Puppy & Dog Training with
Mindful Canine

Hello! I’m Tony and I’ve been training dogs in Manchester and Cheshire for over 25 years. I love dogs and I love helping people understand their dogs better. 

Have a look at my training courses. They’re all interactive, fun and relaxed, and all of them get results. Together, we can transform your dog into a calmer, more responsive companion.  

During COVID restrictions remote support may be appropriate .

Zoom , WhatsApp, Training videos , Email and Phone support are all used  to achieve successful results

If you’re not sure which course is right for you, or if you’ve any questions, just get in touch. I’ve always time to chat about dogs!

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Meet Tony and his dogs Dexter and Boris

I’ve trained hundreds of guide dogs and family pets. And I’ve lived with everything from terriers and spaniels, to Dobermans and even a Burmese mountain dog! I’ve spent 25 years learning about dog behaviour – I can help you understand your dog better and train them effectively.

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Effective dog training in Trafford and Cheshire with Tony Cook. Irish terrier on a loose lead.
Dexter and Boris, Tony’s dogs, behaving well at home, effective rewards-based training.

What makes Tony and his training different?


Kindness and respect

I use positive training methods that work without reprimands or force. By rewarding the behaviour you want, you’ll build trust and effective communication. Leading to long-lasting results.


Support and no judgement

Every dog is different and so is every owner. I want you to feel supported in my classes. It doesn’t matter if your dog’s the cheeky one! And if you get stuck with an activity, I’ll be there to help you out.


My motto’s for training

Learning and training should be fun. It doesn’t have to be perfect to be progress, If in doubt… drink tea. Tomorrow’s another day!!!

Please feel free to look at my services . I’d love to help you and your dog in whatever journey you choose.

Meet Samantha & Diago

“I was struggling with my German Shepherd puppy. He’s cute but I wasn’t prepared for the biting, chewing, chasing the children, and barking at everything! ”

Samantha & Diago the German Shepherd puppy
October 2020
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Meet Mark & Charlie

“Tony takes the time to listen. He studies you and your dog and chooses the best training for you. Tony is a great trainer who obviously understands dogs.”

Mark & Charlie the Labrador
October 2020
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Meet Jane & Nico

“Tony was fantastic in helping us to rehome our three-year-old German Shepherd, Nico. From practical tips about control and management (I also have two children under five!) to behavior strategies for issues such as barking at visitors and jumping up, he gave clear, concise advice, all based on positive reinforcement. ”

Jane & Nico the German Shepherd
November 2020
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Meet Claire and Charlie

“Hi Tony, Just wanted to say how much we both enjoyed today. I have done puppy training before but it's never been that enjoyable and positive. You brought things up no one else has before and it's reset my mind on training Charlie (and myself) we are looking forward to practicing and seeing you again. Oh and Charlie is LOVING his kong meals. Thanks again it was a pleasure.”

Claire and Charlie
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Meet Hayley and Buzz

“Buzz and I were so pleased with our first puppy training session with Tony. I got lots of great tips of how to stop Buzz from pulling on the lead, what games to play with him, what to feed him and when to give him treats. We have been practicing lots and I’m pleased to report that we are both we are both very happy with our progress.”

Hayley and Buzz
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Puppy and dog training courses available

I’m an accredited IMDT dog trainer and my courses follow IMDT recommended training methods.

Sessions run frequently across Trafford and Cheshire, including Urmston, Altrincham, Stretford and Sale.

Behavior and puppy home visits are offered in Manchester and Cheshire .

Select ‘Book’ to ask for available dates and locations.

Not sure which course to choose? No worries! Just get in touch and I’ll find the right training for you.

Puppy School

For puppies from their first vaccinations up to 20 weeks. All graduates receive an IMDT Puppy School certificate.

  • Fun and interactive sessions to build puppy confidence
  • Goes beyond the sit, down, stay standard puppy course
  • Includes loose lead walking, hand touch and eye contact training, and recall

£75 for 6 sessions over 6 weeks

Puppy home visits

For puppies from their first vaccinations up to 20 weeks.

  • Practical advice to help manage your puppy in your home
  • Support with toilet training, night crying, nipping, recall and more

£69 for 2 home visits

£129 for 4 home visits

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  • BONUS Unlimited Whatsapp and phone support during the programme

Dog training

For beginners or those taking their dog training to the next level. All abilities and all dogs over 20 weeks welcome!

  • IMDT accredited classes – work towards bronze, silver and gold IMDT awards
  • Fun sessions mixing traditional exercises with trick and agility training
  • Trainer with 25 years’ experience training dogs and pet dog owners

£55 for a block of 6 sessions

Behaviour modification and training

An initial assessment, 2 sessions of training,support, written plan, zoom, WhatApp and phone support during the programme.

  • Identifying the causes of your dog’s problems
  • Creating immediate solutions to manage the problem
  • Supporting you to change your dog response though practical and remote support.

£149 for assessment, 2 sessions of training

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  • BONUS Zoom, Whatsapp and phone support during the programme.

Recall workshop

Develop consistent and reliable recall. All dogs over 20 weeks welcome! 

  • Learn practical techniques in a fun, relaxed environment 
  • 25 years training guide dogs to come back every time they’re called

£49 for a half-day workshop

Loose lead workshop

Practise practical techniques with expert support. All dogs over 20 weeks welcome! 

  • Fun and interactive workshop – learn techniques that work in half a day 
  • 25 years’ experience training dogs to walk well on a lead

£60 for a half-day workshop

Trust Mindful Canine to take care of you and your dog

I know what it’s like to live with hyperactive, reactive, nervous or cheeky dogs. I’ve shared the difficulties and joys of dog ownership.

Together, we can improve your dog’s behaviour without using punishments. My positive training techniques work, and your dog will enjoy every minute.

Get in touch

Hello! If you’re not sure what training you need, or if you’d like to ask about my courses or anything else, just send me a message and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.

Can’t wait to hear about you and your dog!


These courses run frequently across Trafford and Cheshire. I’ll get back to you with available dates and locations as soon as I can.