Welcome to Speaking Spaniel one to one training & behaviour support for spaniels, Cockapoos & spaniel mixed breeds. I will work with you, your family & your puppy or dog to help you build a lasting relationship and reach your goals by increasing, confidence & communication. I promise I will listen to & understand the needs of you to both.

Personalised one to one puppy & dog training & behaviour support sessions, programmes for spaniels, cockapoos and spaniel mixed breeds from 8 weeks. I am here to help you understand your dog's needs, personality & natural instincts. I will support you all the way to help you achieve your relationship goals without using pain or coercion.
Covering - Horndean, Clanfield, Waterlooville, Denmead, Havant, Emsworth, Hayling Island, Portsmouth, Southsea, Petersfield & Fareham

Hello, I would love to help you & your spaniel, cockerpoo or spaniel mixed breed through personalised one to one training & behaviour support programmes. I will help you understand your puppy or dog's needs & instincts by building your relationship, increasing your confidence, communication & skills to reach your goals Covering - Horndean, Clanfield, Waterlooville, Denmead, Havant, Emsworth, Portsmouth, Southsea, Hayling Island, Petersfield & Fareham

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Speaking Spaniel specialise in understanding the needs, emotions and natural instincts of spaniels, Cockapoo & other spaniel mixes
Including:
  • Cocker spaniels, cockapoos & cockadors
  • Springer spaniels & sprockers. sproodles & springadors
  • Cavalier King Charles, Field, Welsh springers, Sussex, Clumbers & all other spaniel mixes
Areas covered  for home visits include: Horndean, Clanfield, Waterlooville, Havant, Emsworth, Portsmouth, Southsea, Denmead, Fareham & Petersfield

Whether you have a new puppy, an adolescent or an older dog, your individual programme or session can include support with:
  • Understanding their individual  emotions, needs & personality
  • Bonding, confidence, communication & relationship building
  • Setting sleep, rest & feeding routines
  • Toilet, pen or crate training
  • Support with natural behaviours such as biting, barking or jumping up
  • Puppy training skills & appropriate socialisation
  • Puppy plus programme taking your learning into real life locations
  • Recall
  • Loose lead walking
  • Understanding & harnessing their natural instincts
  • Behaviour support such as separation, guarding & anxiety
  • General training skills
  • Learning in real life locations
  • Introduction to gundog training and other fun activities

Personalised training & behaviour support programmes can take place at your home or an appropriate public place . Areas covered are listed above there will be an additional charge depending on your location outside these areas to cover the extra travelling time and fuel. One to one & Essentials training sessions will take place at locations near Clanfield Hampshire.

Services include:
Personalised training & behaviour support programmes
Puppy & puppy plus & adolescent training programmes
Spaniel Essentials One to One Puppy and Dog Training Course

For further information on how I can help you please complete & send the contact form so I can contact you to discuss how I can assist you. I look forward to speaking with your very soon.

CLICK HERE for services prices & booking information

You can also contact me via e-mail gill@speakingspaniel.co.uk , by phone or WhatsApp to 07595217299. I aim to reply to all contact within 2 working days of receipt

Personalised one to one dog training & behaviour support programmes for spaniels, cockapoos & spaniel mixed breeds. Programmes are individual & will cover issues that matter to you whether it is understanding their needs, building confidence, communication & relationships or help with recall, lead walking or support with other training or behaviour issues. Covering - Horndean, Clanfield, Waterlooville, Denmead, Havant, Emsworth, Portsmouth, Southsea, Hayling Island, Petersfield & Fareham

Training Programme for Spaniels

Training Programme for Spaniels

Personalised one to one dog training programme for spaniels, spaniel crossbreed and cockapoos from 5 months who require an in home assessment and a specific individual training plan for single or multiple issues. The programmes are individual to you and your dog are designed to help and support with any important issues. Including :understanding their individual needs, natural instincts & learn how to harness them, by building confidence, communication, relationship, improving recall, lead walking Speaking Spaniel dog training programmes are available in Waterlooville, Horndean, Clanfield, Havant, Portsmouth, Southsea, Fareham, Petersfield & surrounding areas.

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Behaviour Support Programme for Spaniels

Behaviour Support Programme for Spaniels

Personalised one to one dog behaviour support programme for spaniels & spaniel crossbreeds from 5 months who may require an in home assessment and a specific individual behaviour modification plan for single or multiple issues. The programmes are individual to you and your dog's needs and are designed to help and support with any behavioural issues. Including: chasing, barking, anxiety, biting & chewing, guarding, separation and reactivity. Covering Waterlooville, Horndean, Clanfield, Havant, Portsmouth, Southsea, Fareham, Petersfield, Emsworth & surrounding areas.

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Spaniel essentials one to one puppy & dog training courses for spaniels, cockapoos & spaniel mixed breeds from 12 weeks. Helping you & your puppy or dog with 3 essential life skills. without using pain or coercion & always considering their individual needs, personality & natural instincts & to build your relationship, confidence & communication. Courses cover • Loose lead walking • Recall • Calm behaviours in public places. Sessions are held in locations around Clanfield Hampshire

Spaniel Essentials One to One Training Courses

Spaniel Essentials One to One Training Courses

Spaniel essentials one to one puppy and dog training course for all spaniels, their crossbreeds & cockapoos from 12 weeks. Helping you & your puppy or dog with 3 essential life skills. Held in Clanfield, using gentle & pain free training methods which consider their needs, personality & natural instincts to build your relationship & confidence. Covering • Loose lead walking • Recall • Calm behaviours in public places

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One to one programmes for spaniels, cockapoos & spaniel mixed breed. Programmes are Puppy (from 8 weeks) Puppy Plus & Adolescent Dogs (5 -18 months. Helping you understand your puppy or dog's needs. personality, natural instincts & build confidence, communication & relationship. May include recall, lead walking, biting, chewing jumping up & greetings if required. Covering - Horndean, Clanfield, Waterlooville, Denmead, Havant, Emsworth, Portsmouth, Southsea, Hayling Island, Petersfield & Fareham

Puppy Training Programme

Puppy Training Programme

Personalised one to one spaniel puppy training programme for spaniels, their crossbreeds and cockapoos from 8 weeks. Your individual programme can commence in your home as soon as your puppy has settled in. and is designed to help you build your relationship, confidence and two way communication. The puppy training programme is individual to you and your puppy to help and support while you learn to understand their needs, personality & natural instincts & how to harness them. As well as providing puppy support and advice including: biting, barking, jumping up, calmness, manners and assisting with life long routines. Puppy training programmes in your home are available in Waterlooville, Havant, Portsmouth, Southsea, Fareham, Petersfield, Clanfield, Horndean, Denmead, Emsworth.

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Puppy Plus Training Programme

Puppy Plus Training Programme

Personalised one to one spaniel puppy plus training programme for spaniels their crossbreeds and Cockapoos once they have completed the spaniel puppy programme or another puppy training course up until they are 6 months. Your programme is designed to help you build your relationship, confidence and communication in real life situations & distractions. including the countryside, popular dog exercise park, woodland or public recreation area & town. The puppy plus training programme is individual to you and your older spaniel puppy to help and support while you learn to navigate the real world. and are available at appropriate locations in Waterlooville, Havant, Portsmouth, Southsea, Fareham, Petersfield, Clanfield, Horndean, Denmead, Emsworth.

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Adolescent Training Programme

Adolescent Training Programme

Personalised one to one adolescent training programme for spaniels their crossbreeds & Cockapoos once they have reached 6 months until they are approximately 18 months. Your programme is specifically designed to help you and your adolescent dog navigate their way through hormonally charged and sometimes scary adolescent period. Also to help you maintain you and your dog's relationship, confidence and communication during this period. We will hold sessions in real life situations & distractions. including local countryside, woodland or public recreation & urban areas.

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For details & prices of all Speaking Spaniel one to one puppy & dog training or behaviour support programmes & services for spaniels, cockapoos & spaniel mixed breed. Covering - Horndean, Clanfield, Waterlooville, Denmead, Havant, Emsworth, Portsmouth, Southsea, Hayling Island, Petersfield & Fareham

Free Phone Consultations (20 mins)

£0
  • Free 20 minute Phone Consultation
  • For training and behaviour
  • Advice
  • Support
  • Booking one to one programmes, courses or single sessions sessions
  • To book your FREE 20 minute phone consultation from the link on this page
  • Or email gill@speakingspaniel.co.uk.

Single Training Consultation - 90 Minute

£90
  • 90 minute in home consultation.
  • For support with single issues including:
  • Biting
  • Toilet training
  • Chewing
  • Barking
  • Jumping up
  • Recall
  • Lead walking
  • or other training needs

Training Programmes for Spaniels From

£220
  • The Speaking Spaniel training programme for spaniels, their crossbreed and Cockapoos is a flexible programme, sessions are held at your home or other suitable locations
  • The programme includes:
  • An initial consultation (approx. 90min) at your home for us all to meet and get to know each other so we can talk through your issues, and to formulate your individual programme
  • 3 x 60 minute sessions (usually fortnightly) initially held held at your home or my field near Canfield and when appropriate in an alternative suitable location
  • Programme plan and nots where required
  • Email or telephone support
  • Programmes are face to face within a 15 mile radius of Waterlooville Hampshire or can be via video such as Zoom for all other areas
  • Consultation & 3 session programme - £220
  • Consultation & 5 session programme - £320
  • Follow on block of 3 x 60min sessions - £150
  • Single in home consultation/assessment - £90

Spaniel Puppy Plus Programme

£220
  • The Puppy Plus Training Programme
  • For spaniel, their crossbreeds and Cockapoos from 12 weeks
  • Includes:
  • An initial consultation (approx. 90min) at my training field near Clanfield for us all to meet and get to know each other so we can talk through your issues while working with the countryside distractions
  • 3 x 60 minute sessions (usually fortnightly) held in 3 different real life locations
  • Programme plan and notes where required
  • Email or Telephone support
  • Programme - £220
  • Follow on blocks of 3 x 60 minute sessions - £150
  • Single in home consultation/assessment - £90

Adolescent Spaniel Programme

£220
  • The Adolescent Training Programme
  • For spaniels, their crossbreeds and Cockapoos from 6 to approximately 15 months
  • Includes:
  • An initial consultation (approx. 90min) at my training field near Clanfield for us all to meet and get to know each other so we can talk through your issues while working with the countryside distractions
  • 3 x 60 minute sessions (usually fortnightly) held in 3 different real life locations
  • Programme plan and notes where required
  • Email or Telephone support
  • Programme - £220
  • Follow on blocks of 3 x 60 minute sessions - £150
  • Single in home consultation/assessment - £90

Behaviour Support Programmes for Spaniels From

£250
  • The Speaking Spaniel behaviour support programme for spaniels their crossbreeds and Cockapoos. The sessions are held at your home or a suitable location.
  • The programmes are individual to you and your dog's need are designed to help and support with any behavioural issues. Including: chasing, barking, anxiety, biting & chewing, guarding, separation and reactivity
  • The programme includes:
  • An initial consultation (approx. 2 hours) at your home for us all to meet and get to know each other so we can talk through your issues, and to formulate your individual programme
  • 3 x 60 minute sessions (usually fortnightly) initially held held at your home or my field near Canfield and when appropriate in an alternative suitable location
  • Programme plan and notes where required
  • Email or telephone support
  • Programmes are face to face within a 15 mile radius of Waterlooville Hampshire or can be via video such as Zoom for all other areas
  • Assessment consultation - £120
  • Consultation & 3 session programme - £250
  • Consultation & 5 session programme - £350
  • Follow on blocks of 3 x 60 minute sessions - £150

Spaniel Essentials One to One Training Courses From

£120
  • Spaniel essentials one to one puppy and dog training course for all spaniels, their crossbreeds & cockapoos from 12 weeks.
  • Helping you & your puppy or dog with 3 essential life skills.
  • Held in Clanfield, using gentle & pain free training methods which consider their needs, personality & natural instincts to build your relationship & confidence.
  • Covering
  • • Loose lead walking
  • • Recall
  • • Calm behaviours in public places
  • Puppy Essentials (for puppies from vaccination to 5 months)
  • 3 x 45-minute sessions held weekly
  • £100
  • Spaniel Essentials (for dogs from 5 months)
  • 3 x 60 minute 1-2-1 sessions held fortnightly
  • £150
  • Available Monday to Thursday

Speaking Spaniel personalised dog training programmes & one to one sessions or packages for spaniels, their crossbreeds & Cockapoos from 8 weeks including speaking puppy, speaking spaniel for older dogs. Covering Horndean, Canfield, Waterlooville, Denmead, Portsmouth, Southsea, Fareham, Havant, Emsworth, Hayling Island & Petersfield  This include reviews from of some of the clients Gill worked with when she was known as Allsorts Dog Training

 When I contacted Gill I felt I’d lost total control of our puppy and I felt out of my depth. After our 1st hour with Gill our pup was responding and he’s just got better and better. Gill is calm and explains not only what you need to do but also the reasons behind it and so everything makes sense. 

Emma & Beans
         

 Gill has helped me so much with my adolescent female labrador when things seemed pretty bleak - I came in desperation to several trainers with not much luck, after the description of my dogs behaviour on the free phone call consultation, Gill correctly identified she was having a phantom pregnancy, it got us to the vets within days and corrective action was taken for my dog. Gill was clear with me that the dogs health came first and she would not train her without this OK from the vets. ( a huge green flag for me! ) After my dog had recovered properly we got into the sessions with her and during each session the "normal" environment that my dog is being exposed to work really well for us, just a nice stroll in a town, with confident advice given and useful discussions being had, as well as structured moments. Compared to the other trainers I had where the sessions took place in areas my dog would not really frequent (fields with nothing in them, community halls etc) they are are way better context for the skills being trained, and I have seen a measurable improvement in my dogs behaviour. I have trusted my dog more since spending time with Gill and I can't thank her enough for giving me the confidence to walk my dog off lead again! 

Elaine & Jessie
         

 Amazing trainer, cares so much not only for training the dog but the owner too. Has a real passion and understanding of Spaniels, would highly recommend 

Jo & Hugo
         

 We haven't had a mainly spaniel dog before and Gill is an expert. She gave us lots of information and practical tips for training our lively 7 month old Springer/ Cockapoo cross, and the four one-to-one sessions we had were fun and productive. If we need help with the next set of issues that present, we'll be back! Thank you, Gill. 

Annie & Paddy
         

 At last a dog trainer who did what I wanted. Highly recommend Gill who listened to what I wanted and walked with us and worked on Poppy’s recall and my lack of confidence. We both learnt a lot. It’s a work in progress but nice to know Gill is there for us . Thanks from me and Poppy x 

Jane & Poppy
         

 Our one to one sessions with Gill were invaluable before our puppy started puppy classes. She really helped us with understanding Khushi's behaviour and built our confidence in how to start him on the right path early on. He also throughly enjoyed his time with her! 

Peter, Debbie & Khushi
         

 Gill is patient and helped us and our puppy so much. We signed up for 4 sessions with Gill. The 1st was a house visit to meet puppy and us and understand our needs and some road lead walking Worked wonderfully. The next session was in Gill's field to see puppy off lead then training given for puppy's needs. The last two sessions were with us out on walks and Gill taught us how to read our puppy and be confident dog owners with a happy confident puppy. For me that was very important and I now feel confident and have learned to read my surroundings and situations well. Last week we needed Gill's expert help again as our pupper is now a teenager. Gill came to our rescue again and lead walking has improved so much in a week. You do have to keep to Gill's rules and honestly you will have a confident happy dog and the 1 on 1 is so worth the money. What more can I say really. We have been so lucky to have Gill in our puppy journey. Have some sessions with Gill, stick to her advice and most importantly have a puppy routine and you won't go wrong. I recommend Gill to perfect strangers as I know how much hard work a puppy is. I feel lucky that Gill was recommended to me when I was in the park and had puppy envy. 

Hilary & Qunicey
         

 After trying puppy classes and not really getting anywhere with Raya our Working Cocker we decided to have some one to one training sessions, we choose Gill and very glad we did . Raya is our first dog so we literally had to learn everything , from our 1st session we learned so much, we had terrible issues with Raya not sleeping through the night, barking, recall, jumping up at everything to name just a few of our problems, each session was a complete success and by the time we had our last we had a totally different dog. Would most definitely recommend Gill and thankyou so much ones again for all your help with Raya. 

Andrew, Sharon & Raya
         

 Helpful and constructive guidance and advice. Reliable, flexible and courteous service. Thank you. 

John & Holly
         

 Gill is excellent traîner with a wealth of knowledge and experience and very good communication skills. We have had dogs all our lives but never a spaniel (totally different breed 😳🤔🤣) Gill filled in the gap’s in our knowledge and gave sound sensible training tips and exercises throughly recommend Gill for your training needs. 

Mike & Ollie
         

 Gill @ Speaking Spaniels is a miracle worker! We were having enormous difficulty with our 20 month old male spaniel’s recall, but Gill explained in really clear terms how to achieve a great recall and it works! Gill has helped us to feel confident in our ability and we now have a much happier dog! I can’t recommend Gill highly enough …. she’s a superstar! 😊 

Clare & Ezra
         

 Gill has helped me improve my confidence as a first time puppy owner and provided me with the skills for great recall, lead walking and sharing hints & tips to build the foundations of a great relationship with my dog. Thank you! 

Rebecca &Poppy
         

 The Pet Gundog course is brilliant! Florence is a busy, sniffy, pheasant-mad working cocker and I can’t praise Gill enough for her knowledge, observation and understanding in helping me learn more about her. This is the second programme we’ve done with Speaking Spaniels - I like the way Gill structures her programmes as there’s flexibility around content, learning styles and she is good at adapting and finding different approaches for owners and their dogs. Plus it’s all geared towards the skills needed for gundog handling, great for people like me who don’t want to work or trial their dogs. Florence is becoming more and more focused and attentive (in spite of the distractions in the field!) and is lapping up all the activities, tips and tricks that Gill offers, which have really helped make our walks out in the countryside even more enjoyable. We will be booking a follow-on after this to soak up more of Gill’s expertise. She’s skilled, insightful and observant about spaniels and has improved my confidence in handling skills no end. Highly recommended!! 

Jane & Florence

 I just wanted to say it's been a real pleasure to work with you too and you have been so great with Scout and with helping us learn how to try and understand her and train her. It's lovely to feel confident now when we take her out - we even had a lovely dog walk yesterday at Petworth Park with extended family and were able to let her completely off the lead. She was so good and had a great time. 

Wendy & Scout

 We would recommend Gill and her Speaking Spaniel dog training sessions. We have learnt so much from our lessons. Previously, training had been undertaken in a very sterile indoor environment. Our cocker spaniel Stan, would behave and perform as asked whilst at training BUT once outside would forget everything and become deaf! Since attending Gill’s sessions we have learnt how to ‘read’ Stan’s actions and walks are much more enjoyable for all of us. Many thanks for all your help. 

Claire & Stan

 An excellent training day and Gill is an experience trainer who personalises the training to the individual dogs. Highly recommended. 

Sue & Penny
         

 Excellent Knowledge Of Puppies/Adult Dogs. I contacted Gill in the hope she would assist me in training my new Puppy the basic skills of obedience. We initially had an introduction session for 1 1/2 hours so she could become familiar with my puppy and assess him. Talking to her she appeared to be very knowledgeable of dogs so I agreed to continue with Puppy training. I am very pleased with his training and the success we have achieved together I can now get him to respond to my commands. He was very quick to learn but with Gills help he is now ready to go onto Gun Dog Training. I would thoroughly recommend her, to have an obedient dog is both beneficial to you and your dog. 

Roger & Finley

 We would highly recommend Gill, she has been super helpful with both of our cockapoos, one that is particularly nervous and barks a lot. She has a gentle approach and has given us some useful tips to help walks be more stress free! Thanks Gill 

Jess. Mike & Jet

 Enjoyed the Gun Dog Training Course and learnt a few things about whistle recall which we have put to use since then! Thanks Gill! 

Katy & Wren

 Hi Gill just wanted to share with you the excellent walk i had with Solo today. We went to the ranges...he met 5 dogs off lead before we went in and was a great boy (the owners were fab as well) had a little play then followed me into the ranges. Was off the lead nearly whole way round (apart from last 10 mins where mud was awful and he does love mud)...it was the type of walk I'd always imagined...you've given me the confidence to try it in the appropriate settings x 

Natasha & Solo

 I have a four and a half year old dog who finds it hard to focus at times. She's very clever and always wants to be doing something; I already do agility with her and her basic training and our relationship is good. On occasion she goes through a phase where she's much more interested in the environment than me. I'd worked with Gill in the past when she was a puppy and decided to book a course with Gill to see if she could help. After our initial assessment Gill felt her confidence could do with a top up as she sometimes felt a bit pressured. We met at various different places and I quickly realised, with Gill's gentle guidance, that I wasn't always watching and listening to what my dog was telling me with her body language. I was doing too much thinking that I knew what she was thinking (if that makes sense) rather than watching and understanding what she was actually telling me. I'm now much more aware of her behaviour when we are out and about and am able to recognise what she is communicating to me and what to do if a problem arises. Gill does real life dog training. She is very calm, patient and knowledgeable and I love her dog training ethos. It is more about building your relationship with your dog, enjoying time spent with them, letting them do dog stuff and learning their language. 'Be more dog' I think Gill would say. 

Jayne & Nellie

 Valuable Insights Into Canine Behaviour We were nervous about raising a puppy for the first time in 27 years, so decided to book some sessions with Gill. She taught us how to read our puppy's body language, when to intervene and when to let him have time to assimilate a new experience. After a very few sessions, our pup was sitting and lying down on command and happily walking off the lead beside us. He comes when called and best of all, he does this cheerfully, thinking it is all a wonderful game. We feel much more confident in handling him now. 

Jane, Wayne & Rusty

 Had our first session so helpful. Managed to fit us in as soon as possible. Highly recommend so calm and patient 

Archie & Otis

 Gill is amazing! I can already see the difference in Coco (working cocker spaniel) and it's only been a couple of weeks. 

Jose & Coco

 We rescued a dog from #lasthoperescue best thing we did she came with huge anxiety about the world to the point where we could not walk her due to her fearful aggression of people and dogs thanks to Gill we can walk some days with no reaction some days a little we are a work in progress we are staying with Gill possibly for a year to get our big girl the helps we all need. But thanks to Gill we have come along way her methods are loving and allows dogs to make choices which suits or large girl well thank u Gill xxx 

Anna & Trixie

 Hi Gill, just to say a huge thank you, Usha's harness has proved to be a real game changer already! It is incredible how much she has responded to it! Onward and upward! See you in the New Year x 

Su & Usha

 You may remember us from over a year ago - Hudson and Anna. Just a quick note to say thank you for those initial sessions. Hudson lunged and barked at cars and you gave us some advice. Pleased to say that after a year he is miles better. We can do a walk up to Westbourne on quieter roads and a bit by the busy road. He ignores most cars and looks to me when there is a noisy one for a treat. He’s still scared of vans but he is even better with those. We’ve become a real partnership. 

Anna & Hudson

 Attended the 2nd chance rescue dog talk tonight! It was very informative and valuable for anyone thinking of rescuing a dog from UK or abroad. Lots and lots of info and things to consider. Everyone planning to adopt a dog should attend this talk. 

Janet Bentley & Lottie

 Brilliant talk by Gill this evening about 2nd chance dogs. A thought-provoking and insightful talk, plus some helpful tips for those considering re-homing a dog. Thank you so much - I really enjoyed it! 

Anna & Leo

 I have just done The Rehoming a Second Chance Dog with Gill. I would throughly recommend it to any one thinking of getting a rescue dog/ maybe in the process of..... or even already has one. Lots of great information to help you make this life changing decision. Thank you very much 

Carla

 Thank you Gill Buddy is such a lovely boy the best thing we ever did was get your help you gave me the confidence to to be in control which made me love him so much ❤️ 

Emma & Buddy

 A Good Start For Our Puppy Despite being dog owners it's been a long time since we last had a puppy and we felt that we needed some help. Gill has been great for guiding us down the right path to give our puppy a happy, confident and obedient start to life. Gill has been a great help in getting our puppy off to a good start in life. 

Carole Twiggy

Gill believes that your dog is an important family member & should be treated as such, so understanding their needs, personality & natural instincts is essential, also that the well-being of you & your dog physically & mentally is the basis of everything you do. Without using pain or coercion Gill encourages shared activities that help you build your relationship, communication & confidence.

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Speaking Spaniel personalised puppy & dog training programmes. one to one training sessions and packages to help families understand their spaniel's natural hunting instincts, drives motivators and reinforcements.

Speaking Spaniel -  (Formerly Allsorts Dog Training) operating in Hampshire since 2016. Gill Gallagher is the trainer who qualified with the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers & an approved trainer for the Dog Training College following their methods, ethics & code of conduct & completing the continued professional development requirements. Gills style of coaching understands the individual learning styles of the humans & their dogs also incorporating choice based methods, initially focusing on the relationships rather than traditional obedience.

In January 2023 Gill completed and passed the amazing Kim Brophey's L.E.G.S.® Applied Ethology Family Dog Mediation® Professional Course and I am now a Certified Family Dog Mediator.

As an advocate for gentle and rewarding methods of training Gill & Speaking Spaniel do not use or condone the use electronic collars, prong collars or other pain emitting equipment or the use any force physically or verbally towards dogs. Any other equipment used must not tighten or cause your dog discomfort.

Gill believes that your dog is a family member and so should be treated as such, so not causing them pain or distress is essential but the well-being of you & your dog is the basis of everything you do. Therefore she incorporates choice based methods & shared activities that build your relationship, connection and two-way communication with your puppy or dog.

Choice based dog training methods involve catching any actions and behaviours that you like in your dog and would like them to repeat in similar situations and marking them with rewards your dog finds motivating. Rather than manipulating the situation or your dog so they perform the action or behaviour in a way that may not be natural, comfortable or in your dog's mind useful or appropriate for them.

So to have your best life with your dog she wants to help and support you to learn through coaching to:
  • Understand their dog's (whatever the breed or breed mix) natural instincts, drive,, motivation & reinforcement.
  • Communicate what it is we want or don't want from their dog without nagging, prompting. telling off or punishing.  
  • Understand what their dog is communicating to you so they can begin to know what their dog is doing and why.
  • Ensure the training is FUN and appropriate for the dog and human alike. so the content & timing of the training needs to work for both parties.
During programmes Gill works individually with the families and their dogs to ensure the experience is fun, fulfilling & rewarding for all parties including herself.

The programmes are not exclusively for spaniels and can be adapted for spaniel cross breeds Labradors & retrievers, pointers and hunt point & retrieve (HPR) dogs. II you would like to discuss whether a programme would suit your dog contact Gill via the contact us page.

Hi am Gill from Speaking Spaniel we offer personalised one to one dog training programmes & sessions specialising in spaniels, cockapoos and spaniel mixed breeds. I am passionate about all spaniels but adore all dogs Programmes are devise to suit your dog's needs personality & natural instincts. while helping build your confidence, relationship & communication. Covering - Horndean, Clanfield, Waterlooville, Denmead, Havant, Emsworth, Portsmouth, Southsea, Hayling Island, Petersfield & Fareham

Hi my name is Gill Gallagher I run Speaking Spaniel personalised puppy & dog training programmes,  one to one training sessions and packages specialising in spaniels & spaniel crossbreed such as Cockapoos from 8 weeks. I only use gentle and rewarding methods of training methods following the ethics and instruction from the IMDT, APDT, The Dog Training College and in January 2023 became a Certified Family Dog Mediator after completing the amazing Kin Brophey's L.E.G.S.® Applied Ethology Family Dog Mediation® Professional Course.

I am based in Waterlooville Hampshire Covering South Hampshire including Clanfield, Horndean Waterlooville, Havant, Portsmouth, Southsea, Fareham, Emsworth, Petersfield & surrounding areas for puppy or dog home visits. One to one training sessions or for for those living out side these areas are held at my training field near Clanfield Hampshire.

I have been the owner of Allsorts Dog Training since 2016 and I now specialise in personalised programmes for all types and age of spaniels:
  • Working bred cockers, springers & sprockers (springer x cocker) spaniels
  • English/Show type cocker & springer spaniels
  • Companion/Pets such as American cocker & Cavalier King Charles spaniels
  • Spaniel crossbreeds such as Cockapoos
  • Vulnerable breeds such as field, Clumber, Sussex, King Charles, Welsh Springer & Irish Water spaniels - I would love to meet more of any of these fabulous dogs.
My programmes and one to one training sessions are for all types of spaniels from 8 weeks including working type cocker, springer, sprocker & spaniel crossbreeds such as cockapoos.

Long before I became a dog trainer/coach I loved spaniels (50 years in fact). My next door neighbour when I was growing up in bred cocker spaniels (show type as working ones were not kept as pets in those days) an I had the amazing luck to be able to spend hours with the dogs and their puppies before they went to their new homes. So I got to know this breed very well even at an early age.

When I got my first spaniel Morris working bred sprocker 12 years ago it made me realise I would going forward always have a spaniel in my life. His love of life drew me to these amazing but sometimes challenging, loving, funny independent & sensitive dogs.

It was because of Morris aka Mo that in 2012 I decided to learn about dog behaviour and I eventually changed career and became a dog trainer.

This was because one lovely August morning I was out walking with Mo and my border terrier Riley approx. 1/2 a mile down a bridle path a hare popped out in front of us and ran off (which it would) and Mo followed.
Unfortunately the fields either side and across a busy road (especially at that time in the morning) had bee harvested and there was nowhere for him to hide so ran back to the road across it and another field until he found safety. Once the chase was over Mo headed back and was hit by a car on his way back.
Fortunately he was not killed but seriously injured and after surgery to rebuild his pelvis and 2 months of rehab of physio and hydro therapies he was back to his spaniel best. 10 years on he is still with us full of life and just needs more rests when running about. He is in all of the pictures on this page.

As I said this incident was the start of my dog training journey as thought at the time if he had had a better recall which on the whole was good or I could have stopped him which I didn't know how to he may have not chased as far or been injured. So my journey to become a dog trainer commenced details of my training are on the credentials page.

Five years ago Riley died of a brain tumour and I re-homed Cleo a 6 month old working cocker spaniel I realised my training journey was to be re ignited.

Since then especially as Cleo was a farm bred working cocker spaniel I realised their natural instinct, drive motivation and reinforcers were different from my previous dogs which were mainly terriers (who I also love) and needed to be understood & harnessed to ensure they were the fun, active & safe working dogs when out with me & a calm family pet at home.

So my learning began again and as I understood more about these amazing and sometimes challenging dogs my passion for my two dogs and helping other families with spaniels grew. Because of this I was attracting more families with spaniels through Allsorts Dog Training than many other breeds. These families were contacting me for the same reasons I found hard when Cleo came into my life. I love helping these families to understand their dog and supporting their learning I decided to become a spaniel training specialist.

Speaking Spaniel as been a long time coming as I needed to alter my understanding of many things which took me down a rabbit warren of new methods and skills.

In August 2020 Speaking Spaniel - personalised dog training programmes for specialising in spaniels, spaniel crossbreed such as Cockapoos was launched

My passion is to help and support families who have chosen a spaniel as their family pet (maybe for the first time) and would like to understand their needs, natural hunting instincts, drive, motivation and reinforcements and want to understand why their dog behaves as it does. The families I work with are committed to giving their dog the tools they need to follow their natural instincts in ways that do not offend or upset them or others, but also be chilled and happy family pets when required at home.

As an advocate for gentle, rewarding & pain free methods of training I do not use or condone the use electronic collars, prong collars or other pain emitting equipment or the use any force physically or verbally towards dogs. Any other equipment used must not tighten or cause your dog discomfort.

I believe that this is essential but the well-being of you & your dog is the basis of everything you do, so uses gentle & rewarding training and shared activities that help you understand your dog's needs & natural instincts and build a strong relationship, connection and two way communication with your dogs

Therefore I have developed Speaking Spaniel puppy & dog programmes and one to one training sessions and packages for spaniels from 8 weeks old.

The programmes are not exclusively for spaniels and can be adapted for spaniel cross breeds Labradors & retrievers, pointers and hunt point & retrieve (HPR) dogs. II you would like to discuss whether a programme would suit your dog contact Gill via the contact us page.

Please note these programmes are not to train your dog to  become working gundog even though I use lots of gundog skills, there are specialist working gundog trainers for this. 

Speaking Spaniel specialise in personalised puppy & dog training programmes, one to one packages or behaviour support for spaniels, cockapoos & spaniel mixed breeds from 8 weeks. Spaniels are my passion but I love all dogs so programmes can be adapted to any other breed of dog. Covering - Horndean, Clanfield, Waterlooville, Denmead, Havant, Emsworth, Portsmouth, Southsea, Hayling Island, Petersfield & Fareham

Do you run puppy or dog training classes?

I do not offer puppy or dog training classes. I am a spaniel specialist who works one to one with my clients and their dogs as they all have individual requirements that would be difficult to address in a class situation. There are a number of excellent trainers in the area I could recommend for general training classes. Click Here contact me if you require any help finding a puppy or dog training class

Do you only work with spaniels?

I am a spaniel specialist but I love all breeds of dog. All my one to one programmes and packages are personalised they so they  can be adapted to any breed of puppy or dog but my style of training best suits spaniel cross breeds, gundogs and other working dogs. f you would like  further information or to arrange a support call to discuss your requirement Click Here

Where are you located?

I am located near Waterlooville Hampshire and have training locations near Clanfield which are used for one to one training packages & courses. The personalised puppy and speaking spaniel training and behaviour support programmes will take place in your home for the initial visit, or until the puppy has completed their vaccinations or other appropriate real life locations depending on what is being covered, I cover Waterlooville, Clanfield, Horndean, Havant, Portsmouth, Southsea, Fareham, Petersfield, Hayling Island, Emsworth & surrounding areas. If you would like  further information or to arrange a support call to discuss your requirement Click Here

How do the programmes work?

All of the programmes are personalised to the family whether it is a puppy programme for their first puppy or an older dog that requires refresher training or they need behaviour support.
The  initial programmes are either 4 or six sessions & include an initial assessment and planning session in their home followed by 3 or 5 sessions to work through the plan. These are either at home, my training locations or in an appropriate real life location.. If you would like  further information or to arrange a support call to discuss your requirement Click Here

Speaking Spaniel personalised puppy & dog training & behaviour support programmes for spaniels, their crossbreeds & cockapoos including puppy, puppy plus, adolescent & adult dogs programmes. Covering - Horndean, Clanfield, Waterlooville, Denmead, Havant, Emsworth, Portsmouth, Southsea, Hayling Island, Petersfield & Fareham

  • Speaking Spaniel personalised programmes & one to one sessions or packages are carried out by Gill Gallagher trading as Allsorts Dog Behaviour Care (business operator as registered by the HMRC
  • All programmes must be paid in full for within 24 of the booking being confirmed via email (unless a delay has been discussed and agreed in writing by Gill). If the payment is not received within 24 hours of booking confirmation being received without any explanation the whole programme may be cancelled 
  • Cancellations or Rescheduling – 48 hours notice is required to reschedule
  • Cancellations within 48 - 24 hours could possibly rescheduled if a suitable date can be agreed by both parties
  • Cancellations of less than 24 hours will only be rescheduled at the discretion of Gill. This will include serious family & dog illness or situations. Otherwise will be forfeited.
  • Sessions may be rescheduled if Gill decides it will be dangerous for you or your dog usually due to abnormal weather, conditions this applies when the ground is very wet & slippery or the temperature is too hot or cold for the welfare of all parties. Sessions will take place in the rain unless it is torrential or unseasonal
  • If Gill has to reschedule due to illness or serious family issues you will be notified via phone or text message as soon as the decision has been made.
  • Refunds would only be given in extreme circumstances and at the discretion of the Gill operator and requests need to be made in writing 
  • Speaking Spaniel reserves the right to cancel any programme (at any time & with immediate effect) if any dog or the family are not responding or committed to the programme, and/or by the continuing of the programme is deemed, by her to constitute a risk to the family, the dog, Gill or a third party. The remainder of the fee will be refunded in this case.
  • Gill Gallagher will apply personal and professional judgment to cut short a session, if necessary. Reasons could be because of extreme weather conditions; including, but not limited to excessive heat, torrential rain, thunderstorms and snow/ice. Also, if there is an issue of safety to you, your dog, Gill, members of the public or other animals  In such circumstances Gill will make the decision to reschedule the session (either complete or partial)
  • Although we cannot guarantee a 100% success rate with our training methods however, we have a high success rate with previous clients who follow and practice our methods in the long term.
  • Gill is an advocate for gentle and rewarding methods of training which may not be instantr instant and take commitment from you to work with  your dog and follow the instruction given in the long-term without use of any aversive training methods.
  • Speaking Spaniel or Gill will not use or condone the use of electronic collars, prong collars or other pain emitting equipment or the use any force physically or verbally towards dogs. If these are used during the period of the working relationship and a guarantee made that they will not be used again the programme will be terminated with immediate effect and no refunds given.
  • All dogs that are known to bite other dogs or cause injury to people or other animals will be required to wear a muzzle and or other safety equipment. If you would like help to get your dog used to muzzles or any other safety equipment prior to the programme commencing Gill can help via a video consultation. 
  • Speaking Spaniel take no responsibility for dogs who are not muzzled or are not following any specific safety instructions given when working outside of our session. Failure to wear a muzzle or any other safety equipment in all situations when instructed to will result in termination of your programme with immediate effect and no refunds given.
  • Allsorts Dog  Behaviour & Care (business operator) & Gill Gallagher carry comprehensive insurance; however, any accident or injury during training sessions may not be covered if you have failed to use appropriate equipment or follow all given advice.
  • Dogs must be always kept under control as instructed when we enter your premises and when under instruction by Gill at their field or a public space. Failure to do so and any injury caused by your dog being out of control will be your full responsibility.
  • In some cases, we may use dogs or people to aid training where appropriate. You will be responsible for keeping your dog a safe distance  away (as instructed by Gill) from them and if asked will need your dog to wear a muzzle during these sessions.
  • You may be asked by Gill to share success stories about your dog via social media and share photos. If not, a written request for photographs not to be taken or used is required on your booking form.
  • You may be asked by Gill if you are happy to write a testimonial if requested.
  • You may be asked by Gill to report/check in regularly about your dog’s progress through either email, text, or by sharing on our Facebook page or respond to any communication from Speaking Spaniel (Allsorts Dog Behaviour & Care)
Your privacy and protection of yourself, dogs and your home
  • Any of the personal information we hold on file, is for Speaking Spaniel (Allsorts Dog Behaviour & Care's) records only. We do not pass any of your details to third parties of any kind and will only be used for passing information back to you. We comply with the strict laws following the new GDPR 2018. All files are destroyed after 7 years from the last time a service was used by you.
  • We may take photos and videos during training sessions for learning and advertising purposes. We will do our best to not include your face, unless agreed beforehand. If you object to photos/videos, please mark as such on the booking form
  • Allsorts Dog Behaviour & Care is covered by a full business insurance including public & employee liability and professional indemnity . You have the right to view our policy at any given time.
  • Our insurance will only cover your dog and your home in the event of negligence by Allsorts Dog Behaviour & Care and only during the duration of the services. It is your responsibility to ensure your dog and home has adequate insurance and you follow all the safety instructions the coach issued to you. Allsorts Dog Behaviour & Care are not responsible for issues which occur outside of coaching sessions.

Understanding why you dog barks at home and thing you can do to reduce their barking. Dogs bark because they are communicating to let us know they are here or there is something they have heard seen or smelled they are unsure or scared of & are telling it to go away

  •  20/01/2024 10:15

This a question I ask myself often. My answer to this is that it is because they are very very special animals and we sometimes do not appreciate how special they are. Most dogs regardless of how they are treated by us show us such undivided loyalty and affection. This should be respected and we should thank them every day for putting up with our inconsistency and unpredictability

  •  21/11/2023 11:12

Recall is one of the most regular behaviours I am asked to help with because if a dog can’t recall back to you in distracting or potentially dangerous environments the result can be at best annoying and embarrassing to you and others or at worse potentially dangerous for your dog and frightening for you if your dog is out of sight or have got themselves into a situation they or you are unable to deal with

  •  01/11/2023 10:55

Many of the initial enquiries I receive start with "How can I stop my puppy or dog ..........? doing things such as toileting in the house biting, chewing, barking, Jumping up, crying when left, guarding Items, chasing, pulling any other issues This blog will explain why these may not be answered successfully without seeking help from a dog trainer or behaviourist

  •  04/09/2023 13:15

Spaniels are full of personality, loyalty and have boundless energy and because of this they have long been chosen as companions for families. If you are new to spaniels being aware of their overriding hunting instinct that dates back centuries is important for your sanity and your relationship with them that you understand these instincts which underpin most of the activities, they enjoy.

  •  23/08/2023 11:09

Understanding Why Your Dog Barks & What You Can Do in the Different Situations Barking is one of your dog’s natural behaviours and one of their key methods of communication to us. other dogs and even inanimate objects. Even if we know and understand this, we as humans find barking irritating, annoying or embarrassing. In this blog, we'll delve into the understanding the emotional, & environmental to reasons why dogs bark and explore positive ways to manage and reduce excessive barking without compromising their happiness or well-being.

  •  30/07/2023 16:33

For many years it was normal & accepted practice for humans at school and for dogs in a training class to be taught in a classroom/hall environment where a "teacher" instructed & sometimes demonstrated to the class what they were learning that day and pupil/dog owner were supposed listen, maybe have ago and to go away with some "homework" and remember it before the next class. While I have been learning to become a better trainer I have found there are different and new ways to do many things that my client and their dogs expect from a dog trainer. One of the most enlightening to me was that over the last few decades the way people learn has been researched. It has now been accepted that one method does not fit all, as humans learn and retain information in different ways due to their physical limitations, genetics, upbringing, emotions, personalities & many other factors.

  •  24/10/2022 18:00

News & updates from Speaking Spaniel one to one personalised dog & puppy training & behaviour support programmes for spaniels, their crossbreeds & cockapoos from 8 weeks. Covering - Horndean, Clanfield, Waterlooville, Denmead, Havant, Emsworth, Portsmouth, Southsea, Hayling Island, Petersfield & Fareham

New Courses - Spaniel Essentials one to one training courses

New Courses - Spaniel Essentials one to one training courses

09/10/2023

NEW Courses & Introductory Offer until 22nd October 2023 Helping you & your puppy or dog with 3 essential life skills. The courses are 1-2-1 and held in Clanfield, using methods which consider their needs, personality & natural instincts to build your relationship & confidence. Covering • Loose lead walking • Recall • Calm behaviours in public places Puppy Essentials (for puppies from vaccination to 5 months) 3 x 45-minute sessions held weekly Offer Price - £100 for bookings (price after offer ends £120) Essentials (for dogs from 5 months) 3 x 60 minute 1-2-1 sessions held fortnightly Offer Price - £125 for bookings (price after offer ends £150) Available Monday to Thursday

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NEW Speaking Puppy Confidence, Communication, Socialisation Sessions - Starting Saturday 24th June 2023

NEW Speaking Puppy Confidence, Communication, Socialisation Sessions - Starting Saturday 24th June 2023

29/05/2023

NEW Starting Saturday 24th June 2023 Speaking Puppy confidence communication & socialisation sessions for all breeds up to 20 weeks 9.30am mini and small breeds 10.30am medium & large breeds. Come and join us for on and off lead fun with your puppies. This is a controlled play and confidence building session for you and your puppy held at my training field near Clanfield This sessions must be booked in advance and are limited to 5 puppies per session

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Certified Family Dog Mediator

Certified Family Dog Mediator

24/01/2023

I have just completed and passed L.E.G.S.® Applied Ethology Family Dog Mediation® Professional Course and I am now a Certified Family Dog Mediator. This is one of the most exciting courses I have completed. I read Kim Brophey's book Meet Your Dog and loved the content and started using the concept in my training until I could join the course. Family Dog Mediation is bringing the integrated scientific concepts of “WHY” behaviour occurs together with the “HOW” of behaviour change for comprehensive& effective practice that considers the whole picture of your dog using the L.E.G.S. method. The L.E.G.S method considers you and your dog's Learning Environmental Genetic Self (personal) Preferences and background when working with you both. I will be incorporating this when working with my clients and their lovely dog's whenever required.

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Black Friday

Black Friday

23/11/2022

Black Friday Week Offer 20% OFF & only a £50 DEPOSIT* to secure On the Speaking Spaniel Personalised programmes for puppies & dogs One to one 3 or 5 session packages All of the Speaking Spaniel programmes & packages can be adapted for spaniel crossbreeds & gundogs The programmes & packages need to be booked and the deposit paid before midnight on 30th November 2022 and must start before 31st January 2023 To book contact me via https://www.speakingspaniel.co.uk/booking-enquiries and I will call you back to agree your start date and take you deposit. * Programme bookings are normally subject to payment at full at the time of booking

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NEW -Just added one to one short courses

NEW -Just added one to one short courses

15/11/2022

The speaking spaniel one to one course is designed for spaniels and spaniel cross breeds but is suitable for other gundog breeds & includes: 3 x 60 minute weekly sessions held held at the Green Lane Park Clanfield The initial course will cover: Focus & engagement activities Recall Loose lead walking A follow on course can be booked if required Initial programme (as described) - £150 Follow on block of 3 x 60min sessions - £150 This one to one course is suitable for spaniels from 12 weeks. As this is a public space so will not be suitable if your spaniel has reactivity issues with dogs or people.

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Speaking Spaniel Win Top Private Dog Trainer - Hampshire Award 2022/23

Speaking Spaniel Win Top Private Dog Trainer - Hampshire Award 2022/23

05/10/2022

I am so proud. This week I was awarded the top Private Dog Trainer South England (Hampshire) Award. Selected by Prestige Awards who have be championing small businesses for a number of years. I was so shocked as I have never won an award before and also the fact I was even nominated. The other thing that made me so proud is it was for of my recently launched Speaking Spaniel Personalised Programmes. This is something I had wanted.to do for a long time but didn't have the confidence to do and I took the plunge this year.

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