Dog Training

Tailored to your needs

Dog Training

Tailored to your needs

Welcome to Taking The Lead Canine Academy.

We are three IMDT-qualified trainers who use modern,  positive-reward methods to help you get the most out of your dog.

Taking the Lead run classes for dogs and puppies of all ages and founder Nik O’Flynn also carries out private lessons for personalised training and behaviour work. Classes are held in Epping with agility classes in Sewardstone.

New block of classes! June/July blocks now ready to book. Six classes in the block please check out Book Online button.

Our Agility Club has limited spaces but please contact us if you would like to go on the WhatsApp group to hear about spaces and additional workshops.

Please contact us if you have any questions about which class would suit you.

Check out my Taking The Lead Facebook page and Taking_The_Lead_West_Essex Instagram.

My name is Nik O’Flynn and I am a qualified IMDT instructor

I run classes for dogs and puppies of all ages and also carry out private lessons for personalised training and behaviour work. Classes are held in Epping.

New block of classes! January blocks now ready to book. Six classes in the block please check out Book Online button. We will also be starting our new fun agility club in 2024 so please register your interest via the Book Online button (no payment yet).

Contact me for if you have any questions about which class would suit you.

Check out my Taking The Lead Facebook page and Taking_The_Lead_West_Essex Instagram.

group classes

Group Classes

Instructive and fun classes for all levels including puppies, adolescents and older dogs. Also the opportunity to take IMDT certificates from puppy to Level 6.

Your dog will learn obedience and life skills, such as being calm around other dogs, as well as fun elements like agility and games.

one to one sessions

Private Sessions

Lessons tailored to your needs for teaching your dog the perfect recall or how to walk to heel without pulling.

Behavioural problems also welcome, eg dealing with separation anxiety, or a reactive or fearful dog.

puppy visits

Puppy Visits

Got a new puppy? Or thinking of getting one? Start on the right track with a home visit.

Get on top of toileting, introduce good habits and get your puppy to focus on you and start early training.

group classes

Group Classes

Dog and puppy training classes.

Also special workshops: recall, impulse control.

Classes held on Fridays and Saturdays in Epping.

one to one sessions

Private Sessions

Hour-long training sessions with you and your dog/puppy at a place to suit you.

Sessions tailored to suit your dog’s needs, eg poor recall, lead pulling, puppy knowledge.

puppy visits

Puppy Visits

Got a new puppy? Or thinking of getting one? Start on the right track with a home visit.

Get on top of toileting, introduce good habits and get your puppy to focus on you and start early training.

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1 week ago
Taking The Lead

The team will be at the Theydon Bois Donkey Derby, if you are here come down and say hello, and we also have some agility equipment set-up to have a go on! ... See MoreSee Less

The team will be at the Theydon Bois Donkey Derby, if you  are here come down and say hello, and we also have some agility equipment set-up to have a go on!
www.takingthelead.org.uk
4 weeks ago
Taking The Lead

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1 month ago
Taking The Lead

Fancy trying your hand at some new tricks or have a training issue you'd like to work on? We have a new block of classes starting on June 8th. Why not join our next class to learn more about:
· Recall
· Loose Lead Walking
· Impulse Control
· Trick Training
· Agility
· And much more!
Get in touch today!
takingthelead.org.uk/
... See MoreSee Less

Fancy trying your hand at some new tricks or have a training issue youd like to work on? We have a new block of classes starting on June 8th. Why not join our next class to learn more about:
· Recall
· Loose Lead Walking
· Impulse Control
· Trick Training
· Agility
· And much more!
Get in touch today!
https://takingthelead.org.uk/

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We joined the Wed classes with our newly adopted dog Doris. We had previously been warned she may not be able to go off lead as small furries etc too tempting. Since these classes she is off the lead everyday (just not right in the forest)! Thank you so much Taking The Lead ...will be signing up for more!

2 months ago
Taking The Lead

Teamwork makes the dream work! #dogtraining ... See MoreSee Less

Teamwork makes the dream work! #dogtraining
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