Certified, positive reinforcement dog & puppy training for London canines, as featured in The Guardian

Having lived in London for my whole life, it is clear that urban dogs and owners in London face different challenges to those living elsewhere.

Do you want your dog to  calmly travel  when on the tube or train?

Do you want your dog to calmly travel when on the tube or train?

Settle nicely  when you're in a pub or cafe?

Settle nicely when you're in a pub or cafe?

Walk nicely  on a loose leash?

Walk nicely on a loose leash?

Come back to you  when called?

Come back to you when called?

Be able to  handle the hustle and bustle  of City life with ease?

Be able to handle the hustle and bustle of City life with ease?

Or perhaps you have just brought your  new puppy  home or are just about to!

Or perhaps you have just brought your new puppy home or are just about to!

I can help you and your dog or puppy learn to do all of the above and loads more via force-free and positive reinforcement training that is backed by science and that really works! 

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"It was a real pleasure working with Ella. She is very professional, warm and obviously completely devoted to dogs."



"Ella helped both me and my dog tremendously! My dog had lost complete confidence in walking and would put the breaks on, so much so we couldn’t even make it down the street - this had been going on for around 5 months. Within one session of positive training, our dog was happily walking around the block and very quickly had progressed to not requiring treats and would happily trot around streets he once refused to move on! (...) If I could add more stars I would!

Hanna Clark


"Ella is fantastic! We started training our puppy a little bit late and we were worried she wouldn't pick it up that well, but with Ella's patience and great techniques Hazel is now a completely different dog! I would highly recommend Kirby Dog Services to anyone.

Rose Swan


Ella & Kirby's


Hi! I'm Ella and that little woofer is Kirby...

This is the story of Kirby Dog Services

My passion for dogs started when I was only seven years old. It came into my life in the form of a tiny furry bundle called Kirby. Kirby was a six-week-old terrier puppy who had been abandoned on the curb, and who we rescued from Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. As our lives began together, so did my curiosity and fascination for this species.

Kirby very sadly passed away in February 2014 at the grand age of twenty years old, after a long and amazingly fulfilled life together I am still extremely passionate about dogs and the fascination and curiosity that began all those years ago continues to be a big part of my life. So much so, that helping dogs and their humans live happily together has become my full-time job as a dog trainer and so Kirby Dog Services was born! 

Knowing that his legacy lives on through my dog training work, enabling owners to get the very best out of their dog via the most modern, kindest, effective and scientifically proven dog training is extremely rewarding.

I have been trained by the world-renowned Dog Behaviourist Gwen Bailey and I am a fully certified Tutor with Puppy School. 

I am a full member of the ABTC. The ABTC sets and maintains standards of knowledge and practical skills needed to be an animal trainer, so in short; I use kind, ethical, choice and reward based training to teach you and your dog, and it also means that I keep up to date (CPD) with my own training. i am also a full member of the Pet Professional Guild.

I am constantly looking to improve my dog training skills, so I regularly attend training courses, workshops and seminars held by leading animal scientists, world expert dog trainers and animal scientists. I am also proud to call myself a volunteer at Battersea Dogs & Cats home, working in the intake kennels.

Kirby Dog Services offers expert, fun, positive reinforcement dog and puppy training throughout London and works with high-profile clients, families and solo dog owners. You can be assured that your dog will be in the best hands because I am fully insured, qualified in canine first aid and just generally mad about dogs!

I’d love to talk to you about your dog and how I can help! Contact me on kirbydogservices@gmail.com or call me on 07990 571 593. I aim to respond to every query within 24 hours.