The Haven Dog Centre

One to One Clinics

Behavioural Services



Puppy, Teen and Adult Classes


Getting a new puppy and worried about signing up for classes at this current time?

Don’t worry we’ve got you covered!

At The Haven Dog Centre, we’re offering all of our top-rated classes as either in-person sessions, or home school sessions. Whichever you choose, we meet up once a week, whether that’s in person or online. All classes are supported by online handouts and video tutorials. Additionally, we are running video consults for more personal, one to one help with your puppy or dog.

Practical. Positive. Lasting Results.


Welcome to The Haven Dog Centre. Get ready to experience a science-based style of dog training: a practical, positive, relationship-focused approach that provides lasting results.

No matter the breed, age, or behaviour issue, we can help! Our team of certified and veterinarian-recommended trainers and behaviour consultants have proven experience and education in: behaviour consulting for aggression, fear and anxiety; puppy development; and basic & advanced training.


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A Brief Introduction

The Haven Dog Centre Ltd was set up in 2015 by Rachael and Liam Landymore, a mother and son team. The main reason for creating the dog training centre was to provide a safe haven for dogs and their caregivers, where the joining of minds and learning can take place in a friendly, fun, non-judgemental environment.

At the Haven, all dogs and caregivers are treated as individuals and training is tailored to suit individual needs. Not only does the centre offer fun and force-free positive training classes, one to one consultations, and workshops for dogs of all ages, it also offers ACE (Animal Centred Education), and vet physiotherapy appointments. These appointments look at the link between posture, pain and behaviour, to help dogs to stay in good health and maintain a strong mental wellbeing.

The whole team at The Haven Dog Centre are passionate about dogs and are dedicated to finding the right support for you and your canine companion. We currently run classes from Hill Farmhouse, Portmore, Barnstaple, EX32 0HR.

To book a class, enquire about a 1:1 session, or find out more about any of our services, please get in touch.

About The Haven Dog Centre Trainers

A Dedicated Team

The Haven Dog Centre boasts a dedicated teamwhich maintains a strong focus on making learning fun for dogs and humans alike. All our training sessions are force-free, positive and fun. We believe by training dogs in a fun way, they learn because they want to, not because they have to. We are all supporters and members of Liam’s MOB and have each signed the Liam’s MOB Pledge, which talks about treating dogs with dignity, kindness, loyalty and respect.

The Latest Knowledge and Training

All our trainers have a wealth of knowledge and expertise, we know that in the field of dog training, you can never stop learning, therefore our staff participate in courses and take new qualifications in dog training each year. It is very important that we are kept up to date with current science-based dog training methods. (Please see individual trainer profiles for more details).


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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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