About - People and Dogs, Sheffield

Always in good hands

My passion for dogs started when I was very young on our family farm and I was always interested in dog training and behaviour. I started formal study in this field in 1994 and and over the last 25+ years have studied extensively, gaining extensive qualifications and a wealth of specialist knowledge, expertise and training skills to help you with your dog.  I continue to attend seminars and courses to keep up with my professional development and offer you the most up to date education in dog training and behaviour.

Victoria Cooper


About Victoria

Victoria is dedicated in supporting and coaching dog owners. She is an experienced, qualified and Certified Canine Behaviourist and Dog Trainer with over 25 years experience in teaching people how to train their dogs.

Her mission is to guide you in building a trusting harmonious relationship with your dog. Victoria has acquired specialist skills and knowledge over almost 30 years of study and experience to help you overcome your dogs behaviour  and training problems. She has worked as a freelance Behaviour Consultant with the Sheffield (RSPCA) Animal Shelter and has been consulted as behaviour expert by Sheffield Dog Rescue and is the Behaviour advisor for Rain Rescue. She has also worked with various solicitors to act as Expert Witness in several Dangerous Dogs court cases.

Victoria is a full member of the International Canine Behaviourists, ICB http://www.icb.global and a Certified Canine Behaviourist with the International Companion Animal Network ICAN http://companionanimal.network/ as well as a member of the Pet Professional Guild http://www.petprofessionalguild.com/

She is also an Approved Instructor with the Dog training College https://www.dogtrainingcollege.co.uk/ And is Kennel Club listed.

These organisations represent professional accredited and qualified behaviourists and dog trainers.

Victoria has also been consulted as Dog Expert Witness on several legal cases.

Meet the team

Victoria has a team of Instructors who work alongside her offering various services. Our Instructors are qualified, skilled and accredited in kind, and fear free dog training techniques that will help your dog to develop the life skills needed to be a part of your family.

Kat Brookman

Kat Brookman

Scentwork & Agility Instructor

Kat Brookman is one of our experienced Instructors and teaches Level 1 Puppy and Junior courses, Level 2 follow on courses, the Bronze Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog award and runs the Scentwork courses..  She also offers 1-1 training lessons and Walk & Train services.    Kat is currently studying for a Diploma in Canine Behaviour and Training. She has...

Susy Lastra-Jackson

Susy Lastra-Jackson


Susy Lastra- Jackson is one of our freelance Instructors and is currently studying a Diploma in Canine Science and Dog Training. She has a degree in teaching and has coached and mentored students for 15 years in secondary and sports education. She teaches our Level 1 Puppies and Level 2 follow on courses at Norton and Meersbrook. Susy is also...

Training Team

Training Team

We have many experienced and qualified assistant trainers who coach and support in our classes.

Training Ethics

Our methods are KIND, FUN and FEAR FREE!

We use positive reinforcement with a strong emphasis on animal welfare combined with in depth and underpinning knowledge of canine behaviour and training.

We do not condone or use physical corrections or aversive equipment such as choke chains, prong collars, rattle cans or slip leads. Our classes and 1-1 lessons are fun, informal and enjoyable for you and your dog. We are proud members of several professional organisations that represent Force and Fear Free Trainers and we aim to teach you to understand your dog’s behaviour so that you can build a trusting cooperative relationship.
Our motto is “Train me – don’t blame me!”