Bekki Averill Tomkins,BSc Hons
Senior Trainer Southampton
Bekki is one of our Senior Instructors with over 5 years of training experience training residential training dogs to a high standard and has worked with assistance dogs; training dogs for diabetic alert and therapy dogs for people with anxiety and autism.
She also has 4 years experience volunteering at a local rescue centre, helping with the training and rehoming of rescue dogs. Bekki specialises in working with nervous dogs and rescue dogs needing rehabilitation. She is passionate about reward-based training and all of her training is done using treats, toys, games and lots of praise to ensure your dog enjoys their stay and learns effectively whilst maintaining high welfare standards.
Bekki offers training in a quiet family home, with a German Shepherd x Akita and cat of her own. She has access to horses & cows, as well as nieces and nephews for training purposes. Her local training grounds include local woodland, town and the beach. She only takes in 1 to 2 dogs for training at any one time, so is able to offer a more personal and exclusive training service.
Bekki is proud to be a Dog Training College Approved Instructor and will be regularly attending courses and seminars with world renowned dog trainers and behaviourists to keep up to date with modern training methods
Background Qualifications, Online Courses, Webinars, Seminars & Experience
Adolescent Dogs Instructor Certificate - Senior Trainer
Dog Training College Approved Instructor
BSc (Hons) Degree in Animal Behaviour and Wildlife Conservation
BTEC National Diploma in Animal Management
Canine Psychology and Behaviour Qualification (OCN Level 3)
City and Guilds Level 2 Intermediate Grooming Qualification
Craig Ogilvie - Communication, arousal and problematic behaviours seminar - 2020
Monthly Training with Kamal Fernandez - 2020
UK Sniffer Dogs Bronze Seminar with Mike Newland - 2019
Training Academy membership with Absolute Dogs 2019
Amber Batson - Fearful Fido Seminar 2019
Dog Training College - Canine Body Language Seminar 2019