We offer a wide range of options for training puppies and dogs of all ages to suit your (and their) individual needs.
Covering Leyland, Euxton, Chorley, Preston, South Ribble & most of South Lancashire
Our group training classes are based in Leyland but we typically travel up to 10 miles for private training, covering most of south Lancashire.
If you are looking for puppy classes, puppies aged up to 19 weeks can join our 6-week Puppy Foundation courses. Our advice is to enrol sooner rather than later for puppy classes - as soon as your dog is vaccinated to go out in public is preferable!
Adult Dog/Progressive Classes
Dogs over 19 weeks are welcome to join our progressive Life Skills classes which enable you to progress your training from foundation level, developing real life training skills. If you wish, you can work through our Confident Canines Life Skills Award program to see just how well your dog is doing against a measured level of achievement. Priority is given to those who have completed our Puppy Foundation Course.
One to One Sessions
If private one to one training sessions suit your needs better, our sessions are tailored to address specific topics you may need help with. These sessions either take place in your home or at a public location agreed prior to the session.
If you are due to welcome a new puppy into the home, we offer a variety of puppy training packages which are designed to help you prepare for new puppy ownership and can assist you in the initial few weeks when you bring your puppy home.
Canine Hoopers Classes
As well as being our head trainer, Emma is an Accredited Canine Hoopers UK Instructor and a Platinum Pro UK Hoopers Instructor, training dogs to competition level. She hosts Canine Hoopers taster workshops as well as regular Hoopers classes for those looking for something a little bit different (but also fun!) to do with their dogs on a regular basis. If you prefer, there is also the option of one to one Hoopers training too.
We offer a range of enjoyable training workshops to fine-tune your training skills and most importantly; to have fun with your dog! Choose from Canine Hoopers, Scentwork, Dog Parkour and Reliable Recall!
Outings and Social Events
As well as the formal training sessions, Emma has created a strong local community of dog owners and regularly organises walks, outings and social get-togethers for like-minded owners to be able to come together, socialise with their dogs, and practice their training if they wish!
Emma has been an absolute godsend as we’ve had our lives turned upside down by our rescue Pointer X.
The foundations she’s helped us put into place have made our lives so much easier and turned our stressed out dog into a relaxed and happy member of the family.
It’s still a work in progress but Emma’s down to earth and sensible training techniques will certainly get us there.
Can’t recommend enough!
The best thing my husband and I ever did was getting touch with Emma!
She has trained us to train our pup! We currently have an 11 week old puppy that will sit, lie down, relax & sleep in his crate, walk well on his lead and is currently learning recall!
Our puppy got off to the best start possible, all thanks to Emma, her skills, her knowledge and her patience! Thank you!
Attended puppy training classes with our pup, Woody.
Emma is very knowledgeable and highly professional . She is always willing to answer any question - no matter how silly they may sound!
Woody had a fabulous time and learned the basics for a confident, well-behaved puppy. I will definitely be attending future classes to build on the skills Emma provided.
Would highly recommend !
AMAZING TRAINER! Can't recommend Emma and Confident Canines more.
Charlie came to us at 8 weeks with separation issues and was completely untrained. We now have a puppy who can sit, lie down, stand, settle (both in and out of a crate), walk nicely on the lead, allow health checks, drop on command and stay.
The range of services that she offers covers all that you could need at a really good price.
Emma is a brilliant trainer who gives everything, you can tell she genuinely cares about you and your dog and wants you to succeed at your training, what ever it may be. Nothing is too much!
A*** PUPPY TRAINER!
Our labradoodle Alvin is about half way through the puppy school classes & I couldn’t recommend it enough!
It has taught us as much as it has him! Emma also does puppy (and dog) play sessions at the weekend which are so much fun for him as he loves socialising with his furry friends.
Look forward to taking him to the follow on classes too.
WONDERFUL DOG TRAINER.
Emma was professional and really friendly. Tuna loved his puppy one-to-one sessions!
Highly recommended for all your dog training needs.
WE LOVE CONFIDENT CANINES! We love Emma!
Our little puppy Dennis was quite a handful when we took him home, so training 1-2-1 sessions were definitely needed.
Emma came round and instantly got stuck in with getting to know us and our puppy. Dennis absolutely loved her and soon learnt where the pocket with treats were kept and that he should be sitting down for them.
Everything he has learnt in the months since has been because of consistent contact with Emma and getting involved in social play groups etc. Can't recommend enough! Thank you!
JASON THE WONDER DOG! I have a rescue lurcher who was locked up and starved for his first six months - he was not expected to survive. When I got him at 7 months he was nuts, had never been in a house and had no experience of life, so I decided to have 1:1 training sessions as he was too old for puppy classes.
Emma extensively trained both of us for several weeks until he was settled enough to attend a class. He is now 2 years old and works at Chorley Hospital as a registered PAT therapy dog with older patients. He is very calm and loves meeting new people.
This transformation is due to Emma's input and advice. He does still have some "quirks" due to his past but attends Emma's socialisation sessions and is a fabulous companion.
Emma is always ready to offer help and advice and consistently runs a highly professional business.
AMAZING SUPPORT - We just want to say a huge thank you to Confident Canines for your help in training our crazy Sproodle (and us).
Confident Canines have been amazing with supporting us and our dog. From the very first week we got our puppy, Emma was supportive and knowledgeable - and our dog absolutely loves her!
From the first meeting through to the last Emma was timely and flexible with us.
I would definitely recommend Confident Canines for 121 sessions and group classes; our dog has loved them all!
I would just like to say thank you to Emma for showing us in the most easy to understand way how to train our little Chihuahua ‘Louis’ to have good manners, behave well and become a well socialised little dog.
We signed up for a six week puppy course and it was something of a joy. We looked forward to every session. Unfortunately, I was away for the last two weeks of the course. However, no need to worry as Louis’s ‘dogfather’ hooman continued to attend on my behalf and together we learned some amazing results.
Emma is not only a genius, she is a genuinely lovely lady who I would ‘hand on heart’ highly recommend to anyone who is considering attending her highly informative (and great fun) dog training classes.
Emma is a brilliant dog trainer/person. She understands all the dogs needs.
Emma came to our house for one to one training prior to group puppy sessions and it was very informative. We then took our puppy on the puppy training course for 6 weeks and it was both informative to us and good for our pup.
We now go to the social sessions and are looking forward to attending ongoing training classes because he knows her (and she knows his quirks) and we know her as a good trainer.
We will certainly go to Emma with our new addition once he arrives.
If you want the very best for your puppy or young dog, then you absolutely must get in touch with Emma at Confident Canines.
I've just completed the Puppy Foundation Course with my GSP Foxy and both she and I enjoyed it immensely.
Emma has extensive knowledge which she imparts in a friendly, supportive and structured way and I would wholeheartedly recommend Confident Canines to anyone who wants to do the very best for their dogs.
She is very professional, friendly, encouraging and will guide you on the road to success.
Emma did 1-1 training at home with our pup and I found her to be patient, confident and very knowledgeable. The training sessions were informative and a great basis to build on our pup becoming a very obedient, enjoyable young man.
We have also attended the group training sessions with our other pup and again this was a relaxed and enjoyable experience for us all. Both pups have now progressed to attending the social events and love every minute of them.
Excellent value for money and couldn’t recommend highly enough for owners of pups and adult dogs (and owners) alike.
Our wonderful, beautiful and typical crazy Boxer puppy Vinnie attended the puppy classes and thoroughly enjoyed them.
Training was enjoyable and delivered to a very high standard by Emma who explained the various stages of puppy development - this really helped us understand him much better.
Emma clearly demonstrated the training techniques and advised how these could be adapted to suit the individual needs, likes and motivators for each puppy.
The information, training techniques and wealth of advice shared during the puppy classes have been invaluable to us and we now have a wonderful Boxer puppy who sits, lays down, can be handled and settles down when instructed.
We have enjoyed the puppy classes so much we are looking forward to continuing the follow on training for him with Emma. I would highly recommend Confident Canines to anyone who wants to help their puppy/dog to develop into a loving, confident, well behaved pet who is a pleasure to own!
Emma is an amazing lady who has gone above and beyond her role as trainer with us.
She is kind, considerate and extremely giving of her time providing support to me and my husband in our hours, days and weeks of need after making the difficult decision to take our beautiful cockapoo puppy back to the breeder due to some behavioural challenges.
We are now ready to open our home again to another puppy and this is due to the time Emma has spent with us, sharing her time and that of her beautiful dog Amber.
We are both very much looking forward to the training regime again with our new arrival once we find the right puppy and will enjoy the classes, building our confidence and that of our pup.
Winnie has enjoyed both her puppy training, progressive skills courses and the other activities offered at confident canines.
Emma is a fantastic trainer that puts alot of time into what she does and is more than happy to give extra bits of advice and help. There is no pressure on the pups of learning too much at once as classes start with getting a base of good focusing skills.
I would 100% with no hesitation recommend to anyone looking into getting a puppy (or older dog) who wants a well behaved dog.
Winnie is looking forward to starting the next stage of her training with Emma!
Emma has been a great help and reassurance since getting our first puppy who certainly liked to use his teeth! We’ve had a 1:1 session, been to the social classes and joined the beginners puppy class, all of which have been good fun and of great use.
We are now able to tackle any unwanted behaviour in a much more consistent and rewarding way. We’ll be joining the advanced puppy classes in the new year and very much looking forward to learning more with our pup.
I’d highly recommend this company.
Brilliant dog training school. Took our border collie puppy to the Puppy Foundation Course and he really enjoyed it.
Emma is a great coach, really knowledgeable and fantastic with dogs. He made loads of progress in just a few weeks, would highly recommend.
We’ve just booked him onto the next course to help develop his training.