Our Class Calendar

Starting your training journey with us

Classes Fully OPEN with social distancing 

With Safe outdoor training with social distancing measures in place we offer fun effective reward based, force free training for puppies and dogs of all ages. Puppy and dog training classes are available in Ipswich, Stowmarket/ Stowupland, Barham and Colchester.
Classes are ongoing and progressive, and recommended by vets and rescue centres as we train what you need today, and show you how to prevent problem behaviours of the future. Classes can be booked in convenient sets of 6, 10 or 14 so you can do as little or as much training to suit your needs, and we highly recommend joining our VIP membership with over 150 training tutorials, live sessions with a behaviourist and much more.
Frequently Asked Questions
How To Book
1. Select the day and time you want to join the class

2. Select the number of dogs you want to bring, the number of weeks and select your dates from the calendar

3. All classes have different start dates and times, so if you require a sooner start date take a look at alternative times and days.

4. Once you have selected the dates in your basket, follow the simple check out procedure.

5. If you would like additional training support and weekly live sessions with a behaviourist, don't forget to add the VIP membership to your basket. It is half price when buying classes.
FAQ's
1. How do I book classes?
All classes are booked via the website by selecing classes, and the day and time you would like. You can chose the dates you attend from those available on the booking calendar.

2. How do I book 121 training or behaviour consultations?
Fill in the callback request form on the page or send a message via the contact us page. I will contact you to arrange a time and date. Click here to book 121 training OR Click here to book behavioural consultations

3. Can family and children attend classes?
During the pandemic, we have had to restrict attendance to one person per dog, but as soon as things improve we will reinstate our everyone welcome policy.
If you have family that would like to be involved in the training we are offering half price VIP membership during the pandemic so you can have access to all our training at home too via our online training program. This can be booked at the time of booking a class.
Our trainers and helpers are all DBS checked for your peace of mind. Children under the age of 16yrs old are not permitted to attend alone during the pandemic due to restrictions of one person per dog.

4. Can I change my booking once I have selected my dates?
No, once the dates are chosen they are fixed. However we do give you the most flexibility of any training school in the area. You can select the dates you attend from the booking calendar which gives you the flexibility to work around holidays and events you have planned.

5. Do you cancel classes if it rains?
Not as a rule, as long as it is safe to train we will train all weathers. We will only cancel if we deem it to be unsafe for owners and dogs to train.
Dog's still need exercise, even if it rains! However if we do need to cancel we just take our training online instead.

6. Where are classes held?
Ipswich - Suffolk Blue Cross - Bourne Hill, Wherstead, Ipswich, IP2 8NQ
Ipswich - Kembroke Kennels - Newbourne Road, Ipswich, IP10 0BU
Ipswich Martlesham - Dans Meadow - Bealings Rd, Martlesham, IP12 4RW
Barham - Millies Meadow, Sandy Lane, Barham, IP6 0PB
Stowmarket - WM Smith - Pightle Barn, Stowupland, IP14 5EU
Colchester - Dog Play Centre, Seven Saints Farm, Severalls Ln, Colchester CO4 5JB

7. What should I bring?
Poo bags, Lots of yummy treats - I recommend thinly sliced hot dog sausage or sausage, chicken, ham etc rather than shop bought treats.
Don't feed breakfast for morning classes, or dinner for evening classes as we use a lot of food with the reward based training and their tummies fill up quickly.

8. Is my dog suitable for classes?
Classes are suitable for any puppy or dog that needs to learn new training skills, improve the skills they already have and are happy to be in and around other dogs.
If your dog is worried, scared or aggressive around dogs and people we suggest behaviour training instead. For more info https://www.bestbehaviourdogtraining.co.uk/dog-behaviour/

9. What age can a dog or puppy attend?
Puppies and dogs can attend from any age as long as they have had their 2nd vaccination. Old or young, we help them all.

10. What training methods do you use?
We only use modern, science based force free, reward based training using positive reinforcement. We do not condone or permit harsh handling, slip leads, or punishment.

11. My bitch has come into season, can I attend class?
Seasons can sometimes be difficult to predict, and we ask owners not to bring bitches in season to classes. Your place is booked regardless so we do encourage owners to attend without their dog so you know what to train at home.
Covid Safe Rules For Classes
We would like to say an enormous thankyou to you all for your continued support in helping us remain a COVID SAFE service provider.
In summary:
1) 1 Person to attend per dog - NO SPECTATORS ARE PERMITTED
2) Blue Cross attendees - Please park in the car park near to the main entrance gate and on the road, on the blue cross side only. Follow social distancing whilst getting in and out of cars. See site plan pictured on the community group and queue for your class remaining 2m apart along the green fence on the one way system. Congregating in the car park is NOT PERMITTED.
Stowupland, Dans Meadow, Kembroke, Colchester attendees - Please park in the car parks and stay with your cars, 2m away from one another until called to join your class. Congregating in the car park is NOT PERMITTED.
Kembroke Kennel attendees will be required to wear a face covering during indoor classes from 1st October.
Millies Meadow attendees - Please arrive at the car park and make your way to the training area remaining 2m apart throughout.
3) Please follow any one way systems in place to wait for your classes via the Woodland walk for Blue Cross attendees, which is accessible from the left Side of the perimeter green fence as you look at the blue cross site from outside. Please remain 2m apart whilst waiting to attend your class and queue considerately to not disturb other classes taking place. You will be invited in by your training team when the previous classes have finished. Do not enter unless accompanied by a member of Best Behaviour Staff.
4) Please bring your own long lines for distance work. Long lines can be purchased here https://www.bestbehaviourdogtraining.co.uk/class-essentials/
5) Please remain 2m apart from others at ALL times
6) If you or your family are self isolating - Do not attend.
7) There is NO access to centre/site buildings - this is for the safety and well being of the Blue Cross Staff/ staff at all sites. Please observe this to ensure staff can continue their very important work without disruption.
8) It would really help us if you can arrive as close to the start time as possible to minimise the number of people on the site at any one time.
9) Our team will be around the sites and happy to guide you.
Please observe our rules as our priority is always yours and your dogs safety and wellbeing.
Lastly, thank you for your co-operation. We are passionate about ensuring you have a safe environment to train your dogs.
Our Locations
Ipswich - Suffolk Blue Cross - Bourne Hill, Wherstead, Ipswich, IP2 8NQ
Ipswich - Kembroke Kennels - Newbourne Road, Ipswich, IP10 0BU
Ipswich Martlesham - Dans Meadow - Bealings Rd, Martlesham, IP12 4RW
Barham - Millies Meadow, Sandy Lane, Barham, IP6 0PB
Stowmarket - WM Smith - Pightle Barn, Stowupland, IP14 5EU
Colchester - Dog Play Centre, Seven Saints Farm, Severalls Ln, Colchester CO4 5JB
How Does The Training Work
Our training is ongoing and progressive and takes around 45 weeks to complete everything we train. No class is ever repeated as we are continuously updating our training based on the most modern science based methods.
Classes can be booked in sets of 6, 10 or 14 classes and you can rebook as often as you wish. We go beyond standard puppy training and offer you all the support you need with your puppy and dog for a long as you need it.
Whether you just want 6 weeks socialisation or a highly trained dog that's a pleasure to be around, we can help you with all of your needs.
What To Bring To Classes?
1. Flat collar or harness (Choke chains, prong collars are not permitted)
2. Standard lead (not extendable)
3. Lots of yummy treats cut into small pieces. Thinly sliced hot dogs are great for training
4. Poo bags
5. Please email a copy of your dogs vaccine certificate to [email protected]
6. Please dress for the weather conditions, to ensure you and your dog are comfortable throughout the session. We train in all weathers. REMEMBER, there’s no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothes!!!!!!
7. Water and water bowls are provided, but if your dog prefers their own please feel free to bring that as well. We recommend not feeding a morning meal, or at least reducing it, as the training is reward based and their tummy’s will fill up quickly!!!

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