The Haven Dog Centre

One to One Clinics

Behavioural Services



Puppy, Teen and Adult Classes


In need of force free dog training?

The Haven Dog Centre, based in Barnstaple, North Devon, is here to help. Whether you require in-person or online dog training, our positive reinforcement methods will get the best out of your dog.

From one-hour consultations to four-week courses, you and your dog will benefit from our expert advice and guidance plus full support when you need it.

The Haven is a family, and once you’ve trained with us, you’re part of that family for life!

Why choose The Haven to train your dog?


Here at The Haven, we adopt the UK Dog Behaviour and Training Charter which means we have agreed to only ever use positive, force-free training methods as well as adopting inclusive, ethical and accountable business practices.

By choosing a charter member to train your dog you can rest assured they will absolutely never be subjected to abusive, forceful methods and that only scientifically based, positive methodology and equipment will be used.

We’re proud to be a member of the charter and display this logo on our website and social media, so that you know your dog is in safe hands.

Not only that, we offer unparalleled support to all our clients via WhatsApp and our members-only Facebook group.

Once you’re part of the Haven family we’ll always be on hand to help.

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Happy Dog Owners

Rachel and the team are amazing. We have an almost 6-month puppy who has been doing virtual zoom training with Rachael since he was 3 months. The team are extremely helpful, responsive and our pup has come on leaps and bounds because of the training. We honestly don’t know where we would’ve been without Rachel’s help. So grateful to The Haven Dog Centre.

Mrs Baldock

Rachael and her team have supported us with our training of Rolo and have always been at the other end of the phone when needed. Love the positive reinforcement training – so does Rolo! Thanks team!

Karen Purdew

Rachael and Liam helped shape our Labrador Shadow into the wonderful dog he is today. Their advice has been invaluable and I’m so glad we decided to train with them while Shadow was young. If you’re looking for some support and guidance, especially while your dog is a puppy, I couldn’t recommend them highly enough.

Francesca Mapp

If you have a question, get in touch.  We'd love to hear from you.


07977 914445



Hill Farmhouse, Portmore, Barnstaple EX32 0HR

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