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Specialist Rescue Dog Training and Rehabilitation

Supporting rescue dogs in Cheltenham and Gloucestershire

Helen and Tristan Motteram offer you the best start to settling in your new rescue dog and help with common issues such as frustration on walks or struggling to walk on the lead.

With our initial consultation with this includes both theory and practical work to start your rescue dog with the perfect foundations. From then, the best ongoing results are achieved through our training programmes.

Our initial consultation comes with a summary report, some simple training tasks for you to get on with and a email/phone check in one week later.

We are proud to work closely with international and local rescues, to help settling in your rescue dog a stress free process with maximum support.

* Please note, in some cases, where your rescue dog may have settled in already and has more complex issues, please refer to our behavioural page.

*With all new rescues we recommend a full veterinary check up. For cases that are a combination of behavioural and training issues we work on a vet referral and our behavioural rates will apply.

Before you rehome your rescue dog

A session to help you choose a rescue dog and to make introducing and settling in your new rescue a stress free process. Preparation is the key!

After you rehome your rescue dog (settling in session and ongoing support)

You may find you have few teething issues when rehoming your rescue, we are here to help you understand why your rescue dog may be struggling and show you some simple, effective and kind training techniques to help them.

Correct use of training equipment

Struggle to clip your rescue dog’s nails? need to keep your dog safe with a muzzle? Our support sessions are fun, effective and easy – we will show you a practical demonstration and you will receive a summary report to help your continue the work

Common rescue training issues

If your rescue dog is pulling on lead, or jumping at visitors it is not only embarrassing but can be potentially harmful. Let us put the fun back into walks again and take the stress away.

Put your best friend in the best hands contact us today to book your FREE discovery call: 


Your initial consultation will be with your rescue specialist – Tristan Motteram. For complex behavioural issues please refer to Helen Motteram.

Prices include a 90 minute consultation, follow up call or check in and training plans for only £125.

* The initial consultation is not meant to replace the need for your dog to have ongoing training but act as a foundation or baseline, offering some initial guidance. Follow up sessions are highly recommended and are available to help optimise your dog’s learning. These programmes will be introduced at the end of your consultation, dependent on your dog’s needs.

Ongoing training success programmes

Premium support

  • 1 to 1 coaching
  • Two sessions per month
  • 60 minutes per session
  • Ongoing support via email
  • Minimum of 2 months sign up
  • To be taken within 4 weeks


Premium focused support (Cheltenham only)

Shorter, frequent sessions for dogs who find it hard to focus but need more support.

  • 1 to 1 coaching
  • 1 session per week (4 sessions in total)
  • 45 minutes per session
  • Ongoing support via email
  • minimum of 1 months sign up
  • To be taken within 5 weeks


Premium advanced support

  • 1 to 1 coaching
  • Four sessions per month (four sessions in total)
  • 60 minutes per session
  • Ongoing support via email
  • Minimum of 1 months sign up
  • To be taken within 5 weeks


Top ups and add ons 

You may feel you need extra in person coaching sessions. We are always happy to add extra sessions onto your plan at your request.