PuppySteps Dog Training Classes Cambourne Cambridgeshire

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PuppySteps Dog Training Cambridge

Looking For Training Classes For Your Puppy or Dog?

We offer 6 week puppy courses on Thursday evenings in term-time
at Caldecote Village Hall

Who we are

Kari and Jan began learning about dog training with our own young pups (my Boxer and Kari’s Eurasier) from Alan Cole at CCEG. Jan has been instructing classes for puppies, young and adult dogs since 1998 and Kari since 2012, with the support, advice and encouragement of Alan and the CCEG team. As PuppySteps Dog Training Cambridge, we also run the puppy courses at Caldecote.

Our aim is to help owners gain the knowledge and skills to train their particular pups, so that they can happily fit in as a family pet. Our classes are encouraging, relaxed and friendly, for owners and pups!


Jan Burrell, B.Sc.(Hons) Biol. Sci.

We had family Dachshunds and a Fox Terrier when I was growing up, but I started to dive into training pet dogs with my Boxer pup in 1994, which also sparked a continuing enthusiasm to learn about dog training, development, body language and behaviour. I really enjoy passing that knowledge on to others, and especially love the challenge of finding a way of training or solving a problem that will suit a particular dog and handler.

I trained both my Boxer and my present (rescue) dog, Bryn, through to their KC Good Citizen Gold Awards. I have attended many practical and theory courses in dog training and instructing, including 4 five-day courses, with seminars ranging from Turid Rugaas to Terri Ryan, Prof Daniel Mills, Dr Ian Dunbar; practical sessions with eg, Roy Hunter, H.M. Prison Dog Service(!), Philippa Williams, scent work with Anna-Lille Kvam, Pam MacKinnon, and Animal Aiders First Aid Training courses. I am always seeking to expand my understanding and experience, and I am working towards accreditation as a Kennel Club Accredited Instructor in Companion Dog Training (KCAI).

Kari Greaves BSc Hons, MBA, MCIH, COAPE Certified Animal Behaviourist - Dip CABT (RQF Level 4) 

Kari is passionate about dogs and learning why they do what they do. She started attending training classes at CCEG 9 years ago with her Eurasier puppy, socialising him to behave on family outings and, most importantly in the pub. She now has 2 Eurasiers, gradually working through their KC Good Citizen Awards.  

She has a Diploma in Companion Animal Behaviour and Training from COAPE, the Centre for Applied Pet Ethology, and has completed 7 courses including Dog Training and Common Behaviour Problems. She is a Member of The Kennel Club Accreditation Scheme, working towards accreditation in Companion Dog Training.  

Kari instructs classes with CCEG and is an Education Volunteer with the Blue Cross, visiting schools with her dog Sheba and giving talks on Dog Safety. She currently works for Wood Green Animal Charity in Godmanchester as a Dog Re-homer, working with dogs awaiting new homes. 

You can visit Kari's web site at:  http://www.ccbc.uk.com/?page_id=49 and find out more about the services she offers, to help you train your puppy and support you in changing unwanted behaviours


Rita Charter

Rita is our support team! She welcomes new owners on week 1, keeps the paperwork in order, and is in charge of enrolment – but really she comes to cuddle the puppies!


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