The Puppy Specialists


About Me - Hannah

It can be hard to choose the right trainer. The industry is unregulated and anyone can set up and call themselves a trainer or behaviourist; working professionally requires more than just being an enthusiast or previously owning dogs.  Since completing my Level 4 as a Canine Behaviour Practitioner through The British College of Canine Studies it's always been extremely important to me that I continue to develop my education and ensure I am qualified to work with you and your dog. I am committed to continuous professional development and attend supplemental courses every year to ensure my knowledge is always at the cutting edge of dog training theory.

Dog training is a science and should be done with an ethical and educated approach. I will never use pain, intimidation or aversive equipment to get the best out of your dog; instead I put your dog at the centre and build a trusting relationship to help guide and promote harmonious living. 

 I am a qualified member of the ABTC and APDT (see below) and through Puppy School, received training from leading UK behaviourist and  author of 'The Perfect Puppy' Gwen Bailey ( 

In addition to Puppy School I train assistance dogs for a national charity where I train dogs to support people with physical disabilities. My work involves maintaining and developing the extremely high standards required of qualified assistance dogs. 

All methods are science led and I use food, toys and environmental rewards to support training and behaviour change. Working with me ensures you are working with a qualified professional with both the experience and knowledge to get the best out of you and your dog. 

Puppy School

I'm passionate about giving dogs the best start in life and I am very happy to be part of the UK network of tutors that is Puppy School ( We offer fun, reward based training classes aimed at teaching your pup basic obedience as well as equipping them with life skills to develop confidence as they grow. Our classes are family friendly and we encourage everyone who is involved with the pup to come along. We only use kind, modern methods of training (no pain, no force and no fear). You are always welcome to view a class ahead of booking (please let me know in advance).

I am pleased and proud to be a qualified and registered Animal Training Instructor through the Animal  Behaviour & Training Council. This means I have attained the required study, training and standards to be recognised by this regulatory body.  For more information please visit their website 

I am a full member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (membership number 01521) who are a body set up to regulate dog trainers. The APDT are committed to ethical, science led training and my membership was attained through written, practical and oral exams. Membership means I have attained the required study, training and standards to be recognised by this regulatory body. For more information please visit their website

Edition Dog Magazine

I'm proud to be a contributing author of articles and features to Edition Dog Magazine. Contribitions include 'The Puppy Blues', 'Social Hit and Run' and 'Treat Your Dog Like a Child'. For more information visit

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I am a full member of the Pet Professional Guild (British Isles) and am qualified to teach and asses the Pet Dog Ambassador Scheme.

Nature's Menu

Puppy School is proudly supported by Nature's Menu. I am qualified through them to advise on any aspect of raw feeding, please let me know if you'd like more information.

Nature's Menu produce real, wholesome food, free of artificial colours and flavourings. The natural, raw food is a complete, balanced and nourishing diet that your dog will love. 

Sign up to our classes and receive £15 off your first order (minimum spend applies). For more information please visit

First Aid Trained

I have completed and passed a dog first aid course with First Aid for Dogs. I renew my training every three years.