Loading...

Please wait ...

Leading Canines logo
L

Leading Canines

Market Lavington, Devizes, Wiltshire

(11)
20 hires on Bark
‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019
Leading Canines logo
L

Leading Canines

Market Lavington, Devizes, Wiltshire

(11)
20 hires on Bark
‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019

About

I offer a friendly service which aims to help each dog and owner. I am always available to give advice to clients and non-clients, always with the interest of the client and the dog in mind. Having worked as a trainer and behaviourist for forty years I have a wealth of experience with all breeds and have owned many dogs myself, again a number of different breeds and crosses.

More...

Reviews (11)

Leave a review
K

Karen McGrane

3 September 2019

As new puppy owners Jill helped us to develop a great relationship with Piper and instill good behaviour. We have enjoyed all of the classes from Puppy right through to advanced. Classes are friendly and advice from Jill, Joss and other dog owners invaluable. We totally recommend them More...

S

Sarah Cowley

8 December 2018

Superb training. Correct and professional but accomodates a wide range of dogs and owners. Tatty and I enjoyed it!

I very much enjoyed working with Sarah and Tatty while they completed their Puppy Course and progressed to our follow on classes.

D

Dominic

28 November 2018

A great dog training class with expert advice from years of experience.

M

Mylo Cranfield

16 November 2018

I had a great time at Leading Canines. Jill is an excellent trainer, a very calm and knowledgeable person who certainly can be trusted!

R

Ray Boobyer

16 November 2018

this lady knows what she is on about very good trainer and loves dogs

C

Charlotte Lamb

16 November 2018

Had fab advice and one to one training with our little rescue dog �

M

Maria Gsre Cranfield

16 November 2018

Jill is a fabulous and knowledgeable trainer with so many years of experience. My boy Mylo loves going to her classes as it was fun as well as learning. I always recommend Jill and Leading Canines. More...

S

Sophia James

16 November 2018

We've had help from Jill both with 1 to 1 behaviour advice, when we first had our rescue and then at her regular dog training classes and weekend walks - she's been fantastically helpful and supportive and we've learned lots - and had plenty of fun. Our dog is completely transformed and we've met lots of other lovely friendly dog owners - I can't recommend her too highly. More...

J

Jo Fawcett

16 November 2018

Manuka and I really enjoy our training with Jill and I have learned so much about how to become a better owner. Jill has a lot of expertise and the classes are friendly and relaxed - dogs and owners learn better like this. The group dog walks are fun too and allow the dogs and owners to make friends. I can recommend Leading canines to any owner - we keep coming because Manuka loves it. The weekly newsletters are a really good idea and often have useful tips and info. More...

G

Graeme Clark

16 November 2018

We have just finished the puppy training with Jill and Joss, well worth every penny.
Our Stafford, Jude has benefitted immeasurably, even coming first in his first dog show and was commended on his great behaviour in the ring.
We are looking forward to beginner classes soon (having a break to socialize him more and trying him off lead for recall) before we start again.
This is our second dog with leading canines, and I can't rate them highly enough.
Thanks to them both for their patience and guidance.
More...

22 November 2016

was very professional and informative with many suggestions to assist us as new dog owners

Thank you! Dogs have given me so much joy I love helping others to have the best possible relationship with their dogs.

Photos (3)

See all

Q&A

Seeing the relationship between owners and dogs blossom and become more rewarding to both. How many people get to do for a job what they most enjoy ? I find all dogs endlessly interesting,

Having enjoyed working with my own dogs from the beginning, forty years ago, it snowballed - there are a lot of dog owners who struggle with training and behavioural issues and I was asked more and more often to help other people who noticed my success. It remained very low key as I raised my family - I am passionate about ensuring children grow up to behave safely around dogs and get the pleasure from them that I have had . I continued to gain qualifications and eventually decided to open a proper business.

If you want to achieve a happy, well behaved dog and are committed to putting in the really not very arduous effort needed I will work with you and support you, whether you need one to one help or classes. You will find trainers/behaviourists out there who have a lot of modern theoretical knowledge and will fling terms at you which you may not understand if you don't happen to have a psychology degree; many of these have no real hands-on experience and may never have owned a dog of their own! You will still find some who use old-fashioned, harsh methods which as well as being cruel don't actually work well. And then there are those who are only interested in training wellbred young puppies who are problem-free, pedigree dogs or who shy away from dogs of breeds they don't personally happen to favour!
In fact, the term "dog trainer" is a misnomer as actually the instruction is given to the owner, so the correct term is dog training instructor! I will teach you how to train/manage your dog and teach him to be a good companion. He lives with you and you are his whole life.