City Smarts- In Person SEPTEMBER

Advanced Training For City Dogs

Our Group classes are designed with you and your pet in mind. It is a wonderful opportunity to acclimatize a new dog to life in a lockdown world, or further increase the “real life smarts” of your current. The City Smarts class offers advanced training and covers:  


  • Instant Recall  
  • On Lead and Off Lead Walking  
  • Dealing with distractions  
  • Advanced Impulse Control  
  • Distance Control  
  • Dog Park Etiquette  
  • Appropriate Greetings  
  • Control in a Crowd  
  • Advanced Recall with Distractions (tunnel of temptation, other dogs, while in play) 
  • Advanced Impulse Control (Which can be used to teach dogs to stay away from garbage on the street or relinquish items)  
  • Distance Stay with Distractions
  • Settling around Distractions
  • Emphasis on City Social Skills
  • Walking Nicely

City Smarts is an advanced class and students must have completed basic dog training prior to enrolling in this group. If you aren't sure it this course is right for you and your dog, please send us an email.

Duration: 6 weekly sessions; 55 minutes per class ( 1st session is an online orientation, followed by 5 practical classes)
 Cost:  £240.00 per pup for the 6 week course.  
Location: Island Social Community Centre, London City Island, E14 0QG

 Registration must be made in advance.

Course Summary


Course Curriculum

Kimberly Marie Freeman

Kimberly Marie Freeman, has over 17 years extensive experience and know how having worked with, and studied dogs in London, Dundee and New York City.

While in Dundee, Scotland, Kimberly owned and operated the largest dog walking, pet sitting, and behavioral center on the East Coast of Scotland which became the catalyst for the rest of her canine based career.

Over the years, with the support of her 4-legged friends, Folly, Jester, Broadway, Vaudeville and Garbo, Kimberly has honed her skills and developed her reputation as a Trainer and Motivator.

Having worked directly with Andrea Arden, Ian Dunbar and participated in Karen Pryor workshops- yup, she can clicker train a chicken, Kimberly has also completed courses and workshops in TTouch, Advanced Canine Nutrition, Animal Husbandry, Canine First Aid, Zoonotic Diseases, Clicker Training, Agility, Service Dog Training, Gun Dog Training, Aggression, Rescue Rehabilitation (to name but a few), with experts such as Ian Dunbar, Karen Pryor, Sarah Whitehead, Victoria Stilwell.

Kimberly brings unique skills to her chosen field, with particular emphasis on a dogs life. She is an animal behaviour and nutrition expert with a special interest in rescue and rehabilitation of animals and has followed programs at the world renowned Animal Care College.

Her focus is on force free training and positive reinforcement.

Kimberly is also a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT), The Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), Animal Behaviour & Training Council,Pet Professional Guild, National Association of Registered Pet Sitters (NARPS), PSI-Pet Sitters International, and is also a Canine First Aider, a Member of The Institute for Animal Care Education (IACE), and is qualified in administering the AKC Canine Good Citizen Preparation Classes (CGC). In addition, an assessor and volunteer at Canine Concern and a fundraiser at Operation OKdog.

Having studied Psychology and Philosophy at University, Kimberly is capable of skillfully blending the control and mastery of the Owner with the obedience and intelligence of the dog helping propel their training relationship to a new level.

All is not work, however. Kimberly enjoys the fun of training your dog to be a fly ball whizz, pose for pictures or tv work, and is also known for gun dog training, her work with Search and Rescue teams, for agility training and for introducing suitable dogs into the service world while also offering training to sharpen the skills of animals already in service.

In her non dog hours (although they are few), Kimberly is often seen performing on stage or screen, guest speaking, taking the dogs on campervan adventures, and having random trips around the World.

J Mitchelson

Bella The Cockerpoo

This is honestly the best investment we could have made for our adolescent dog. She was picking up everything on the streets prior to this class, and now leaves pretty much everything alone. Her recall is also perfect. 

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