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All you need to develop a relationship and connection with your dog for the whole of their life



Developing Dogs is a dedicated dog training centre owned and run by Sian Ryan, expert trainer from BBC2 show Me and My Dog. You want your dog to be a well-mannered member of your family; we want you to achieve that goal.

During the Coronavirus lockdown all our classes are now available online and we have a whole range of interactive sessions to keep you and your dog occupied, learning, and having fun. See our Classes page for more details. 

Set in 8 acres of securely fenced fields, our unrivalled training centre near Ely, Cambridgeshire has a range of classes and workshops for pet dogs, owners and trainers. Our expert trainers have designed courses, classes, and 1:1 packages to meet your needs, develop your skills, and make sure you have fun along the way. These are now all available online, in fully interactive sessions with our expert trainers.

Start with our open enrolment Life Skills classes – for puppies or older dogs – then progress to our range of fun and practical classes.

Read more and meet the team…

Need some help with your new puppy? Click here to watch our videos on Housetraining, Puppy Biting, and those First Few Days now.

Our aims are to develop your relationship with your canine companion, give you the tools to understand each other and help your puppy or dog develop the important life skills that make them part of the family. 



We offer a range of classes so there’s sure to be something to suit you.
If you’re a puppy / new dog owner

Take a look at our Life Skills classes, to give you a great start with your new puppy / dogs, and as the classes are on line there’s no restrictions on age. The classes are open enrolment so you start whenever you’re ready, and are a great introduction to training with the Developing Dogs team.

If you’re a more experienced dog owner

Want to learn something new? We offer a range of fun things to do with your dogs and are always coming up with new ideas. Our Developing Dogs Lockdown Parkour classes could be the place to start, or our Trick of the Week class where the challenge and learning changes every week.

Workshops, Seminars & Training Holidays

While our in-person workshops and holidays are currently suspended because of Covid-19 we’re busy planning for 2021/22, and have a whole range of exciting adventures and learning to share with you.

While restrictions are in place due to Covid-19 we have moved our classes online, with fully interactive taught sessions. When we are able to safely open up in person classes we will be delighted to welcome you to 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 while following social distancing rules then you might want to join our dog walkers and have our fields to yourself.

Our Featured Videos

Introduction to Life Skills for Puppies

How to handle Puppy Biting / Mouthing

Housetraining Tips from Developing Dogs



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 & Niall

Rosa 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.


Rupert - 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!


Flame, Charlie, Ember & Quin

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