Meet the Team

Maralyn Hughes

Maureen Regan

The History of

Ambassador Dog Training

Ambassador Dog Training was established to help owners of puppies and older dogs who are not able, or prefer not to attend training classes held in the evenings. It is run by Maureen Regan and Maralyn Hughes who each have 35 years experience in training all breeds of dogs.

We use reward based, force free training methods combined with the best traditional training techniques which always rewards the dog with either praise, edible treats or their favourite toy whichever is most important to your dog.

Our objectives are for owners to have a well behaved, well mannered sociable dog that is a joy and pleasure to take out and about. That will come back when its called and walk on a loose lead.

The Dog Training Lessons are run on Tuesdays in West Monkton Taunton, starting at 9:30am.

Start from the beginning with your puppy in one of our socialisation / training classes which continues into a 7 week training course.



Having a new dog is an exciting new chapter in your life, but it can be daunting too. Ambassador Dog Training is here for you but also to help you with everything involved in owning a dog. No question is too small, so why not contact us today?

Some of the questions Ambassador can help you with include:

  • Feeding: when, how much, and how often?
  • Exercise: when and how much?
  • Training: when, what types, and how?
  • And other questions, including why your dog is behaving in a certain way.

When you decided to get a dog, did you envisage him being part of your family? Happily returning to you when called? Being well behaved around other dogs? Not pulling on the lead, but staying by your side? And perhaps even competing in the various sports for dogs that are available in the UK?                                                      

We can help you with all of these things and show you how to achieve a happy well balanced dog!

So why not give us a ring on 07783 008771 or use our contact form.

Puppy Socialisation / Training
Tuesdays: 09:30

Who for: Inoculated puppies to 5 months

Course Objectives
To learn social skills with other puppies and humans in a safe environment
Basic care of puppies including grooming, passive domination, visits to the vets, puppy handling
Beginning of the lure control
Basic commands ie: puppy recall, sit etc...
Initial Training Course
Tuesdays: 10:15

Who for: For any dog over 5 months.

Course Objectives
Walk to heel on a loose lead
Sit, down, recall
Learn when and how to reward/praise your dog
Learn how to understand & recognise dog body language
Basic commands and good manners



Here are just some of the emails we have received from clients who have attended Ambassador Dog Training and have found the classes benefical, invaluable and enjoyable.


Our classes take place at Hill Farm, West Monkton on Tuesdays, as it is a working farm please call us in advance of a visit so we can expect you.

Below are directions to our training venue.

Hill Farm,
West Monkton,

Directions from Monkton Elm Garden Centre, Taunton TA2 8QN

Turn LEFT out of the garden centre

Take 2nd RIGHT into Mead Way

*** At the top of the road is a sharp left hand bend which is on a cross roads, do not follow the road round the bend but go STRAIGHT across (signpost Broomfield)

Stay on this road for a total of 1.2 miles crossing another cross roads, BUT keep going straight on (signposted Broomfield)

The farm entrance is on the left hand side. The entrance has a large triangular piece of grass with 5 mature oak trees on it. Follow our signs down the track and into the farmyard. Follow our signs to the our barn.

Just to reiterate, from the very sharp left hand bend , the farm is only 1.2 miles

Directions from Taunton

Take the A3259 Priorswood Road to Monkton Heathfield passing Crown Medical Centre and Council Tip on your right.

When you pass the Merry Monk pub on your right, take the next LEFT into Mead Way.

Follow the directions above from ***


Contact Us

If you have any questions please get in touch below!