Meet Our Team

All our trainers are qualified and accredited with specialist fields.

Did you know that our industry is unregulated and you can call yourself a dog trainer with no professional qualifications? With so many quick online courses available, we only accept trainers who have completed the in-depth APDT qualification and successfully completed all their practical assessments.

Continued Development

Our most common questions

Refresher Courses

We regularly attend or complete APDT courses so we are up to date with the latest scientifically backed training methods.


In addition to APDT, our trainers study with other reputable accreditation's and courses, such as the IMDT. All our trainers are qualified in dog first aid.

Speciality Subjects

Our trainers complete special courses in subjects like Scentwork UK in order to teach scentwork and attend progressive workshops.

Class Assistants

Our class assistants are aspiring trainers about to or currently studying. We also provide work experience through local colleges.

Snoopy & Daisy


Managing Director and head of behaviour

Head trainer Sarah has over 20 years of experience working with behavioural issues, previously being the Lead Trainer at a well known veterinary referral Training & Behaviour practice in Surrey and the Area Officer for Beagle Welfare.
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Director & Head of training

Louisa started her career as an assistant whilst completing her degree at the University of Winchester in Animal Welfare and Society. After completing her degree, she went on to pass her APDT qualifications. Louisa’s areas of interest are Scentwork, Tracking and improving dogs’ welfare through effective training.
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Trainer & operations manager

After adopting a rescue dog from Romania in 2020, Emma discovered a love for dog training and made a career change. She has completed her APDT assessment and specialises in working with rescue dogs from overseas. Other areas of interest include fun obedience training and separation anxiety.
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Duchess & Pippa


Daycare Manager & Training Walks

Noelle has worked in the dog training industry for over 10 years and has been working at Surrey Dog School since 2020. She now runs our successful Doggy Daycare and is adored by her daycare dogs, clients and the team alike.
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Assistant Trainer & Training Walks

Becca is a professional dog walker and assistant dog trainer. As well as training walks, she teaches puppy classes and takes puppy 1-1 sessions. Becca has a great understanding of how to motivate dogs and is adept at handling high drive breeds.

Gizmo & Koda 


Trainer (PArt-Time)

Jodie has been working as a trainer for 7 years and is a full member of the APDT and ABTC. She is an excellent trainer and is adept at dealing with recall, loose lead walking, mouthing, crate training, jumping-up and other common issues!


The cat!


Veterinary Physiotherapy

Lucy completed her four year Masters degree at Writtle University College in 2020. She has since successfully grown her client list and joined the Surrey Dog School team in 2023 as our Veterinary Physiotherapist.



Daycare assistant & Training Walks

Anna worked at Battersea Dogs Home before joining our team in 2023. Anna splits her time between doggy daycare and our training walks team where she has built a close bond with her regular walking clients.

Daisy and bubba


Daycare assistant & Training Walks

Molly has a Level 3 Diploma in Animal Management from Merrist Wood College and has previously volunteered as a zookeeper. Molly also assists on our popular Puppy Classes.



Daycare assistant

Growing up on a farm, Esme has been around dogs her entire life. Esme started her career with Surrey Dog School as a class training assistant before joining the daycare after completing her Canine First Aid course. .



Daycare assistant (part time)

A passionate dog owner, Hali has completed work experience and volunteered in local veterinary surgeries before joining the daycare after completing her dog first aid course.



Daycare assistant

Amy has a Level 3 Diploma in Animal Management from Merrist Wood College and has previously volunteered with the Greyhound Trust. She now works in our daycare as an assistant where she helps with dog walking and training.


Passed in 2023 and never forgotten


Admin and website

A founding member of the school, David develops and manages our website as well as assisting in the office with enquiries.

Redd, Rowen & Shiraz


Assistant Trainer

Sean is a professional trainer and dog walker based in Godalming. Sean joined the school in 2021 and teaches exclusively on our Saturday classes with puppies of all ages and 1 to 1 training sessions.

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