Have you just welcomed a new furry family member and would like a little guidance? Would you like to enhance your dog handling skills or maybe teach an old dog new tricks? We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting puppy and dog training classes in the grounds here at Prested Hall.

We were delighted when Matt approached us about holding his Help for Hounds classes here in the grounds at Prested, not only is he a genuinely friendly and welcoming person but he is also a highly qualified trainer, dog behaviourist and proud member of the UK Dog Behaviour & Training Charter.

​In May 2020 he achieved a level 5 diploma (with distinction) in canine behaviour from studying with the International School of Canine Psychology & Behaviour (ISCP) and is an accredited IMDT member and trainer (Institute of Modern Dog Trainers). With this and his determination for continued personal development, he will ensure that he can provide you with the most appropriate and up-to-date force free solutions to train your dog. 

Also having grown up in a family who always had dogs, from a German Shepherd to a Greyhound and Labrador, he knows how important and rewarding a positive relationship between dog and owner can be.

He now cares for his own big and fluffy Labradoodle who you will meet from time to time on the courses.

Please see class timings below:


Puppy / Beginner

Tuesday at 5.45pm

Thursday at 1.00pm

Friday at 9.30am

Saturday 8.45am & 10am


Saturday at 11.15am


Classes are 1 hour, which includes time for general Q&A.

Classes will run come rain or shine.  The only time Matt will cancel classes is in extreme weather, where he will run the session over Zoom instead.

Please note that classes will be for a maximum of 6 people (5 until restrictions are eased), to enable a lot of individual attention and coaching.

If you would like to book yourself and your canine friend onto one of these courses, then please click the link below through to Matt’s Help for Hounds website and contact him directly.