Totnes Dog Training & Behaviour

Modern, kind and effective dog training and behaviour consultations in South Devon


My Services

What I Offer You and Your Dogs


One-to-one dog training and owner coaching

I will teach you how to train your dog, and set you both up to succeed.

These sessions focus on fun, reward-based methods to both train your dog and build your bond.


£35 for an hour long one-to-one session in a private training field in Dartington.

£45 for an hour long one-to-one session in your own home. 


Behaviour Consultations

Advice, support and training for anxious, fearful or over-reactive dogs. In most cases this will involve an initial plan for managing the situation, followed by a clear step-by-step process to modify the behaviour as necessary. 

I work through vet referral, and I may pass on severe cases to specialist colleagues. 


£140 for a package which includes an initial home assessment, a written report, a follow up home visit and email support. 

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About Me

Nathaniel Holmes MSc

I am a qualified, certified and insured dog trainer and behaviour counsellor working in the South Devon area. I also work at RSPCA Little Valley as their Animal Behaviourist. 

I have been working as a dog trainer for over five years, and have been studying canine behaviour for most of that time. In 2019 I completed a Master's Degree in Animal Behaviour from the University of Exeter. I am a full Trainer member of INTODogs and a Certified Animal Trainer with ICAN. I am a provisional member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC), which means having gained the relevant academic qualifications, I am gaining the practical experience necessary for full membership. 

I believe in the principle of "first, do no harm", therefore I will never knowingly do anything to cause an animal fear, pain or distress. 


As a full accredited member of The Association of INTODogs ( I am able to display this symbol. Please check out the charter website to see what assurances this symbol brings


Get in Touch

My working hours are currently 9am to 6pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday. This may vary due to my commitments with RSPCA Little Valley. If you contact me outside of these times I will get back to you as quickly as possible during my next working hours.