Welcome to Arun Dog Training

Fun training. Serious results.

Contact us for a FREE discovery call - 07817 733559.

Living the Dream?

What did you dream of when you first got your dog?  Peaceful walks both on and off-lead? A calm companion at home?  A confident and happy canine friend?  Want to make this your reality? At Arun Dog Training, we can show you how to set your dog up for success and turn your dog struggles into strengths.

How? By sharing with you our strategies for success and our 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? Absolutely not! It’s actually based on scientific research that shows your pet will learn more effectively if the training is fun.

Our games and strategies provide dogs with the skills needed to enable them to make good choices. Good choices are rewarded in the games so those choices become much more attractive and your dog is more likely to choose them in the future. Your dog’s brain is being reshaped. In time those choices become natural and instinctive and transfer to real-life challenges.  

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.





I’m Heather Sanderson,  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! Sharing our lives with Bella has presented lots of challenges – but this is how I discovered my passion for dog training.  

The best progress we have made in our training journey so far has been made since I discovered games-based concept training.  In 2017 I decided I wanted to share this with other people and began my course to become a Pro Dog Trainer. My tutors were Tom Mitchell (qualified vet behaviourist), and Lauren Langman (competitor in agility for Team GB). Together they run the highly successful training company, Absolute Dogs, supporting students and Pro Dog Trainers worldwide.




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Since becoming certified as a Pro Dog Trainer in July 2018 I have continued my personal development:


  • IMDT course Career as a Dog Trainer.

  • Pro Dog Trainer Geek (behaviour issues) 

  • Course on Separation Anxiety.

  • Course on Walks with Reactive Dogs

  • Dog First Aid

  • Human First Aid 



What we do

Your training options


Online 1-2-1 Consultations




"Train FOR the situation, NOT IN the situation"

...has always been our mantra. So, perfect for online learning.


Train at home to give your dog the skills they need, then take it out & about. Flexible appointments, convenient & environmentally friendly. 


  • Dogs that find it hard to settle

  • Manners around food & toys

  • Walking on lead

  • Recall

  • Listening to You

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

  • Nervous dogs that need a confidence boost

  • Dogs that bark excessively

  • Separation related behaviours

  • Dogs that chase

Prices vary according to your amount of support you need & choose.

Please contact us for a FREE discovery call & treatment plan.

Call 07817 733559.

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Arun Dog Training ''Superdogs'' Classes


​8 weeks - Saturday mornings.

Maximum 6 student dogs per class for a calm, spacious environment.

Wick Hall, Littlehampton, BN17 7JS.

Due to COVID-19, we are not taking new bookings for classes, we are offering On-line Consultations (see above) & In- Person 121s (see below).


Suitable for dogs who are comfortable around unfamiliar people and other dogs. (If not, our Solution Seekers 121s would be more better for you).

The first Superdogs session will be for humans only for a deep dive into understanding dogs including:

  • Dog body language 

  • Dog emotions & behaviour choices

  • Socialisation

  • Dog-dog interaction 


In class with your dog you can learn games and strategies to build solid foundations for:

  • Paying attention & listening to you

  • Settling at home/out & about

  • Greeting people 

  • Play 

  • Retrieve basics 

  • Teach an “out” 

  • Manners around toys and food 

  • How to be confident in the world 

  • Recall 

  • Disengagement from distractions 

  • Walking on lead




1-2-1 ''Solution Seekers''.



Bespoke training for people who prefer to train at home & enjoy flexible appointments.  Due to COVID-19, these currently take place in your garden, observing social distancing.


Prices vary according to the amount of support you need & choose.

Please contact us for a FREE discovery call.

Call 07817 733559.


Our In-Person area covers 15 mins drive time from BN17 7JS. This includes Littlehampton, Wick, Rustington, East Preston, Clymping, Angmering, Lyminster, Ford & much of Arundel, Yapton, Patching, Middleton-on-Sea, Felpham, Ferring, Goring & Barnham.

We may be able to visit you if you live further afield.


Dog Running

Progression In Life Skills Class 

''Pawesome Dogs''

Due to COVID-19, we are not taking new bookings for classes. However, we are offering On-line Consultations 1-2-1 (see above). & In-person 121s in gardens.


For graduates of SUPERDOGS Classes and SOLUTION SEEKER 1-2-1s. Students who want to progress their canine relationships to the next level and continue to enrich their dogs’ lives.​


​​Maximum 6 dogs per class

 Saturday mornings, Wick Hall.

Contact us for dates & details.

£11 per class

Arun Dog Training

Fun training. Serious results.

Superdogs Classes

A solid foundation

Solution Seekers

One to one

Pawesome dogs

The next level


Frequently Asked Questions


How do I pay?

Payment for training is made in advance. There are 3 ways to pay:

By PayPal - cards included. A contribution to bank charges are added to PayPal invoices, which are sent by email. 

By bank transfer. Details provided by email. 

By cheque. Details supplied on request.

How old does my puppy need to be to train?

Our Superdogs Classes are a great place for your puppy to learn life skills. As for when to start – ask your vet when you go for vaccinations.

Is there parking at Wick Hall & where is it?

There are 6 parking spaces at Wick Hall. Other parking spaces are available in the car park in front of Wick Parade shops. The address of Wick Hall is 76 Wick Street, Littlehampton BN17 7JS. It is next to Going Spare car parts shop and The Flower Shop is (almost) opposite. The address from Google Maps can be found here.


Terms & Conditions

Cancellation Policy

Once training has begun, no refunds will be given.

121 cancellations: If less than 24 hours is given we reserve the right to count it as a training session provided.

Full terms & conditions available on request.

How We Use Your Data

If you provide us with your name and contact details, which may include email address, address & phone number we will use them to help us to contact you about our services and provide our services to you.


We will store your data securely on devices that have passwords and will not pass your details on to any third parties. If you would like to see what data we store about you please contact us. You can ask us to delete your data at any time.


If you are unable to attend any of your classes, please let us know as soon as possible.


Get In Touch Today

Email Heather by clicking on:

Phone: 07817 733559



 We are so very pleased at the huge difference in our girl, it helped us tremendously that the classes are small and calm and you work at your own pace and they are enjoyable and fun. 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 


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. We had Heather on a 1-1 basis, but if you need help book into her classes, 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.




Wick Festival of Pets

September '19


Wick Hall, Littlehampton 


Arun Dog Training is proud to have hosted this community event as part of

Wick Village Traders Associations' "Wick Festival".
We had:
A Fun Dog Show
Stalls & Activities for all ages.
Free dog training demos.
Fun training activities for dogs and owners


Thank you to the amazing team of volunteers and stallholders who helped Arun Dog Training with Wick Festival of Pets (including Lil' Pups and Grown Ups, Pet Care in Rustington, Paws Pantry, Andria Walton Animal Art & Frankie Doodle Grooming) - and to the lovely dogs and people who attended. Together we raised £77.60 for 2 great causes - The Cinnamon Trust and local community project, Creative Heart. 🎉





Phone: 07817 733559 

Email: arundogtraining@gmail.com

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