Group Dog Training Classes


Enve Canine Services (est. 2010) are an experienced, fun, friendly dog training club training upwards of 300 dogs and owners a week.

Friendly, welcoming instructors take personal pride in seeing the dogs progress and owners confidence and handling skills improve. We recognise that different training methods suit different dogs and will work with you to find the right solution for you both.

There is no need to be nervous we guarantee that someone at the club has experienced the same problems as you. You will meet friendly, like minded people all of whom love and want the best for their dog. We offer the chance for everyone to progress through Enve Canine Services own achievement levels resulting in the presentation of certificates.

Obedience


Our group obedience classes focus on all common behavioural problems in the pet dog (e.g. pulling on the lead, jumping up, coming when called, dog manners, stays) to give you a dog that you can be proud of. This is achieved by building your relationship with your dog, building in focus and calmness and teaching your dog that the right choices are fun and rewarding. Although the classes main focus is obedience we like to offer the dogs something different to do, some enrichment and as a result you may have the opportunity to try agility, hoopers or scentwork.

Agility


Some of our classes feature fun, controlled, agility utilising our extensive range of equipment including tunnels, jumps, raised walkway, see-saw, tyre jump and lots more. Agility training develops the owners handling skills and makes the class challenging and interesting for the dog.

Hoopers


In February 2020 we introduced canine hoopers to our Deal venue. Hoopers is a fast, fun, low impact sport similar to agility but with ground level hoops instead of jumps. This makes it suitable for puppies through to the senior dog or those with medical conditions that preclude jumping. The aim of hoopers is distance handling and as such is accessible to all handlers.

Scentwork


In 2021 we added scentwork classes to our portfolio. Scentwork utilises your dog’s number one sense. Learn to work your dog like a search handler looking for a hidden scent. Teach them to search and to indicate, to show you where the hidden item is. Scentwork is a great mental workout for your dog and tires them out in ways that you cannot achieve physically. It is the job many were bred for, uses their natural ability, the dogs love it and it is hugely rewarding for the handler too. All breeds can take part and all ages. Scentwork is currently available at Northbourne Parish Hall on a Tuesday afternoon or at Minster on a Wednesday morning.

Venues


We offer weekend courses all year round:

  • Saturday – Minster (near Thanet) – obedience and agility
  • Sunday – Canterbury (near Wincheap) – obedience and agility

Weekdays:

  • Monday (morning) – Isle of Thanet RSPCA Animal Centre in Woodchurch, near Manston – obedience and agility (term time only).
  • Tuesday (afternoon) – Northbourne Parish Hall – scentwork (all year round)
  • Wednesday (morning) – Minster – obedience and scentwork (all year round).
  • Wednesday (morning) – Deal (Betteshanger Sports and Social Club) – obedience and hoopers (term time only).
  • Thursday (morning) – Minster – obedience and agility (all year round)
  • Thursday (morning) – Deal (Betteshanger Sports and Social Club) – obedience and hoopers (term time only).
  • Friday (morning) – Isle of Thanet RSPCA Animal Centre in Woodchurch, near Manston – obedience and agility (term time only).

Please visit the course dates page for specific details on upcoming courses and to find out how to book a course space.

Register on Class Manager and enrol on a waiting list

How much does it cost?


  • A 6 week course of one hour lessons is £78
  • A 5 week course of 45 minute lessons is £55

Course / class length will vary according to location, season, level and activity.

We want you to be happy with your experience training with us so instead of asking for the full course fee up front like lots of other businesses, we offer all new clients the opportunity to have a trial lesson for £15. If you decide to take up the course space the £15 trial lesson fee is deducted from your course fee.