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Welcome to Contemplating Canine 

Contemplating Canines provides a holistic approach to caring for your dog in mind, body and soul. We offer a ‘safe’ and friendly learning environment for everyone. Whether you own your first dog, compete professionally or simply enjoy learning in the company of other dog owners, we have something for you. Our aim to improve your communication with your dog, educate you about your dog’s physical and emotional needs, and bring out the best in your training partnership.

We are based in the Sidmouth area of East Devon and offer telephone/Skype consultations for those unable to get here.  We offer puppy education to help you and your puppy get off to a great start and veterinary-referred behaviour consultations.  

At the centre of Contemplating Canines education philosophy is the belief that everyone should be treated as an individual with respect. We strive to meet the needs of all our clients – whether they have two legs or four! Our wish is to inspire learning, in you and your dog.

We look forward to meeting you and your best friends.

Kate Mallatratt

A dog has the soul of a philosopher – Plato