Cambridge Canine Education Group


Training Team ........

The success of  CCEG was due to a core team of senior Instructors  who had been together for many years. All  Instructors have 'hands on' experience of owning and training their own dogs. most have attended  Courses on training, behaviour, instructing and problem solving. All have a special area of interest in training - so within the team is a vast amount of knowledge, which is readily shared with  trainee Instructors, class members and anyone seeking help and advice.

- Accredited member of The Kennel Club Scheme for Instructors in Dog Training and Behaviour.
- Member of The Kennel Club Accreditation Scheme for Instructors in Dog Training and Behaviour  working towards             accreditation.
Senior Instructors with cceg for 20 or more years.

Meet the Original CCEG Weekend team who every Saturday and Sunday  would be there in all weathers
Pat, Tracey, Jan,




Over the following years Elaine, Kari  and Allison also joined the "weekenders"

Tracey, Elaine and Allison also became very clever at putting out and packing away equipment when I wasn't about!!




.Pat Wells  had been with us for 25 years and instructing for the last 19. She is interested in all areas of training including obedience, agility, tracking,  fun & games. She is an outstanding trainer and compassionate dog person. She has completed an Animal First Aid Training Course and is a non-accredited member of The Kennel Club Accreditation Scheme for Instructors in Dog Training and Behaviour. Pat and I also ran puppy classes for Village Vets at Milton and Longstaton.

Tracey Usher had been with us for 26 years  Instructing for 22 years. She has attended Courses on Training, Instructing and Behaviour including 3 five-day Courses 2 of these as a trainer. Haver taken the puppy class at CCEG for 20 years she has helped 1000's of puppies have better owners!! She is an experienced 'hands on' horse and dog person and knowledgeable trainer. Tracey has also completed an Animal First Aid Training Course. Tracey also helped with classes at Haverhill & Caldecote.

Jan Burrell - is an Accredited Kennel Club Instructors in Companion Dog Training .. Instructing with CCEG for 22 years with and has attended Courses on Training, Instructing and Behaviour including 4 five-day Courses. She is interested in all areas and methods of training and is a very knowledgeable companion dog trainer. Jan has also completed an Animal First Aid Training Course and ran her own classes called 'Puppysteps' at Cadlecote.

Elaine Barns. Elaine started her involvement with training dogs at 17, with now many years of training behind her (she asked me not to say how many!), her credentials are these years of 'hands on' experience. She has given a home over the years to a number of rescue dogs and did until the recent sad loss of two, have three rescue German Shepherds. As well as training she has a vast knowledge of the  behaviour and sometimes special needs of rescue dogs. She has worked in boarding kennels and is also a dog groomer. She started training with cceg in 1999.  

Kari Greaves. BSc Hons, MBA, MCIH.COAPE Certified Animal Behaviourist - DipCABT (RQF Level 4) Kari is passionate about dogs and learning why they do what they do. She started attending training classes at CCEG 9 years ago with her Eurasier puppy, socialising him to behave on family outings and, most importantly in the pub. Kari became interested in instructing and joined the team 5 years ago . Kari is working towards a degree qualification with the Cambridge Institute of Dog Behaviour and Training and has completed courses on; Dog Training, Aggression, How dogs Learn and Common Behaviour Problems. Kari now has 2 Eurasiers both attending classes most weekends and gradually gaining their KC Good Citizen Awards. Member of The Kennel Club Accreditation Scheme for Instructors in Dog Training and Behaviour  working towards accreditation.

Allison Bethwaite only training for a few years but already a very talented trainer and inspirational class instructor.

Longest Members of CCEG were Vickie and Carol both notching up 27 years!!



 Vickie  Arkesden now runs CCEG 21 Vickie started training dogs in her teens and after attending college and completing a Course in Animal Care, she joined and became a trainer with Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. She has 27 years of "hands on" experience and mostly due to familty commitment she could only take classes on a Staurday. She has completed an Animal First Aid Training Course, Completed a correspondence course with COAPE on Puppy Class Instruction and is a Level 2, Veterinary Care Assistant. She now runs her own 121 dog training service Her full  profile can be seen on her CCEG21 website.

Carol Hooper was a very important part of the team a member for 27 years and from 2008 took over after the sad loss of Ted  the job of ‘front of house’ on training days dealing with adim and welcoming new members. Carol with her husband Alan have given home to 6 Border Collies all rescue. She has attended 2 five day training courses and a Animal First Aid Course and a member and trainer of the  Pet Bereavement Support Service (PBSS)

And the Newer Members of the team were -





Sam Wright. Sam and her Pug..Winston Charlie George first started coming to CCEG in June 2012 after being at another training group for about 4 months. They decided to join the companion dog training group, quickly progressing from puppy to beginners and then onto juniors where we have stayed ever since. Sam first started taking part in the small dog class a few years ago and last year she was asked to take over as the class trainer. .

Lynne Collins sadly just getting into her stride and enjoying  taking Puppy and Beginners classes when CCEG was stopped by covid.

Anjlea Jones many years experience with GSD's and always ready to help with new comers who need 1-2-1 help

Beata Niedzwiecka, Had joined the team as a Assistant Trainer in 2020 her love of all animals and practically dogs started as a child in Poland. Her present dog is a Briard who Bea trains in obedience and ring craft.

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