All this happens in our dedicated training centre with securely-fenced eight acre field, heated indoor training barn, and floodlit outdoor training areas.
If you want somewhere to walk your dog free from other distractions then you might want to join our dog walkers and have our secure field to yourself.
Developing Calmness and Control in Context
Our Life Skills PLUS course that will develop your dog's skills to control themselves, respond to the world around them with appropriately well mannered behaviour, and sharpen up their ability to respond to your cues.
Developing Reliable Recall
Our Life Skills PLUS course that will develop your dog's recall, helping with focus, distractions and more!
Developing Rapid Retrieves
Our Life Skills PLUS course that will develop the useful skill of picking up a variety of items.
Developing Loose Lead Walking
Our Life Skills PLUS course that will give you and your dog the skills necessary to enjoy walks together without pulling on the lead.
Developing Cooperative Canine Care
Our Our Life Skills PLUS course that will give you both new skills to make stressful grooming and handling a thing of the past!
Developing Noses with Games
Our Life Skills PLUS course that will develop your dog's nose with games, guaranteed to get your dog focused on the task at nose!
Developing Brains with Games
Our Life Skills PLUS course that will develop your dog's brain with games, showing off your dog's individual abilities!
Junior Choice Club
Does your puppy / younger dog need more positive experiences around other dogs? Are they shy, and lacking confidence. Join our Junior Choice Club
Senior Social Club
Senior dog looking for new friends? Want to go for a gentle walk, with like-minded older dogs? Join our Senior Social Club
Developing Puppies Life Skills
Puppy Life Skills - what your puppy really needs to be a good family pet
Developing Dogs Beginner Life Skills
Open enrolment - start whenever you want – no need to wait until the next block of classes.
Gundog? Fun dog!
Monthly gundog classes with Calum McConnell for any breed of dog, any level of experience using clicker training to encourage focus, control and problem-solving abilities in your dog.
Developing Dogs Parkour
Jump, climb, balance, stand, under, over, through, tic tac. Dog Parkour is a fun activity for all dogs and can improve your focus and connection outside
Developing Hoopers Beginners and Follow On
Fun non-contact agility skills, including hoopers, barrellers, and distance handling.
Sian is hugely encouraging and takes great trouble to adjust the activity to the level of your dog and to plan each session. The class sizes are small and this allows for good communication, a lot of attention and time to learn or develop the skills being shown. Sian is a masterful teacher; she has been instrumental in enabling us to enjoy our boisterous Cockapoo in so many ways and we are proud that Rosa is a Developing Dog!
Kathryn & NiallRosa the Cockapoo
Hugely recommended! Developing Dogs helped me turn a miserable dog ownership in to a respectful, joyful and wonderful one. Rupert is a highly strung, intelligent dog and no previous attempts to find a good relationship with him had been fruitful. Working with Developing Dogs has transformed my relationship with Rupert, I still use all the tips, hints and techniques that I was taught 18 months ago – if ever things start to go awry I go right back to what I was taught and we are soon sorted.
JudithRupert - labradoodle (2 and a bit) and family
Just wanted to say a huge thank you for last Sunday and The Dog Particle course. Thoroughly enjoyed it and learnt so much. I have been telling anyone who will listen about it all week!