THE DOG HUB
COMMUNITY DOG TRAINING PROJECT
FREE to CAMDEN RESIDENTS
founded in 2008
THE LONDON BOROUGH OF CAMDEN IS
CONTINUING TO FUND THIS PROJECT
FOR 2020 to 2021.
IF YOU LIVE IN CAMDEN AND NEED HELP WITH YOUR DOG,
PLEASE CONTACT US BECAUSE THE PROJECT MAY BE ABLE TO OFFER YOU FREE OR SUBSIDISED TRAINING AND SUPPORT.
This project supports people experiencing problems because of lack of control and management of their dog(s). The scheme offers dog and puppy training, behavioural advice FREE to Camden residents.
The community project arm of THE DOG HUB accepts referrals from individuals living in the London Borough of Camden who are experiencing difficulties with the behaviour of their dog(s). We also accept referrals from statutory bodies such as the police, housing officers, social services, hostel management, street wardens, mental health workers, park wardens. The cost of assessments and training through this project can be either free of charge or generously subsidised by Camden, depending on individual circumstances. The project also works as mediator in disputes involving canine anti-social behaviour - i.e., alleged noise nuisance.
To find out more about getting help through this project, send us an e-mail telling us about you and your dog, and outlining your problems. We'll do our best to get back to you on the same day. If you would prefer to text or telephone, our telephone number is at the top of this page.
The project aims to be proactive rather than reactive, intervening in cases of dog-related anti-social behaviour (poor dog handling skills, damage to property, dog fouling, noise nuisance, intimidation, dog aggression, etc) before the legal route is pursued. This is done by offering remedial behavioural training, practical support and advice tailored to each individual case. The services of the community arm of THE DOG HUB to people living in Camden, funds having been allocated to the project by the local authority. All referrals received by THE DOG HUB from statutory bodies (e.g., Camden Housing, Social Services, Metropolitan Police) will automatically qualify for free training. Self-referrals may also qualify particularly people who are on benefits.
THE DOG HUB trainers are often called ‘canine social workers'. They have developed a close working relationship with dog owners and their families, the police, victims, anti-social behaviour departments, housing officers, social services, care professionals and animal welfare organisations. Not only is the work of THE DOG HUB a cost-effective alternative to legal action, it also furnishes dog owners with skills that they can carry forward with them into the future. THE DOG HUB’s positive and holistic approach helps people understand their roles and responsibilities as dog owners (morally and legally), changes attitudes to dog behaviour, and improves dog-handling skills, management and control.
THE DOG HUB trainers are also actively involved with preventative work and can offer: (1) Canine Workshops (providing hands-on training for community groups and people involved in the enforcement of dog-related byelaws); (2) support for tailor-made dog events located in problem areas/parks/estates (with advice on behaviour alongside dog training sessions); (3) victim support (for dogs and people who have been on the receiving end of canine anti-social behaviour); (4) presentations and advice on dog-related matters to community meetings (e.g. Safer Neighbourhoods’ and Safer Parks Panels); and (5) support and coping strategies to people who have a fear of dogs. We are keen to develop more areas of outreach work, so if what you want is not on this list, please let us know.