its never too late to teach an old dog new tricks!

Hello, I’m Ray and I’m a dog behaviourist. The services I offer are designed with you and your dog in mind, and will work as much with you as with your animal.

I have been training dogs since 1994, and have been a behaviourist since 2011, and I’m proud of my high success rate and the level of satisfaction my clients, and their dogs come away with every time.

HOW AM I QUALIFIED

• Member of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers and Behaviourists (IMDTB)
• ICAN International Companion Animal Network
• The DWA The Dog Welfare Alliance
• Progressive Reinforcement Trainer Founded in Science Ruled by Ethics
• Canine Principles Pledge of Kindness

Owners and guardians can rest assured that your dogs will be treated with kindness and the very latest scientifically proven behaviour modification and training methods.

HOW CAN I HELP

• any anxious behavioural issues that your dog may have
• have worked with rescue dogs from all over Europe including Spain, Italy, Greece, Romania, and of course, the UK
• your new puppy or your older dog no matter what problems you may be experiencing
• I train deaf or blind dogs to live a normal happy life and to function just the same as any normal dog
• I only teach modern scientifically based methods that work

WHAT SPECIFICALLY CAN I OFFER

• Puppy training
• Adolescent behaviour training
• Rescue dog rehabilitation training
• 1-to-1 training sessions at your home or a secure field if required

WHEN AM I AVAILABLE

You can contact me 09:00 to 21:00 7 days a week for phone calls.
Monday to Saturday for appointments.

Address & Contact

Our Address

The Mowbrays, Framlingham, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 9DL

Telephone

Reviews

Leave a Review

Work carried out
Value for money
Tidiness of job
Punctuality
Overall score
Publishing ...
Your rating has been successfully sent
Please fill out all fields
Captcha check failed
Carrie 22nd October 2020 3:44 pm
Work carried out
Value for money
Tidiness of job
Punctuality
Overall score

Ray came to our home this week to help us with our 11 month old staffie cross rescue dog. We have only had him 2 weeks and his behaviour was challenging. Ray has given us the tools to train our pup and is always at the end of e-mail or phone to help. Gave us piece of mind

Judith W 5th October 2020 7:34 pm
Work carried out
Value for money
Tidiness of job
Punctuality
Overall score

Ray is very positive and encouraging to my dog and to me as an owner. He is quick to pick up on areas for improvement and give practical tips to help. I would recommend him.

Melissa E 5th October 2020 11:03 am
Work carried out
Value for money
Tidiness of job
Punctuality
Overall score

Ray was great and very easy to work with, giving us some fab hints and tips. He also understood my anxiety and I we accessible by text and phone when issues cropped up.

Jane 9th September 2020 10:56 am
Work carried out
Value for money
Tidiness of job
Punctuality
Overall score

Lengthy conversation follow up training starts 15th sept. Very helpful on phone sure he can solve our ozzys behaviour.

Tony 14th August 2020 12:15 pm
Work carried out
Value for money
Tidiness of job
Punctuality
Overall score

Ray was a gentleman, he was so positive over the phone but reassured us even further as soon as he walked through the door. Within 30 minutes he had given us hope and direction on how to restore our Labrador back to a well behaved less nervous dog. His techniques have already given us results.

Roberta C 24th July 2020 3:19 pm
Work carried out
Value for money
Tidiness of job
Punctuality
Overall score

Ray was absolutely brilliant with jack, he gave us advice on everything we asked , I was dreading the walk time but Ray was brilliant and patient and the walk home was the best walk with jack in months , I would highly recommend Ray to everyone that needs a trainer, we have done another 5 minutes of garden training and the results have blown our minds already

Charlotte S 10th July 2020 9:10 am
Work carried out
Value for money
Tidiness of job
Punctuality
Overall score

Ray was extremely helpful and very friendly, he made Us feel confident in training our dog and gave great advice and tips on how to deal with her behaviour

Michaela D 1st July 2020 1:25 pm
Work carried out
Value for money
Tidiness of job
Punctuality
Overall score

Couldn’t be any more pleased with the advice ray has given me regarding my German Shepherd puppy thank you so much for all your advice

Alison B 27th June 2020 10:51 am
Work carried out
Value for money
Tidiness of job
Punctuality
Overall score

Ray came to help me get up to date with training methods for my 15week old Irish Red & White Setter puppy, as it’s over 20years since I had a dog, let alone a puppy. He was very thorough and went through lots of ideas with us. Especially useful is his knowledge of setters having had them himself. His follow-up notes and phone calls are invaluable. More than happy to recommend him.

Robin W 20th March 2020 7:54 pm
Work carried out
Value for money
Tidiness of job
Punctuality
Overall score

First class training real understanding of our individual dogs needs.
Very successful quickly obtained

J. Allen 17th March 2020 2:19 pm
Work carried out
Value for money
Tidiness of job
Punctuality
Overall score

Great work Ray. So pleased we used you for our reactive dog.
All Ray’s work was done with kindness and understanding. We learnt so many new modern methods for training fearful dogs.
We can’t thank you enough.

Shelly 17th March 2020 2:05 pm
Work carried out
Value for money
Tidiness of job
Punctuality
Overall score

Ray was recommended to us by a friend and I must say he was absolutely brilliant with our Bertie the German Shephard.
Can’t recommend Ray enough, he’s a really nice guy too.

Raymond S 15th March 2020 12:58 pm
Work carried out
Value for money
Tidiness of job
Punctuality
Overall score

After trying a couple of trainers in the past without much success, we decided we would try another trainer recommend by bark. We went with Ray Ward because he is also a canine behaviourist. We learnt so much to help our fearful dog and Ray was really good with him from the start. After just a few weeks the difference in our dog is amazing and we never thought it was possible. I can’t recommend Ray highly enough. Thank you so much Ray.

Cedra F 12th January 2020 6:02 pm
Work carried out
Value for money
Tidiness of job
Punctuality
Overall score

Quick response, good advice and kind follow up.
Thank you Ray and Bark.

Sophie 3rd January 2020 12:30 pm
Work carried out
Value for money
Tidiness of job
Punctuality
Overall score

Ray is very friendly and offered lots of ideas and techniques to help us with training our energetic retriever. He has telephoned to see how we are getting on and offered ongoing support. Very happy.

Sue P 4th December 2019 10:19 am
Work carried out
Value for money
Tidiness of job
Punctuality
Overall score

Ray got back to us the same evening , he came round went through what we needed to do , I could not recommend him enough he’s fab 😀

Emma S 21st October 2019 8:51 am
Work carried out
Value for money
Tidiness of job
Punctuality
Overall score

I have a particularly challenging and feisty puppy and engaged Ray at an early stage. His one-off fee has meant that I can continually call on him for advice and his support is ongoing. He phones a couple of times a week and this follow-up has been invaluable. He instils confidence rather than being hands-on but I would recommend him to anyone who is struggling with behavioural or training issues. A thoroughly nice guy!

Christine R 17th September 2019 3:03 pm
Work carried out
Value for money
Tidiness of job
Punctuality
Overall score

Ray is a really lovely man. We had a long chat on the phone before he visited us at home.

We then went to our local park with Rodney, our rescue dog
Rodney is extremely anxious and barks at other dogs. Ray was fantastic with Rodney and me! He gave me so much confidence and guided me through various technics and strategies to help Rodney when other dogs were close by. He emailed me all he had taught me and I keep in touch with him, via text, on Rodney’s progress. Rodney is making steady progress and I am more confident when taking him out.

I would highly recommend Ray.

Kim 7th September 2019 2:15 pm
Work carried out
Value for money
Tidiness of job
Punctuality
Overall score

My Jack Russell was literally climbing and running round the walls when people left the house. My partner wanted to re-home the dog. I gave Ray a call and when he came along he showed us how to keep our dog under control in the house. He used very kind and gentle methods and within a very short time we had a different dog. Things are so much better now, so pleased we used this guy.

I fully recommend Ray to anyone.

Nicola 7th September 2019 1:20 pm
Work carried out
Value for money
Tidiness of job
Punctuality
Overall score

There was huge progress on the day Ray Ward came to our house and pointed us in the right direction. Since then things have got a lot better and we can’t recommend Ray highly enough.

He follows up afterwards too, to make sure we are following his direction.

We are well pleased.

Barry 7th September 2019 11:45 am
Work carried out
Value for money
Tidiness of job
Punctuality
Overall score

Our German Sheppard was showing signs of aggression towards other dogs and people. Ray came along and pointed out that our dog was indeed anxious. He showed us how to control Ben’s anxiety and things have improved so much. I can’t thank him enough. Great advice and very professional.

Fully recommend.

Kieran 22nd August 2019 10:44 am
Work carried out
Value for money
Tidiness of job
Punctuality
Overall score

This guy knows what he’s doing within 5 mins of turning up my dog was better behaved and doing what we asked, couldn’t recommend enough worth every penny

Jilly 2nd July 2019 9:15 pm
Work carried out
Value for money
Tidiness of job
Punctuality
Overall score

Ray came out to us and our rescue dog Zoe,, We were at our wits end not knowing what to do. Ray Ward made us feel a lot calmer and he was amazing with our fear reactive girl. We are now following Ray’s advice and seeing great progress. Ray keeps in touch with you to see how things are going, he really is dedicated and a true professional.

Jason 2nd July 2019 4:51 pm
Work carried out
Value for money
Tidiness of job
Punctuality
Overall score

Ray came to see us last week and gave us lots of advice which made perfect sense. We have seen great improvement in our German Shepherd in just one week. We were doing all the wrong things and Ray guided us on the right path. I fully recommend Ray Ward Dog Behaviourist because he has a very good approach and he is the only behaviourist that has put us on the right track. I would recommend Ray to anyone.

Susan 2nd July 2019 11:15 am
Work carried out
Value for money
Tidiness of job
Punctuality
Overall score

Really pleased we found someone who could help us with Millie our golden retriever. Highly recommended.