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About People & Dogs

Dog Training and Behaviour in Sheffield,
Chesterfield, Dronfield and the surrounding areas

Over 30 Years of Teaching experience

Teaching People All About Dog Training and Behaviour!

People & Dogs was founded in 1994 by canine behaviour specialist Victoria Cooper. Victoria has dedicated her life to supporting and coaching dog owners. She is an experienced, qualified and Certified Canine Behaviourist and Dog Trainer with over 30 years experience in teaching people how to train their dogs.

Her mission with People & Dogs is to guide you in building a trusting harmonious relationship with your dog.

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. The team has been personally coached by Victoria and each trainer has specialist skills and knowledge within their chosen discipline.

Over 35 Years of Teaching

Teaching People All About Dog Training and Behaviour!

People & Dogs was founded in 1994 by canine behaviour specialist Victoria Cooper. Victoria has dedicated her life to supporting and coaching dog owners. She is an experienced, qualified and Certified Canine Behaviourist and Dog Trainer with over 35 years experience in teaching people how to train their dogs.

Her mission with People & Dogs is to guide you in building a trusting harmonious relationship with your dog.

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. The team has been personally coached by Victoria and each trainer has specialist skills and knowledge within their chosen discipline.

Certified Trainers

All our trainers are certified and trained by Victoria herself.

Force-Free Learning

All our training is force-free and kind.

30 Years of Excellence

People & Dogs was founded by Victoria Cooper in 1994.

INSTRUCTORS

Meet Your Trainers

Jenny Cartledge

Jenny Cartledge is the newest member of our training team. She teaches Life Skills Puppy and Life Skills Intermediate and will soon be adding the other Life Skills courses to her skill set.

Jenny is currently studying for an Advanced Diploma Applied Animal Behaviour (Canine). She received her Foundations of Canine Behaviour Management Diploma with distinction and has a current canine first-aid certificate.

Jenny comes from an equine background and has taught and worked at a riding school. She hasn’t decided on her niche just yet as she wants to focus on her studies in general canine behaviour and psychology first.

Kat Brookman

Kat Brookman is one of our experienced Instructors and teaches puppies and older dogs from foundation puppy level to advanced graduate levels. She also offers 1-1 training lessons and Walk & Train services.

Kat also offers Scentwork UK courses and tracking foundation courses. Scentwork has become Kats niche and passion and she is now a Scentwork UK Recognised Trainer for Levels 1-4 as well as a Trials judge and Trials Manager.

Kat has completed The Institute of Modern Dog Trainers courses, University of Duke Dog Cognition and Emotion course and has attended various seminars for dog trainers. In September 2020 she completed and passed with distinction the Canine Behaviour Training Diploma course. She is now studying towards her Level 5 ISCP Diploma in Canine Behaviour.

Susy Lastra-Jackson

Susy Lastra-Jackson teaches Life Skills Puppy, Junior and Intermediate courses, and teaches some of the Fun & Functional courses and Parkour. She also offers dog walking, pet sitting and socialisation for dogs.

Susy has a degree in teaching and has coached and mentored children for 15 years. Susy is currently studying Canine Science and Dog Training.

Susy is also a qualified and accredited Dog Parkour instructor and has trained her own dog Ringo up to a high standard of dog Parkour. She runs courses on this fun dog sport at our training fields in Dronfield.

CHOOSE US

Why Learn With Us?

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Established for Over 30 Years

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Over 10,000 Graduates

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Force-free Training

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Certified Educators

CHOOSE US

Why Learn With Us?

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Established for Over 30 Years

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Over 10,000 Graduates

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Force-free Training

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Certified Educators

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 knowledge of dog 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!”

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