Your nearest Clever Dog Company Method Trainers

For more details, call the central number on 01753 859 004, or take a look at the list below to find your nearest CDC instructor.

South West

Sue WatkinsBased in: Somerset

Specialist in Working Gundogs.

Sue’s genuine passion for dogs came from growing up surrounded by a littler of Labrador puppies, and she’s since become the owner of seven dogs herself!

Having worked for a Greyhound rescue charity, Sue’s experience of training started very early on, and she expanded her knowledge of dogs’ health when she set up her own dog nutrition business and became qualified with a Certificate in Companion Animal Nutrition (QCF Level 3).

Sue loves to watch dogs and their owners progressing in their relationship, developing a bond, building their confidence and learning positive, science-based methods.  Sue is happy to work with any breed of dog but particularly loves Labradors.

Offering one-to-one home visits and training in very small groups in a secure training paddock, Sue regularly updates her knowledge and experience by attending seminars and workshops.

Sue is fully insured and DBS cleared. All training adheres to the APDT code of practice.

Click on the branch name or call 01278 722 790


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 the branch name or call 07779 042 289


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 the branch name or call 07427 130 690


Nicky KingBased in: Wiltshire and Somerset

Nicky is based on the Wiltshire/Somerset border. She has 5 dogs: four German Shepherds (littermates) and a Picardy Sheepdog. She has a special interest in helping owners to help their dogs, whatever their issue.

Non-judgemental, caring, supportive and practical training in every sense. Nicky specialises in German Shepherds, littermates, multi-dog households and reactive dogs.

Click on the branch name or call 01373 825 502


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 the branch name or call 07973 600 954


Leann LayfieldBased in: North West Wiltshire, 1 Hour Drive within 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.

Click on the branch name or call 07756 316 576


Emma WarwickBased in: Falfield

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 the branch name or call 07813 826 008


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.

Helen looks forward to helping first-time puppy owners and owners with rescue and adolescent dogs have a well-mannered family dog they can be proud of.

Click on the branch name or call 07922 152 163


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 the branch name or call 01753 859004.


Andrew DurrantBased in: 20 mile radius of Hampshire

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

Click on the branch name or call 07768 475 77.


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