A Positive Future Starts Here



Classes are held, in the beautiful grounds of Prested Hall country house hotel (Feering) creating some great natural distractions, at Porters Farm (Kelvedon)

and Blue Bear Rehabilitation Centre  (Copford)

Small classes (max 4 or 5 depending on class) enable lots of individual coaching and guidance.



  • Saturday 8.30am - Prested Hall (Feering) - 6 week course £89 - starts 17th September - FULLY BOOKED

  • Friday 10.00am - Blue Bear Rehabilitation (Copford -stair access only) - 5 week course  £79 - starts 16th September

1 hour sessions to work on general life skills and coach you as the guardian,  with a positive, scientific and professional approach. Weekly notes and training diary included


BEGINNER  (over 6 months old at start of course) 

  • Saturday 9.45am - Prested Hall (Feering) - 6 week course £89 - starts 17th September

  • Wednesday 6.15pm - Porters Farm (Kelvedon) - 5 week course  £79 - starts 14th September

For those slightly later to the world of training, or wish to refresh their skills after the Puppy course. Weekly notes and training diary included


GRADUATE / FOLLOW ON  (for those that have completed a puppy or beginner class, or have trained elsewhere)

  • Saturday 11.00am - Prested Hall (Feering) -purchase a 4, 6 or 10 week block of sessions

Continue your learning at Prested Hall and maybe aim to achieve The IMDT Partnership Grade Awards, levels 1 & 2. You will learn new skills, build on what you learned on your previous course, and take them to the next level. 6 week course


1 hour classes are generally 50 mins practical, allowing some time for general coaching and Q&A.  (Fixed start and end dates)

Please note: Classes will run come rain or shine, however if very extreme weather is forecast, I may move the session on to Zoom, or postpone one week. On hot days, we will work in the shade if possible. Please bring appropriate coats, water etc for your dog.

There is no such thing as bad weather, just poor clothing! :)



"Just completed Matt’s 6 week puppy class and would definitely recommend for any new puppy parents"

"Just completed 6 week beginners course. Enjoyed meeting in person at Prested Hall and this week on zoom! Matt is knowledgable, friendly and makes it fun! We’ve covered so much in 6 weeks. Now just got to keep up with the practice! Thanks Matt!"

"Vinnie finally understands recall thanks to Help with Hounds, not even distracted by other dogs when off his lead now!"