Boot Camp


"We rescued Sam but Jo Cottrell definitely ‘rescued us’!"

- Wendy & Ahmed

"I was amazed at the professionalism and ease that made me feel comfortable and able to achieve my goals.  I am now confident and relaxed taking my boy out for walks and meeting other dogs without incidents of growling or attacking other dogs.  Sam also comes back when I call him now! Thank you so much Jo and your Team!"

- Janine

"Walking was a nightmare and had become a chore. We had tried other behaviorist but had not made much progress and had wished we had known about Jo first. Jo assessed the cause and devised a plan to correct. Walking is now a pleasure and we are able to let him off lead when over the common which did not seem possible 6 months ago."

- Linda

Boot Camp is for those dogs that require a more intensive residential programme, away from their home environment, in order to learn how to be a dog again and become balanced.

Dogs exhibiting dog aggression issues really benefit from this programme as they are integrated with a pack of balanced sociable dogs.

Dogs exhibiting the following behaviour will be considered for Boot Camp:

  • Aggressive towards dogs

  • Aggressive towards humans

  • Out of control on a walk

  • Not responding to commands

  • Destructive in the home

  • Extreme fear/anxiety


Prior to being accepted into Boot Camp, a 1:1 dog behaviour consultation with Jo Cottrell is required to ascertain the dogs behaviour and discuss the length of time required in Boot Camp.


At the end of the stay Jo Cottrell will work with owners to re-introduce their dog back into their home, showing owners the basic structure and techniques that will enable them to maintain balance between them and their dog.

Daily sessions for Boot Camp dogs may include cycling, swimming, agility and breed specific activities.

Please Note:

Clients will be given an approximate length of time that it will take for their dog to be rehabilitated.  However, please be advised that this is solely dependent on the dog themselves, it may be shorter or longer than anticipated but clients will be notified of this if applicable.

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