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All types of support. Puppy support. 1-2-1’s. Classes. Behaviour work. Competitive agility.

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A full set of online resources available with trainer support.

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Applications now open for franchised territories.

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Free Puppy Training Tips

Very easy to follow


Books & Courses

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Essential Canine Life Skills

Here at Essential Canine Life Skills we pride ourselves in offering a holistic package tailored to you and your dog’s requirements.

We are specialists in supporting all our clients with empathy and with the highest level of quality training. Our award winning brand has been recognised by experts on numerous occasions. All our franchise areas are owned by trainers who have had to undergo rigerous assessment and training and we are dedicated to supporting their CPD and wellbeing to ensure you, the client, the best quality of service possible everytime.

‘More than just a Dog Trainer’

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Our Approach

Positive Reward Based Training

How We Train

Never before has the world seen such a rise in dog owners.

Our methods are simple. We use proven fun positive training methods, and work hard with our clients to achieve the dog of their dreams. We are passionate about quality customer service and will train you with bespoke holistic packages. We work with you. Harsh outdated training methods are not needed or tolerated.

At the start of the pandemic of 2019, the UK and other countries saw an unprecedented rise in changes of lifestyles and dog ownership. With her and her staff facing near exhaustion Emma Jane led the then Essex Dog Training into a brave gamechanging new era.

Whilst keeping the quality and reputation of an award winning brand. Simply put you will have all the perks of supporting your local dog trainer but be safe in the knowledge that they are well trained and well supported. Something that is so important in an unregulated industry


‘Together We Can Achieve’

Stop your dog pulling on the Lead?

Would you like to achieve amazing recall?

‘Together we can achieve’

Canine Joint Projects

How we are giving back to our local Community

Newlands Pets

Perfectly Balanced Canine Universe


Check out our diary for events that may be of interest to you.


Here at Essential Canine Life Skills we pride ourselves in providing a warm, relaxed welcome to all our events.

We arrange all different types of events, seminars and conferences.

We invite other trainers for open minded discussions, train the trainer days and world class guest trainers.

Testimonials & Reviews

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Jo Zandee

Being a dog owner for the first time was daunting but with Emma’s help, myself and Barney learnt together and I would not have the happy well behaved dog I have without the training I have done at Essex Dog Training. Cannot thank Emma enough. Xx

Jo Zandee
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Alan - Newlands Pets

Over the years in the dog industry I have got to know many different trainers. Emma is the first that I have found is as good with dogs as she is with people. If you want your dog well trained Emma is the first person to turn to. That is why I never hesitate to recommend Emma & her team at Essex Dog Training AOC.


Newlands Pets, Wickford

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Marie Kelly

Would recommend 100% Emma and her team. They do everything Bronze, Silver and Gold Obedience to Tricks. They also do home visits and 1-1’s. What ever your doggie needs are this is your Team. I’m not sure how our Miss Ellie would be if I had not gone to Essex Dog Training.⭐️

Marie Kelly
  • 5 star review  I first contacted and arranged a 1-1 with Emma 3 days after our little pup arrived and it was the best thing we could have done. She spent a couple of hours advising us on how to set up her own area, build a routine that fitted in with our family life, toileting & obedience. A few months later we enrolled on obedience training & we now have a well trained little cockapoo who is well socialised, excellent recall and walks to heel off lead & greets people in a loving appropriate way. Emma is very knowledgeable about issues affecting dogs, professional in the way she works and most importantly her methods work. She really loves dogs and is passionate about wanting to ensure all dogs reach and fulfill their potential. If you are considering getting a dog or have a dog which you want to train to be well behaved and responsive to your instructions I would highly recommend.

    thumb Lisa Blatch
    17th May 2020

    5 star review  As first time dog owners we were nervous and had no idea where to start and who to trust with our Fifi. Emma made us feel relaxed and very comfortable with her approach, infectious enthusiasm, clearly with her love of dogs and knowledge of dogs inside out. Our pup is taking obedience, agility and trick classes and Emma has worked wonders in a very short space of time with her positive and supportive approach. She has helped us understand our pup's needs and how to enrich her life with fun training in our every day routine. She is now a much happier, better behaved dog who loves her training! And it's not just the dog, we are also learning how to be better dog owners. I would highly recommend Emma and the Essex Dog Training team to anyone who owns a dog and needs help with anything at all.

    thumb Ed Solman
    9th April 2020

    5 star review  Emma did a one on one online with us last night. Our adorable puppy had some problems with sleep and we had lots of questions about toilet training and biting. The consultation was so helpful and we feel much more confident now. And after just one session we already have her going outside! We also got some advice about how to prevent her developing separation anxiety – a big concern with us all at home in these early months, given that in September we will all be back at work and school!We were concerned about how well the online would work, but it wasn’t a problem at all. Highly recommended! Thanks Emma.

    thumb Elizabeth Wonnacott
    27th March 2020
  • 5 star review  Emma is well experienced in dogs, she knows her stuff. I took my puppy to obedience training and am so pleased I did. I know for certain if I hadn't been training with him that he would be a different dog and would have a lot of problems with him. I 100% recommend taking your dog to training with Emma.

    thumb Jo Zandee
    15th March 2020

    5 star review  Emma is astonishing. She knows dogs and people inside out. This makes her perfect to analyse the issue that you present to her and to provide a bespoke solution to that problem. I've known her through the dog world and have the utmost respect for her as a professional and as a person, too. If you want to entrust your pooch to the best, then Essex Dog Training is the go-to place to visit.

    thumb adrian parker
    24th November 2019

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