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J Murray Dog Training is a qualified and accredited training organisation, run by myself, a qualified and accredited dog and assistance dog trainer and canine behaviourist. We're based in Worcester Park, London, offering one-to-one training and behaviour consultations across Surrey and SouthWest London, training classes in KT4 and zoom sessions and webinars UK -wide.



Hi, I'm Jen, the face and name behind JMDT. For as long as I can remember, I have always been obsessed with dogs, yet it took about a decade of banging my head against a brick wall in the graphic design industry before I finally realised my dream and began to study canine psychology, behaviour and dog training with the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT). Suffice it to say I haven't looked back.


Having passed the IMDT's assessment process with Distinction to become a fully qualified and accredited IMDT trainer, in 2021 I started J Murray Dog Training to offer local, affordable and accessible dog training and behaviour counselling for people struggling with their dog's behavioural issues, or those just wanting to hone the basics to have the best (i.e. easiest!) life with their pup. Because that's what training should be – a means to open the door to a more enjoyable life with your dog.

When I'm not training, studying, walking my own dogs (two wayward Basset Hounds, Oscar and Rosie) or being mum to my 3 year old daughter, I work as Trainer and Volunteer Officer with charity DogAID (Assistance In Disability) who do the most amazing work helping disabled people train their own dogs to assist them in day-to-day tasks.


Positive Training for the

Like a growing number of dog trainers and training bodies today, our philosophy when it comes to dog training methods is positivity – positive reinforcement training for a positive outcome. This means that we positively reinforce good behaviour in dogs (using food, toys, play and praise as rewards, for example) and never use any techniques or tools that might cause fear, pain or discomfort. And that's not being 'soft' on your dog, or 'spoiling' them... that's because positive reinforcement training is based on psychological study (both canine AND human) and is proven to have longer lasting results than more 'traditional' methods, which, as they are based on utilising discomfort, can ultimately lead to more behaviour problems, as well as harm your relationship with them.

And who would want to do that to their best friend, frankly?



You can't have a perfect dog. But you can have an easier life.

As a busy (and always tired...) mum, and owner of two Basset Hounds, frankly all I want is an easier life. And I know how difficult it can be when behavioural issues seemingly take over and make that seem impossible. That's why my goal is, essentially, to help you have the life you want with your dog – whether by training in some great behaviours you want to see, or training out behaviours your don't.

No amount or technique of training will create the perfect dog – there's just no such thing. (There's no such thing as a perfect human, so why should there be a perfect dog?) However, through positive training and communication, there can be perfect partnerships between dog and owner and perfect lives together... that's what I aim for.

Our Training Goal


Gaining Disctinction-Level membership of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT) in 2021, J Murray Dog Training is a fully qualified and accredited canine training organisation, and a recognised member of the UK Dog Training and Behaviour Charter. As a fully force-free training organisation, JMDT is also a proud member of the Pet Professional Guild, pioneering positive reinforcement in training.

I am also qualified in both canine and human first aid and carry an enhanced DBC check.

Any certification documentation can be seen on request.

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I am fully insured as both a dog trainer and dog walker so you and your pup will be in safe hands, whatever your needs and whatever the circumstances.

Any and all paperwork can be available on request.

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