Happy Training

for pups & dogs

As of 23 March 2020, all of our activities are suspended until Government advice changes to mean they can recommence.

If you have booked for a future activity, or were already attending an activity, you will receive a credit note for any sessions paid for.

We are a small business who do not qualify for any government assistance, and therefore your patience and support is very much appreciated and will enable us to survive and continue to deliver our fantastic sessions as soon as it is safe to do so.

Please contact us with any queries you have.

Thank you.

Karen and Phil

We believe that dog training shouldn't be formal and boring, it should be fun for you and your dog!  In our sessions we love to see dogs and their hoomans bonding, having a great time and loving their learning together.

I can't recommend Blue Dog enough!  Karen is an excellent trainer: caring, friendly and professional.  I have learnt so much and my dog, Flossie, has too!  All of the sessions are such fun and a lovely way to bond with your dog.  If ever Flossie finds things a little overwhelming, Karen and Phil are so supportive and still include her in all activities, allowing her to do what she can.
If you are thinking of trying puppy / dog training then you really can't do better than Blue Dog Canine Services!
Louise and Flossie the Poochon 

What We Do

We offer services for pups and dogs of all ages

  • Puppy home visits
  • "Happy Puppy" classes
  • Scentwork
  • Enrichment activities
  • 121 training
  • Workshops
  • "Happy Dog" classes

We provide modern, quality services

Activities are designed and led by Karen, who is a qualified and accredited dog trainer and behaviour advisor.  She is a member of the IMDT, PPGBI, a Scentwork UK trainer, and a UKCSD Intructor.  We use positive, force free and fun methods that work.

We run friendly and welcoming activities 

We promote force free and fun puppy and dog training for all and we encourage families to come to sessions together.  Activities are designed to strengthen the relationship, trust and mutual understanding between your and your dog.


Who We Are

We are an award winning family business and offer positive, modern and ethical puppy and dog training, scentwork, fun agility, enrichment activities and behaviour advice.

We run our group activities in Winlaton and can offer home visits across Gateshead and Newcastle and much of Tyne and Wear.  

Our Little Team


Karen owns and runs the business with support from hubby Phil.  She is a qualified trainer and behaviour advisor.  Blue Dog is named after Bo and Missy their Kerry Blue Terriers

Bo is the eldest "blue dog" and is nearly 9.  He can be a bit of a couch potato but does enjoy chasing his ball (in short bursts of course).  He loves his "stuff"...especially his blankie and his cuddly pink pig.

Sadly we lost our little Missy this year.  She was 8 but was still our little pup who never grew up - the most loving and kissy girl in the world and we miss her very much.


Why Choose Us?

We've just been given an award by Lux Magazine for being the Best Dog Training Provider 2018- North East England and we were also lucky enough to win the SME News North East Enterprise Award 2017 for Best in Obedience and Agility Training!  Since 2017 we are the "Best Dog Trainer in Gateshead" according to Three Best Rated and we are super proud of that.  

Karen is also a member or a qualified trainer of following professional bodies: