15 minute training call

Let’s talk about how we can help your dog. Book a 15 minute training call to speak with our team.

Finance Options

Finance options are available. Split your training fee into manageable monthly repayments. 15% administration fee applies. £500 deposit secures bookings.

Commitment to Training

As with any dog training programme, owners are expected to:

  • Accurately follow the personalised training plan provided for the dog
  • Continue the training methods taught in private one to one sessions

We will do everything in our power to support you in your transition home, with access to our VIP online puppy training membership, a personalised training plan, one to one handover sessions and telephone support calls as and when you need them.

Entry requirements

✔️ Vaccinated dogs and puppies upwards of 12 weeks old

✔️ Dog-friendly (we cannot accept dogs with aggression at this time)

✔️ Able to attend a trial visit before attending their training retreat

✔️ A commitment to continuing training at home

Dog-Friendly Private Transportation

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Terms and Conditions

Terms & conditions apply. All dogs are considered on an individual basis for suitability. 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 Whisperer Boarding & Training puts in place is designed to be foundations to help you and your dog learn a new routine. We will not return a fully trained dog to you. You must be prepared to commit to continuing training that is put in place by Jarvis Dog Whisperer Boarding & Training at home. You can achieve this by attending the aftercare that is available to you. The training results achieved by each dog depend on the individual animal’s abilities as well as the amount of time spent attending training available to you. 

Cancellation Policy

£500 non-refundable deposit secures your booking.

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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