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We have puppy & dog training classes in Ipswich, Martlesham, Colchester, Barham, and Stowupland and masterclasses, agility, scent detection, dog sports and activities at various sites. We offer training weekdays, weekends and evenings.

Our puppy and dog training classes can be started as soon as puppy or dog has had their 2nd vaccine. Or at first vaccine for our pupability masterclass.

Benefits include:

  • Flexible booking in sets of 8, 12, 16 or 44 weeks for puppy and dog training. You can do as little or as much as you would like.
  • We don't abandon you when you need it most - our training is science based and created around the needs of dogs and their owners lifestages.
  • You receive FREE lifetime access to our dog owner community for help and support whenever you need it.
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WeeksFixed DatesFlexible Dates
8£196.00 per dog£220.00 per dog
(includes 1 date change)
12£270.00 per dog£318.00 per dog
(includes 2 date changes)
16£320.00 per dog£368.00 per dog
(includes 2 date changes)
44£800.00 per dog£880.00 per dog
(includes 6 date changes)
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MORE INFORMATION about the training below - Click read more for information on locations, what to bring and all information relating to the training.
Puppy and Dog Training Classes at Ipswich, Colchester, Clacton, Martlesham, Stowupland, Barham, Clopton, Hadleigh
 
What is the training for?

Our Puppy and dog training classes teach obedience, good behaviour, doggy manners and life skills for puppies and dogs of all ages and consists of a 44 week programme which can be booked in sets of 8, 12 or 16 weeks. You can chose to do some or all of it – the choice is yours. The programme is split into 6 achievable levels where your dog receives up to 6 certifications throughout their time with us.
Our 44 week programme is based on research and scientific facts and benefits dogs in all these ways
  • Formal puppy training for the first year of life reduces dog to dog aggression
  • Dogs that don’t attend classes for the first year of their life are 2.6 times more aggressive than those not attending training with other dogs in the household
  • Dogs that don’t attend classes show a 2.8 times higher level of non social fear.
  • Dogs learn over months  and years by layering the learning just as we would learn at school.
Here are a few of the things we cover:
Socialisation, Lead walking, Recall, Impulse control, Trick training, Emergency stops, Manners around animals and people, Scent work, Heelwork, Preventing problem behaviours and much more. 
Our training is comprehensively designed around training life skills, gaining a great relationship with your puppy or dog and supporting you through every life stage from puppyhood to adulthood and beyond.
How long does a course last?

Our training is modern and progressive, and can be booked in sets of 8, 12 or 16 classes. You can rebook and continue your training for as long as you like, as we never repeat the same class twice. We actually adapt our class programme criteria each week according to skill level of the individual dogs attending as we prefer to be focussed on your dogs needs rather than just repeating the same classes over and over again.

How many sets shall I book?

You can choose to book as many sets of 8, 12 or 16 classes as you would like. There is no limit to how many times you can keep booking, as our training is tailored and progressive. It takes around 44 weeks to cover everything we train from start to finish.

Adult dogs requirements will depend on any previous training, but as a minimum we recommend 12 classes.
 
Can I do more than just classes?

Absolutely, and we highly recommend everyone joins our VIP membership program. You get access to over 250 online training tutorials to compliment your classes, live regular video sessions with a behaviourist, and access to a dedicated VIP membership group for more help and support whenever you want and need it. VIP membership is half price if booked at the same time as a class.

Flexibility?

We have lots of times and days available, as well as offering the flexibility to book dates to suit you in sets of 8, 12 or 16 classes. If you have a holiday or event planned you can choose the dates you attend from our easy to use booking calendar. You can also book our flexible booking option which allows you to make a set amount of changes per booking.

Where?

We train at 8 locations – Here are the addresses for each location. Please ensure you have selected the right location for your booking.
Martlesham - Dans Meadow - Bealings Rd, Martlesham, IP12 4RW
Ipswich Blue Cross - Suffolk Blue Cross - Bourne Hill, Wherstead, Ipswich, IP2 8NQ
Ipswich The Boot - The Strand, Freston, Ipswich, IP9 1AB
Ipswich Kembroke - Kembroke Kennels - Newbourne Road, Ipswich, IP10 0BU
Barham - Millies Meadow, Sandy Lane, Barham, IP6 0PB
Stowmarket - WM Smith - Pightle Barn, Stowupland, IP14 5EU
Colchester North / Ipswich South - Great Gilbert Farm, Bluegate Lane, Capel, IP9 2JX
Clacton - Lodge Farm, Lodge Rd, Little Clacton, Clacton on Sea , CO16 9QD 
Ipswich - Suffolk Blue Cross - Bourne Hill, Wherstead, Ipswich, IP2 8NQ
Ipswich - Bourne Garden Centre, 578 Wherstead Road, Ipswich, IP2 8LS
Ipswich -The Boot Freston, The Strand, Ipswich,IP9 1AB
Clopton - Village Hall Field, Manor Rd, Clopton, Woodbridge IP13 6QN
Hadleigh - Priory Hall Wedding venue, Hadleigh, IP7 5AZ
Colchester - Dog Play Centre, Seven Saints Farm, Severalls Ln, Colchester CO4 5JB
What to bring to class:
  • Flat collar or harness (Choke chains, prong collars are not permitted)
  • Standard lead (not extendable)
  • A long line maximum 5m
  • Lots of yummy treats cut into small pieces (Around 200-300 pieces). Thinly sliced hot dogs are great for training
  • Poo bags
  • Please email a copy of  your dogs vaccination certificate to [email protected]
  • 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!!!!!!
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!!!

Social Distancing and COVID 19 or Extreme Weather (Snow, Thunder, Weather warnings)
  • In the event of a lockdown, government changing protocols, or if we feel it is in the best interest of those attending, training may be conducted via an online medium instead of a face to face class where necessary as per our terms.
Parking & Facilities

Parking is available on site, and please read our terms and conditions before booking.
Payment of fees should be made at the time of placing a booking. Failure to make payment will result in the booking being cancelled.

 
For all other FAQ’s please see our terms and conditions and FAQ’s pages

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5/5 Rating

We are so pleased with all the progress made, we had a very shy puppy who is now a confident young dog thanks to your help and training.

Tim & Emily

5/5 Rating

Lola and I have been attending classes in Colchester since Lola was 16 weeks old. She's now 18 months and we've just completed the full 44 weeks. It's been an incredible journey. We've both learnt so much and I'm extremely grateful for the training and guidance we've had from Vicki. The training methods used are fun, varied and tailored to every dogs ability. Training any dog isn't an overnight process, it takes time, dedication and a lot of patience, but the bond you get with your dog during that process is amazing. We've loved every minute of our journey so far and we're now planning our next course with Best Behaviour Dog Training.

Steve

5/5 Rating

Just brilliant training - knowledgable friendly instructors and training that works - Can't recommend enough

Alex

5/5 Rating

We attended Stowupland classes and loved doing them so much. We learned loads and will be coming back to do more

Darren

5/5 Rating

Percy is a different dog after 10 weeks of mind and body work classes. Thank you from us both

Donna

5/5 Rating

Percy is a different dog after 10 weeks of mind and body work classes. Thank you from us both

Donna

5/5 Rating

Percy is a different dog after 10 weeks of mind and body work classes. Thank you from us both

Donna

5/5 Rating

We absolutely loved your Mind and Body class today! Rusty is asleep now after his mental and physical exercise and our bond is feeling even more special! Can't wait for next week, thank you 🐾

Jenny

5/5 Rating

Amazing hour. Bracken thought it was easy but it soon got harder. Well done to all the puppies in our session.

Tara

5/5 Rating

I took my puppy (Ellie) to Zoe's Training Classes mainly to get Ellie socialised with other young puppies in a safe and friendly environment, which is what we got. Zoe was very friendly and approachable and had a lot of time for myself and Ellie. The classes were very enjoyable and I was surprised on how much Ellie and I both learnt. I would highly recommend Zoe to any of my family or friends with a puppy.

Sarah

5/5 Rating

So proud of Coco on her 1st sleepover with a dog sitter. Just shows the training works, thanks Zoe and team.

Livi

5/5 Rating

Jeff had a very bad start to life and when we brought him home he was a very nervous and uncertain dog. I called Zoe for some help and guidance and I can certainly say all her advice was excellent, so a big thank you Zoe. Jeff suffered with separation anxiety, but with Zoe's help this is very much improved. We reward and praise all the time and Jeff now sits to command :0). Jeff is a much more relaxed dog and each day we see more of his great personality coming through.

Jackie

5/5 Rating

I had a dog that I could only describe as a nightmare to train and walk. I had tried everything, training him at home, classes, residential training. But nothing worked, he just didn't listen and was becoming uncontrollable as a 40kg adult German shepherd. I spoke with Zoe and she assured me that with the right training and approach Baxter could become a reformed character. She was right! A few weeks on and the improvement was incredible. We are 6 months into our training and he walks to heal, comes when called and is a joy to walk. Thankyou Zoe it's changed our life.

James

5/5 Rating

Great advice but also simple to understand. Thank you for helping my Beagle with his separation anxiety.

Stacey

5/5 Rating

So glad we enlisted the help of Zoe for our generally anxious 2 year old dog Florence who also had separation anxiety since a puppy. The advice was simply and clearly given and we could also get in touch anytime to ask questions if needed. Zoe clearly loves dogs and is very approachable and friendly. Our dog could not be left alone at all, now after a few weeks she can be happily left for a considerable amount of time. Florence was very anxious before we had the help of Zoe and had become withdrawn, now she is much happier, playful and very much part of our family. Thank you Zoe

Elaine

5/5 Rating

Zoe and her team are amazing! I would have never believed my dog would be completing a whole agility circuit on the first day without a lead. You have possibly helped me to make a very crazy energetic spaniel focus on something for longer than a minute! Highly recommend!

Natalie

5/5 Rating

Another fantastic morning for some of our dogs as they got out and enjoyed the sunny weather by getting involved with some of the Best Behaviour Dog Training sessions this morning. Great fun for dogs and people alike!!

Blue Cross Rehoming Centre

5/5 Rating

Excellent training - highly recommend

Lee

5/5 Rating

Rosie age 6 was extremely nervous around other dogs and people. Pulled on lead and barked at other dogs and people she came across while walking. We attended Zoe's classes and Rosie soon began to behave better and with plenty of very useful tips I was able to train her at home and improve her behaviour dramatically. Each new dog is assessed prior to commencement of the classes to meet the right training requirement for each individual dog and not just become a number in the group. Zoe's way of training is all about rewarding the dog and keep them happy without realising they are at school! Zoe knows dogs very well and all her heart is in providing best service for the owner but specially the dog itself. I attended a class in the past and was advised Rosie was too old to train. She was certainly not. Strongly recommended. :-)

Bea

5/5 Rating

Zoë s classes are very friendly and relaxed. Depending on your dogs ability and age Zoë will differentiate the class so that your dog will get the most from it and improve your dogs behaviour. Zoë is always available for any queries, questions and will give you useful strategies during and after the class and is always more than happy to help. It is really enjoyable to take your dog out and about and it behaves well with other dogs and is sociable with people.

Kim

5/5 Rating

'We took our Sprocker puppy Freddie to training with Zoe and her able assistant Carl at Stowmarket. We immediately felt welcome by them and the other dog owners. The classes were fun and interesting for both the dogs and their owners and there was even an agility set up. At the first lesson we were asked to let our dogs off the lead at the half way point, which initially filled me with dread. However, we were reassured by Zoe that none of the dogs would run off. In fact they all played together close by.I have already recommended a work colleague who is now taking their dog Alfie to the Ipswich Saturday class. I would highly recommend new dog owners to attend the beginners classes.

The MacDonald Family

5/5 Rating

I took my puppy to these classes and have found them so helpful. We recommend to all first time puppy owners

Nathan

5/5 Rating

We contacted Zoe after having problems with our little Jack Russell Bridget who we adopted at 9 months old. She had a whole range of behavioural issues from aggression to other dogs, disappearing on walks, going to the toilet on her bed, jumping up ...the list really was endless. Zoe spent a full 2 hours understanding Bridget and then more time teaching us how to build her confidence and tackle each issue individually. She really knows her stuff and has an unrivalled love for dogs. I would recommend her to anyone with a dog that has developed any behavioural trait. She had an easy and manageable solution to all our problems. Bridget is now a very confident and happy little dog :-)

Louise

5/5 Rating

We have a 6 year old border terrier, then introduced a border terrier puppy in to the family. As she was too young for classes (not fully covered by jabs)we decided to start training early at home. Zoe was brilliant, both myself (an experienced dog owner - or so I thought!?) and my 5 year old daughter learnt so much and it's really paying off, we have a 4 month old puppy who's much more obedient than her 6 year old companion. As we're restricted with levels of exercise at this age, we use training in the evenings to both bond with our new girl and keep her mind active. We wish we'd have done this with our older dog, but he's really keen to join in and learn new tricks - especially when there are treats about:-)I'd recommend a 1-2-1 session for any new puppy owner, I'm now keen to go on the puppy course too, knowing that we have a great foundation to build from.

Andrea & Alice

5/5 Rating

We have a 6 year old border terrier, then introduced a border terrier puppy in to the family. As she was too young for classes (not fully covered by jabs)we decided to start training early at home. Zoe was brilliant, both myself (an experienced dog owner - or so I thought!?) and my 5 year old daughter learnt so much and it's really paying off, we have a 4 month old puppy who's much more obedient than her 6 year old companion. As we're restricted with levels of exercise at this age, we use training in the evenings to both bond with our new girl and keep her mind active. We wish we'd have done this with our older dog, but he's really keen to join in and learn new tricks - especially when there are treats about:-)I'd recommend a 1-2-1 session for any new puppy owner, I'm now keen to go on the puppy course too, knowing that we have a great foundation to build from.

Andrea & Alice

5/5 Rating

Good practical advice that was easy to follow and actually worked. Very happy with best behaviour, Zoe certainly helped solve my dogs problems

Denise

5/5 Rating

We attended puppy classes at Martlesham and it was a lovely setting to train my pup with lots of space and friendly people. All the training was treat based and we got excellent results doing this. We never realised it was okay to use treats like this to train. It’s been a life saver for us.

Adam

5/5 Rating

We attended 24 weeks of training and Percy has grown to be a great little dog. With lots of personality and is just excellent with his training. We are so pleased we enrolled in these puppy classes. Thankyou Best Behaviour

Alison & Percy

5/5 Rating

Thankyou Best Behaviour team, we have a well trained happy puppy thanks to all your help.

Sarah

5/5 Rating

I have been bringing my puppy Spud to these classes for a few weeks and they are excellent. Really great advice and help

Amber

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