Your nearest Clever Dog Company Method Trainers

Take a look at the list below to find your nearest Clever Dog Company Trainer.

Our Trainers

Johanna SmithBased in: Camberley, Surrey

Known as ‘The family-friendly dog trainer’, Johanna specialises in 1:1 training with Mums and their families.

Jo has always had dogs, and, being a busy Mum herself, knows the demands a family can have. She reads extensively, trains her dogs regularly and continuously updates her knowledge so she can provide you with all the support you need to train your dog to be the sociable, well-mannered family pet you’ve always wanted.

Click on Johanna's name for further information or call 07779 042 289

Lynn ByfordBased in: East Dunbartonshire and surrounding areas, North Glasgow

Lynn is based in East Dunbartonshire, Glasgow, and is co-owner of Best Paw Froward Training. She is passionate about creating that unique and life-long relationship of trust and harmony with every individual owner and their new puppy or dog.

It was during her 14 years as a Registered Veterinary Nurse that Lynn took a particular interest in the relationship of dog behaviour and their training (or usually lack of training!). She now specialises in working with puppies, but also loves the challenges of working with re-homed dogs, giving them all the best possible chance to succeed in life.

Lynn is excited and proud to be a "Clever Dog Company Method Trainer"; to be able to teach and spread the importance of "force-free", positive reinforcement training, give her a call today to put your ‘best paw forward’ in training.

Click on Lynn's name or call 07434 699062

James HoltBased in: London

Based in North London, James offers bespoke training packages to focus on each client’s individual needs. Having worked for many years in real estate, James understands the effect city living has on the relationship between dogs and their owners.

James is particularly interested in working with recently adopted pets and puppies that are new to the household, he is a champion of the breeds less understood, being a proud owner of a Staffie and a Bulldog.

James' passion is to help transform your relationship with your dog using only the most modern, force-free and ethical training, contact him to discover more.

Click on James' name or call 07846 967236

Helen BellingerBased in: Swindon and surrounding areas.

Helen’s passion for helping owners train their dogs came after she started her own dog walking and home boarding business.

As a result of wanting to give the dogs a stress-free experience when away from their owners, Helen’s own personal training methods have helped many dogs become calmer family pets.

Click on Helen's name or call 07922 152 163

Julie LovickBased in: Suffolk

In her one-to-one bespoke training programmes, Jules specialises in giving owners of dogs and puppies that struggle to learn in a class environment, the confidence and tools to succeed.

Training with your dog should be fun for everyone involved and Jules aims to leave you feeling confident and enjoying the experience of dog ownership. Using only kind, positive and effective methods to get the very best from your dog (and you!).

Based in Suffolk to the south of Newmarket, Jules has been a keen dog owner for 30 years. She has a passion for ‘country dogs’ especially terriers and has a Jack Russell of her own.

Click on Julie's name or call 07766 305 853

Rachel PattisonBased in: Swindon, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire

When it comes to puppy training, Rachel is a true expert. Running the Abbey Dog Training Centre in Swindon, she ensures complete care is taken to give each of her Puppy Socialisation clients the personal attention they need, which is why she limits her classes to just 4 dogs and owners.

Sharing her home with three dogs herself, Rachel’s life really is about dogs inside and out!

Rachel’s genuine passion is to help new owners connect with their pups and bond within those very early and important weeks and months of life together.

Click on Rachel's name or call 07900 692 443

Leann LayfieldBased in: Wiltshire, within an hour drive from Westbury

Leann has worked for over 20 years as a veterinary nurse. During this time has witnessed how stressful raising and training a puppy can be. Leann once had her own unruly Lurcher and found training to be difficult but received support from training that has helped her to transform her unruly Lurcher into a delightful dog.


That experience has empowered Leann to help many other dog owners who are struggling and want to experience transformative training for their dog. Leann specialises in puppy and adolescent training, so if you are feeling overwhelmed by an unruly dog, get in touch with Leann to start your training package today.

Click on Leann's name or call 07756 316576

Emma ArdittiBased in: South East London and Kent

Based in Kent, Emma has one massive passion: she loves to SHOCK dog owners with their dog’s incredible abilities!

Specialising in first time dog owners, Emma has built her business around helping people adapt to their new lives with a dog and ensuring a bond is made within those all-important early weeks and months.

Click on Emma's name or call 07399 521 005

Chantal HughesBased in: Guildford

Specialising in rescue dogs (but loves working with puppies too!), Chantal is based in Guildford and has two dogs of her own, one of which she rescued from a public shelter in Romania, helping her understand the journey and pitfalls that come with early life trauma.

Click on Chantal's name for further information or call  07740 580553.

Jo MoorcroftBased in: West Midlands

Jo is based on Solihull, West Midlands. She has 2 Siberian Huskies and it was this breed that specifically got her interested in dog training and behaviour, so Jo understands the difficulties faced when wanting a breed that everyone else seems to think you're crazy for!

There’s nothing more that Jo loves than working closely with both owners and dogs and helping them both come to an understanding about the other. One of her most popular training packages is the Puppy Pack, helping puppies to settle in their new homes and get owner and puppy both off to the best start.

Jo is committed to continual learning and loves to share her findings with all dog owners.

Click on Jo's name or call 07875 476 868

Alexandra NelkeBased in: London

Specialising in bespoke training programmes tailored to the ‘London Lifestyle’, Alexandra has developed effective methods to help owners who live in the city ensure they have happy, calm and confident city dogs.

Originally from the German countryside and having spent a childhood enjoying the company of dogs and horses, Alexandra now lives in London and has tailored her methods to be modern, force-free and always with an emphasis on preparing puppies for the busy, city life.

Click on Alexandra's name or call 07725 087 870

Alison MercerBased in: Essex/Suffolk border

Alison is a specialist in Scent Work and Real Dog Yoga.

She has a particular interest in high energy and working breeds and bespoke exercise and training for busy people with dogs who need more.

Click on Alison Mercer's name for further information or call 07555 294294

Tracy JonesBased in: East Dunbartonshire and North Glasgow

Tracy is based in East Dunbartonshire, Glasgow, and is co-owner of Best Paw Forward Training. Her aim is to educate owners that training "can be" and "should be" FUN for all. She is committed to showing owners the results from "force-free" training and pet care and has an interest in working with shy or nervous dogs.

Previously employed as a Registered Veterinary Nurse for 25 years, Tracy’s experience and knowledge include; nutrition, physiotherapy and general health and well-being of your new puppy or dog. Delighted to now be a "Clever Dog Company Method Trainer", Tracy has also recently completed The UK College of Scent Dogs instructors course.

Click on Tracy's name or call 07434 699 062

Stephanie BinghamBased in: Sidcup, Kent

Steph is based in Sidcup, Kent and covers all surrounding areas, including Chislehurst. Steph offers 1-1 training to help you get your puppy off to the best possible start. These sessions are also perfect for adult dogs too. She owns a rather gorgeous and unusual dog herself – a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever.

Click on Stephanie's name for further information or call 07762 211449

Caren McLaughlinBased in: South East London and Kent

Once a veterinary nurse, Caren then pursued a rewarding career being mum to her children, 13-year-old pug and 3-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier.

Caren also spent ten years working with children in SEN settings before joining CDC and volunteered in dog rescues for many years.

Caren’s true passion is to help owners realise their own dogs’ potential and see their own confidence in training grow.

Click on Caren's name or call 07956 544 701

Barbara CarrollBased in: Rye, Romney Marsh, Ashford and surrounding area

Barbara loves to watch the transformation between dogs and their owners when her training gets to work, their pet becomes their best buddy and this is Barbara’s mission for all of her training clients.

Barbara has trained dogs under the KC Good Citizen scheme for 7 years, from puppy to Gold standard and now specialises in helping puppies, first-time owners or owners who may need to work around health issues.

Barbara has two very different dogs of her own, a large excitable Goldendoodle and a nervous little Sheltie terrier cross who came to her aged 4 having had three previous owners.

Get in touch with Barbara to build your bespoke, positive training programme today.

Click on Barbara's name for further information or call 07542 267 562

Stella BagshawBased in: Gloucestershire

One-to-one training for puppies and dogs in the Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Oxfordshire areas. Stella is a highly experienced and skillful trainer. We call her the 'clicker queen'!

Click on Stella's name for further information or call  01753 859004.

Trudi SheridanBased in: North Devon

Trudi grew up with border collies and has a passion for dogs and positive, effective and life lasting training. She loves showing owners what their dogs can do and helping them to unleash the genius in their dog whilst have fun and building a great life long bond.

Living in Georgeham, North Devon, Trudi often trains dogs on the beautiful surrounding beaches and helps them to become ‘beach ready’!

Click on Trudi's name or call 07973 600 954

Vanya-Louise MatthewsBased in: Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire

Currently our most Northerly trainer, Vanya-Louise is based just outside Inverurie in Aberdeenshire (North East Scotland). She has 3 dogs of her own (2 of which are rescue - one local, one from abroad).

Click on Vanya-Louise's name for further information or call 07725 336 019

Ann CorcoranBased in: Norwich, Norfolk

Having had dogs all my life, including a Collie cross called Patch, Chip a Poodle x Westie and two Cocker spaniels, Bruce and Bel, I have become fascinated by canine/human dynamics, both for single dog households and those where there are multiple canine/human interactions.

With an Advanced Diploma in Canine Behaviour Management, I am a full member of the APDT (membership no 01269) and am proud to follow their code of conduct of kind, fair and effective dog training using positive reinforcement.

Click on Ann's name for further information or call 07766 758 146

Davey AtkinsonBased in: East Devon/Dorset border

Davey is best known as the ‘Terrier Trainer’ he loves nothing more than a challenge to train the ‘untrainable’!

Davey offers positive one-to-one training for puppies and dogs in East Devon and Dorset. He specialises in Terrier training; helping the little terrors of the canine community become well-mannered family pets without surrendering that all-important spark that makes them so endearing. Sharing a house with a highly spirited Jack Russell, Davey has set out to prove that Terriers are not as untrainable as some might think!

Click on Davey's name or call 07427 130 690

Oli JusteBased in: London

Oli provides positive, modern, ethical dog training with an emphasis on behaviour. He can introduce you to some breed specific training, as well as helping your dog with potential future and present behavioural issues.

Click on Oli's name or call 07881 636 164 Click on Oli's name for further information or call 07881 636 164

Angela FraserBased in: Thanet, Kent. Covering surrounding ares.

Angela and her team specialise in Individual Dog Walking tailored to suit your dog's age, health and breed. She also offers personalised one-to-one positive, reward-based dog training in your home, making it fun and enjoyable for you and your dog.

Angela’s mission is to help you to create that special bond and connection between owner and dog for life.

Click on Angela's name or call 07815 053449 / 01843 310012

Sandra RawBased in: 20 mile radius of Worcester

A good trainer needs to know the methods for enabling a dog’s progression, whereas a great trainer has a dog’s happiness at the core of what he or she does. This is Sandra, and she acts with complete integrity with every one of her clients.

Owner of Worcester Dogs, Sandra offers a premium service allowing her to dedicate the right amount of time to each of her dog owners and their dogs, helping them bond and become happy, healthy pets.

Based in Worcester, Sandra has a passion for large breed dogs and owns two of her own.

Click on Sandra's name or call 07901 556 633

Jemma MilneBased in: South East London

Having spent a lot of her career in theatre, Jemma knows the demands a busy lifestyle can have on dog owners, especially those who want to find time to train their beloved pups, but can’t find a trainer who will work around them.

With that in mind, Jemma offers her clients round the clock appointments that fit in with their busy schedule.

Click on Jemma's name or call 07841 123 430

Sharon SkinnerBased in: Holyport, Nr Windsor

Sharon is a veterinary nurse who is also known for her expertise in one-to-one training for puppies and older dogs and behavioural help in Windsor, Maidenhead and surrounding areas.

Areas covered: 

  • Windsor
  • Maidenhead (and surrounding areas)

Click on Sharon's name or call 01753 859 004

Sandra EmmonsBased in: Pangbourne, Berkshire

Dogs respond much better to training when their trainer truly understands them. With extensive experience in training dogs for their particular environments, Sandra provides a truly bespoke training programme which is as individual as they are.

Click on Sandra's name for further information or call 07973 272 911

Andrew DurrantBased in: 20 Mile Radius of Guildford

With over 30 years’ experience in dog training, Andrew has developed a truly in-depth knowledge on how to help owners train their dogs to their fullest potential.

Specialising in friendly gundog and pet gundog training, puppies and home visit training, Andrew himself owns four Flat-coated Retrievers and three Spanish Waterdogs. It’s this passion for his own pets that has spurred him on to become chairman of the Inderbrook Dog Training Society.

Enthusiastic and committed, Andrew loves helping people train their dogs and move them in the right direction, whilst also having a lot of fun in the process.

Click on Andrew's name or call 07768 647577

John HodgsonBased in: Rishworth, West Yorkshire

Based in Rishworth, West Yorkshire, between Leeds & Manchester, John has two dogs: A Chihuahua and an American Cocker Spaniel. He’s passionate about using the most up to date training methods and theories in order to educate and help owners and their dogs live an enjoyable life together. A true dog-lover, John volunteers at rescue shelters assisting the team to train rescue dogs with the aim of making them easier to rehome.

Click on John's name for further information or call 01422 747007

Lottie HanksBased in: South and West London

Lottie is based in London and understands the pressures of bringing up a dog in the city. Offering bespoke one-to-one training for your family and specialising in puppy training, Lottie will help you train your canine family member using positive, force-free, ethical dog training, and a lot of fun. Teaching owners to understand and communicate with their dog or puppy is Lottie’s passion.

Click on Lottie's name or call 07725 833 871

Emma BeesleyBased in: Horton, Sth Glos

Emma instructs puppy socialisation & training classes, progression classes and 'Rally Obedience' at Horton, Nr Chipping Sodbury, South Gloucestershire. She also offers 1:1 training and home visits.

Click on Emma's name for further information or call 07813 826 008