Welcome To The Dog Trainer

Barrie. D. Davey. is a fully insured, professional Behaviourist and Dog Trainer, with 40 years experience.

Based on the Isle of Wight; Covering Portsmouth, Gosport & Southsea. Hampshire & the South Coast of the UK.

Barrie offers a wide range of services that can be tailored to suit your individual needs either in group classes, or for those who prefer, one to one support is offered.

Training Philosophy

Barrie’s training philosophy centres on building understanding and training people first, (training you to train your dog), this includes:-

This approach helps to build owner confidence and establish a bond between owner and pet, before your dog will want to work for you he must first respect you.

Please go to the services section of this site for full details of our range.

The Dog Whisperer

By Isle of Wight County Press | 16th May, 2010

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BARRIE DAVEY has been working with dogs for some 40 years, most of which have been spent on the Island.

He describes his approach as a cross between "Dog Borstal" and "The Horse Whisperer", believing that it his remit to give dog owners the wherewithal - or the "reins" as he puts it - to get better control of and respect from their charges.

Barrie says his first foray into animal training came at the age of six: "I tried to train the family's Christmas dinner - a cockerel! to lay eggs."

Soon after he moved on to Bambi, the family's tabby cat, trying to persuade it to jump from one upturned saucepan to another.

At eight he was packed off to boarding school where he kept a menagerie of worms, frogs and toads in his gym locker. He also managed to capture a stoat on the boys' garden allotments but it didn't stay around for long: "The smell of old gym socks and shoes was too much for him," says Barrie.

After leaving school Barrie signed on with the Royal Army Veterinary Corps, where he was trained first as a dog handler and then later as a dog trainer, serving in Germany and Cyprus. He became a vital member of the RAVC dog display team in England and Germany.

Barrie has accumulated many pieces of wisdom during his years working with dogs, but two of his favourite phrases are "Mother Nature knows best" and "let sleeping dog lay."

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NEW! On-line Help & Advice Service

Barrie is now providing a low cost On-line Help and Advice Service in response to numerous requests from customers.

For a £20 fixed fee Barrie will answer any questions you may have concerning your dog. All requests are normally answered within 48 hours by e-mail or UK telephone landline.

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About Barrie

Barrie. D. Davey is a dedicated, enthusiastic, professional, who loves his work, and gets great satisfaction from client’s positive feed back.

Barrie’s philosophy is "To train dogs effectively, you must, train people first." He therefore focuses his initial energies on truly understanding the root cause of the behavioural issues involved, so, the dog and human behaviour can be understood and harmonised.

Barrie joined The Royal Army Veterinary Corps in 1960 where he attended the War Dog Training School at Melton Mowbray. During his time there his training included, Guard, Security, Red Cross, Mine Detection and Tracker dogs. He quickly established himself as a certificated Dog Trainer. Barrie later took up a position in the Veterinary Hospital as a dresser (now known as a veterinary nurse) at Melton Mowbray, Aldershot and Cyprus. He was later posted to The War Dog Training School....


Areas and Places Covered

Barrie can pay house-calls to the the following places; Aldershot, Addlestone, Andover, Albury, Axminster, Bedfordshire, Bristol, Buckinghamshire, Barton Stacey, Basingstoke, Beaulieu, Bedhampton, Belgravia, Bentley, Bermondsey, Bexleyheath, Bighton, Bishops Sutton, Bishopstone, Bitterne, Blackwater and Hawley, Blore Heath, Brighton & Hove,Bath & NE Somerset, Bournemouth, Cheshire, Cambridgeshire, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, East Sussex, Exeter, Essex, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, London Region, North Somerset, Oxfordshire, Portsmouth, Plymouth, Poole, Reading, Southampton, Surrey, Test Valley, Titchfield, Twyford, Uxbridge, Victoria, Vale of Allen, Yoxford, Winchfield, Woolston, Wookey Hole, Wokingham, Woodgreen, Wiltshire, Yateley, Wokingham, Yeading, Yetminster, Yiewsley,

Mainland visits other than Portsmouth need to be agreed prior to commencing journey.