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Welcome to Wheelgates Canine Behaviour and Training run by Alison Burgess. Our methodology is one of relationship based training and we would love to work with you to build an understanding between you and your canine companion. Whether this is at the very first stages of the relationship or perhaps when it needs a little help. Each relationship is unique and relies on mutual respect, trust, and clear communication. Our service is also unique and tailored to your individual needs.

Latest News

Registration of Dog Trainers and Behaviourists

The Registration Council for Dog Training and Behaviour Practitioners (RCDTBP) is the United Kingdom’s independent organisation set up in 2010 to manage the ‘CAWC Code of Practice’ and all that it entails. Read more...

The Canine Community Code

Responsible dog owners launch “The Canine Community Code”, in an attempt to stop dogs getting a bad press because of lack of control. Read more...

In The Home

Wheelgates can work with you to overcome any behaviour problems in the home, such as separation anxiety or training issues such as jumping up at visitors. We recommend our Puppy Home Start, which can help you avoid some common pitfalls.


Training Classes

We offer a full range of courses which take place outside whenever possible , although we also have use of a training barn and a hall. These courses run throughout the term time in Horam and Maynards Green, nr Heathfield in East Sussex.


In The Community

Our ultimate aim is for you to have a dog that behaves beautifully when you take it into your community. In our workshops we work with you to teach your dog how to come back when called, and to walk nicely on the lead.