The Barkley

The Barkley

The Barkley  is a verified pro service provider Certificate of Excellence 2015

The Barkley  locationBiggleswade, Bedfordshire

(26 Reviews)

"The Barkley is a home from home environment for your dog. We use the most up-to-date, ethical & fun training methods. We are passionate about your four-legged friend’s wellbeing and we look forward to meeting you and your dog soon" Luci & Pierre Sanan.

The Barkley offers award winning dog services from a small holding in Upper Caldecote, Bedfordshire.

Luci Sanan is a fully qualified dog trainer, a full member of the IMDT (Institue of Modern Dog Trainers) and holds further qualifications in Canine Behaviour & Psychology. (Check out more about us on our website!).

We love dogs, and like to make training fun as well as effective.

In addition to training and behavioural services, we offer a limited number of day care, home boarding and walking places.

We look forward to discussing how we can help you further.

Luci & Pierre Sanan.

The Barkley  Reviews

The Barkley Reviews


Review of The Barkley  by NayFu
5 04/04/2017 NayFu

The Barkley is a home from home for all dogs. They can cater for everything, from older chilled out dogs who like to rest on the sofa, to high energy dogs who need plenty of exercise. Everyone has their spot in Pierre's house! Would never send my dog to traditional kennels again. Such a minor difference in the price for such a massive difference in your dog's enjoyment of their time away. A* service and would recommend to all my friends.

Review of The Barkley  by Isabella McBride
5 03/04/2017 Isabella McBride

A beautiful home from home experience for your dog, with the added comfort of knowing that those who are looking after your dog are passionate about all aspects of dog welfare and want your dog to enjoy their stay. I wouldn't book anywhere else

Review of The Barkley  by Lolly Pop
5 01/04/2017 Lolly Pop

The Barkley provides a 5 Star service to the dogs and customers they look after. The dogs are provided with a home from home experience. They have the chance to just chill on the sofa if they wish and a huge exercise area which is fully enclosed and safe to run and play in. They get plenty of stimulation and they even provide an in house training option if people are struggling with their dogs behaviour. The dogs get the opportunity to interact with each other in a controlled manor and all personalities and temperaments are catered for. If certain dogs don't get on they are managed professionally, separated if necessary into different area's and supervised at all times. Modern dog training techniques are used to manage the dogs and Luci and Pierre have strong force-free ethics and use positive reinforcement only. Their rates are very reasonable and their customers only have good things to say. They get booked for months in advance which only proves how happy their customers are!

Review of The Barkley  by Paul O'Brien
1 31/01/2017 Paul O'Brien

Very poor service: We found the Barkley to be very disappointing. When we initially looked for daycare for our puppy they never replied to our phone calls.
More recently, when looking for dog boarding, they were difficult to get hold of and when we did speak, they did not get back to us.
We went elsewhere in the end as we didn't feel they were interested. They need to work on their customer service and availability to communicate/get back to people.
Mark & Paul

Review of The Barkley  by Pierre Sanan
5 02/12/2015 Pierre Sanan

Review of The Barkley  by Sue Burnley
5 29/10/2015 Sue Burnley

“First Class Home from Home”

Both Pierre and Luci gave Molly a first class holiday whilst we had ours. As you can see from the photo, she certainly felt at home and attention was not lacking. When we picked up her up after a fortnight she was in peak condition and far from desperate to return home. Already booked her in for next year. Highly recommended.

Review of The Barkley  by Molly's Mum
5 29/10/2015 Molly's Mum

“First Class Home from Home”

Both Pierre and Luci gave Molly a first class holiday whilst we had ours. As you can see from the photo, she certainly felt at home and attention was not lacking. When we picked up her up after a fortnight she was in peak condition and far from desperate to return home. Already booked her in for next year. Highly recommended.

Review of The Barkley  by Laura Ayres
1 26/09/2015 Laura Ayres

I would not even give this business a one star. Pierre one of the owners looked after my cat for 5 days in my home and everything seemed to be OK until I got home. He failed to lock my front door and therefore my house was left open for it to be robbed (luckily it wasn't). I then went into the kitchen and found that some water had been split under the food mat and had been left there for a few hours and possibly days. As a result a white stain appeared on my vinyl floor and I had to get a specialist company in to repair the vinyl. I have reported the business to trading standards and hopefully they will be inspected as a result of this. I received a letter today from Pierre apologising for leaving my front door open, but he has the cheek to demand the money for the pet sitting. STAY AWAY FROM THIS BUSINESS, IF YOU WANT YOUR HOUSE LEFT UNLOCKED THEN USE THEM, BUT I WILL NEVER BE USING THEM AGAIN.

Review of The Barkley  by Luci Sanan
5 29/08/2014 Luci Sanan

Review of The Barkley  by Hannah Tarr
5 Hannah Tarr

The dogs had a fantastic time. Safe, well cared for and definitely entertained and kept busy on lovely walks, even with a swim included! So glad we found The Barkley!

Review of The Barkley  by Lucy Smith
5 Lucy Smith

Five star care in a wonderful setting. Your pet will be having a better holiday than you are. X

Review of The Barkley  by Rebekah Robert Wilson
5 Rebekah Robert Wilson

Top class dog lovers. Somewhere you know your four legged mate will be looked after and spoilt to bits!!! Cannot speak more highly of this place

Review of The Barkley  by Karen Farr
5 Karen Farr

First time at The Barkley. Super day learning doggy yoga. Excellent instructors in a safe and relaxed environment. Highly recommend trying this with your dog.

Review of The Barkley  by Toni Burnley
5 Toni Burnley

Our Molly clearly had a fabulous time at The Barkley judging from the photographs Pierre sent us at different points during our holiday.
Her energy levels are very high and it was no mean feat to keep her happy and engaged in this home from home.
Highly recommended.
Thanks Pierre.

Review of The Barkley  by Elena Cenami
5 Elena Cenami

My very lively 9 month old labrador stayed with this lovely couple this summer, very hard to leave him but felt immediately relaxed as he ran through the door.I had lots of reasurance and texts to say he was fine...he had a fabulous time!!!! Highly recommended, Ellie

Review of The Barkley  by Lynn Howlett
5 Lynn Howlett

This is the first time in 4 years that I have had to leave woody with someone other than friends or family. I could not have been told about any where better lovely people to care for your dog in a beautiful setting. I do hope woody behaves himself. X thank you for accommodating woody at such short notice. Highly recommend the Barkley x

Review of The Barkley  by Alison Martin
5 Alison Martin

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the training classes. Luci's classes are never boring, she is really knowledgeable we have learnt so much almost without realising it.

Review of The Barkley  by Elaine Johnson
5 Elaine Johnson

I have been working with Luci for the last 6 months with my two dogs. I can't thank Luci enough for all the help and advice she has given me. My confidence has grown with the knowledge I have gained and know that my dogs have a much happier life. I would thoroughly recommend her services to anyone.

Review of The Barkley  by Jacky Benjamin
5 Jacky Benjamin

Our dog Coco absolutely loved being with Pierre @ the barkley,whether its was going for a dog walk or day care, she loved it, and spending time with all the other doggies. I would thoroughly recommend The Barkley , very homely, with plenty of outdoor space to run around !! Very Happy

Review of The Barkley  by Hannah Gillson
5 Hannah Gillson

When you open the car and your dog smells the Barkley their tail will start wagging and doesn't seem to stop!
It's a great environment for socialising and relaxing too. The owners are caring and take your dogs needs into great consideration. My puppy, Brandy is worn out and happy when I pick her up and is great with other dogs due to early exposure.
You won't find a better facility in the area that will cater for all your needs.
Thanks Barkley

Review of The Barkley  by Michelle Lawson
5 Michelle Lawson

Luci has been working with me and Bandit for about 4 months now. We have completed their Level 1 and Level 2 awards and are now working on continuation awards and a routine for a show ( yikes!) Bandit loves the reward and praise based learning, it helps him focus and socialise in a controlled environment. The benefit and progress is amazing to see from the start of his training to now, he is a reformed dog

Review of The Barkley  by Sally Jane Collings
5 Sally Jane Collings

Although they are not up and running yet I know this will be a great place to leave your dog for a holiday . Pierre and Luci love dogs and look after their two rescue dogs brilliantly , they even helped heathlands animal sanctuary out with two very elderly terriers over the Christmas period that had been left homeless . Their place is lovely with plenty of outdoor space for the dogs to enjoy along with all the home comforts.

Review of The Barkley  by Luci Sheckal
5 Luci Sheckal

The most amazing place for our dog EVER!!!! Our dog is an extremely important member of our family. In looking for day care for our boy we took a huge amount of time to find a place and person who we would even consider looking after Cooper. Finally we found Pierre!

We would never consider going anywhere else. Pierre looks after Cooper as a complete professional and also someone who truly loves dogs and understands them!!!!

We cannot recommend Pierre highly enough and would be more than happy to provide, without hesitation, a gleeming refrence for Pierre and the Barkley.

Thanks Pierre!

Review of The Barkley  by Suzi Moore
5 Suzi Moore

We did a dog yoga class recently, and my dog isn't normally one for slow paced anything. I can't begin to explain the change in our training. It's helped my focus as much as anything - which was, no doubt, our biggest problem.
Just the simple matter of using a mat for training has changed our whole regime. He see's the mat as the fun treat time and is actually working hard to understand what I want him to do, and by focusing on what he does on the mat I am finding it so much easier to show him what I want him to do.

Review of The Barkley  by Sarah Mason
5 Sarah Mason

Being first time dog owners we knew we'd benefit from some training and guidance. Luci has been amazing with our dog and talking us through different techniques to help his learning. Dexter has really enjoyed going to training so he can show off all his learning. Not only has Luci taught us to teach basic commands and tricks, she's also shown us how to connect with Dexter which is worth its weight in gold. Luci is so approachable with any questions and has a genuine passion for what she does which is really clear to see! Thanks for everything Luci! X ��

Review of The Barkley  by Helen Rae
5 Helen Rae

We get brilliant day care from Naomi and when we've needed it have had really supportive help and advice on feeding and behaviour from all of the Barkley team.

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The Barkley Location

205 Biggleswade Rd, Upper Caldecote, Biggleswade SG18 9BJ, UK

Services provided by The Barkley

The Barkley Services

Dog Training - Group Classes in Arlesey and Biggleswade

Dog Training - 1-2-1 at The Barkley, or the owner's home / area

Behavioural Modification

Residential Training (Train and Board)

Dog Day Care

Home Boarding

Dog Walking

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