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Welcome to Arun Dog Training!

  • Setting you and your PUPPY up for success.

  • Helping you find solutions to TEEN & ADULT DOG training struggles.

1:1 coaching. 
Puppy classes in Littlehampton.


For a better life with your family dog...

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Living the Dream?

What did you dream of when you first got your dog?  Peaceful walks? A calm, confident and happy canine friend? 


At Arun Dog Training, we can show you how to set your dog up for success and turn your dog struggles into strengths

with our strategies and 3-minute training games. And by the way, that does not  mean your dog has to love playing with toys.


So, is the training just a bit of fun, without results? Nope! It’s actually based on scientific research that shows your pet will learn more effectively if the training is fun.

We use kind methods only (positive, rewards based training) that will boost your relationship with your dog.


Dogs of any breed, age and experience can benefit from our training.




Your trainer

I’m Heather Sanderson IMDT,  Founder and Trainer of Arun Dog Training. My family and I share our lives with Bella, a re-homed Irish setter x Border Collie.


I have been to several different training classes with Bella, with some success and some rather embarrassing moments too. Once, early on in our training journey at an obedience class, Bella jumped onto a windowsill to steal the teacher’s bag of liver sausage! 


I  became a certified dog trainer in 2018 and have learned from a variety of training providers.  I am a Full Member (accredited) of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT)  and I have been awarded  'Approved Dog Trainer' status by The Dog Training College. I've helped train hundreds of dogs.




About Us

Your training options

What We Do - Services


Training Classes



PUPPY CLASS (under 20 weeks)


Small friendly classes. 


Max 4 dogs for individual attention.


Give yourself and your puppy the skills needed to

live more happily together both at home and out and about.


All weather venue.

Optional: Can be combined with 1:1 sessions.

Saturday mornings, Littlehampton.

Please contact Heather for dates

"I can thoroughly recommend the puppy training with Heather. I gained a better understanding of a a puppy's behaviour and learned strategies of how to deal with the issues such as jumping up and mouthing. Heather is very friendly and the groups are small (only 4)."

Sue M.


In-person 1:1 ''Solution Seekers''.


  • Puppy training (you can start whenever you like - no need to wait for jabs). Having a session before you get your puppy is also an option, to really set you up for success.

  • ​​Dogs that find it hard to settle

  • Walking on lead

  • Recall

  • Listening to You

  • Appropriate greetings (e.g no jumping up/inappropriate sniffing!)

  • Nervous dogs that are friendly but need a little confidence boost

  • Dogs that bark excessively.


Bespoke training for people who prefer to train at home & enjoy flexible appointments.  In your home or garden - you choose.


Prices vary. Contact me for a FREE discovery call to find out more about your options.

Call 07817 733559.



Littlehampton, Wick, Rustington, East Preston, Angmering, Kingston Gorse, Clymping, Toddington, Lyminster, Ford, Tortington, Arundel, Crossbush, Bury, Amberley, Walberton, Wepham.


Hammerpot, Patching, Clapham, Hangleton, Ferring, Goring-by-Sea, Durrington-on-Sea, West Tarring, Offington, High Salvington, Salvington, Worthing, Broadwater, North End, Findon.

Yapton, Barnham, Middleton-on-Sea, Ancton, Elmer, Lidsey, Bilsham, Binsted, Felpham, Flansham, Westergate, Eastergate, Walberton, Woodgate, Oving, Fontwell, Bognor Regis, Shripney, South Bersted, North Bersted.


I may be able to help you if you live further afield.

Online training also an option.

"We went to Heather with one goal. To teach our new puppy to have great recall. To say she delivered is an understatement! Pepsi has the best recall we’ve ever seen! Slams on the breaks to return as soon as we use the magic word. We’ve also learnt a bunch of other great tips and strategies to keep our crazy dog calm and happy. We’d highly recommend Heather any day."

Laura M

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''Pup to Teen" 

For Graduates of our 1:1 Puppy Programme

  • How to thrive through your dog's adolescence

  • Build your dog's skillset

  • Grow your relationship

  • Keep your dog's brain active

  • Have fun with your dog


In the comfort of your own home.

At times to suit you.

Choose how often you train.



Frequently Asked Questions


How do I pay?

You can pay by card or bank transfer. Easy pay options on some training.

How old does my puppy need to be to train?

Home is a great place for your puppy to start learning the behaviours you DO like, so you can prevent those doggy behaviours you will want to avoid such as separation anxiety, jumping up and excessive mouthing and biting.  Home 1:1s are great for puppy training from any age. You can start your training before your puppy is fully immunised and even before you bring puppy home so that you have the knowledge and confidence to get off to a great start from day one (and night one!) 


For our puppy classes - ask your vet practice when it will be suitable to start.

Terms & Conditions

Cancellation Policy

 Refunds are given at Heather's discretion.

1:1 cancellations: If less than 24 hours is given it can be counted as a training session provided.

Full terms & conditions available on request.


Your data will be stored securely on devices that have password. If you would like to see what data is stored about you please contact me. You can ask me to delete your data at any time.

How We Use Your Data

If you provide your name and contact details, which may include email address, address & phone number they will be used to help me contact you about my services and provide my services to you.

Get In Touch Today

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Email Heather by clicking on:

Phone: 07817 733559

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 We are so very pleased at the huge difference in our girl. Every game has such a high training function but they are games and that is what makes this so good and such fun,I cannot praise Heather or Arun Dog Training enough ...Thank You


Arun dog training was very helpful for me with my cocker spaniel puppy. I fully recommend Heather and the games she has taught us have helped so much 



Thank you so much Heather for your help with Charlie my Goldendoodle puppy ... you could always be reached for help by email or phone and your information and videos have been invaluable. The games have really helped and they are fun to do.
I fully recommend Heather and Arun Dog Training.


I have got a rescue dog named Dillon. After 3 months of having him, I made the decision to help him. He was extremely anxious, also nervous of the outside world, even the garden. Then we found the Amazing Heather, do not hesitate using this Lady, we would not be where we are now, without her. Dillon is now very happy in the garden, car, walks, and absolutely still loves his training games .... you also get lots of support from her... do not hesitate you will not be disappointed. Thank you Heather for helping us with our Dillon.

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