Cambridge Canine Education Group




CCEG - Often helping dogs with people problems

'Every dog has the right to a happy life'


Sadly On Tuesday 25th June 2024 at the wonderful age of 14 years and 10 months Kari and Steve said goodbye to Boulie.

From the Sunday Advance Class with Mick in those golden days of CCEG



1984 - 2024

40 Years of offering Companion Dog Training Classes to the dogs of Cambridge and surrounding area

CCEG 21 Now offering Classes at the same venue please contact Vickie and the Team at

Welcome to Cambridge Canine Education.

The original CCEG  ran for 36 years handing over at the end of 2020 to Vickie who with members of the original team became CCEG21. 

 2024 marks 40 years of CCEG offering  friendly Companion Dog training classes, run by a team of dedicated dog owners and lovers, all enthusiastic to help others get as much pleasure as they did from living with, caring for and training their own dogs.

Those who instruct all grained the knowledge and skills to help others by not only successfully training their own dogs and so have 'hands on' experience but also from attending Courses on many areas of canine training and behaviour.

Luckily the batton was picked up by Vickie one of the original 5 members of

CCEG and with some members of the old team CCEG21 was born

Vickie also runs 'The Doglady'

offering 1-2-1 training and homevisits




Special Recognition Award

It is an Honour to Present this Award to

Dr Gloria De Palma

To convey our heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to this outstanding Vet to those who know her she is a hero a modern day vet with old fashioned compassion, values and time for her clients.

Dr Gloria De Palma

Vets for Pets

Haverhill 01440 711920


CCEG1 Special Awards

Alison Rowbotham (Ali) Canine Behaviourist & Trainer Rescue advisors & coordinator and Author My appreciation and gratitude to this  outstanding Dog person for her friendship,
help on Canine Conventions Courses and the sharing ofher knowledge of canine behaviour and understanding
 to me and many others.

Dr Jennifer Chebroux an outstanding Vet who cared for Rema and Nessa when Gloria was moved to another practices To me and I’m sure many others who knew her from her time in England she is one of the best,

Dr Charley Gray who joined CCEG when she was a student vet and brought with her Maddie and Dexter. Charley came to most sessions and I’m sure it had nothing to do with the bacon rolls we fed her with!! After qualifying she moved down South but she still gives me help and advice with my ‘kids’

GSD Owners or those think of becoming one

If you would  like free help and advice on all things GSD then please contact me at

and visit my GSD website

'Let choice whisper in your ear and love murmur in your heart. Be ready. Here comes Life.'

My overall approach to training and behaviour management has been formed over a life time living with dogs and other companion animals. And for the last 53 years from attending Courses, reading books, talking & listening to my peers, on many areas of training, behaviour, instructing etc. and above all learning from the great dogs that have been a part of my life. So after all this, I have reached apart of my life where I am comfortable with what I believe in, and what I do. I remain open minded to every new idea that comes along but feel that I don't need to agree with every 'new expert' or 'method' just to keep fashionable.

It was with my first GSD Kim that I became interested in training - that was in 1966. At that time there were very few dog training clubs and if you were lucky enough to find one then predominantly competitive obedience handlers ran them and those instructing were mostly ex-service dog trainers from the Police, Army or RAF.The training for both owner and dog was very much based on achieving a high standard of accuracy and success in all exercises. This meant that every dog and handler was trained in the whole range of competitive obedience exercises as if they were aiming to compete in top-level obedience competitions. This regimented method of training was all there was whether you planned to enter competitions or not.

When I joined a class, I learnt from the Instructors, that 'Come' meant get here fast and sit straight in front - 'Stay' meant do not move until I tell you, you can. 'Heel' meant walk close to my left leg with your front leg in line with mine - in short the training for both dog and handler was very much based on discipline- obedience - respect. When I became interested in becoming an Instructor I was advised by these experienced trainers never to instruct an exercise, I had not trained my own dog(s) to do. And never advise methods or give advice that I couldn't justify a reason for offering.

Most of the time the dogs seemed to enjoy the training and the owners appreciated the results that teaching in this way produced. I never saw a dog abused or injured by this approach (saw some handlers shouted at!). Over time many owners have become less interested in the accuracy that these classes aimed for and a more casual response from their dog has became acceptable - with most just wanting a dog to 'Sit' 'Come' when called and 'Walk with out Pulling' and some 'socializing' with other dogs

The British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers

The Kennel Club Scheme for Instructors in Dog Training and Behaviour

National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors

I'm a member of the above 3 organisations - The British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers - The Kennel Club Scheme for Instructors in Dog Training and Behaviour & the National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors.

Our Best Friends Who We Had To Say

Goodbye To in 2023

“I loved you your whole life with me.
I’ll miss you for the rest of mine”

GSD Inka

Feb 2014- Jan 2023
Her calmness, gentleness, zest for life and the kindest and brightest of eyes full of love and fun will always be missed, a life too short XXX

GSD Kaylie

8th June 2011 - 14th June 2023

Our dear Kaylie loved and missed

Mary & Tich



 1st Feb 2015 - 24th Oct 2023

A very brave and clever little 'boy' who will be sorely missed and be forever in our hearts

Natalie, Lloyd, Pedro and his best friend Charlie

Sleep well our little hero xxx


GSD Ruby

4th April 2012 - 3rd Nov 2023

"Forever young Ruby"

Came with the biggest heart

and has left a huge hole

so loved




When care and experience really shows

2nd day in his new home and this little pup is one of the team!!

CCEG1 is making its first
Special Awards to

Eric & Chris Hallsworth for the love and devotion they have given over the years to
9 GSD's

To Christine Neslon for
giving 5 GSD's the same love and devotion

 And Kari Greaves for not only caring, loving and training her two Eurasiers Boulie & Sheba but her unassuming quality of quietly supportting CCEG often at short notice steping in for the whole weekend

CCEG1 Special Achievement Awards

Summer 2022  presented to

Beata  with Briard Lili


Magda with GSD Luna & GSD/Malinois Navi

 in recognition of their outstanding level of
Companionship Obedience and Behaviour all achieved by not only being compassionate owners but also skilful trainers

“Gentle in what you do, Firm in how you do it”

In the summer of 2021 CCEG1 prresented Platinum Awards to 4 very worthy dogs and owners, who owe it all to Allison for her 'Boot Camp' Class and getting them all the this level!!








Testimonials Page? We never had one! We would rather you came and met us and talk to those training in our classes!! The best compliment to cceg and its  Instructors is  the number of people who enjoyed it so much they come for year's and when past members returned with new pups.



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Thoughts for the Week
“Gentle in what you do, Firm in how you do it”
Buck Brannaman

Before you can be your dog's best friend you may need to be its parent

It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them,
and every new dog who comes into my life gifts me a piece of their heart. If I live long enough, all of my heart will be dog, and I will become as generous and loving as they are.

An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy.

“It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.” He continued, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”

The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”