"Following advise from a book, I caused Ernie to be scared of me by using a method of punishment, this made me want to find out how to train my dog kindly" Sam Hughes - Dog Trainer

Rovers Return Pet Care

About Rovers Return

I’m Sam and I’m a straight-talking, but non-judgmental ethical, force-free dog trainer.
My mission is to bring peace and harmony to families so that they can live a long and happy life with their dogs.
I work with busy, hardworking families who feel frustrated and at the end of their tether with their dog’s antics, and are tired of all the embarrassment and staring when their dog acts up.
Whilst behaviour work is my passion, I offer group classes for pups as I want you to avoid your dog needing to have behaviour work. A good, force-free, reward-based training class will set your puppy up to be confident and able to cope with the world, without the need to display adverse behaviours.
The thing is, if you do nothing you will stay exactly where you are right now, stressed out and out of control with your dog.
But if you follow a training plan, designed by me, and put it into practice, follow my ethical training methods, and make time to consistently work with your dog, then you could have the dream family dog that you crave and let go of the daily headache.
I can support you in creating a great relationship with your dog. Nothing makes me happier than when I see successful results from my training plan and the hard work that you have put in. 
Choose Rovers Return because I am a highly qualified, ethical supportive trainer who challenges trainers and owners that choose punishment and a member of the APDT UK, (01528) affiliated with the ABTC and the Dog Training Charter.
This means that I have been assessed by industry leaders to be competent and knowledgeable in all things dog!
I used punishment on my puppy, I didn’t know I was doing it at the time, but this is what sparked my desire to learn more about dogs, that was 7.5 years ago and I’ve not stopped learning since.  To have my puppy too scared to come near me because I scared him was not a great experience for any of us.
I don’t want you or your dog to experience this so I stand against punishment and those who use it.  
I educate not dictate the negative impact that punishment has on dogs.