About JEM Canine Coaching

We offer coaching classes for Puppies, Juniors and Adults. Teaching you the techniques that will help you to train your best friend to be a Good Citizen, including puppy socialisation. Our classes are part of the Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme. We hold the classes in Northamptonshire at Ecton Village Hall, Earls Barton Youth Club and Gretton Village Hall.

Janine Marsh, Lead Coach

Janine has an unbridled passion for dog training. She has completed an Extended Diploma in Animal Management, is working towards the prestigious Kennel Club Accredited Instructor qualification and has been running training classes for several years. Janine is also a trained Animal First Aider.

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Neil Kempson
Club Secretary

Neil is the Club Secretary/Administrator for JEM Canine Coaching. Alongside his full time job of being a Senior Field Service Engineer, he does most of the work behind the scenes. If you've received an email from JEM, chances are, he wrote it!


Nicola Burtenshaw

Nic runs our Gretton classes. She also has an Extended Diploma in Animal Management loves working with people and dogs alike, especially teaching people how to train their dogs. Nic has a Cairn Terrier x Yorkie x Chihuahua called Jenson


Christine Holmes
Assistant Coach

Christine is a design engineer with a passion for training and agility. Her Border Terrier, Rusty, loves nothing more than running around the obstacles on an agility course. Christine is also the resident 'people' First Aider.


Kylie Gubbins
Assistant Coach

By day, Kylie is a Paralegal in a conveyancing firm. Like the rest of the team, Kylie has a love of all animals and is very excited about being part of the team. She has a 4 year old Staffie called Saffy and love going out on walks together

"Thank you so much to the team at JEM Canine Training. Our puppy Jasper has come such a long way since we joined! We will be brushing up on the skills we have already learnt and then we will be back for the bronze training. The help, tips and advice..."

Sabrina Massimo, Northants

"Professional and fun! Janine has helped our GSP through puppy training and Kennel Club Bronze award. Bruno loves making pals and looks forward to seeing them each week (especially Diggle) now on to the silver award xx"

Julia Natalie Taylor, Northants

"We did puppy classes and the bronze award! It was a great professional fun. Our Fergie loved it!"

Marta Marta, Northants

"Janine helped me train my bonkers, 2yr old Springer Spaniel, Elkie, to the Kennel Club GC Gold Award. Janine's professionalism, knowledge and love of dogs was our inspiration."

John Shave, Rushden

"Thank you to everyone at JEM Canine Coaching.
Foxtrot absolutely loved coming to training every week. The coaches were extremely good at handling my dog and would recommend them to anyone who is thinking about taking their puppy to the classes. I learnt so much from them that I decided..."

Kirsty Bradshaw, Northants

"Lovely friendly group. Athos loved the puppy training classes and we are looking forward to starting the bronze award."

Heather Bower, Northants

"Couldn't recommend JEM enough, great friendly people, great training, awesome tips and tricks AND so many puppies! Was like puppy heaven!"

James Whitaker, Northants

"Puppy training was fantastic! All the girlies were lovely, and our little Annie learnt a lot. See you next year for the Bronze."

Joanne Harris,

"Thank you to the team at JEM Canine Coaching for helping me understand how to train and teach our puppy Toby. He may have been a bit disruptive at times, but we have definitely made progress under your tutorage."

Robert Armstrong,

"Luna has completed her foundation training and has learnt loads. Janine and her team are patient and full of hints and tips. Each lesson was really enjoyable for both owners and puppies"

Cate Whiteside, Northants

"Have just completed our puppy foundation and I have certainly gained a lot as has my pup. The course is well organised and managed offering opportunities to try new skills and interact with other dogs and owners in a controlled environment. The leader Janine is very clearly passionate about what..."

Stix Lowe, Northants

"Highly recommended. Cooper has loved every minute and the advice and Janine and her team has been invaluable."

Charlie Dear, Northants

"Brilliant training. Kind, modern training, takes the time to listen to the owners requirements and frustrations. We are going back to do our silver good citizen in the summer."

Helen Sinclair, Northants

"Would highly recommend JEM Canine Coaching. Fun classes and good tips and we loved coming to training each week"

Diane Lane, Northants