Dog Training

Dog Training Classes

Contented Canines Training School dog training classes are a fantastic and enjoyable way to educate, train and socialise your dog or puppy, and are also a great way for dog owners to meet other like-minded people and make new friends – both canine and human!

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Dog Home Training

Contented Canines Home Training sessions are designed specifically to solve problems, working as a team with you to overcome any issues you may be having. We are committed to helping you and your dog in the most efficient and effective way.

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Day Training & Training Walks

Dog Training Walks – Our Dog Training Walks are a fantastic way to combine exercise for your dog with expert training even if you are short on time! We can work on a range of issues based on your requirements during regular results centred sessions.

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Dog Walking Service

Work commitments, illness and injury and busy lifestyles could all contribute to a need for help exercising your dog. Dog walks from Contented PetCare break up the day and allow your dogs to stretch their legs, relieve themselves, and even make new friends!

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Helpsheets and Advice

We love dogs at Contented Canines Training School and we want to help you and share with you ways you can help your dog and enrich his or her life. We hope you find our Helpsheets and Advice useful, and that putting our tips in to practice leads to a more Contented Canine!

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Meet the Team

Nicola Davies established Contented Canines Training School in 2008 and is passionate about teaching dogs and their owners the life-changing benefits of positive reward-based dog training! She has successfully worked with hundreds of dogs and their owners.


Contented Canines Training School offers Puppy and Adult Dog Training Classes, Dog Training Walks, Dog Home Training and a Dog Walking Service. We offer a personal, professional and reliable service in Glossop and the surrounding areas.

Contented Canines Training School was established in 2008 by experienced animal carer and dog trainer Nicola Davies BA (Hons.) MAPDT 01059 CAP1. We are a small local business with carefully chosen, experienced trainers and walkers, who are police checked, fully insured and trained in canine first aid.

Our mission is to provide you and your pets with the best possible service tailored to your individual requirements and personalised care for your beloved pet. As animal lovers and pet owners, we understand how important your pets are and that you need peace of mind that they are being cared for as you would. We look after all of your pets as if they were our own!

Areas covered are Glossop, Hadfield, Padfield, Tintwistle, Hollingworth, Charlesworth, Chisworth, Hayfield, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Buxton, Whaley Bridge, Marple Bridge, New Mills, Broadbottom, Mottram and Stalybridge. (Other areas may be available upon request.)

What our customers say:

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Since we got our chocolate Labrador Hugo six months ago we have had numerous training classes with Contented Canines Training School.

We immediately started with one to one sessions with myself, Hugo and Nicola the trainer while waiting for the next available set of training classes. The one to one sessions were a great start to understanding why Hugo did certain things and how to train him to heel and recall.

This was then expanded upon during group training classes, which also a brilliant environment to help socialise and train Hugo with other dogs. Following completion of the classes and sessions we needed additional help with training heel and recall as Hugo is a very inquisitive and easily distracted dog! Due to work commitments attending further sessions proved a little more difficult and Nicola was able to take Hugo out alone to patiently work with Hugo and feedback to us in additional sessions her methods of training which were specifically adapted to suit Hugo’s personality.

Having experienced all three methods of training we can without doubt recommend Contented Canines for each. Nicola has helped us to understand why Hugo acts in certain manners and how to train him in a way that works for him. The training methods are kind and Hugo enjoys the praise and reward he gets when learning new things and adapting his behaviour.

Rebecca Entwistle with Hugo 10/13/2016