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 20 weeks can join our 6-week Puppy Foundation course. Our puppy play sessions are also a great addition to aid the all-important early socialisation.
Adult Dog/Progressive Classes
Dogs over 20 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.
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 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.
We also run subject-specific training workshops which focus on typical problem topics such as recall and lead walking.
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!
We just want to say a huge thank you to Confident Canines for your help in training our crazy Sproodle (and us).
Emma gave us the confidence with what to do, and that we were doing things right.
From the first meeting through to the last Emma was timely and flexible with us.
We would definitely recommend to others and are looking forward to having some more advanced puppy lessons when she gets a bit older!
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.
We had one to one training for our Puppy and it was excellent.
Emma provided very informative training sessions in a friendly manner.
Not only were we taught training tips as a family but were also given advice about caring for a new puppy too.
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 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 plus 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.
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.