Welcome to Arun Dog Training

Fun training. Serious results.

Contact Heather for a FREE discovery call:

07817 733559

Bella Littlehampton
Shepherd dog in field

Living the Dream?

What did you dream of when you first got your dog?  Peaceful walks? A calm, 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

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? Absolutely not! 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.






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 with worldwide training company, Absolute Dogs.


I have broadened my knowledge with courses from other providers including IMDT (2 day Career as a Dog Trainer, 4 day Practical Instructor and IMDT's Puppy Course). 

I've been awarded 'Approved Dog Trainer' status by the Dog Training College.




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Pro Dog Trainer Certified

What we do

Your training options



Online 1-2-1 Consultations

Online Dog Training




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

  • Puppy training

  • ​​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 need a little confidence boost

  • Dogs that bark excessively at home

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

Please contact me for a FREE discovery call.

Call 07817 733559.


Arun Dog Training ''Superdogs'' Classes

Sorry! We have no availability in our classes currently.

We do have 121 appointments available.


8 weeks - Saturday mornings.

Suitable for dogs who are comfortable around unfamiliar people and other dogs. 

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

All In-Person Classes


Maximum 7 student dogs per class.

No availability. Bookings currently closed.

Hybrid Superdogs


4 Classes Online + 4 In-Person Classes.

Maximum 6 student dogs.

It can be hard to start in a class without any training, (I know, I've been there!). This hybrid method gives you the chance to get to grips with the training basics in an interactive live class on Zoom, in the comfort of your own home, where both you and your dog will be able to learn quickly. So, by the time you come to the venue with the added distractions (and friendships) of other dogs and people, your dog will be better able to listen to you, settle and be more capable of showing a little self control.

No availability. Bookings currently closed.



In-person 1-2-1 ''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 need a little confidence boost

  • Dogs that bark excessively at home


Bespoke training for people who prefer to train at home & enjoy flexible appointments.  Either outside (weather permitting) or in your home - you choose.


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

Please contact me for a FREE discovery call.

Call 07817 733559.


My 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.

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


Dog Running

Progression In Life Skills Class 

''Pawesome Dogs''


For graduates of SUPERDOGS Classes,  SOLUTION SEEKER 1-2-1s,  & dogs who have some experience of games-based dog training. 

Take your canine relationship to the next level and continue to enrich your dogs’ life.​


​​Maximum 7 dogs per class

 Saturday mornings, Wick Hall.

Contact me for dates & details.

Frequently Asked Questions


How do I pay?

There are 4 ways to pay: bank transfer, card, PayPal or cheque. Paying by instalment is possible for our larger 121 packages.

How old does my puppy need to be to train?

Superdogs Classes are a great place for your puppy to learn life skills. As for when to start – ask your vet when your puppies immunisations will be effective. 121s are also available for puppy training from any age and even before you bring puppy home so that you can get off to a great start. You can also combine classes with a 121 so you can start training before your puppy is fully immunised.

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

How We Use Your Data

Once training has begun, no refunds will be given.

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

Full terms & conditions available on request.


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












 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 



Thank you so much Heather for your help with Charlie my Goldendoodle puppy. Your 121's and superdog classes have helped me enormously. We started before lockdown and had to pause but 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. 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.