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YOU & YOUR DOG + OUR EXPERTISE

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

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HOW CAN WE HELP?

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. 

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.

Start with our open enrolment Developing Life Skills classes – for puppies or older dogs – then progress to our range of fun and practical classes and workshops. Our workshops and activity days open up a whole new world of fun and learning with your dog.

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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.

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WHAT WE DO

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

Take a look at our Developing Puppy Life Skills Training classes or if you have an older dog you want to start training then our Developing Dogs Beginners Life Skills Training classes are for you. Classes are Open Enrolment so you start whenever you want.

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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 Parkour classes could be the place to start, or our Activities classes where the theme changes every week.

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Workshops, Seminars & Training Days

For interested dog-owners, trainers and behaviourists we also offer half and full day workshops, seminars, and training days on a wide range of topics so there’s something for everyone. We find the best trainers from across the UK and beyond and bring them to Developing Dogs.

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.

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Upcoming Workshops

UPCOMING WORKSHOP
Sunday 18th Nov 2018

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Our Featured Classes

Developing Puppies Life Skills

Puppy Life Skills - what your puppy really needs to be a good family pet

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Developing Dogs Beginner Life Skills

Open enrolment - start whenever you want – no need to wait until the next block of classes.

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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

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Developing Hoopers Beginners and Follow On

Fun non-contact agility skills, including hoopers, barrellers, and distance handling.

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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

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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

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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.

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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!

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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!

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Developing Calmness and Control in Context

This Life Skills PLUS course will develop your dog's skills to control themselves, respond to the world around them with appropriate behaviour and more!

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Developing Reliable Recall

Our Life Skills PLUS course that will develop your dog's recall, helping with focus, distractions and more!

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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.

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Developing Rapid Retrieves

Our Life Skills PLUS course that will develop the useful skill of picking up a variety of items.

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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!

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Our Featured Videos

Introduction to Life Skills for Puppies


How to handle Puppy Biting / Mouthing


Housetraining Tips from Developing Dogs


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OUR HAPPY CLIENTS

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.

Judith

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!

Vanessa

Flame, Charlie, Ember & Quin

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