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Dog Training in
Essex & Suffolk.

New and Available for everyone - Joe has her own Blog which includes advice and antics from her own training experiences with her own Norwich Terriers and with customers dogs! Themes change each time and are based on real experiences which Joe feels can be of benefit to other dog owner - there's even some occasional posts from Cassie, Taylor and Merlin's points of view!!
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For all Heelwork to Music fans this session has run every year for several years and it’s different every time and always a lot of fun!! Richard is well known in the HTM world with routines at shows and Crufts, competing with his own dogs varying from smaller size like Chihuahua up to Collie and upwards! We work on individual moves and actions, perfecting the heel work with moves linked, working with props and music and much more - Richard is very enthusiastic and knows breeds so well to adapt methods to suit each handler and dog team!! I am usually taking a lot of photos and some videos too so you’ll have plenty to look back on from the session to help with practise later on! Spectator’s to the session will get to watch all the dogs working including Richards own and learning about the different methods used, ideas for moves, actions, poses etc you can try at home and the chance to ask questions any time. 

Suitable for beginners through competing dogs! Booking is essential.

Saturday 10th November 2018 10am - 4pm


2 Hour One Off Set Up Class

We have another of our one off 2 hour Beginners Classes taking place – great for people who work shifts and cannot make weekly classes these sessions have been designed to provide a host of foundation exercises and advice on basic behaviours.

These sessions have also become very popular for people who want to get started sooner then their classes will be.
Including Distance Control, Basic Recall, Heel Position, Stays, Loose Lead Walking, talks on Playbiting and Jumping Up plus more.
If you know someone with a new dog or puppy who might be interested in a one off training class to gather a host of safety and foundation training this could be for them!! 

Saturday 17th November 2018 - 2.30pm-4.30pm

Interactive Play

Craig Ogilvie Interactive Play Skills Workshop!! 

We are very excited to be bringing world famous Craig Ogilvie to Ardleigh - grab a space quick!!

Using Interactive Play to create a unique and special experience to share with your dog, which can help with:
 Improving your existing play, Toy possession, Lack of interest in toys, Confidence building - Most of all - Having lots of fun!!

We also have plenty of Spectator spaces available - Craig focuses on easily applicable content and Q&A to ensure his audience take the absolute most away from every delivery. You can ask questions at any time, take photos to remind you for when you’re home with your own dogs etc.

We also have Craig presenting his fantastic Canine Body Language Talk after the Play Workshop at 4.45pm

Friday 7th December 2018 - 2.00pm - 4.00pm



Our brand new purpose built Dog Training Centre is on Harwich Road in Ardleigh, and our postcode is CO7 7LS. We are at the location of the Caravan Care Services on the Shadow’s Pit Nursery premises. We will be getting our yellow signs up as soon as we can but for now look out for the blue and white Caravan Care signs!

Once you come off the road you turn left before the glass greenhouses onto our driveway which will lead you through the double gates and into our own car park. Car parking is entirely for our customers inside the gate as well as along the hedgerow leading up to the front gates.

Our premises has a large indoor barn area with concrete, non slip floor which is used when it's raining, winter evenings and when we need an inside space. Outside we have our large paddock space which is completely enclosed - this gives dogs a more natural area to train and learn in plus for training including recall and leadwork the space replicates being out on a walk more then being inside a fenced garden!


Come and see us at Dog Shows!!

We love getting to meet lots of dogs and their families while at Dog Shows and have been invited to a few already for this year!! If you are coming to any of these shows do come and say hi, try our training ring, take a goodie bag and look out for photos of your dog on our Facebook pages!!

All About Dogs - Trinity Park, Suffolk
Easter Sunday and Monday 1st & 2nd April 2018 Have A Go Training Ring for Canine Parkour and Stunt Dog Academy

Quintessential Classic Events - Framlington, Suffolk
7 & 8th April 2018
Displays in Main Ring plus come and have a go for Parkour and Stunt Dog Academy

Quintessential Classic Events - Brentwood 6th & 7th May Displays in Main Ring plus come and have a go for Parkour and Stunt Dog Academy

All About Dogs - Chelmsford
27th & 28th May 2018
Have A Go Training Ring for Parkour and Stunt Dog Academy

Quintessential Classic Events - Norfolk
2nd & 3rd June 2018
Displays in Main Ring plus come and have a go for Parkour and Stunt Dog Academy

Strut Your Mutt Charity Dog Day, Benacre, Suffolk Sunday 10th June Running our Have A Go Training Ring

Quintessential Classic Events - Christmas Show TBA 17th & 18th November 2018 Displays in Main Ring plus come and have a go for Parkour and Stunt Dog Academy.


We are a centre priding itself on providing high quality dog training services in the form of classes and private training tuition. The Company’s core focus is to provide solid and thorough pet dog training to aid people’s enjoyment with their dogs at home. For those that enjoy training for fun or as a sport there are plenty of things to do from regular weekly training classes, to agility, K9 Multisport, Rally O, One off training days, children’s fun classes, Good Citizens Medal Tests and more!

Dog Training for Essex & Suffolk Ltd share their passion and experience with owners and ultimately encourage a greater understanding between humans and animals. The instructors continually keep up to date with the best techniques, changing legislation, health and safety and research and the services cater for all breeds and all ages.


Available in multiples of £10, our gift vouchers can be supplied direct to the recipient or to yourself and come as part of our Introductory Gift Pack! Ideal for a dog loving friend or family member for Christmas, Birthdays or to prepare them for the arrival of their new pet!

Vouchers can be used towards all of our
training courses and events, a list
is included in the Gift Pack with the vouchers.
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Joe Nutkins is a member of the Kennel Club Accredited Instructor Scheme

Dog Training for Essex and Suffolk Ltd are Kennel Club Listed