Announcement: It is time to make a change and after a year of reflection in 2015, I have decided to take a long Sabbatical from running Sandhills Canine Training & Behavioural Centre Ltd in order to concentrate more on campaign work and new things.

This web site will stay up but I will not be answering any emails or dog training/behaviour related enquiries. If Sandhills does start up again with new trainers and a behaviorist, I will post it on the web site and on face book.

Julia, Mouse, Badger and Weasel thank you all.

Class size is restricted to four dogs only per class or per training instructor. Our class fee is £40.00 per dog for four one hour weekly classes. Classes are booked in blocks of four and the class fee is payable in full either before or on the first class. 1-2-1 training fee is £30.00 per hour.


Workshop size & fee varies according to the type of workshop. Workshops can last from two to three hours. Occasionally we run all day workshops. Average fee for a two hour workshop is £25.00 per dog and average size of as workshop is four to six dogs with two instructors.

Not sure what you are looking for? Contact us to discuss your dog and what you would like to do and we will advise you as to workshop, 1-2-1 or classes.

Puppy Classes: With only Four puppies to one Training Instructor these pups will have plenty of individual attention in class. All our puppy classes are offered follow on classes for as long as they need or want.

Adolescent Classes: Don't let those sweet faces fool you, they are all 'Divas!' But with some impulse control training during adolescence these little dogs are learning to work and play off lead but with owner control.

Handling Skills Class: Handling skills classes aim to develop your overall control both on and off lead, good fun they are a mix of obstacle, display and field work.


Fun agility classes: Although some of our clients have gone on to compete in agility shows, the emphasis is not on competition, just fun and suitable for most breeds.


Mouse Beau

1-2-1 Training: This is suitable for dogs that may have come via a rescue centre and have had little to no previous training. Or for those that just need some help in a specific area. We will help you to better understanding the behaviour of your dog, its drives and motivations and find the right class or 1-2-1 training programme for you.

Talking Dogs Rally: We were one of the first in Sussex to run rally classes, original from the USA, Rally is now a fast growing new sport with competitions now up and running. It is a sport designed for the companion dog from puppy to veteran.

Kennel Club Good Citizen dog scheme - Bronze, Silver and Gold: Sandhills has listed status to run the good citizen classes and also to hold the assessments. We have a great record of achieving first time passes for our dogs and handlers. We accept adult dogs, rescue dogs and puppies and they can either do the scheme as a course of classes or as a short series of workshops.

Scent Work Classes: A firm favorite from tracking to scent discrimination, the most fun a dog and handler can have. Scent work is also available in two hour workshops for beginners and all day workshops for advanced.

Work Shops: Old dogs can learn and love new Tricks! We run various workshops from click and tricks to introduction to scent work, rally, agility and Good Citizen. Work shops are ideal for those that cannot make a regular class or just want to try something different.