Dog Training Holidays

Dog Training at 4 Star Farm Holiday Cottages, Looe, Cornwall

Dog Training Holidays – In Cornwall


Stay with us in for a week in Cornwall and get three hours of free dog training for up to two dogs  – allowing you to have fun with your dog, while teaching them new skills and improving their obedience. The training is open to all breeds of dogs – and all abilities (but is only available on certain dates – see below).

The training sessions will include tricks,  general obedience, social manners such as greeting people without jumping up, walking together off the lead, and general recall, covering all levels from beginner to advanced.

The training will be taken by Melissa Chapman of ABCforPets. Melissa is a full time qualified dog trainer. Melissa trains dogs in a way where they WANT to learn, thus providing a much more enjoyable reward based experience for both you and your pet. Melissa uses the most up to date and well established training methods that are tried and tested to be very effective, this is reinforced with toys, treats and bags of praise.

No longer do you have to be embarrassed to take your dog out in public, or be fearful of seeing other dogs walking in the park.

The training will consist of two 90 minute sessions on the Sunday and will take place in our 23metre x 50m indoor training arena  (see picture below)- which is just 100 yards from the cottages.

During the other days, guests are welcome to use the training facilities on their own to practice the techniques, or can of course enjoy the many nearby walks (including the coastal path) and visit the many local attractions (with Polperro, Looe, Fowey and the Eden Project all less than 20 minutes away – and you can now take dogs into The Eden Project).

The farm is less than 2 miles from the coast and coastal path (which is designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty in this stretch between Looe and St Austell ). The local village (Pelynt) is less than a mile away down quiet lanes and The Jubilee Inn in the village offers excellent food and welcomes dogs.

The training would normally cost £70 per booking but is free for guests who stay with us for a full week in one of our three dog friendly cottages (Mealhouse, Waggoners or Rosebud).

To check cottage prices and to book please either make an online booking for one of the available dates (see below) by clicking here.  Or you can email us at or phone Richard on 07847 248383.  We allow two dogs to stay in The Mealhouse, Waggoners and Rosebud.

The training will take place on a Sunday , so please book with us to arrive the Friday before the dates above (all our dog friendly cottages have a Friday arrival date – though we can sometimes be flexible on this out of season).  Please note that the training is only free if you stay with us for 7 nights or more.

Reviews of the Training:

Angela Douglas – Posted on Facebook 7th June 2018

“The training was absolutely brilliant – if you get the chance do go – both you and your dog/s will have a great time! Fantastic facility and excellent trainer.

Please also see below an article by Travel Writer Robin Mead (and his dog Evie), who stayed with us and took part in the training.  The Article was published in the Silver Travel Adviser magazine.

Finally, for reviews on Trip Advisor of the Dog Training holiday please click here.