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About Me

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Hello, my name is Vickie and I have a passion for working with dogs, and for seeing people develop their skills and knowledge. My approach to training is to help dogs and handlers develop their communication skills and their relationship. I've taught various aspects of psychology at University level for most of my career and have an MSc Sports Psychology and a PGCE. My dogs, Celt the handsome whippet, my gorgeous lurcher Megan and George the spaniel have also been instrumental in developing my skills as a dog trainer along with continuous engagement in professional development to ensure my skills are current and effective.


  • MSc Sport Psychology
  • PGCE
  • Association of Pet Dog Trainers Student Member
  • Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) Foundation and Advanced Instructor Course
  • Canine Hoopers UK Accredited Instructor (ACHUKI)
  • Dog Parkour UK Certified Instructor
  • Pet Professionals Guild Member
  • Professional Member of the Pet Professional Network
  • Member of Sarah Whitehead Inner Circle
  • UK Hoopers Pro Instructor
  • Canine Emergency First Aid Trained

Certificates & Accreditation

dog parkour instructor cert
apdt member
trainer and behaviourist certificate
pet prof guild
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uk hoopers pro instructor
ppn member
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