Some of the Dogs who have enjoyed our 'One to One Training', 'Residential Training' or 'Holiday Stays'.

Some of the breeds may be the same but the characters are very individual (as are their owners!)

Our client base includes people from all walks of life from Vets to Shelf Stackers, Brain Surgeons to Gardeners, Police Dog Handlers to Doctors, Engineers to Beauticians and from as far afield as Wales and in bygone days, Italy and France.  With every new client comes a new challenge, for both us, the client and their dog.  You never stop learning and every dog brings something with them to learn from.

Whether your dog comes to us through veterinary referral for behaviour/training issues, whether you're looking to compete with your dog, want to have the best dog at the shoot or just a very well behaved pet, we give you our undivided attention, commitment and passion to train your dog.



                                             Oscar (Cocker Spaniel)                                       


(Visitors- some on Holiday Stays & some on Residential Training) Ellie, Missy, Teddy,Rubble, Pete (Left to Right)

Missy (Cocker Spaniel)

Wendy & Indy (Cocker Spaniel)

John & Olly (ESS)

Pete (ESS)

Oscar (Cocker Spaniel)

Steve & Sam (Cocker Spaniel)

Whinnie (ESS)

Charlie (Cocker)


Richard & Jen


Kim & Rubble

Andrew & Snoop

David & Bess   

Julie & Bentley

Pepper                                                                          Pongo


                                                                                                  Freya & Phil


                                                      Lyra (with Jason & Julia)

Tony & Jack

Calum & Brodie

Alan & Charlie (Lab)

                        Alfie & Dutch                                                                                    Tinks                                    

                                        Jenny & Bobby                                        


                    Jackie & Harry                           

David & McCoy


Bella (GSP)                                                               Dutch (Hungarian Vizsla)


Daisy Doo (ESS) & Rachael


Ray with Jess, John with Ollie (both ESS)

Wendy & Indie (CS)                                                               Poppy (ESS)        


Dexter & Hitch

Archie (Brittany)    Reggie 

Jester (GWP)    Tilly (Lab) 

Steve, Louise & Bailey from Leicester (Intensive Gundog Training Week)

Alfie - Labrador  (doing his homework & watching one of our Training Videos)        Mabel (Staffie)


Janice & Wilson (Weimaraner)


Bertie (CS)  (Photo courtesy of David Oliver)

Tara (ESS)

Charlie & Olly (ESS) 

Bailey (ESS)  

Buddy (Lab)   Morse (CS) 

Honey (Lab)  

Henry (CS)   Lusus (Flatcoat Retriever)

Trouble (CS)  

Barley (GSP)

John & Ollie (& Tarka) (ESS)                                                 Alison & Finlay (CS)      

Millie (Labradoodle)


Alfie (GWP)    Wilma (Lab) 

                                                        Bella (Italian Spinone)                                            Millie, Bella & Ellie


Ellie (ESS)    Paws (Lab) 

Bryn (CS)   Tia (CS) 

Ruby (CS)    Ellie (ESS) 

Stephen & Bobby (ESS)  Sarah & Scooby (ESS) 

Mark & Morgan (ESS)  Ray & Jess (ESS)   

Stephen & Bella (CS) (Most Improved Handler)

   (Photo courtesy of David Oliver)

David & McCoy (ESS)   (Photo courtesy of David Oliver)

Millie (CS)    Bonney (CS)  

Ozzy (CS)   Polly (GSD) 

Shirley & Tali (Lab)    

Holly (CS)  

Pat & Charlie (Choc Lab)  Jasper (CS) 

Bella, Jenson & Alfie

Sue & Jenson (Lab)  

Emma & Aston (Golden Retriever)     Bella

Alfie (ESS)    

Baby steps training for Alfie Alfie Chilling  

Bailey (CS)   

Bell (ESS)  

Amber, Vernon & Edna (Lab)       Toffee (ESS) 

  Jack (Lab)     Toffee & Sweep (ESS & CS) 

Dexter & Kim 

Daisy (Lab)  Luca (Choc Lab) 

Tilly (ESS) 

Ollie (Beagle)  Rolo (Lab) 

Smartie & Ollie   Annie

Ruby  Hugo  

Rosie    Fern   


Billy     Rusty   Bracken  


Smartie & Christine    

I can't say this often enough but, every dog is different, what works for one may be a route to disaster for another.  What worked yesterday with your dog may do absolutely nothing today.  During training, you learn as much about your dog as the dog does about the training.  Working with your dog, whether it be play training, formal training or general controlled free time, is the best way to develop a great bond with your dog and if you are not looking for this great bond, then you have to question why you have a dog?  They rely on us for everything, we domesticated them and brought them into our home.  It is up to us to follow through on that commitment we made to them. 

All of our kennels are security lined.  They are also insulated to keep them cool in the summer and warm in the winter.  The floors are also lined with 12mm high quality rubber which helps with insulation, it is comfortable for the dogs to lie on should they choose to do so instead of their bed, it ensures no stress on their joints and it is more hygienic than normal flooring.

Staying with us involves your dog never being shut in kennels and run for the bulk of your dogs stay. The norm is for your dog to be out and about with us in the vehicle, or playing in the garden, maybe coming to feed the chickens or rabbits, sleeping in front of the fire or training. This means mental stimulation, being relaxed and able to play with other dogs.

Being able to play and run freely and not being cooped up in a kennel for hours and days on end is a luxury not many dogs get to enjoy when their family go away or they send their dogs away for training. Dogs need and flourish on mental stimulation as well as physical exercise. There is a permanent large agility tunnel in the garden and many dogs who have never encountered such an object, are curious about it and can't help but enter into it to explore. Often when they have gone in once of their own accord, you can't keep them out of it!

On top of all that, for the live-in dogs, they have the extra added benefit of being with the family all of the time with all the normal home comforts like a warm open fire on a chilly evening, carpets, sound (t.v./radio/people chatting) and normal family life.

Your dogs health is checked and attended to if need be from simple things like ear cleaning, toe nail clipping to vet visits (where needed). When in our care, we care for every dog as if it were our own. Your dogs happiness and well being is paramount to us.

Your dogs stay with us really is about being treated as well as our own dogs are and their training, at whatever level, is taken very seriously. Remember though, that dogs are creatures of habit. What they learn well here may well go out the window when they go home again if you don't follow through with the training. Habits, for dogs as well as humans, are difficult to break, and some more difficult than others. Your dog needs you to keep steering him in the right direction once he goes back home.

Believe me, we get far far more from them than they ever get from us.