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Welcome to
KarmaK9 Dog Training Essex.

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Our next Start-rite Puppy/Beginner six week courses starts;
Saturday 2pm 20th April 2024 *NOW FULL*
Wednesday 6pm 10th April 2024 *NOW FULL*
Saturday 2pm 1st June 2024
Our next Beyond Reactive Behaviour; Empowering
Dogs and Owners
Saturday 1st June 2024 *NOW FULL*
Saturday 13th July 2024
For more details please contact us.

Who we are and what we do.

Discover Exceptional Dog Trainers in Clacton on Sea and Surrounding North Essex


With over three decades of experience as devoted dog owners, we empathise with the challenges of finding the perfect trainer or training class for your four-legged companion.












Our team of accomplished dog trainers, accredited and trained by the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT), are well-equipped to address a wide range of common training issues:


- Excessive barking or reactivity towards other dogs
- Leash pulling
- Potty training for puppies and adult dogs
- Reluctance to come when called (recall)
- Jumping up on strangers during walks or visitors at home
- Door dashing behavior
- Difficulty settling down during meals or relaxation time
- Effective crate training


If personalised attention is what you seek, our 1-to-1 training sessions are an ideal choice. We provide ongoing support via phone or Zoom even after the sessions.


For a fun and engaging experience, we also offer group dog and puppy training classes on weekends. These sessions take place indoors and accommodate a maximum of seven dogs at a time.


Our training philosophy revolves around cultivating a strong and mutually rewarding bond between you and your furry friend. We utilize positive reinforcement techniques to encourage your dog to make desirable choices, refraining from any form of force or aversive training methods.


Recognising that every relationship requires effort and each dog is a unique individual, we tailor our training plans to suit your specific needs and the characteristics of your dog's breed. We firmly believe that rewarding good behavior enhances its repetition.


Qualifications and Expertise:


Gary, our lead trainer, has successfully completed the following IMDT courses and webinars:

- IMDT - 2-day Career as a Dog Trainer
- IMDT - 4-day Practical Instructor
- IMDT - Perfect Puppy
- IMDT - Canine Body Language
- IMDT - Canine Aggression and Rehabilitation
- IMDT - Breed and Predatory Motor Patterns
- IMDT - Learning Theory Explained
- IMDT - Foundations to Advanced
- IMDT - Loose Lead Masterclass
- IMDT - Recall Masterclass
- IMDT - Scentasionalize your services
- IMDT - Separation Anxiety and Related Disorders
- IMDT - Membership Assessment


Additionally, Gary holds the Level 3 'Principles of Dog Training and Behaviour' Accredited Certification from The Open College Network. He has also completed Canine First Aid Level 2 (VTQ) by ProTraining. Additionally Gary is a Canine Hoopers World Instructor and a Trusted Trainer for Therapy Dog Training UK.


Our service area encompasses Clacton, St Osyth, Weeley, Brightlingsea, Thorrington, Arlesford, Gt Bentley, Holland on Sea, and Jaywick. Should you require our services outside these areas, please reach out to us, as additional charges for fuel may apply.

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Dog Training 1to1

 Just you and your dog.
 We will help you with any areas of training that you are concerned with such as jumping up at people, pulling on the lead, not coming back when you call, anti social behaviour, barking at other dogs and much more. 
This is great for dogs who would find it stressful in a class environment or maybe reactive around other dogs or struggle with impulse control.
Please contact us!

With follow up one to one sessions which can take place either in your home, out on your walks or in a hired field*

*prices will be adjusted accordingly for fuel surcharge outside area and hire of field, cancellations within 48hrs will be charged full price.
**Inital consultation included in first 90min session

Up to 90 min: £70.00 (including initial 1 to 1 consultation meeting)

60 min training session £50

Start-rite Puppy/Beginner Course

We can help you with all the tools you require to handle your new bundle of joy. Including:-

Building a Relationship

Puppy Relaxation

Basic Obedience

Loose Lead Walking


and more........

Please use the 'Schedule Appointment' on the menu bar to book!

We also offer follow up 1 to 1 training for puppies and rescue dogs on any of the above as well as walking on the lead, recall and socialisation.*

*prices will be adjusted for fuel surcharge if outside of areas covered. Cancellations 48hrs before appointment will be charged at full price

6 Week Course of 1 hour sessions £110

Fun Group Training Classes in St Osyth 

KarmaK9 Dog Club

Classes are a great place to learn amongst distractions and in a contolled socialisation environment as well as to meet other owners. 
You will be given a fun training plan to work through and our trainers will provide you with the support and guidance throughout the 1hr session.

Our classes are suitable for beginners and novice dog owners or those just needing some help with common dog training needs.*

*Cancellations 48hrs before class will be charged at full price.  All dogs must have had puppy vaccinations and not be in season when attending classes.  All dogs to be kept on lead unless otherwise asked by a trainer.


60 min: £18.00*


New for Summer 2023/24


Canine Hoopers

Hoopers is one of the UK’s fastest growing dog sports. This is a sport for both human and dogs of any age and ability (dogs must be at least 6 months old). It is a low impact sport with all of the equipment at ground level, ideal for all dogs who want to work and have a lot of fun. Hoopers can also be a great way to help rehabilitation for dogs with previous injuries or those returning to sport after a veterinary procedure. However, always check with your vet first.

Please use the 'Schedule Appointment' on the menu bar to book!


Beyond Reactive Behaviour, Empowering Dogs and Owners

Does your dog struggle in the outside world?

Does he bark or lunge at dogs?

Do you get frustrated?

You're not alone, we have 20 years experience with living with and helping reactive, anxious dogs.

We now have our own outdoor space at Lodge Farm, Little Clacton where we can safely help you and your dog learn and have fun doing so.


For more information and to discuss your specific requirements get in touch.

Please use the 'Schedule Appointment' on the menu bar to book!

What People Say


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Danielle, Clacton

Gary is friendly, extremely knowledgeable and my 🐶🐶 love him!! They have very different training needs and he identified what they needed on an individual basis and I saw a difference after one training session! Highly recommended


Donna, St Osyth

I started to attend Puppy classes 6 weeks ago and the help and guidance I’ve had from Karma is amazing. I get given tasks to take home with me which is brilliant and so helpful. There are things that you don’t even think of when being a dog owner like hand signals that Karma pointed out to me and now has made training my puppy so much easier. Thank you KarmaK9


Tracey, Point Clear

Brilliant allways, my dogs love going to there classes, as soon as they no they are near , they can't wait to get in the doors xx they absolutely love it xx 😘


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