Your Local Pet Dog Training Specialist Since 2009

Training puppies and dogs to be great members of the family using kind and effective methods.


Welcome to Sam’s K9 Academy and Puppy School run by Sam Davies (BSc Hons Animal Behaviour
and Welfare).
 We specialise in assisting owners on how to train
their puppies and dogs to be awesome family pets. All dogs are trained using
modern force-free reward based training and our trainers regularly go on
courses, seminars and workshops so we can widen our knowledge and keep upto
date with modern methods.


The club is based in Flintshire,
North Wales with classes held just outside Mold at our lovely hall in Pantymwyn.
 We run a variety of different training
classes and workshops for puppies and adult dogs as well as one to one sessions
that can be arranged at one of our venues or in the home. 


Training Classes

We offer a variety of training including puppy class, beginner classes, advanced classes and one to one sessions. All sessions are currently being run online.



We have two main training class venues, one in Mold but you can work with us wherever you are through our online platform.



We are fully accredited by several top training associations.

We love Sam’s K9 Academy

Coming to Sam’s classes has helped us to understand Mishka and improved our communication which has built a stronger bond and better relationship! Most importantly we have fun and enjoy coming to classes together and Sam is always on hand with advice and support…and humour!

Helen Hickey

Sam’s K9 Academy and Puppy School Flintshire

We took our puppy Martha to Sams 6 week puppy course. Sam is very knowledgeable and makes her classes fun whilst learning. She is happy to answer any questions you have and with her vast experience usually has an answer.Martha had great fun and is a well mannered dog now. I would highly recommend these classes definitely worth every penny .

Alison Price

Sam’s training simply works

Kind and clever training methods that work with practice, plenty of help and support along the way to keep us humans motivated! thank you Sam.

Christina Tomlinson

Puppy training classes

Sams classes are an excellent way to start training your puppy and have given me confidence to go out and socialise with my dog. I like the small class size as you get time to ask questions.

Sandra Robins

Fun classes and Sam is super helpful!

We took our pup to 3 lots of Sam’s classes. They were welcoming and friendly. There was no pressure and Sam always had time to answer our many questions. Our boy absolutely loved being there and Sam is one of his favourite people now!

Rach Evans

Puppy training

Took my puppy Tilly for training . Found Sam’s classes really well organised with a very friendly atmosphere. I would highly recommend Sam who has a real way with dogs being firm with training and having a lovely manner with them whatever the type of dog.

Susan Morgan

Fun and Functional

As a first time dog owner l have found Ysgol Ci a really friendly and helpful environment for Wiilow and I to train in. The content is relevant to day-to-day life with my dog and Sam keeps the classes fun and low pressure so we both love going. When a skill isn’t working for us Sam is always ready with helpful tip to get us through our stumbling block. Now looking forward to moving onto the Coleg Ci course for more reactivity training (other dogs are sooooooo exciting) and off lead work. Thank you do much. X

Sueann Meyer

Penny adores Aunty Sam

Penny is now nine years old. We started to take penny to Sam when she was a puppy and completed the puppy school training program which Sam presented brilliantly. We then continued the training with the bronze to gold training program that Sam was doing at the time. Which was very impressive and highly recommended. We also did agility with Sam which penny enjoyed very much. We also attended several workshops which Sam hosted which were very interesting. Sam is a very good trainer and highly respected and recommend. All the dogs adore her.

Richard Gibbs

One-to-one sessions

These sessions have been invaluable in helping us to understand all our dog’s needs. Sam’s advice has enabled us to build stronger bonds and adapt to each of their different learning styles. Our older rescue boy Oscar can be quite reactive out on walks, but with Sam’s help we have learnt how to manage any reactivity and our walks are much more enjoyable. When Nellie reacted badly when our other boy died, Sam helped us with managing that adjustment. We’ve since learned that Nellie can be quite anxious and each training activity needs breaking down into small steps. Sam has helped us adapt to Nellie’s learning style and pace which has helped us to set her up for success. Finally, when we welcomed our new puppy Rosie, who couldn’t be left for even 10 seconds, we enlisted Sam to help us settle her in. Following Sam’s advice, within days we had a happy, calm and relaxed puppy who was able to be left for several minutes. Sam’s one-to-one training is not only great for dogs, it has also been great for us as owners because we now feel much more confident too! Oh, and our dogs adore her!

Laura Jones