Contact

Phone

Training TImes

07776308220 (text preferred) 

Email

Mon 7pm - 8pm (summer) Agility - Pontop Pike

Wed 7pm - 9pm Rally obedience at Leadgate

Thurs 6.30pm - 8.30pm Burnopfield

Friday - 7pm - 10pm Leadgate 

​​Saturday: 10am - 11am (winter) Agility - Pontop Pike

Behavioural and Puppy Consultations by appt.

Area of Service

North East 

Northumberland

County Durham

Tyne & Wear

Cleveland

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©Curlabull Canine Training

Professional  Dog

Training

Turning man's best friend into your best friend.

Meet our Trainers

Mechelle is a qualified animal behaviourist (Royal Veterinary College, University of Edinburgh) as well as a dog trainer and has over 25 years of outstanding professional dog experience. She played a major role in the development of the LANTRA (land based exam board) course in canine first aid and she is also co-author of the K999.direct first aid app.

 

Mechelle was nominated for Kennel Club National Trainer of the Year 2016. 2017 and 2018 and shortlisted for Trainer of the Year in 2017. She is a rare mix of both extensive experience and meaningful qualifications. As a fully qualified science teacher too, with over 25 years in secondary teaching, she has exceptional teaching skills, with compassion and a sense of humour. 

Outside of training, Mechelle is heavily involved in the world of dogs, she is a national breed rescue coordinator, a behavioural consultant for several breed rescue organisations and serves on many canine society committees. Alongside these activities Mechelle is a Kennel Club judge and assessor as well as being an assured breeder. 

 

Amanda is the other half of the team and is a qualified Kennel Club Good Citizen Assessor and has been training dogs for over 25 years.

 

Services

  • Training pups or dogs who are new to their home

    £60

  • Training dogs beyond puppy training and towards the KC Good Citizen Br...

    £3.50

  • Training for dogs that have progressed through intermediate training

    £3.50

  • Fun Obedience training for dog and handler

    £60

  • Fun Agility training, exercise for dog and handler

    £60

  • Professional advice and training for pups in new homes

    £50

  • Professional support for behavioural issues and concerns.

    £75

  • A service to microchip pups in the breeders home

    £9 per pup

  • Canine first aid training provided by K999 First Aid.

    Started Dec 1

    On application

Love My Clients

What My Clients Say

"Best Training Club"

I previously attended a dog school in Oxford which I thought was good, however having now attended Curlabull Training I strongly believe it is the best training club you are likely to find. Mechelle's approach to training and knowledge of all breeds really does make training, even difficult breeds, a pleasure. So happy I discovered Curlabull Canine Training. Our Akita Sam is such a chilled male Akita and I strongly believe this is down to attending training with Curlabull. 

Julie with Akira & Sam

"Hugely Knowledgeable"

I recently adopted an 18mth old Cairn terrier, who is absolutely lovely and friendly with people including children but growlly and very reactive with other dogs.

I signed us up for puppy classes as I had never dealt with a dog with issues.

Mechelle and Amanda are very welcoming and both are hugely knowledgeable about training and the psychology of a dog.

They have given me the encouragement, skills and confidence needed to deal with Brian growling at other dogs and at the end of the course he was like a different dog.

We both enjoyed the classes and I now feel like I have a great bond with Brian.

We look forward to joining the Bronze good citizen class.

Thanks so much! 

Suan with Brian

"Committed"

I personally can recommend this training school. Believe me, if it hadn't been for Mechelle I would have lost my marriage and had a breakdown. I will always be grateful for the help she gave me with one of my dogs, and she is still there for me with advice if I need it. She is one committed and determined lady. If you need a little or loads of help with your dog this is the place to go. Don't just think about it, do it, you won't regret it, believe me

Jean Cawdell Owen

As well as educating dogs I also learned a lot in the training process. I would recommend Mechelle to all as her skill in techniques (for dogs and owners alike) is a great reflection of her ability.

Mike with Keo & Leon.