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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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Festive Fun!

Christmas Children's Holiday Dog Training Class!

One off session where the Children are the main dog trainers!

Covering fun tricks to teach the dogs using reward based training, plus interactive exercises where we look at dog body language, staying safe around new dogs and how to help our own dogs stay comfortable and happy.

Prizes for the Children and the chance to win prizes for their dogs too.


Monday 23rd December 2019 2.30-4.30pm

First Aid

We have Dog First Aid coming back in October for a fifth time to run their fantastic Canine First Aid Course – for handlers only, no dogs required for this, as we use ‘Cassie’ the Resuss dog to learn and practise!

You get to learn about 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.

It’s also a great recap for people who have experience in canine first aid as dog laws change regularly and refreshes your memory - 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 and lasts 3 years.
Booking is essential!

Saturday 4th January 2020 1pm-4.30pm

Heelwork To Music

Full days' training on Heelwork to Music with the fabulous Richard Curtis!

Covering a range of moves, actions, poses and heelwork as well as linking together to create short routines.

Richard is renowned for working with a vast range of breeds and sizes of dogs and has exercises ready for dogs working at Beginners level through to Competition.

Very limited handler and dog spaces, we also have spectator spaces available to come and watch the training, ask questions and go home enthused to get started!

Saturday 28th March 2020 10am-4pm



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!!

Classic Festivals and Events - Framlington
Suffolk 13th & 14th April 2019
Trick Dog Displays in Main Ring plus come and have a go training ring for Tricks Training!!

Classic Festivals and Events - Weald Park, Brentwood
5th & 6th May
Come and have a go at Agility running all day with our experience and friendly team plus Agility Displays in our ring also!! See a variety of dog breeds, sizes and ages showing the fun of Agility!

All About Dogs - Brentwood Centre 5th & 6th May
We are pleased to have our own Piplin providing their Tricks Display and time at the new Insta-BOOTH to say hi to Piper and Merlin and have photos taken with this dynamic duo - as seen on Britain's Got Talent 2019!

Essex Dog Day - Hatfield Several, Essex
Monday 26th August 2019
We have been invited to run the Have A Go Agility Ring for Essex Dog Day - come along and meet us and try your dog at Agility!!

All About Dogs - Trinity Park, Suffolk
28th & 29th September 2019
Have A Go Training Ring for Tricks Training plus our Trick Dog Display Team 'Piplin & Friends" will be showcasing exciting tricks to enjoy and be inspired by! Also meet Piplin and Friends at the Insta-BOOTH feature to meet the dogs, have photos with them and find out their favourite tricks!

Classic Festivals and Events - Christmas Show - Location TBA
16th & 17th November 2019
Displays in Main Ring plus come and have a go learning some new Tricks for your dog!

Check out our Facebook feed and page for updates on shows and appearances!


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