Behaviour and Training Centre


At Beechgrove Behaviour & Training Centre our main aim is to build an excellent relationship between you and your dog, through mutual respect, belief and cooperation, using positive training methods.

Your dog is part of your family and we welcome you both as part of ours. The old fashioned, hard training methods that dogs used to get is gone and in its place is our way of taking each dog on its own merit and nature.

We always work with the animal to build a trust bond, never against them. Positive method dog training is not only dog-friendly, but also the most effective method for training behaviours that last a lifetime.

Never changing the personality, characteristics or nature of your dog as that’s what makes them, them… Instead we work with the dog and change the unwanted issues.

Our Behaviour and Training Centre has something for everyone, handling every situation with kindness and patience. From working with your dog 1-2-1 for full focus and attention, to specialised socialisation in a small group with dogs who are going to suit and accept your dog’s behaviours.

Beechgrove Behaviourist
Louisa Dickson
BSc (hons), Adv Dip CBM, Adv Dip CA

From a deep passion for all animals and an early but on-going study of wolves, I realised dogs was how I wanted to spend my life. With an understanding that they did not ask to be domesticated, we did that, then they deserve every care to be kept as natural and free as possible. While most canine traits are necessary for survival in the wild, we as the owner of a family pet find many unacceptable.

Knowing that a middle ground needs to be found, it is my way that we live alongside each other in safety, without ruining the spirit of the dog. Each behavioural issue is worked along this basis, with kindness, patience and a knowledge (as best as possible) of the dogs’ mind. Never afraid of how the dog chooses to display his feelings gives me a stronger footing to do away with the old fashioned way of dominance training. A more unique, off-lead and realistic approach gives an owner a dog for life, a dog for all seasons.

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In Memory of Aidan D Ridgeway
Beechgrove Behaviourist and Photographer

“It is important to remember breeds can be generalised but the individual dog has a personality all of its own and specific needs. This in itself opens a whole new world of dogs.”