Ethical, rewards-based dog training

Ethical, rewards-based dog training

Positive, practical training for your dog or puppy

We all love our dogs dearly. But sometimes, making sure that your canine companion is a well-mannered member of the family takes a little time and extra attention.

Enter Lucy!

Lucy Ward Dog Training offers bespoke dog training programmes designed to help you live your best life with your dog.

Whether you’re looking for personalised 1-2-1 support for your new puppy, a holistic online course highlighting dog training best practices, or a comprehensive training programme to help overcome some of your canine’s quirks, Lucy’s bespoke services have you covered.

We work with dogs of all ages and breeds, training both in-person and online.

And, if you’re looking for some high-energy fun to engage your dog and build a stronger bond, check out our Mantrailing workshops and training sessions.

With our rewards-based dog training programmes in Marlborough, Pewsey, Devizes, Hungerford, and surrounding areas, we work with you, and your dog to understand your challenges and find effective, long-term solutions.

Why Lucy?

Lucy takes pride in being a reward-based trainer. She focused focuses exclusively on ethical dog training methods that are fun for your dog whilst giving you the skills and confidence to set them up for success.

Using motivational techniques that include treats food and toys as positive reinforcement, Lucy specialises in practical, effective training that is backed by science and evidence.

Why Lucy?

Reliable, qualified support for you and your dog

Compassionate, ethical training techniques

A great track record of success

A genuine passion for dogs

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Peter Barry
Peter Barry
2022-02-03
We were told of Lucy Ward by a member of our village, who couldn't have spoken more highly of her. With a 6 month old Norfolk Terrier puppy, we were in need to some assistance in regards to training, and Lucy was completely perfect in every respect. She was prompt and extremely knowledgeable. More importantly she understood exactly what we needed and was full of excellent advice. She was able to demonstrate how the commands worked, so that we knew how to progress after her time with us. In all we couldn't be more delighted and we are now well on the way to having an obedient puppy, who admittedly does have some way to go, but is certainly on the right track. Lucy is also delightful to deal with and we feel we have made a good friend. Absolutely 10 out of 10 in every respect.
Janet Warren
Janet Warren
2022-02-03
I did the introduction to mantrailing session a couple of weeks ago with our 9 month puppy, we had such fun! It was great for him, he loved the challenge, enjoyed the game and the yummy food. Had a blast at playtime. Lucy provided useful instruction throughout in a very supportive manner. Looking forward to our next session!
Claire Scott
Claire Scott
2022-01-28
We had an amazing introduction to Mantrailing with Lucy. She is clearly a hugely knowledgeable instructor, both in terms of the technicalities of canine scent work and the practicalities of getting the job done. It was amazing to see how she adapted each activity, appropriate to the dog and handler, to ensure that she got the best out of each of us. A wonderful activity and we can't wait to do more!
Helen Griffin
Helen Griffin
2022-01-22
Lucy was very knowledgeable about mantrailing, made the session fun, interesting and wanting to do more. Will be booking onto the training sessions.
Trish Gibbons
Trish Gibbons
2022-01-21
My border collie and I took up Mantrailing through an Introduction Workshop with Lucy. We loved it so much we started joining the Progression sessions and have been to numerous locations with Lucy for these sessions - a school, woodland, industrial estate, country house grounds, etc., which has really added to the experience. Lucy's training and guidance has been invaluable and my dog had now progressed to getting all of his Level 1 badges. Mantrailing is such a great activity for dogs being low impact and very stimulating for their brains so I would highly recommend this activity and would highly recommend doing it with Lucy. One thing I have noticed with Lucy is that she is very keen to keep up to date with dog behaviour and dog training which I think is key for a successful trainer.
Sulin
Sulin
2021-11-10
Lucy is an amazing coach - Stanley our dog has really benefitted as have I from our sessions together. Lucy has given me resources and a great grounding to help Stan be more resilient, less fearful -responded really well to Lucy's suggestions and training that were practical, on site and immediate. After every session, Lucy has followed with examples, information and markers to aim for- always training positively. (both for Stan and me!) Great work- thank you.
S Whitaker-Porter
S Whitaker-Porter
2021-10-28
Excellent dog trainer. Knowledgeable, friendly and professional. Lucy has helped enormously by giving me confidence and the tools to enable me to work on resolving some strongly embedded challenging behaviours my lovely rescue dog has/had!
Emma Roberts
Emma Roberts
2021-10-24
We've worked with Lucy with our dog and would highly recommend!
Becky Henning
Becky Henning
2021-10-24
I could not recommend Lucy highly enough. We are very new puppy owners and know nothing. Lucy’s pointers and ideas have helped us enormously.
Sally Carter
Sally Carter
2021-10-23
I enjoyed mantrailing with Lucy so much I am returning with my other dog. Lucy was so supportive and even though the weather was not on our side I enjoyed every minute.

Lucy offers dog training, puppy services and mantrailing in:

Marlborough, Pewsey, Hungerford, Swindon, Devizes, Calne, Upavon & Tidworth

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Happy Clients!

“I completed a ‘Puppy Package’ with Lucy when I got my new Cocker Spaniel – and have learnt so much from her and enjoyed it so much that I will be continuing to train with her to learn even more!

Even if you have had dogs for a while (my family has had dogs of various breeds for 12 years) do not underestimate the value of working with a professional trainer!

Lucy has changed what I knew (or what I thought I knew) about dog training – enabling me to have an amazing relationship with my puppy.

I have had many comments on how well behaved he is (not a small feat with a cocker spaniel!) She helps with any query you may have and offers clear and easy to follow guidance.

Highly recommended.”

1-2-1 Dog Training

1-2-1 training is perfect for anyone wanting personalised help to work through any aspect of training with a dedicated plan. 

Online Dog Training

Our comprehensive online dog training course gives you and your dog the ability to learn at your own pace, with practical guidance and tactics for training success.

1-2-1 Puppy Training

1-2-1 puppy training supports you and your new pup through those precious first few weeks and beyond. Helping with all aspects of training both in your home and outside.

Mantrailing

Come and discover your dog’s superpower: their sense of smell. Whether your dog is reactive, fearful, or fearless, all are welcome to join in the fun that is Mantrailing!

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If you are interested in our services but are not quite sure if we are the right fit for you and your dog or need something a little more unique, please do get in touch, we would be happy to hear from you and try to fulfil your needs.