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It's a Dog's Life - Dog Training

Dog and Puppy Training in Chelmsford, Basildon, Brentwood and across all of Essex

professional dog trainer and behaviourist based in Chelmsford, covering the whole of Essex

modern, kind and holistic approach for effective dog training

Thank you for visiting It's A Dog's Life. I’m Penny, a dog behaviour specialist, and like many of us, have been around dogs all my life and simply couldn't envisage life without them.

When I began dog training in the Eighties, it was a world of harsh training methods, choke chains and Barbara Woodhouse ruled the roost.

Thankfully today good dog trainers and behaviourists  (including me!) use modern, kind methods, based on positive reinforcement not punishment. Resulting in a fantastic relationship with your best friend based on trust and mutual respect; not fear.

I cover Chelmsford, Basildon, Brentwood, Braintree and all Essex.

Using a holistic approach that factors in all aspects of your dog's life, health and diet, I provide one to one  bespoke coaching, tailored to meet the needs of you, your family and dog. I use clicker training - a quick, fun and extremely effective training method.

Here are some of the services I offer for you and the dog in your life:

For your peace of mind I have a Canine First Aid qualification, Full Police Disclosure Certificate and we also have specialist insurance for Custody, Care and Control of your dog.

video: dog obedience training at Hylands Park in Chelmsford 

how can we help? find out more about the services we offer:

from house training to basic commands - we can help you to train your puppy

we provide a bespoke service at your home & discuss all aspects of your dog's routine

nipping, biting, excessive barking, jumping up - our trained dog behaviour specialist can help

coronavirus update >>>

As Covid restrictions continue please be assured that like say a plumber, I’m still able to offer my services as I can’t work from home. I adhere to strict social distancing guidelines throughout my consultations. I also bring my own hand towel and hand sanitiser.
Please get in touch to find out more >

Penny is a master of dog training and has the dog whisperer touch. Two hours with Penny and your dog will be a different animal!

John, Chelmsford

Superb advice from Penny, even before we got our puppy. Follow her advice.... it works! Penny had our puppy following simple commands and the toilet training has been invaluable. Highly, highly recommended.

Sarah, Brentwood

blog: why your dog probably isn't eating their kibble >>> read more

 above: Penny gives advice with walking dog on the lead