Surrey and South London Dog Training and Behaviour
Louise volunteered at a number of small rescue centres, working with dogs, cats, rabbits and rodents, as well as at a safari park where she worked with penguins, lemurs and squirrel monkeys.
To further her knowledge and interest in animals, she gained a Bachelor of Science (with Honors) in Animal Behaviour at the University of Chester in 2008.
She worked at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home for 10 years, working with thousands of dogs as a behaviour specialist from 2009 to 2019, gravitating towards the Rottweilers and Dobermans but also loving gaining trust from scared dogs.
Louise became a fully qualified Puppy School tutor in 2010 (www.puppyschool.co.uk). Her classes are fun and relaxed, and the puppies really look forward to the next week of learning.
Louise and Neal currently live with five dogs, three cats, three rabbits, eight rats, two budgies and a hamster called Nigel. Together Louise and Neal regularly foster dogs and kittens from local rescues and particularly enjoy hand-rearing newborn puppies and kittens.
Louise is a Kennel Club Accredited Instructor, a registered Animal Training Instructor with The Animal Behaviour and Training Council and a Raw Advisor with Natures Menu.
Co-Owner, Puppy School Tutor and UK Sniffer Dogs Instructor
Neal joined the team in 2017 and as a co-owner in 2020.
He grew up with German Shorthaired Pointers and worked with St. Bernards in Switzerland. Neal teaches Puppy School and Intermediate on Saturdays in West Wickham, Sunday classes in Crystal Palace as well as offering one to one training across Surrey and South London.
Neal is also a UK Sniffer Dogs Instructor and offers Bronze courses in Crystal Palace.
Trainer and Puppy School Associate Tutor
Adele has spent many years working with rescue dogs. She has a BSc in Animal Science (Behaviour and Welfare) and is working towards a MSc in International Animal Welfare.
Adele runs our Streatham Puppy School on Thursday evenings.
With a Post Graduate Certificate in Education and several years experience in both the private and non-profit pet care industries, Lily decided to combine her love of teaching with her love of animals, and earned her Professional Dog Trainer certification in 2015. She has subsequently worked as a private trainer in New York and London, and was for several years a behaviour advisor at a large dog rescue charity in South London.
Puppy School Associate Tutor
Naomi runs Puppy School online after assisting Louise. In addition to this she volunteers at a large dog rescue centre in South London and is doing courses on dog behaviour and training. She loves helping dogs gain confidence, particularly through tricks and fun agility training.
Veronika runs classes at our Crystal Palace venue. She is accredited with the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT) and has many years of experience working in rescue. She's previously trained sniffer dog courses and also works with horses!