Meet the team

Adolescent Dogs is a family run business and was founded in 2006 by Jenny Trigg - she now runs the company alongside her partner Mike Newland and their team of 12 instructors who have collectively helped to train over 15,000 dogs and their owners.

 

All of the training is based on modern, positive, reward based methods, with emphasis on building a good relationship with your dog.

 

The team have over 60 years experience between them, sharing years of knowledge and expertise to get the very best results from every single dog who stays with us for training.  

 

Our trainers are fully insured and home checked quarterly for your peace of mind.  Our trainers are expected to continue their professional development by attending courses/seminars or online webinars/courses each year.

Jenny Trigg

JENNY TRIGG, DipCABT, PPG, MGODT, PPN, PAACT

Head Trainer & Director

Board & Train

Jenny founded Adolescent Dogs in 2006 and is the driving force of the company. To date, she has helped to train over 8,000 dogs and their owners. Jenny offers positive training in a busy family home around children, cats & dogs . She has 2 acres of land at her home for training, as well as hundreds of acres of land backing off her property for walks.

Jenny is a member of the Pet Professional Guild for force free dog trainers, a member of the Guild of Dog Trainers, a Professional Member of the Pet Professional Network, a member of the Professional Association of  Applied Canine Trainers and holds an Advanced Diploma in Companion Animal Behaviour & Training. 

Mike Newland

MIKE NEWLAND, PPG, PPN, MGODT

Head Instructor, Behaviour Consultant and Director

Board & Train and One to One

Mike runs Adolescent Dogs alongside Jenny and runs the monthly workshops and instructor training.  There are a limited number of unique opportunities for your dog to come and train with Jenny & Mike for residential training, an opportunity not to be missed!

Mike has been training for over 7 years and is a member of the Pet Professional Guild for force free dog trainers, a member of the Guild of Dog Trainers and a Professional Member of the Pet Professional Network (PPN)

Libby Trigg

LIBBY TRIGG

Advanced Senior Instructor, Guildford, Surrey

Classes & One to One

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 intensive training programmes and has a 100% success and feedback rate from clients.    Libby offers training in a family environment, with 2 children of her own (9yrs and 10 yrs). She also has regular access to the Directors two younger children and cats.  Libby is an experienced trainer who gets excellent results with puppies, adult dogs, rescue dogs, assistance dogs, nervous dogs and dogs with dog to dog aggression.

Verity Escott

VERITY ESCOTT, MGODT, PPN, PPG

Advanced Senior Instructor, Worthing, West Sussex

Board & Train & One to One

Verity is one of our Advanced Senior Instructors and is a valued member of the team. Verity has a wealth of experience working with a variety of breeds and gets excellent results. She provides realistic training in a quiet family orientated home environment, with one child of her own (4 yrs) and 2 dogs (Cockapoo and Pug).  She has access to local countryside walks and the beach

 

Verity gets excellent results with puppy's, adult dogs, rescue dogs, nervous dogs , assistance dogs and dogs with aggression to people and dogs. She also has experience working with dogs who lack motivation or who are difficult to train

Verity is proud to be a Member of the Guild of Dog Trainers (MGODT, a Professional Member of the Pet Professional Network (PPN) and a member of the Pet Professional Guild for Force Free Dog Trainers (PPG)

Naomi White

NAOMI WHITE, BSc (Hons), PPN, PPG

Advanced Senior Instructor, Guildford, Surrey

Board & Train and One to One

Naomi has been training with the team for over 3 years and is one of our Advanced Senior Trainers. She has completed a Degree in Animal Behaviour & Welfare, and has fostered and trained dogs for Canine Partners for over 8 years. ​  She is proud to be a Professional Member of the Pet Professional Network (PPN) and the Pet Professional Guild for Force Free Dog Trainers (PPG)

 

She provides training in a quiet home with 1 dog of her own, a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever. Naomi has regular access to the Directors two children and cats.

 

Naomi has experience training puppies, adult dogs, blind dogs, assistance dogs, rescue dogs, nervous dogs, and dogs with aggression towards dogs and people

Petra Uhrova

PETRA UHROVA

Advanced Senior Instructor, Redhill, Surrey

Board & Train and One to One

Petra has been training alongside Jenny & Mike for over 5 years and is a valued member of the team.  She has experience working with a variety of breeds, and gets excellent results with challenging dogs as well as puppies.  She also owns 2 dogs of her own, 2 Boxers called Phoebe and Keeper.

 

Petra has experience working with puppies, adult dogs, rescue dogs, blind dogs, assistance dogs, nervous dogs and dogs with aggression towards people and dogs.

Sarah Coombe

SARAH COOMBE, MGODT

Advanced Senior Instructor, Guildford, Surrey

One to One

Sarah has worked alongside Adolescent Dogs for over 6 years and has access to over 100 acres of private woodland.  She offers a rare opportunity for friendly dog socialisation via her dog walking company and has experience training a variety of breeds.  Sarah specialises in working with aggressive dogs and behavioural issues, but also enjoys working with puppies, adult dogs, rescue dogs, nervous dogs and dogs with high prey drive

Sarah has 6 dogs of her own, including English Bull Terriers, an elderly Rhodesian Ridgeback, an elderly Dalmatian and an elderly Rottweiler.  She also helps with re-training dogs on death row.

Sarah is proud to be a Member of the Guild of Dog Trainers (MGODT)

KATIE BROWN,PPN, PPG

Advanced Senior Instructor, Guildford, Surrey

Board & Train and One to One

Katie  has been part of the team for over 3 years and is one of our Advanced Senior Instructors.  She specialises in working with small to medium breeds of dog (under 20kg) and gets lots of 5 star reviews. She's recently completed a Diploma in Animal Psychology and an Extended Diploma in Animal Management . She is proud to be a Professional Member of the Pet Professional Network and the Pet Professional Guild for Force Free Dog Trainers

 

Katie offers a quiet family environment with 3 dogs of her own, an older Labrador, a Basset Hound mix and a Pug. She also has regular access to the Directors two children and cats.

 

Katie has experience working with puppies, adult dogs, rescue dogs, nervous dogs, assistance dogs and dogs with aggression towards dogs and people

Lyn Newland, GODT

Advanced Senior Instructor, Worthing, West Sussex

Pet Sitting

Lyn has been part of our team for 7 years and is a valued trainer.  Together with her partner Paul, they offer Pet Sitting to our clients all across the UK and Europe. This involves them coming to stay in your home when you're away and taking care of all of your pets, plus providing training for any dogs.  

Lyn is DBS checked for your peace of mind, and is an Approve Instructor for the Guild of Dog Trainers.

BEKKI AVERILL-TOMKINS, BSc (Hons)

Senior Instructor, Southampton

Board & Train, Collect & Train and One to One

Bekki has been training dogs for over 6 years and is one of our Senior Trainers.  She has experience working with assistance dogs, training dogs for diabetic alert and therapy dogs for anxiety and autism.   She has a Degree in Animal Behaviour & Wildlife Conservation and is a Dog Training College Approved Instructor.

 

Bekki offers training in a quiet family home, with 1 dog and a cat of her own. She has access to a farm with horses and cows, as well as nieces and nephews for additional training.

 

Bekki has experience working with puppies, adult dogs, rescue dogs, nervous dogs, dogs with behavioural issues and dogs with aggression towards dogs and people.

Katherine Reilly, BSc Hons, PPG, PPN

Junior Trainer, Warwick, Warwickshire

Board & Train and Collect & Train

Katherine has been working with dogs for over 20 years and has experience training a variety of breeds.  She teaches puppy and adult dog training classes, as well as one to one lessons and behavioural work, and has also worked with assistance dogs (Guide dogs & medical detection dogs). She also has a degree in Animal Behaviour & Psychology

Katherine is a member of the Pet Professional Network (PPN), the Pet Professional Guild (PPG) and has a degree in Animal Behaviour and Psychology.

She is able to offer training in a quiet family home, offering controlled, positive exposure and training around children (a 5 year old) and a cat]

KASSIE CIERNIAK

Junior - Aldershot, Hampshire

Board & Train

Kassie has recently joined the team as a Junior Trainer, and regularly trains alongside our Head Trainers and Advanced Instructors.  She offers training in her quiet family home with her 2 dogs and cat.  

Kassie has already had some early success with training dog's for our Intensive Board & Train Courses and is a great choice for training obedience skills to puppy's and adult dogs.  

TRACEY CHARTERS

Trainee - Godalming, Surrey

Board & Train

Tracey has recently joined our team as a Trainee and will be learning directly from our Head & Senior level trainers, as well as via courses.

Tracey will be offering training opportunities in her busy family home with her  2 adult children, 3 dogs and 7 cats. 

TOM BURTON

Trainee - Aldershot, Hampshire 

Board & Train

Tom has recently joined our team as a Trainee and will be learning directly from our Head & Senior level trainers, as well as via courses.

Tom will be offering training opportunities in his quiet home with 2 dogs and a cat of his own

SANDRA ROSENBERGER

Trainee - Weybridge, Surrey

Board & Train

Sandra has recently joined the team as a Trainee and is learning directly from Jenny & Mike.  She is able to offer training opportunities in her quiet home with her 1 dog, a Dutch Shepherd puppy whom she is training for scentwork 

RUTH PHILLIPS

Trainee - East Grinstead, Surrey

Board & Train

Ruth has recently joined our team as a Trainee and is learning directly from Jenny & Mike. She brings with her 4 years of experience working with dogs via her pet sitting & walking business, as well as a degree in Animal Behaviour & Welfare.  She offers residential training in her quiet family home with no dogs of her own