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Jenny Newland (Trigg), DipCABT, PPG, PPN, MGODT, PAACT, VSA-CDT, CDTI

Founder, Company Director & Head Trainer, Ewhurst Surrey


Jenny founded Adolescent Dogs in 2006 and is one of the Company Directors. To date, she has helped to train over 10,000 dogs and their owners.  


Jenny has been assessed by the British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers and passed her 2nd Grade.  She is a VSA Certified Dog Trainer, an approved member of the Guild of Dog Trainers (GODT) as a Master Trainer, a member of the COAPE Association of Applied Pet Behaviourists & Trainers, a Certified Trick Dog Instructor (CDTI), a Canine Conditioning Fitness Coach and holds membership with the Pet Professional Guild for Force Free Dog Trainers


Jenny lives with her husband Mike, 9 dogs, 3 cats, 7 goats, 3 giant tortoises & 2 children (11yr and 8 yr) in rural Ewhurst with over an acre of land to train on, backing onto Polo fields - which offer hundreds more acres. Making Jenny & Mike an excellent choice for puppies needing early socialisation and exposure.


Jenny & her husband Mike offer limited opportunities for dogs to learn with them on the Intensive Courses,  the One to One Programmes or their Online Academy. 100% of their Online Academy memberships goes directly towards offering discounted residential stays for Assistance Dogs as well as raising & training puppies donated to their assistance dog programme.  They are passionate about using reward-based training. 


Jenny uses a game based approach to training, making training fun and learning fast!  All training is done using treats, toys, games, life rewards and lots of praise to ensure your dog enjoys their stay and learns effectively whilst maintaining high welfare standards. They only take in 1 dog at a time for training, so are able to offer a more personal and exclusive training service.

Their own dogs include a Pug (Spyder Pug), 2 Chinese Crested (Pavlov and Hero) a Mini Xoloitzcuintli (Mexican Hairless called Bullseye), 3 Standard Xoloitzcuintli called Hiccup, Zombi & Dante, a Border Collie called Houdini. Plus Mike's Working Cocker Spaniel (Echo). They also occasionally foster dogs for various rescues, helping to re-train and rehabilitate rescue dogs

Jenny is currently working Hiccup and Zombi through their UK Sniffer Dogs Titles and Trick Dog Titles, with Hiccup achieving his UK Sniffer Dogs Silver Title, and Champion Trick Title, and Zombi completing her UK Sniffer Dogs Bronze Title. She is also working on Competitive Obedience with Hiccup

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Background Qualifications, Online Courses, Webinars, Seminars & Experience 

  • DBS checked for your peace of mind

  • Advanced Diploma in Companion Animal Behaviour and Training - DipCABT (COAPE)

  • VSA Certified Dog Trainer (Victoria Stilwell Academy) - VSA-CDT - 2020

  • Member of the COAPE Association of Pet Behaviourists and Trainers

  • School of Canine Science - Behaviour Bible Year 1 (2022)

  • School of Canine Science - Behaviour Bible Year 2 (currently studying)

  • Professional Member of the Pet Professional Network

  • Kyra Sundance - Do More With Your Dog Certified Trick Dog Instructor Course - 2020

  • International Dog Parkour Instructor Course - 2022

  • Canine Conditioning Fitness Coach & Examiner - 2022

  • Do More With Your Dog - Animal Actors Examiner - 2022

  • Member of the Guild of Dog Trainers (GODT Master Trainer)

  • ​Member of the Professional Association of Applied Canine Trainers (PAACT 161) 

  • Attended a BIPDT COURSE and obtained a Certificate in Basic Instructional Techniques (British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers) and passed 2nd Grade 

  • Rescue Dog Volunteer - helping to re-train and rehabilitate rescue dogs via fostering

  • Full member of the Pet Professional Guild - the association for force free pet professionals

  • Aggression in Dogs Conference - 2023

  • Simone Mueller - Predation substitute training -2023

  • Reinforcement strategies Seminar with Anna Herzog - 2023

  • Advanced Training Skills Seminar with Anna Herzog - 2023

  • Sex and Hormones Webinar with Sarah Whitehead - 2023

  • All Things Leash Handling with Michael Shikashio and Grisha Stewart Webinar - 2023

  • Predation Substitute Training Webinar - 2022

  • Fundamental Skills for Disc Dogs - Kirby McIlveen - 2022

  • Aggression in Dogs Conference 2022 

  • Aggression in Dogs Masterclass - Michael Shikashio - 2021

  • Using Enrichment to Treat Aggression Webinar - Emily Strong 2021

  • Advanced Dog Aggression 3 Module Webinar with Amber Batson - 2020

  • Training weekly with Anna Herzog in Competitive Obedience - 2020

  • UK Sniffer Dogs Bronze passed with Distinction with Zombi - 2022

  • UK Sniffer Dogs Bronze and Silver passed with Distinction with Hiccup - 2020

  • Jo-Rosie Haffenden - Separation Anxiety Webinar - 2020

  • Trainer & Behaviourist Covid19 Risk Aware Certificate - 2020

  • Dog Behaviour Conference Webinar - 2020

  • Craig Ogilvie - Communication, arousal and problematic behaviours seminar - 2020

  • Sarah Fisher - Re-Thinking Trigger Stacking Webinar - 2020

  • Monthly Training with Kamal Fernandez - 2020

  • Craig Ogilvie - Interactive Play Workshop - 2020

  • School of Canine Science- Scent for 6 Course - 2020

  • Kamal Fernandez - 2 Day Practical Training Seminar on Dog Training & Behaviour - 2019

  • Alex Wilson - 2 Day Tellington TTouch Seminar - 2019

  • UK Sniffer Dogs Bronze Series One & Two Seminar with Mike Newland - 2019

  • UK Sniffer Dogs - Online

  • Kamal Fernandez - Online Training Course - 2019

  • School of Canine Science - Puppy Lab - currently attending

  • School of Canine Science - 30 Days of Canine Science - 2020

  • Victoria Stillwell Dog Trainer Academy - 2020 Graduate

  • Brenda Aloff Academy online - 2017

  • Toni Shelbourne - Canine Compulsive Disorders - Crash Course  2019

  • Toni Shelbourne - Help My Dog Doesn't Travel Well - Crash Course 2019

  • Alex Way - Stop Dogs Pulling - The Tellington TTouch Way - Crash Course 2019

  • Lauren Watts - Understanding Puppy Socialisation - Crash Course 2019

  • Absolute Dogs - Dog to dog reactivity webinar - 2019

  • Absolute Dogs - Noisy by nice webinar - 2019

  • ​Absolute Dogs - PROactive puppy webinar - 2019

  • Absolute Dogs - Super Trainer Live webinar 2019

  • Absolute Dogs - Game Changer Live recorded seminar 2019

  • Absolute Dogs - Naughty But Nice Live recorded seminar - 2019

  • Chirag Patel - Expanding your force free dog training toolkit webinar - 2018

  • Kathy Sdao - My dog isn't food motivated webinar - 2018

  • Kathy Sdao - Leash Aggression Webinar - 2017

  • Sirius Dog Training Academy - Treatment & Prevention of Dog Aggression webinar

  • Sirius Dog Training Academy - Growl Classes webinar - A Workshop Demo for Reactive Dogs

  • Sirius Dog Training Academy - Crucial Concepts in Dog Training & Behaviour webinar

  • Sirius Dog Training Academy - Dr Ian Dunbar - Puppy Training Classes & Adult Dog Training

  • Northern Centre for Canine Behaviour - John Rogerson - 21 Day Course - Advanced Dog Training & Behaviour Practical Course

  • Northern Centre for Canine Behaviour - John Rogerson - Attended 3 Day Canine Aggression Seminar x 2

  • Northern Centre for Canine Behaviour - John Rogerson - Dog Training, Instructing and Handling Certificate - Practical course

  • Northern Centre for Canine Behaviour - John Rogerson - Attended 2 Day Practical Ultimate Recall Course

  • Dr Roger Abrantes - Brave New World of Dog Training - Attended Science with a brain and a heart - Seminar

  • Attended ​Possession Aggression seminar with Pam Mackinnon. 

  • Michael Ellis - Engagement Skills webinar

  • Michael Ellis - The Power of Using Play in Training webinar

  • Michael Ellis - The Power of Using Food in Training webinar

  • Michael Ellis - Advanced Concepts in Motivation webinar

  • Michael Ellis - Heelers Toolbox webinar

  • ​Attended Geert De Bolster Dog Aggression Seminar

  • NASDU Safe Handling Techniques Certificate (National Association of Security Dog Users)

  • Volunteer member of Berkshire Search and Rescue Dogs Level 1 dog handler, airscent

Watch videos of dogs trained by Jenny & Mike below

Zeya the Xoloitzcuintle - 3 Weeks Residential Dog Training

Zeya the Xoloitzcuintle - 3 Weeks Residential Dog Training

Zeya the Xoloitzcuintle has completed her 3 week residential training stay with us Before she arrived for training, she was very scared of children and adults who stopped to talk to her. She would bark and lunge in fear or even run up and jump at them barking. This was obviously not ideal as it could get her into a lot of trouble! Since her season she could also be reactive to unknown dogs and would snarl at any that came close to her In addition to this, she lacked confidence with being handed to have her jumpers put on or when being moved from furniture During her 3 week stay, we have worked intensely on some counter conditioning exercises to help change her emotional response as well as taught her to move away from overwhelming situations rather than running into them. We’ve taught her it’s ok to move away from people when she feels pressured to say Hi and desensitised her to the invitations to greet. Zeya has been able to make friends with children and adults she has seen frequently during the stay and is more relaxed and calm when meeting new adults and children She is also able to walk past people and dogs when out and is happier and more relaxed to ignore them and stay focused on her owner instead . We introduced some basic Parkour training in public too, to help build her self confidence and get her interacting with her environment, making her less worried about the people and dogs Finally, we have worked on building her confidence with being handled and taught her a solid send to bed cue to reduce the conflict with getting off the sofa when needed Well done Zeya! We’ve loved working with you!