PuppySteps Dog Training Cambridge
For Socialisation and Training Classes For Your Puppy or Dog?
We offer 6 week puppy courses on Thursday
evenings in term time, at Caldecote Village Hall.
classes are encouraging, relaxed and friendly - for owners and pups!
aim is to build your pups’ confidence and get them off to a good start with positive
socialisation experiences, meeting other pups of differing breeds and types,
and to help you as owners with training and managing your pups’ often exuberant
behaviour(!) so that they happily fit in to your life.
priority is not to make money, we just take expenses and pay our overheads, and
donate what we make to dog charities. In the first 2 financial years we have donated
£1150 to Medical Detection Dogs and £50 to Blue Cross.
Who we are
and Katie began seriously learning about dog training with our own young pups
from Alan Cole at CCEG. Jan has been instructing classes for puppies, young and
adult dogs since 1998 and Katie since last year, with the support, advice and
encouragement of Alan and the CCEG team. As PuppySteps Dog Training Cambridge,
we also run the puppy courses at Caldecote.
Jan Burrell, B.Sc.(Hons) Biol. Sci.
Kennel Club Accredited Instructor
I am a KCAI
Scheme Member – Kennel Club Accredited Instructor in Companion Dog Training.
See the following link for information on the scheme and the Code of Practice- http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/training/kcai/
trained both my Boxer and my present (rescue) dog, Bryn, through to their KC
Good Citizen Gold Awards. I have attended many practical and theory courses in
dog training and instructing, including 4 five-day courses, with seminars
ranging from Turid Rugaas to Terri Ryan, Prof Daniel Mills, Dr Ian Dunbar; and practical
sessions with eg, Roy Hunter, H.M. Prison Dog Service(!), Philippa Williams,
scent work with Anna-Lille Kvam, Pam MacKinnon, and Animal Aiders First Aid
Training courses. I am always seeking to expand my understanding and experience,
had family Dachshunds and a Fox Terrier when I was growing up, and I handled
and rode horses, but I started proper dog training with my Boxer pup in 1994, sparking
a continuing enthusiasm to learn about dog training, development, body language
and behaviour. I really enjoy passing that knowledge on to others, and
especially love the challenge of finding a way of training or solving a problem
that will suit a particular dog and handler.
Katie has lived with GSDs and Collie
crossbreeds from childhood, and so has lots of hands-on experience with the
working breeds and the typical collie issues such as herding and dog-dog fear
aggression. Living in the Middle East, she adopted a feral pup from a litter
found in the desert and, through her, learnt how to help pups with extreme fear
issues. She now lives with Bonnie the GSD cross and likes to think she's in
charge! In her day job as a speech therapist working with children and their
parents, she particularly employs lateral thinking and a creative approach,
both of which she is able to bring to puppy training. She is patient and
encouraging with both people and dogs.
Katie works with Jan at PuppySteps classes
on Thursdays and with Tracey in the CCEG puppy training classes on Sundays.
Special area of interest: GSDs, collies, behaviour and puppies, puppies,
Kari Greaves BSc Hons, MBA, MCIH, COAPE, Dip. CABT (QCF Level 4)
Kari helps out from time to time when she is free of work commitments,
and is happy to offer general advice on behaviour problems by email. She is passionate about dogs and learning why they do what they
do. She started attending training classes at CCEG 10 years
ago with her Eurasier puppy, socialising him and enabling him to become a
fully integrated member of the family. She now has 2 Eurasiers, both of whom
have KC Good Citizen Awards.
She is a qualified canine behaviourist (DipCABT, RFQ Level 4) and
has completed a range of accredited courses with the Cambridge Institute of Dog
Behaviour and Training (CADBT), including Dog Training, and Common Behaviour
Problems. She is a Member of The Kennel Club Accreditation Scheme, working
towards accreditation in Companion Dog Training.
Kari instructs classes with CCEG and is an Education Volunteer with the
Blue Cross, visiting schools with her dog Sheba. Until recently she has been
working for Woodgreen Animal Charity as a Dog Re-Homer.
You can visit Kari's website at: http://www.ccbc.uk.com
is our support team! She welcomes new owners on week 1, keeps the paperwork in
order, and is in charge of enrolment – but really she comes to cuddle the
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