​Academy 4 Dogs Ltd is owned & ran by Tracy above. She has been working with dogs now since 2001 when she started dog walking, her business expanded over the years into a daycare. Tracy is the company director & head dog trainer for Happy Hounds DTS that also run some of their dog training at Academy 4 Dogs.

Academy 4 Dogs has a large team of staff & are all trained in dog signalling, first aid & Tracy tops her their knowledge regularly with staff training, whatsapp chat groups & newsletters.

Academy 4 Dogs Ltd is based in Stockport catering for daycare & pet services for pet dogs.

The daycare is designed by Tracy making sure every part of daycare strengthens your dogs behaviour & learning.​

Happy Hounds Dog training team do come in to daycare in the day to train some of our daycare dogs & make sure mixing of new dogs & interactions are going well.​ 

Academy 4 Dogs Ltd is more of a school for dogs than a daycare as we educate, give one to one training, separate in to temperament groups which makes us different to other daycares in the area.

The owner of Academy 4 Dogs LTD​​​​

Tracy Chapman
Behaviourist & Animal Trainer​

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​
Tracy has been working with dogs since 2001. ​​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, her next courses are;

Dinner with Trainers in London Dec 2017​​
Impulse Control Workshop August 2017​
Kathy Sado 2 day seminar Sept 2017​
Puppy Conference Jan 2018​
Woof Conference Feb 2018​



We also are joined by the Happy Hounds DTS training team 


Whom make sure interactions in daycare are going right & come in to train our daycare dogs. ​​​​​​​​













​​​​Academy 4 Dogs Ltd

Tracy (​Head Dog Trainer & behaviourist)
Owner of Academy 4 Dogs Ltd