On The Ball - Dog Behaviour and Training
Dog training classes Dog Training and Dog Trainer Puppy Classes Bourne, Peterborough, Lincolnshire, Stamford

Dog Training Classes

We run weekly in-person classes at our outdoor training centre in Bourne, Lincolnshire as well as live online training classes with people all over the world. From puppy to agility we have options to suit everyone and every dog.


  • Christine with Stanley

    There are times when owning a reactive dog like Stanley really wears me down and I wonder if I can keep going. Then I go to one of the On The Ball classes like this morning and I feel so much better and so happy about training him.

We have a comprehensive range of dog training classes to suit all dogs. Dog training is a huge part of relationship building and involves so much more than training a sit or a down.

We train for real-life results that last! The hard work you put into your dog training won’t disappear the moment you leave the class. Our dogs are taught to make great decisions for themselves that they can put into practice in the real world.

Our dog training classes are not based on levels so we can tailor each exercise to a dogs level of understanding meaning everyone is welcome no matter what stage of your dog training journey you are at.

We run training classes both virtually and in person.


We run regular live weekly classes using zoom with people from all over the world. The classes are run by three dedicated trainers including head trainer Nikki Thurston, Tricks and Life Skills trainer Lorna Hayes, and our Fitness trainer Kate Walker-Springett.

These classes are ideal for:

In Person (located in Bourne – just a 20 minute drive from Peterborough)

Our in-person classes run weekly at the weekends during the winter, and during the week in the summer at our dedicated outdoor training centre in Bourne, Lincolnshire.

Address: 33A Spalding Road, Bourne PE10 0AT 

The training area is fenced and secure and sessions are run by head trainer Nikki Thurston. Sessions change from season to season (please check the current timetable) but generally cover classes such as Agility, Obedience and follow up Puppy classes.

In person classes are ideal for:


We have a dedicated Facebook group which is free for anyone to join. We learn from each other, support each other and many of our students have built up new life long friendships. All of our latest news on classes and other offers are shared in the group, Click below to join.

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Classes are £15 a session or £65 for a monthly membership which gives you access to any three classes across virtual and in person.

Current classes include:

The Puppy Course (virtual and in person)

This 6 week course is a comprehensive course designed to give your puppy the best possible start in those all important foundations. We cover focus, calmness, impulse control, lead walking and more! You get free ebooks and a private facebook group – get all the details over here on our Puppy Course page. This course is for:

Young Dog (virtual and In person)

Young Dog arms you with the toolkit to embrace the distractions in the real world, whether your dog is a puppy, new to training, needs a skills top up, or even recently rescued! This class can be for any age dog. This class is for:

Game On (virtual)

Game On introduces you to all of those concept-based training games that you are your dog are going to love! Who doesn’t love playing games? And our dogs are no different. Learning lots of key skills through the fun training games from Absolute Dogs, we know you will have a great time and look forward to showing off your progress to friends and family.

Obedience and Life Skills (virtual and in person)

From heelwork to focus, we train obedience using fun games based training. This is a great training class for relationship building with your dog, and getting that ultimate focus you’ve always dreamed of. This class is for:

Agility (in person)

Whether you are starting out with an interest in Agility with your new puppy or are a seasoned pro, our Agility instructor Nikki Thurston will guide you through from foundations to professional running courses. Whether you want to compete at Agility professionally or are just looking for something fun to do with your dog, this class is for everyone. This class is for:

Tricks (virtual)

Everyone loves to teach their dogs tricks. Not only are they fun, but they can serve a purpose when it comes to every day life. Our award-winning tricks team Lorna and her dog Nora will take you from total beginner to pro in these classes. All levels are welcome. This class is for:

Fitness (virtual)

Something we can often forget is our dog’s fitness. In this class our instructor Kate will take you through various exercises that not only work and stretch your dog physically but also mentally. A great class for those dogs that thrive on mental stimulation and for dogs that compete or are on the go. A fit dog is less likely to sustain injuries. This class is suitable for all ages as we tailer the exercise to each individual dog. This class is for:

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