Red Dog

Red Dog Training is friendly female run training school that accommodates any dog and any breed that just has a thirst for learning and life. We can provide training for general life skills in either a class or one to one home environment but our main focus is on gundog training for either the novice, pet or active expert in a variety of locations.

We are also able to assist with behavioural advice and solutions for those doggy dilemmas whether they be stealing your slippers, recall refusals, barking bonkers or snappy snarks.

All training is conducted using an ethical and positive approach to learning for both dog and human by highly qualified personnel that continue their learning journey.

The owner of red Dog Training is a member of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers, Pet Professional Guild and is currently a student of the world renowned Jean Donaldsons 'Dog Training Academy'

We are based in Bishops Storford at a variety of locations primarily using the fantastic St Michaels Mead Southern Country Park as the classroom - postcode CM23 4BH

TC Dog Training

Tc Dog Training…where learning becomes a fun activity!

Tony Cruse

"Tc Dog Training for everyday pet dogs, rescue dogs and puppies. Head trainer Tony Cruse is friendly, knowledgeable and qualified.

We provide support and training for you and your dog.  From introducing a new puppy to the home, family and environment, to training an anxious rescue dog.  One-to-One training sessions are available at your home or in the park, including high-end packages so you get more than one quality session. Loose lead walking, recall and other important exercises can be covered.  It can be your request or we will assess your dog and help your train the appropriate behaviours so you will have a contented, well-mannered family dog.

Tc Dog Training also runs Galleywoofers Dog Training Club where we train using reward based methods and there is no yanking, spraying or stamping.  No checking of the leads because it's not necessary to force your companion to comply.  Good behaviour = a good reward = more frequent good behaviour!  

Held outdoors in a more realistic real life environment classes are an activity you can both enjoy!

Other canine activities are also covered with the popular Tuesday Club and regular Workshops.

Spektrum K9

Hi, My name is Hannah and I run Spektrum K9 in Leigh-On-Sea, Essex. I am a student member of the APDT which means I follow the "Kind,fair and affective" code of conduct and only train using positive reward based training.  I am also studying to be a TTouch practitioner. TTouch is a method of looking how the posture of the dog can affect the behaviour and how we can influence the posture using the nervous system through a series of touches, body wraps and ground work. I also work closely with the Xtradog team selling ethical equipment for dogs (the most common being the 2 point of contact harness) and I can often be found spending my weekends working with them at dog shows around the country.

I have two Samoyeds who have taken part in many activities including showing (both showed at crufts), obedience, agility, various sledding activities (e.g. bike joring) and more recently one of my Samoyeds has appeared on various TV programmes. BBC's over the rainbow auditioning at Lord Andrew Lloyd Webbers house for the part of Toto, Blue Peter and Bang goes the theory where he learnt to recognise quantities and was named Bang's most intelligent dog!


Guiding Paws

Karen Backhouse BSc (Hons), APDT (UK) 012016, KPA-CTP


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Tel - 07803 591658


BSc (Hons) Canine Behaviour and Training

Member of Association of Pet Dog Trainers UK (APDT)

Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner

Graduate of the Karen Pryor Puppy Start Right Course

Graduate of the Life Skills for Puppies Course (Lincoln University)


- Full range of puppy education courses starting from 8 weeks old to 1 year       including KPA Puppy Start Right course.

- KPA Clicker Training Course

- APDT Good Companion Awards

- Talking Dogs Rally Obedience Club

- A variety of workshops, some with visiting trainers

About Me

I have owned and trained dogs for many years under a number of teachers and coaches using many different methods of training.  I have participated in rally obedience, flyball, agility, search and rescue and gundog work and am always looking to try out new dog activities whenever the opportunity arises.  I am a committed clicker trainer but also use the lure and reward method in some of the classes.

I gained a Bsc (Hons) Degree in Canine Behaviour and Training after 5 years study.  In addition to this I am an assessed member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) & hold a CAP 2 Clicker Trainers certificate with distinction.   The most recent addition to my achievements is accreditation as a Certified Training Partner with the Karen Pryor Academy (KPA-CTP).  This was an exciting time with a combination of 6 months online learning, videoing the training of her own dog for the period and spending 10 days in the USA with renowned Terry Ryan for an intensive practical training & teaching assessment camp with a borrowed dog, Nanu, a standard poodle.

I will be one of the few certified KPA trainers in the UK.

The course has enabled me to learn the most scientific and effective methods available.  These are fun, non-aversive and extremely effective. I am regularly updating my training skills, undertaking courses at Learning

About Dogs and attending seminars held by some of the world’s most prestigious dog trainers and behaviourists.  


September 2015 I achieved the level 1 TAGteach teacher accreditation.  This is an amazing teaching method that will be incorporated into classes.  

Professional development has also included specific courses related to puppy training including a week long course with Helen Zulch to study the most up to date life skills training for puppies.  Helen leads the team who

have researched and developed this programme.  I also a graduated from The Karen Pryor Academy Puppy Start Right Course and have now updated the young puppy course to reflect these new skills.

I am a provisional membership of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC) This means having gained the relevant academic qualifications I am gaining the practical experience necessary for full membership to enable me to assist owners with specific behaviour problems.  I am an Animal Behaviour & Training Council (ABTC) Registered Practitioner.

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Kerstin Dimond BSc (Hons) Canine Behaviour and Training, APDT UK 1063, CAP2

Kerstin was among the first 14 in the UK to attain a BSc (Hons) in Canine Behaviour and Training, graduating with a 2:1 in 2012. She is also APDT qualified, a Provisional APBC member and Dog AID trainer.

The aim of Dogucation is to provide a professional, effective, positive and scientifically sound service for all dogs and their owners in the area, together with a friendly and fun atmosphere.

Come and join Kerstin, Daren & Mary for learning, fun, a cup of coffee and maybe a treat or two!

Kerstin is a committee member of Anglian Bikejor & Scooter and successfully competes in the sport.


  • Puppy Classes
  • Intermediate and advanced classes
  • Clicker classes
  • APDT Good Companion Awards
  • Agility
  • Flyball
  • Bikejor & scooter
  • Scentwork
  • Behaviour counselling


Jane Williams B.Sc., M.A., M.Sc.  

Dog Star Training

Telephone: 01621 891510 or 07973 985009

By email: or

Web site:


I completed the Post Graduate Diploma in Companion Animal Behaviour Counselling at the University of Southampton in 2006. This 4 year course covers learning theory and application, ethology, neurophysiology, psychology, welfare and ethics. It also gives the opportunity to apply the theory to practical case studies. This is the only course, at this advanced level, which is specific to the behaviour counselling profession.

I completed my M.Sc. in Companion Animal Behaviour Counselling at the same university in 2010. I am a member of the APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers) and the APBC (Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors).


I live in a multi animal household with 1 cat, 13 dogs (11 of them from rescue), rabbits and guinea pigs. I have had an interest in horses for many years. I have run a tortoise sanctuary for over 20 years and deliver workshops and lectures to tortoise owners and veterinary professionals.

I have written articles and other materials on dog behaviour and psychology. I have delivered presentations to veterinary staff and dog owners with regard to dog and cat behaviour and firework phobias.

I have run dog training classes for over 15 years and have been involved in developing courses for others in this field. I have an interest in agility, Rally-Obedience and the Kennel Club Good Citizen Scheme. I work with my dogs in the Pets as Therapy (PAT dogs) field, visiting old age people’s homes, and am a PAT dog assessor. I visit schools with my dogs helping to teach children how to stay safe around dogs. I am also a DogAid trainer, working with disabled adults who would like to train their own dogs as assistance dogs.

I am the practice behaviourist for Black Notley Vets and work as a behaviourist and trainer for the local branch of a well- known national rescue organisation. I have been involved in assessing dogs and writing reports for solicitors working on legal cases and fro social services.  I take veterinary behaviour referrals from all over the East of England.

In 2006 I took a team of dogs to Crufts to demonstrate the Good Citizen Scheme, and in 2011 demonstrated Rally-O at the London Pet Show at Olympia In 2011 I launched Agility-O, a new dog sport which combines agility with rally obedience.

In 2011 I became a Victoria Stilwell Positively Dog Affiliated Dog Trainer. I am only the third Victoria Stilwell approved dog trainer in Britain, and the only one living and working in the south of England.

I am committed to training using reward-based training, which has a basis in science, rather than traditional methods using punishing techniques. I train owners to enjoy their dogs and dogs to enjoy their owners by building a strong, positive bond between them. This is the reason I was a founder of Positive Essex Dog Trainers. I want to help owners in Essex to train their dogs in a kind, fair way to the enjoyment and benefit of both.

Cosy Canines

Kathy Butler -

Cosy Canines is based in Leigh on Sea, Essex. Where your pets are our priority.

We offer home from home dog boarding, in a safe, welcoming and knowledgeable environment, ensuring peace of mind for you, and an enjoyable stay for your dog.

In addition to home dog boarding, we offer a range of pet care services, including dog walking and home visits to your pets.

For your reassurance we are :

Fully Insured;

CRB checked;

Canine First Aid Trained;

Qualified Companion Animal TTouch Practitioner in Training.

We cover Leigh on Sea and surrounding areas. References are available upon request.

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