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Libby Trigg, ADIC/ASAdvanced Senior Instructor.  Guildford, Surrey

Libby has trained alongside Jenny and Mike for the past 8 years and is a valued member of the team.  

She specialises in training small to medium sized dogs in our residential training programmes and has a 100% success and feedback rate from clients.  Libby only takes two dogs in for residential training at any one time - this means she is able to offer a more personal training experience.  She has a wealth of experience working with puppies, as well as more challenging dogs with behavioural issues.  She also has experience working with dogs who need to learn assistance dog tasks. So if you have a dog of your own that you'd like to train up to be an assistance dog, then Libby is an excellent match!  She has experience training dogs for owners with physical and mental disabilities, as well as helping autistic children to get more from dog ownership.

Libby 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.

Libby owns her own dog, a Chinese Crested Powder Puff called Kylo and has two children (8 & 9) and is able to teach dogs manners around kids.  She also has access to her sister's 2 children (2 yrs & 5 yrs) and their 4 cats.

Libby is the Head Instructor at group training classes and helps to train up to 16 dogs every week through our group training programmes. She also works with clients on a one to one basis to help them through more specific training issues.  Libby is also a Mentor Trainer for all of our Trainee Instructors.

Background Qualifications, Online Courses, Webinars, Seminars & Experience 

  • ADIC/AS - Adolescent Dogs Instructor Certificate - Advanced Senior
  • Grisha Stewart - Intro to BAT for reactivity - Behaviour Adjustment Training Webinar
  • Forrest Micke - Engagement Skills Webinar
  • Forrest Micke - Heelers Toolbox Webinar
  • Brenda Aloff - The Engaged Dog - Brenda Aloff Academy
  • Dr Ian Dunbar - Treatment & Prevention of Dog Aggression - Fighting & Biting Webinar
  • Dr Ian Dunbar - Growl Classes Webinar
  • Dr Ian Dunbar - Science Based Dog Training with Feeling Webinar
  • Dr Ian Dunbar - Crucial Concepts in Dog Training and Behaviour Webinar
  • Dr Ian Dunbar - Sirius Dog Training Academy Webinar
  • Dr Ian Dunbar - How to train a puppy Webinar
  • Attended Brenda Aloff - Reactivity
  • Attended IMDT - Institute of Modern Dog Trainers - Canine Rehabilitation and Aggression
  • Attended Temperament Dogs - Bravery Boost Puppy Training

Recent 5 star reviews for Libby

“Delighted with training - Trainer was fantastic!”

Written on: 02/01/2019 by JulieRogers888 
When we first looked at training with Adolescent Dog, we were a little unsure of just how effective the training would be, but on Arnie's return back to us after a 2 week stay, we are delighted with the results! 

On initial interest, the person we spoke to was so helpful and responsive with providing us with trainer availability and also recommending and matching the trainer's experience in line with our breed & needs. We were drawn to a senior trainer, after reviewing her experience with other French Bulldogs, we were also able to take advantage of a discount offer. 

We are delighted with the training and love that Arnie received during his stay with the trainer. She made an instant connection with him on handover which was very reassuring for us, given we hadn’t met before! Also, spending an hour on the initial handover walking around and having her answer our questions was great, it was evident how experienced she was and she picked up on a lot of Arnie’s ‘traits’ very quickly so we left knowing he was in good hands. 

We missed him lots during the 2 weeks, but the trainer kept us updated throughout his stay with daily Whats App pictures and videos and also the Facebook and Weekly email updates with detailed progress on the areas being worked on. After the end of the 2 week period, it was evident just how much work the trainer had put in and also how much he enjoys training and it’s been an easy job to keep it up. His face lights up every time he sees the treat bag! 

The trainer has continued to stay in touch and we have had further help with some other areas which has been great. 

Arnie is now a much calmer dog and more rounded in the areas we wanted to improve upon even after just 2 weeks. We are so proud of him and are equally committed as owners to continue his training, which we are fully equipped and supported to do by the trainer, the training materials and online tools we’ve received and the aftercare training available to us. We can contact the trainer at any time and she will be responsive in providing tips and ideas to help us with our sticking points as we continue training. 

Taking Arnie out for a walk used to be quite a stressful experience as we couldn’t predict how he would behave, but since his training, we have enjoyed every walk and are delighted with how far he’s come. If only we knew, we would have signed up sooner!

Buddy Training - 07/09/2017

"We sent our Labrador puppy, Buddy, to Libby for two weeks. Before he went, I was struggling a little (if I'm honest, I was occasionally, rather regretting our decision to have a dog). Though it was obvious he had a lovely nature, he was nipping the children and bad habits were forming, such as pulling on the lead and jumping up at people etc. When I picked him up from his stay with Libby it was obvious he was extremely fond of her and that he had had a wonderful time there but also, she had installed a set of commands that he understood and responded brilliantly to. I am writing this review a month later and since Buddy’s stay with Libby, my experience of owning a dog has been transformed. Buddy's manners are now excellent; he has not nipped the children once, he no longer jumps up at people, recall is good and the other commands she put in place are still going strong. Moreover, the aftercare from Libby has been amazing - two handover sessions plus very helpful tips. I have been in no doubt that she really cares for dogs as this has shone through in every communication we’ve had. Libby is clearly a very talented professional with huge amounts of kindness and compassion. I would recommend her again and again."

“First Class Training from first class people” Written on: 28/03/2017 by HV71 

From the very first moment we contacted Adolescent Dogs regarding the training of our working cocker spaniel puppy Bailey - we knew we were dealing with a highly competant and professional organisation. The residential four week course was with a lady who was simply amazing in every way. The handover of our precious puppy and the continuous updates on his progress left us feeling safe and secure in the knowledge that Bailey was getting the very best in training and care that he could have. He was housed with the family which included young children and another dog. This meant that his socialisation and introduction to the world was much wider than we could ever have given him . He was returned to us as a well mannered , well trained puppy - which can be witnessed on video at the Adolescent Dog Website. She has remained in touch including the follow up session included in the programme. Her manner and demeanour is first rate - and her ability with dogs is simply amazing . Bailey went absolutely wild when he saw her again two weeks after leaving her charge - he clearly loved his time with her.

If you are thinking of training your dog - do it ! - you will be delighted with the outcome.