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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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Held Indoors - people only
We have Dog First Aid coming back in October for a fourth time to run their fantastic Canine First Aid Course – for handlers only, no dogs, as we use the Recussitation dog to learn and practise!

You get a wealth of essential information which is helpful for home, walks and holidays plus anyone working with dogs or who takes care of family or friends dogs sometimes, as well as a great recap for people who have experience in canine first aid as dog laws change regularly - plus you received an accreditation certificate at the end to show you have understood the contents of the session which is perfect for CPD files. Booking is essential!

Saturday 14th October 2017
2.30pm - 5.30pm
2 Hour One Off Set Up Class
We 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 interest- ed in a one off training class to gather a host of safety and foundation training this could be for them!!

Saturday 28th October 2017
2.30pm - 4.30pm
Teach Your Dog
To Do That - Tricks Training!!
Have you been watching ITV’s Tricks Training programme on Friday Nights?
We are excited to be bringing the tricks seen in this programme with Jo-Rosie and Nando across to Ardleigh following Joe's time with Jo-Rosie and Dean in August preparing for this!

Tricks will include, but are not limited to, Open a Door, Ring a Bell, Close A Door, Switch On a Light, Tidy Toys, Fetch a Ringing Phone and more!!

We will be using positive reward based techniques covered on the workshop I attended and will be able to work with dogs of various levels
- some basic tricks would help with this such as an understanding of Paw, a basic hold or play with a toy and a nose touch.

Very limited space already as I have a waiting list while working on setting the date but if you are interested there will be more of this workshop running!!

Saturday 4th November 2017
2.30pm - 4.30pm


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!


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