​​About Us



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Academy 4 Dogs is owned by Tracy whom has been working with dogs since the year 2000. She is a qualified guide dog trainer & a degree in Animal behaviour. She has trained all her team see her team below.

Here are her qualifications below;

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BSc Hons Animal Behaviour Science
National Diploma in Animal Care and Management
Qualified Guide Dog Trainer for Guide dogs for the blind
An Award of Excellence from Millennium Volunteers
Trained as a trainee veterinary nurse and groomer​
Certificate in Animal handling, training and Instructing- a course that put a rescue dog through the good citizen scheme
Attended T-touch workshops and courses, Aggression Seminars, Annual Day Seminars with Companion Animal Behaviour Study Group
Passed step 1 and step 2 pets at home management levels.
Certified in Animal Fist Aid (redone qualification in 2011)
Certificate in pet store management
Certificate in safe use of veterinary medicines
Qualified Nutrition Counsellor
A Master Dog Trainer with Guild of dog Trainers​
A Full Member of the British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers
A Full Member of the Canine Hydrotherapy Association (CHA)​
Level 3 certificate in Canine Hydrotherapy with small animals from Hawksmoor Training Centre
Buddy's Award from Hawksmoor for the student that showed the most outstanding contribution during their assessment day in the hydrotherapy pool.
Attended a day course in canine communication and body language.​
BAT (Behaviour Adjustment Training) for Puppies through to Adult Dogs; Prevention and Rehabilitation of Aggression, fear and frustration Course
Managing & Training, Behaviour Counselling, Puppy & Adult Classes, a 4 day course by Dr Iain Dunbar​ ​
Dog Law course by Trevor Cooper​
Victoria Stilwell (it's me or the dog) Seminar on Common dog issues and aggression in dogs.
Behaviour Adjustment ​Training Instructors Course for 5 days, passed the exam to become a CBATI
A Shadow day at School for Paws in Shrewsbury
Puppy Development course with IMDT (institute of Modern dog trainers)
4 day Instructors course with IMDT​​​​
A seminar in Force Free dog Training by Chriag Patel​
Wag Together Conference at A4D talks on Dog Reactivity/aggression by James Carroll, Debbie Busby & Sarah HB​​
​2​ day Trick training course with Nando Brown
Agility 3 day Instructors course Level 1 Kim Hunt​
Agility 3 day Instuctors course Level 2 Kim Hunt​
Shadowing the UK champion in Agility Shaun Hunt ​
Scent work Level 1 by Helen Greenly​
5 days shadowing Crufts Champion Di Martin​ in scent work & obedience
Bite Prevention Seminars - Victoria Stilwell MAY​
Wag Together Conference at A4D talks by BUD programme, hearing dogs & Di Martin (crufts champion) doing a demo/talk​
How to change predatory chase behaviour in dogs by David Ryan Seminar​
Clicker Exp 3 Day conference 2014 & 2015
Happy Recallers by Nando Brown in December​
Canine Nutrition Course & raw feeding
Training Chickens level 1 with Chirag Patel
Professional Animal Trainers Level 1 course at Paradise Zoo in london
Training Chickens level 2 with Chirag Patel​​
Dog Assault course
​Bite Prevention course​ 2014 & 2015
Ken Ramirez course
Chicken Training level 3​- polishing a dog trainers motor skills
Grumpy Dog Course IMDT​
Dog Training with Iain Dunbar
Dolphin Training Academy Basic Award Training, Mexico
Dolphin Training Academy Advanced Award Training, Mexico​
Susan Friedman 2 days course in animal behaviour​​
Visit to Amazing Animals
​Separation Anxiety training course with Positive Animal Solutions
National Bite Prevention Course​
Dog Precision course​
Dog KC Sports ​course​
Woof Conference
Kathy Sado course
Dog Cognition course​​
Attended 2 x Dog Fest Festivals​
Pet Industrial Summit in Orlando Florida
Puppy Conference 2018 (coming up)
Dinner with 8 trainers in London

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Tracy has been working with dogs since 2000. ​​She has also previously worked for a large organisation as a full time dog trainer, teaching puppy & adult obedience courses, agility classes for beginners & advanced, one to one training, good citizen classes (bronze, silver and gold), training for boarding dogs and working in their dog creche facility. She also has worked in a canine hydrotherapy pool for 3 years for a dog centre doing fun and medical swims. She has also been a kennel manager for a large kennels in Cheshire and has done over 600 hours of volunteering in vets, kennels and groomers. All this hands on experience alongside her qualifications and working as a guide dogs trainer, tracy has a very good understanding of how dogs think and learn. She owns three dogs, a Labrador, a rescue Cavalier King Charles, an Italian Spinone and she also has a family Yorkshire Terrier Millie whom she looks after also.

Tracy tries to keep her knowledge up to date by going on courses every year, each year she has courses booked in many countries to bring back cutting edge up to date methods.

Academy 4 Dogs Pet care team

These people in red look after your dog, cleaning up after them, playing, cuddling, supervising play & group manners.










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Happy Hounds DTS (the people in blue, trainer Lauren was missing from the photo below when taken)

​​We are lucky to also work alongside Happy Hounds DTS ​​​​​(Dog Training School) Ltd whom run training classes at Academy 4 Dogs, they also come in & train our daycare dogs as a thank you for using our establishment & equipment for their classes. Here is the team that will be training your dog, giving you your reports daily;

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Master dog trainer for Guild of Dog Trainers