training classes

Well Connected Canine offers motivational, rewards based training for dogs of all sizes, ages and breeds. Rescued dogs are just as welcome as those bought as puppies. Classes are limited to a maximum of between 4 and 6 handler/dog pairs  to ensure plenty of personal attention and we can sometimes offer smaller classes to suit nervous or fearful dogs.

All dogs (apart from young puppies) must attend an initial assessment and training session before any class registrations can be confirmed. This appointment allows us to evaluate your dog and reccommend the most appropriate class or training option.  We also provide a written training plan so you can begin working on the foundation skills before starting class.  Because all of our attending dogs have been assessed, we can be confident that you will be attending the most suitable class with dogs at a similar level.

We have a selection of training tools, harnesses, leashes etc available to borrow on trial, and a small range of recommended books to buy.

If you feel your dog would benefit from some one-to-one coaching we can arrange this before you join a class. You are very welcome to come and observe at any of the training locations, just contact us in advance.

Monday class location

Jodhpurs Equestrian Centre, Tockwith

Tuesday class location

Vets4Pets York,
Turner Close York YO31 9FD

Book directly by contacting Vets4Pets York on 01904 658 201

wednesday class location

Elvington Village Hall
Main Street (junction with Church Lane)
Elvington
Y041 4HG

See map

friday class location

Wigginton Old School

Mill Lane

Wigginton, YO32 2PU (Opposite Ascot Road)

Register online

classes available

Please click on a class for more details.

  • puppy classes

    Our whole range of puppy classes from first vaccination through to early adolescence.

  • adult classes

    We welcome any graduates from our puppy programme, students who have taken private lessons with us, or handlers who have trained else where (and passed a class assessment), to explore the options for further training.

  • canine sport classes

    A range of more specialised classes to get you off to a flying start with some popular canine activities (TD Rally, Agility, Heelwork to Music), or to progress your skills (TD Scentwork). We even teach bodywork and relaxation.

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testimonials

What I'm sure the boys would like to put is:
"WE LOVE YOU MORAG!" - Jake Dog and Mr Oliver

....but a more practical response would be: Before we met Morag we were at breaking point with our Border Collies, we had been to every training class we could find, we had done everything the dog books tell you to and we were still losing the battle for our dogs' minds.

Morag has given us practical techniques, productive classes, insightful one-to-ones, useful resources, moral support and hope!

Having come through the confidence course 1 & 2 and enjoyed the Beyond the Basics, heel work to music and Rally-O we are carrying on to learn more and can't wait for the next set of classes to start. We would (and often do) recommend the Well Connected Canine courses to anyone with any kind of dog.

Jo Smith from York

Who says you can't teach a old dog new tricks? Our Jack Russell is 5 and had had no training, after just a few weeks she had a whole repertoire of new tricks. Edwina goes with my partner to work everyday so I don't get to spend much time with her. Morag's classes are our fun hour of the week where she enjoys learning new things with mum and seeing other dogs. Thanks Morag we'll see you at the next classes.

Sarah, Oscar Pet Foods from York
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