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it's a dog's life

it's a dog's life locationChelmsford, Essex, Essex

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based in chelmsford, the heart of essex, we cover all surrounding locations
we use modern, kind and effective training methods
Thank you for visiting our site. I’m Penny and like many of us, have been around dogs all my life and simply couldn't envisage life without them.

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

Thankfully today most good dog trainers and instructors 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 am a Canine Behaviourist and an advocate of clicker training. Here are some of the services I offer for you and the dog in your life:

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Review of it's a dog's life by Chloe Ferguson

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Review of it's a dog's life by Gordon Swift
5 28/02/2017

Penny was really helpful and I would recommend her to anyone in need of her services.

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Review of it's a dog's life by Claire Melaniphy
5 24/01/2017

Penny came to our home to help us with our puppy. She was very professional, took lots of history, and we were very happy with the service. Would set recommend.

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Review of it's a dog's life by Peter geng
5 23/12/2016

I have not used this trainer yet but she knows what I need thank you.

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Review of it's a dog's life by Dee Lewis
5 28/11/2016

Penny was great! Gave great advice and my little naughty dog is getting better already! Not one mess in the house since! And is actually starting to listen to me :) thanks penny and thanks for the fridge magnet list x

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Review of it's a dog's life by Carla
5 03/11/2016

I would like to thank you Penny for the help and support that you’ve given me concerning my new puppy ‘Bear’.

Bear was becoming hard to be around as his biting was becoming unbearable.

My son had found you on the internet and thank god he did. You worked wonders on him. He’s a pleasure to be around and to play with now.

You’ve followed up with text messages and emails of support and information on foods, techniques and educational links for information with dealing with puppies. You’ve helped me buy the correct size and helped fit Bear with his halite (head collar) and seatbelt harness and now we are going to carry on with obedience training which I am very much looking forward to. Thank you again.

Review of it's a dog's life by Charlotte and Joe
5 03/11/2016

My husband and I bought a Miniature Dachshund puppy and knowing how stubborn the breed can be, we thought we should try to train him as early as possible. We found Penny online, arranged a home visit and during the first session, Penny sat with us and spent a lot of time trying to understand both ours and Henry's habits before starting the practical training.

As we started the training when Henry was only 4 months old,  our initial aim was to master some basic obedience (walking on the lead/sit/recall/toilet training) and most importantly, to get him out of the habit of playful biting. With good, sound advice, we have made so much progress with Henry!

Many thanks to Penny for providing us with the expertise and techniques to work with Henry and for the ongoing support. We would highly recommend Penny to anyone looking for an experienced and helpful dog trainer!

Charlotte and Joe
Review of it's a dog's life by victoria
5 19/10/2016

Penny was excellent, really spending the time to get to know our family and our naughty dog!

only needed one session

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Review of it's a dog's life by Victoria
5 29/09/2016

I was having behavioural problems with my young Bully (English Bull Terrier) Doris, whose barking was annoying not just us but the neighbours as well!

She was also anxious and jumped at us and visitors, so we asked Penny to help us.

Penny asked for the whole family including the children to be there for the consultation. We were very impressed with the time she took to understand how the family operated and how Doris fitted in.

We explained the problems we were having and Penny came up with clear, positive advice as to how to resolve them ourselves. We are delighted with the results and things are improving by the day.

We’ve arranged to meet Penny again in a park, so she can help us with recall.

I would highly recommend Penny’s services and thought the fee was more than worth the money

Review of it's a dog's life by Clare
5 25/07/2016

Even though we only saw Penny twice she massively helped by training us on how to get our 7 month old toy poodle Lola to stop jumping up, stay, wait and do recall consistently.

Penny's practical yet effective approach are testament to the fact we only had to see her twice.

We would highly recommend her and are delighted with the quick results.

Clare and John

Review of it's a dog's life by Nishma
5 25/07/2016

Penny is amazing! There is no other word to describe her. In the two sessions we had with her, our lovable but misbehaving boxer, Stevie, has learned to come when called and will stop on command even when he sees other dogs!

Penny was brilliant.

At the first session she took the time to discuss all parts of Stevie's life and her recommendations meant that from the very next day, Stevie was already better behaved. I am so grateful to Penny and I would recommend her 100%


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