Top Dog House

Pet Services & Supplies in Wirral, Merseyside
Pet Services & Supplies in Wirral, Merseyside Pet dog trainer and behaviourist with over 14 years experience. Changing lives by changing the relationship owners have with their canine companions. If you are prepared to work I will assist you in every way I can.
Areas Served
  • Heswall, Pensby, Greasby, Hoylake, West Kirby, Irby, Moreton, Wallasey, Birkenhead, Caldy, Meols, Woodchurch, Prenton, Arrowe Park, Thingwall, Bebington, Bromborough, New Ferry, Rock Ferry, Tranmere, Eastham, Chester, Liverpool, North Wales
Business Details
  • Serving residential clients only
  • Licensed and insured
  • Year established: 2005
  • Number of employees: 2
Highlights & Specialties
  • Behavioral modification
  • Basic Obedience
  • Relationship Building
Social Profiles

Contact Details

Ivy Boarding Kennels and Cattery, Storeton, Birkenhead
Wirral, Merseyside
CH63 6HX
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Sarah Ellis
read moreJohn is absolutely fantastic! We would definitely recommend him, he really understands how dogs work and even in the first hour we saw a massive difference in our very typical Jack Russell. John was so helpful in helping us to retrain our dog especially with a new born on the way. Thank you so much!
Clive Patterson
read moreJohn is a fantastic trainer,he and his wife helped us with our dog having behaviour problems .I can really recommend Top dog house .My dog had an overnight stay and he was really cared for .Very understanding people
Peter Noble
read moreOne of our dogs had developed behavioral problems and TDH advised how we could rectify.
Susan Blackburn
read moreCharlie Frenchie has boarded at Top Dog House with John and Joan...He is well looked after and Charlie is very happy to stay here. Whilst boarding, he enjoys his daily walks with the rest of the regular pack walkers, enjoys the company of other dog friends and has a lot of fuss made of him, cuddles and watching telly together on the sofa. Top Dog House really is home from much so, that when we collect Charlie he looks like he'd be quite happy to stay at Top 🐕 😂😂 Can't recommend enough
Iwan Roberts
read moreGreat communication throughout. Very clear advice and really helped with our choclate lab Coco. Many thanks!
Natalie Cowley
read moreMilo (Cavachon) & Daisy (Bichon Frise) had a great holiday at Top Dog House for a week last month. They are very anxious and clingy dogs but were incredibly happy and content with John & Joan. I also felt at ease watching daily videos and receiving photos of how much fun they were having. They enjoyed daily walks, socialising and lots of love, care and attention. A real home from home. John & Joan know their stuff and treat the dogs like their own. My two will never stay anywhere else but here. Thank you both
Kris Gorbert
read moreFantastic experience! Highly recommend John @ Top Dog House

Having never had a dog before, we welcomed into our home Ozzy, pedigree Black lad puppy. We wanted to ensure we got our training off the mark in the right way, especially with having 3 young kids who all shared the same energy levels as Ozzy!

John was just brilliant, calm, reassuring and so knowledgeable. John was able to give us some great exercises to start us off, but also was really good in breaking the steps down and understanding WHY we would approach a situation or training in a certain way with Ozzy. That helped us to correct a couple of things we were already finding tricky. John understanding and knowledge of dog behaviour and breed awareness was astounding, and really helped us understand why Ozzy was displaying particular behaviours.

We look forward to a lasting relationship with John for years to come, as there is no doubt we will welcome his support and knowledge as the months roll on as well as the other services he provides.

Kel and I would highly recommend John to anyone in our situation or seeking support, advice or other services John provides.
Jamie S.
read moreJohn & Joan are the best team when it comes to dog walking and dog behaviour. Whenever anyone is in need of a dog walker or are struggling with their dog being naughty. Top Dog House is always first to springs to mind!!

Professional, reliable, punctual, and very easy to talk too. I can't recommend Top Dog House any higher!
Karen Norton
read moreJohn and Joan are the most lovely people you can meet. I am so pleased that I found them to look after my dog Charlie when I go away, it is home from home, in fact so much so that Charlie doesnt want to come home. John has also helped me so much with Charlies behaviour, he understands how dogs work and knows how to rectify and control unwanted behaviours. I recently went on a pack walk with him which I found amazingly helpful. I really cant recommend Top Dog House enough, nothing is too much trouble and you know your dog is in the best possible hands. I wouldnt send Charlie anywhere else.
Linda Jenkin
read moreJohn was amazing with my rescue dog Lula who had been condemned by a previous behaviourist. John saved Lula's life by rehabilitating her and training me 😊 to the fabulous relationship we have now! Highly recommended !
Lizzie Keown
Jan 29, 2021
Thank you, John and Joan!
We have just started on our journey with John, but wow - what an impact he has had on our family already. Our beautiful rescue, Ankara, has been far too spoilt and allowed far too much control in the time she has been with us. In all honesty, I felt sorry for her with the past she has had. We had tried with another trainer, but lockdown struck and this could not be continued. In one session, John showed Ankara who was boss and she knew! He was assertive, firm and authoritative, but he had such a kind way about him too. We have started to use John's training advice and have probably bored him to tears with emails already. He is so responsive and encouraging. We are determined to get this right for our girl. She's precious. Thank you, John and Joan! You are certainly helping us to have a calmer, more structured home.
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Jean & Kev Webb
Aug 24, 2021
Thanks John for everything
John has been absolutely brilliant and has helped us immensely.
His methods, knowledge, tools and advice.
Are second to none.
From Johns first visit we had a calmer more balanced 8 month old daschund.
Together with Bailey, I have learnt how to help Bailey become a happier member of the family.
After just 3 visits. Bailey is a different dog.
I plan to continue the training using the tools given by John.
If I stumbled along the way. I know John is at the end of the phone to give me more support and guidance.
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Georgina H.
Jun 17, 2021
Highly recommend!
We nievely got a newfoundland, thinking he was gonna be a big softie - WRONG, however after a few sessions with John, Big Vin turned into an absolute gentleman ...
John acually trained us more than Vinny...
The fee was nominal in comparison...
just make sure you make a good brew
I highly recommend his services
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Diana J.
Jan 05, 2020
Fantastic care
Than goodness for John and Joan, I can holiday without guilt. I have left Gloria an Beryl several times over the past five years knowing they will be well cared for.
Huge thanks Diana!
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Sarah Rayner
Nov 08, 2021
Highly recommend!
John came in to help us at a time when we felt we were out of options after numerous problems with our dog. He put things in place to help us keep him calm and explained his behaviour more so we understood how to manage it better. We will be doing some more training with John in the future and highly recommend him.
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Jonathan Vickers
Aug 03, 2021
Thank you John!
Our dog has become a real task to get her to be what we want her to be for our family. John has come in and told us how we change ourselves for the good of the dog. And wow what a change, each time we learn what we are doing not so great, we make an adjustment and see the change in the dog. Highly recommend John.
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Top Dog House
read moreMade more progress in one session with John than we have in the countless other 'training' sessions we've had he's given us the tools and knowledge to work towards a much calmer and balanced household for both us and the dogs super easy to talk to and understand. Is always their to make sure you're on the right track and help if your struggling in any way. 100% recommend John if your in need of a GOOD dog trainer! John is absolutely fantastic! We would definitely recommend him, he really understands how dogs work and even in the first hour we saw a massive difference in our very typical Jack Russell.
About Us
read moreWe began our business in 2005 as the result of a visit to the US. During the trip we happened upon one of the first episodes of 'The Dog Whisperer'. Unquestionably for John this was a pivotal moment. Being an avid dog fan and owner previously, it was like being struck by lightning. Subsequently there followed a very intense, prolonged period of study. Including everything that could be found about dog training and behaviour modification, learning has continued to this day. Firstly, I am passionate about dogs.
Puppy training
read moreThe most important thing it is learning is whether you can be trusted and if you deserve respect. This beautiful bundle of fluff and cuteness lands and all we want to do is cuddle and love it! The mother dog teaches the puppy what is acceptable and what is not acceptable, she also advocates for the puppy. When your puppy comes to live with you it is your responsibility to take over that authority role. You are responsible for showing the puppy how to cope and thrive in this completely new alien world.
Dog Walking Heswall
read moreDuring inclement weather we will towel your dog down at drop off provided a towel is left out for us.
read moreBehavioural modification is about altering the fundamental state of mind of your dog in situations where your dog currently struggles. Dog Training is about having your dog carry out a specific action in response to a given command. Does each affect the other and are both critical elements in helping the issues you may have with your dog? Absolutely! I believe that all behavioural modification and dog training begins with the relationship you have with your dog. Should they not, you will be wasting your time, money and effort for limited or even temporary results.
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Rated 5 of 5 from 6 reviews
Hours of Operation
Monday10:00 AM÷06:00 PM
Tuesday10:00 AM÷06:00 PM
Wednesday10:00 AM÷06:00 PM
Thursday10:00 AM÷06:00 PM
Friday10:00 AM÷06:00 PM
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