Hi and welcome to UKDA Essex & Kent IPO Schutzhund Club with lots of exciting new things and activities to come and get involved in, we are here to help in all Canine related Training Techniques & dog issues, we also run Puppy Classes & Agility Classes.

 We have approx 20 acres of land for various types of training from Security, Person Search Work & IPO training.

Michael Mc Cann is the head trainer and has been training dogs for nearly 20 yrs and has a real passion for dog training and more recently IPO training, Michael is the UKDA working dogs Director and has various canine accreditations ranging from City & Guilds, CIDBT, NASDU, Kennel Club and is also an A list examiner for the KCGCDS as well as an approved Instructor for NASDU delivering their Level 2 & 3 GP Security Dog Handler Courses at their large training centre in Essex.

Michael is also a fully qualified KCAI (Kennel Club Accredited Instructor)
as well as an accredited behaviourist.

Come along and get involved with a friendly club that wants to encourage its members in what ever dog training discipline they prefer.

IPO/Schutzhund Training All Three Disciplines :
(1) Tracking
(2) Obedience
(3) Protection

Security Dog & Handler Training by an Approved NASDU  Instructor.

Courses run for NASDU Level 2 & 3 GP Dog Handler awarding body HABC (Highfields Awarding Body Of Compliance).

We can also advise you on your Drug & Explosives Detection Courses.

 Fully Trained & Accredited Pet First Aiders.

 KCAI (Kennel Club accredited Instructor)

 Guild Of Dog Trainers GODT ( Master Dog Trainer Status).

 I am also a licensed Dutch Helper having worked under the guidance of international & world championship helper Mr Ruud Broeders and the examining judge in Utrecht was dhr.Rick Zainal from Holland.

FOUNDER MEMBER NRDTBNational Register Of Dog Trainers & Behaviourists.

MBIPDT: Member of the British Institute Of Pet Dog Trainers.

 CIDBT  : Advanced Professional Instructor Skills & Management.

UKDA Licensed bite helper.

Accredited Animal Care & Management (At Distinction Levels).

 CIDBT  : Certified & Accredited Understanding Canine Aggression.

NASDU Level 2 Security Dog Handlers.

 CIDBT : Accredited & Certified Canine Handling & Training Skills.

KCGCDS: A List Examiner ( Assessed externally by 3 KC assessors)

 CIDBT : Certified & Accredited Understanding Canine Care & Behavior

NASDU: Accredited Instructor for Level 2 & 3 GP Dog Handler.

CIDBTNational  Dog Training Instructors Award.

DEFRA Approved Transporter.

Edinburgh University : Animal Behaviour & Welfare.

 CIDBT  : Accredited & Certified Common Canine Behavior Problems.

Full Public Liability Insurance & Health & Safety Policies in place.


We have experienced dog breeders who can advise you on any breeding issues or questions on choosing your next puppy.

We also have qualified dog physiotherapists who visit our club and give advice and talks on all canine related injury's.

All our Instructors/Trainers & Members will work with you to make sure you are made to feel welcome and part of a club that wants to make training Fun & Interesting for both you and your dog. 

We also hold specialist events & seminars ranging from Police Pursuit Tracking, IPO Seminars, Tracking Seminars, Specialist Protection Days, Person Search Work & more.

Michael Mc Cann: Chairman

Ian: Deputy Chairman

Elaine: Health & Safety & PR