We know your dog is more than an animal to you; it’s a family member.

We know because we’re pet-lovers too. We have personal experience of owning and caring for dogs and understand all the ways they can enrich your life. It’s why we do what we do.

Combining his passion for dogs and people, our founder James started what would become Cheshire Dog Training in 2014, helping friends and family with their pets from his back garden in Sandbach.

Fast-forward six years and James now manages a team that helps clients across the North West, with ambitions to operate nationally as the business grows. He says:

“It’s incredibly rewarding, leaving someone’s home a happier place than you found it. Knowing that the work you’ve done with their dog has taken away some of their stress and restored their confidence.”

For help with your dog, call us for a free consultation on 07756 505 855 or leave us a message.



Managing Director and trainer

James started training his own dog aged 14 and never looked back. For years he used his skills to help friends and family, before officially launching Cheshire Dog Training in 2018. What started as a one-man operation has grown into a business of four people, helping clients across the county.


James lives with his wife, Bev, their daughter, and dogs, Pip and Penny in Cheshire.


Did you know? James sailed for Team GBR as a teenager, competing in numerous World and European championships.


Phil’s passion for dogs started with his family’s Golden Retriever, and developed into a life-long love of country sports and gun dog training.


His role at Cheshire Dog Training involves everything from obedience training with domestic dogs, to tackling behavioural issues, and working with novice to advanced-level gundogs.


Did you know? Phil previously worked as a Race Technician for the Marussia, and Maclaren Formula One teams.

Breeding Manager

Bev developed an interest in working dogs through husband, James: “Watching Spaniels work through cover, or Labradors on a long retrieve is something I will never get tired of seeing.”


When she’s not teaching or looking after her little girl, Bev cares for Cheshire Dog Training’s pregnant bitches, their new litters, and puppies.


Did you know? Bev played Netball for Cheshire and was scouted for the England Talent Programme.

Animal Portrait Artist

My passion for animals and the outdoors along with my degree in Industrial Design naturally led me to creating special commissions for family and friends which I am pleased to be able to now offer to others who are wanting a lifetime keepsake of their special animal. Dogs and horses are my main subjects, but other animals or ideas are welcome! 

I take a limited number of commissions each year and prices are a guide and are based on an unframed acrylic painting. Pricing is based on a single subject with a plain background.