Turning man's best friend into your best friend.
CONGRATULATIONS AMANDA -
PRAISE FROM THE KENNEL CLUB
Our own Amanda McCormack has been recognized by the Kennel Club for her outstanding work in training pet dogs for the Good CItizen Scheme.
She was awarded The Kennel Club, Royal Canin, Dedicated Person of the Year Award at Crufts.
We are so proud that she is part of our team.
Meet our Trainers
Mechelle is a qualified animal behaviourist (Royal Veterinary College, University of Edinburgh) as well as a Kennel Club Accredited Instructor with a specialism in companion dog training and has over 30 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 has been nominated for Kennel Club National Trainer of the Year, every year since 2016 and shortlisted for Trainer of the Year in 2017. In 2019 she was nominated for her Significant Contribution to Dog Training By the Kennel Club.
She is a rare mix of both extensive experience and meaningful qualifications. As a fully qualified science teacher too, with over 30 years in secondary teaching, she has exceptional teaching skills, with compassion and a sense of humour.
Outside of training, Mechelle has been heavily involved in the world of dogs, she was a national breed rescue coordinator, a behavioural consultant for several breed rescue organisations and served on many canine society committees. Alongside these activities, Mechelle is a Kennel Club judge and assessor as well as an assured breeder. She also acted as an assessor for the charity Wag & Company.
Amanda is a major part of the team and is a qualified Kennel Club Good Citizen Assessor and has been training dogs for over 25 years.
Claire is an important addition to the team, she has been training her own dogs for 30 years and is qualified in canine first aid.
Naomi, is currently completing her BTEC Animal Care qualification at college and is widening her knowledge and understanding of the world of dogs, to support her canine career path. She has recently started her Sarah Whitehead training course to qualify her for dog training.
Carol & Amanda are our agility team, mixing both practical experiences with quality training and skills. Leaving our fun agility group in safe hands.
- Professional advice and training for pups in new homes
Service Information75 British pounds£75
- Professional and very experienced, highly successful support for behav...
Service Information145 British pounds£145
- Weekly dog training for life and towards the KC Good Citizen Bronze
Service InformationFri6 British pounds£6
- Weekly dog training for life and the KC Good Citizen Silver and Gold
Service InformationThu6 British pounds£6
- Weekly dog training for life and the KC Good Citizen Bronze & Silver
Service InformationThu6 British pounds£6
- Fun Rally Obedience training for dog and handler
Service InformationStarted Jan 2460 British pounds£60
- 7 week course training pups and new dogs to learn & socialise nicely.
Service InformationStarts Mar 2295 British pounds£95
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.
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!
Julie with Akira & Sam
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.
Suan with Brian
Mike with Keo & Leon.