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.
Our most common questions
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.
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 onto complete and pass her APDT and has continued her development whilst training at the school.
After making a career change, Emma had completed a number of courses with the IMDT covering several aspects of training prior to joining the school full time in 2022. She is currently studying for her APDT.
Becca is a professional dog walker and aspiring dog trainer. She assists with all our trainers during classes and 1 to 1 training sessions.
Noelle has worked in the dog training industry for almost 10 years. Noelle (along with Louisa) was one of the schools founding members of staff and has been with the company since 2020.
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.
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 dog first aid course.
A passionate dog owner, Hali has completed work experience and volunteered in local veterinary surgery’s before joining the daycare after completing her dog first aid course.
Admin and website
A founding member of the school, David develops and manages our website as well as assisting in the office with enquiries.
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.