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The Bath Canine Academy

We promote modern training using positive reinforcement techniques in a fun and interactive way. We offer a variety of services including training, first aid and dog walking in Bath and the surrounding areas.

Welcome to Bath Canine Academy!

Promoting modern training using positive reinforcement techniques in a fun and interactive way!

Whether a puppy or an older rescue dog, as dog lovers we all want the best for our beloved pet!

Sometimes it can be confusing and difficult trying to understand what they are thinking and what they need. A simple dog walk can become a battlefield and this is stressful for both you and your dog. Bath Canine Academy is here to support you in understanding your dog and creating a long-lasting relationship with your companion that provides many years of fun and enjoyment for you both.


This is the Pavilion in Farmborough. The venue offers us the ability to train our dogs on a nice grass area, then for the socialisation element of the training we have a completely confined area to let the dogs play in.

Meet the founder

Originally a junior member of the RSPCA and an avid dog lover, I realised through owning my own dogs how different they all are. The only thing they have in common is the need to be loved and understood. I have studied at The Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT) as the methods of training used are completely force free. At Bath Canine Academy we use positive reinforcement in all of our training to ensure a safe, friendly and trusting work environment.

I look forward to hearing from you and starting the journey of learning and discovery with your dog.


Here at Bath Canine Academy we offer the following services for your dogs:

1-2-1 Consultations

Sometimes dogs behave in a specific way and this has a negative impact on those around them. They may be stressed, nervous or ill. They may have picked up bad habits or maybe they are not adjusting well to a new situation such as moving house, a change to their routine, a new puppy or baby. They may be biting, chewing furniture, showing aggression, barking excessively or showing signs of separation anxiety. Perhaps they excel at ‘fetch and drop’ games but are easily distracted when on a walk. Whatever the issue, you and your dog may benefit from a 1 2 1 consultation.

After an initial telephone conversation, we will discuss the issues concerning you and set up our first meeting. This may be in the comfort of your own home so that I can assess how your dog behaves in his/her own environment. Sometimes it is helpful to then view your dog on his/her regular walk; I can assess how interaction is with other dogs, humans and traffic. Once we have established the concern, I will create an individual plan to help your dog get back on track.

Just like us, dogs learn in different ways and at different speeds; they may pick up one skill more easily than another. In a 1 2 1 session, I will suggest different ways of getting the desired result. You may only need one or two sessions. Support is available both over the telephone and face to face; there are many techniques and we will find the one that suits your dog best

Group Classes - Puppy

It is important that you and your new pet form a healthy and positive relationship that will last for many years to come. BCA offers a solid foundation for this learning journey of behaviour and socialisation. It is for this reason that we keep the sessions to no more than 6-8 puppies. This ensures an environment where you can get to know your puppy and receive the expert attention that you expect from a qualified and experienced dog trainer. During these classes we will concentrate on teaching your puppy skills such as: sit, lie, stay, walk on a lead, leave and approach. We will learn how to read their body language and how to re-inforce positive behaviour using treats and rewards. The classes also allow puppies the opportunity to socialise with other puppies and humans in a safe and caring environment.

All animals have different personalities, likes and dislikes and your puppy is no exception. For this reason, some puppies are not comfortable in a group environment so we can offer some initial 1-2-1 sessions and then introduce them to other dogs in a controlled and safe manner.

Group Classes - Advanced

Once you have completed the puppy classes, it is important to continue with training and not let your dog fall into bad habits. These advanced classes offer the opportunity to build on the basic skills learnt previously and ensure your dog remains happy and stimulated. These classes are also ideal for rescue dogs that have recently become part of your family as well as older pets that have picked up anti-social behavioural traits. Dogs feel secure when there are clear boundaries and happy when they are stimulated. Some of the activities include: agility and assault courses, sensory games, de-sensitising, and socialisation with other dogs.

This is a fun and interactive class with plenty of games to keep you and your dog amused. You CAN teach an old dog new tricks! As before, not all dogs will be comfortable in a group situation and may find it overwhelming particularly if they are of a nervous disposition or have been exposed to trauma such as previous abuse, dog attacks or injury. For this reason, it may be helpful to start off with 1-2-1 sessions. As always, I am happy to discuss the best option for you and your dog.

Group Classes - Agility

Why not come and have some fun and join in on some of the Agility Classes. This class is held on a Saturday morning and is suitable for all dogs.

In class we will cover all of the skills needed to make agility a fun activity for you and your dog. This class is also perfect for you to get the children involved.

For more information please get in touch as places are limited.

This is a fun and interactive class with plenty of games to keep you and your dog amused. You CAN teach an old dog new tricks! As before, not all dogs will be comfortable in a group situation and may find it overwhelming particularly if they are of a nervous disposition or have been exposed to trauma such as previous abuse, dog attacks or injury. For this reason, it may be helpful to start off with 1-2-1 sessions. As always, I am happy to discuss the best option for you and your dog.

Training Walks

Please contact me directly if you would like to know more about training walks. We offer this with individual dogs or multiple dogs from the same household.

First Aid

We strongly believe that every pet owner should be equipped to help an injured animal in its moment of need. This is why running a full Canine First Responder course is the best way forward. This world recognised course allows you the skills needed to support your dog and on completion, a recognised qualification too. A certificate will be provided once you have completed and passed the course.

The Canine First Responder course is intended to provide students with an understanding of how to safely administer First Aid and CPR to canines in an emergency situation. It covers practical aspects of barrier use, scene assessment specific to the dangers of dealing with canines in an emergency situation, canine rescue breathing, canine CPR, shock management, spinal injury management, control of serious bleeding and choking in canines and how to deal with it.

The course is also intended to cover an element of secondary care as it pertains to canines and will look at bandaging, and lifting and moving a canine patient it also provides information on the canine systems and how to keep a healthy canine.

The course involves knowledge development, and a series of practical exercises, followed by scenarios that allow the students to put their skills into practice.

We want to make sure that we meet all of our student’s needs and comfort to ensure that we strike an even balance between knowledge, development and practical exercises. Where possible, we will try and make the course relevant to your current employment, circumstances or needs as a dog owner.

Dog Walking

We all have busy lives and fitting in a dog walk when we are juggling work demands and a family can be difficult at times. At BCA, we offer dog walking in 30, 45, 60 and 120 minute slots. Whether you need a regular pre-booked slot or a one off dog walk, we aim to accommodate you. All of the dog walkers at BCA are DBS checked and experienced in dog walking. The safety of your dog is of utmost importance to us so we ensure all dogs are properly exercised, kept safe and returned to you happy and tired. Contact us to take advantage of this reliable and trustworthy service. We offer discounted rates for block bookings.

Pet Feeding

It is important to minimise the stress and discomfort caused by absence. If you are away from home for more than 4 hours, you may want someone you trust to visit your home and let your pets out for a toilet break. In order not to disrupt their routine, you may also want to schedule a pet feed at a certain time. I offer this as a daily, weekly or occasional service.

House Sitting

Not all pets enjoy a visit to the kennel or cattery and some pets such as fish and reptiles are not easily transported! Most pets prefer their home comforts and usual routine. So, if you need to go away on business or are planning a holiday then I am able to offer pet sitting services. I am able to stay with your pet in their own environment for a few hours, the day or overnight depending on your requirements. I can feed and exercise your pet as well as give them strokes and affection. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Puppy Care

Is your puppy chewing everything in sight? Do you have sleepless nights because your puppy is downstairs howling for your attention? Do you always wake up to a puddle on the floor? Do your clean trousers always have puppy prints on them from an over enthusiastic greeting? Do you wish your puppy would not jump up on the furniture? Don’t despair – We can help! At BCA we understand that those first few months of living with your new family member can be both exciting and frustrating and that is why we want to help you.


Bessie is a dear little Patterdale/Lakeland terrier, a rescue dog from Wales. She is very good with people, including children, but is unpredictable with other dogs. I contacted Emily, at Bath Canine Academy, about 8 weeks ago and she arranged a couple of 1-2-1 sessions, so that she could assess the problems. Emily considered Bessie suitable to join the Friday morning class, held on Farmborough Recreation Ground and I am very pleased with the progress that Bessie (and I) have made. The classes are useful but also good fun. As well as obedience-training we do a bit of agility-work. Bessie has now made friends with the dogs in the class and we are working on tactics to distract her from the other dogs, who are running free at the far end of the Rec! Soon after I had adopted Bessie, I began to think that I had made a mistake. Bessie still has some issues, but now, I get up each morning and think how lucky I am!!

Cannot praise Emily enough for her professionalism and love of dogs. she has helped me immensely with my three dogs both in training and walking them. Highly recommend her.

The Bath Canine Academy are completely superb. We have used both the dog walking service and the puppy classes. They have been very flexible and accommodating of last minute requests for dog walking which has been very helpful. The puppy classes are fantastic, and jam packed full of useful tips for both the dog and owners to take away. Emily runs the courses with such enthusiasm and it is obvious that she loves her job! Big thanks.


Group Classes

Puppy Classes – £90 per course
Advanced Classes – £12
Agility Classes – £12
Training Walks – £25

1-2-1 Consultations

Starting from £50 for the first consultation

First Aid


Other Services

Dog Walking – £14 for a one hour group walk, £8 for 30 minutes. These prices are for the first dog in a household, the second is half price.
Pet Feeding – £7 for a 30 minute visit
House Sitting – £35 for a 24 hour period
Puppy 1-2-1’s – £45

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