I offer One to One training using the latest techniques with kind, fair and effective force free methods, so you can learn how to get the best out of your dog and have lots of fun doing it. Please also contact us for one to ones if your dog has behavioural/aggressive issues. *Please note aggressive dogs cannot be accepted into any group class.
Assessment only - £50.00
One to One - £40.00 per session
One to One - Six week course - £180.00 (Including Assessment)
Individually tailored to your requirements.
Home visits - £45.00
(NB. additional out of area charges may apply)
The 'Life Skills' for Puppies Course, designed by Lincoln University, is for puppies aged between 8 weeks and 4 months. You can learn all about how to train your pup and have some fun socialising as well. Joining a puppy socialisation class can prevent problems developing later on.
£85 for a course of 6 one hour sessions
Follow on classes are available from the Puppy Classes, continuing with socialisation and training which can help you to avoid issues arising in adolescence as your dog gains confidence and help you to address new training issues as they arrise. These are held outside in a field.
£60 for a course of 6 one hour sessions
Group training is available for dogs who have either completed the puppy and follow on class, or have equivalent experience. This is continuing 'life skills', increased control and distraction exercises, recall, loose lead walking, stay, scent work and retrieve. CLICKER TRAINING is also available. This Group Course is held outside in a field.
£60.00 for a course of 6 one hour training sessions.
Your dog can spend their holiday in the comfort of our home and will be treated as part of our family, enjoying plenty of walks, (all included in the price). Your dog's vaccinations must be up to date. You need to bring your dog's own bed, any special toys, bowls, food and lead.
£30.00 per day – 1 dog
£25.00 per dog per day – 2 dogs from same owner
£20.00 per dog per day – 3 dogs from same owner
Under certain circumstances (due to injury or illness, for example) dogs can be started off with training by Leaps and Bounds so that you can continue the training yourself. There is a minimum stay of 3 weeks and if possible the owner will need to come for a six week course of lessons afterwards. We cannot take dogs with behavioural problems for training, or bitches in season.
Board/Train £40.00 per dog per day
If a dog or puppy comes for day boarding but he or she requires training there will be an extra charge for this depending on age and amount of training needed. Please note we cannot take aggressive dogs.
Long Term Boarding
Leaps and Bounds will consider taking long term Boarders dogs staying for more than 3 weeks) from non-clients after a successful overnight trial.
Please contact us for prices
Your dog can stay just for the day - where they can enjoy themselves, playing with our dog and going out for walks. They can be dropped off in the morning and collected later that same evening.
£25.00 per day – 1 dog (4.30pm collection) £30.00 collection after 4.30pm.
£22.00 per dog per day – 2 dogs from same owner
£20.00 per dog per day - maximum 3 dogs (including boarders)
Licenced for Home Boarding (4 stars) by the Vale of the White Horse District Council, Environmental Health (in accordance with the Animal Welfare - Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) England Regulations 2018. Licence number: 20283
“We had tried several trainers in order to help our 2 year old rescued Terrier and were starting to think we would have to give her up as we were feeling extremely stressed being unable to correct/ cope with her behaviour” – “Using reward based training” – “the change in our dog has been remarkable. We still have work to do, but Mary has given us the tools and confidence to carry on training – leading towards a positive outcome for all the family."
Ruth and Ian Saunders
"Having been petrified of dogs for 43 years, I was persuaded by my family to buy a dog!!! Mary has helped me understand Charlie and has been working with Charlie and training me! Her weekly lessons have been invaluable."
"Having one to one training sessions has been extremely beneficial - the progress our viszla has made has been amazing."
LEAPS AND BOUNDS are primarily a dog training business but occasionally take boarders who have been trained through LEAPS AND BOUNDS, please check for availability. No bitches in season. Thank you.
Alternatively, please visit www.dogsit.com
If you need collection and delivery of a dog that is boarding whilst being trained, the rate is charged at £30 per hour (5 minute drive £2.50) Please contact me if you need collection and delivery, for any of the above services, to discuss.
"Working with Mary training our two Puggles has been an absolute joy. They are literally coming on in leaps and bounds. I can really see how they are progressing from week to week. She has a fantastic way of explaining how to reward and train that really makes sense, especially to a dog novice like me!! Think I'm being trained too!!"
Emma & Will Marshall
Reward based training your dog will love