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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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We love feedback here and if you have feedback or would like to see a topic written about in the blog drop us an email and let us know!!

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.
Designed to provide a host of foundation exercises and advice on basic behaviours.

Including Distance Control, Basic Recall, Heel Position, Stays, Loose Lead Walking, talks on Playbiting and Jumping Up plus more. For Puppies, Adults and Senior dogs starting training.

Saturday 3rd February 2018
2.30pm - 4.30pm
Fun & Games

of Concentration!
Increase your dog’s focus the fun way! Put together using fun methods, exercises, games and concepts to help gain focus and calm for dogs who are easily distracted or have higher arousal drives. All Dog Breeds and ages including puppies to take part in, who are comfortable around other dogs and people. introducing several types of skills and training games to your dog which in turn are great for bonding, relationship building, focus and motivation!

It’s aimed at dogs and owners who like to learn new things as well as benefitting owners of easily distracted dogs.

Saturday 10th February 2018
2.30pm - 4.30pm
Canine Parkour

Session for Beginners and Advanced!!
Our Canine Parkour Workshop is back!! For all Dog Breeds and ages over 6 months old to take part in, who are comfortable around other dogs and people. This is a mixed level session, working on progressing dogs who have already started on some exercises as well as introducing new dogs - however it’s not a session to work on focus, motivation or reactivity; these areas would need to be covered in another style class.

We will be using equipment and props to work on exercises of Parkour that are generally suitable for most dogs and will be adapting them for each dog, while focusing on safety at all times!! Including Parkour exercises such as Between (forwards and backwards), Under, Go Round, Tic Tac (Rebound) and ‘straddle’!! There are many options in Parkour so there will be lots for each dog's abilities.

Saturday 24th February 2018
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!


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