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 16 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 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 & ducks. 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. 

Head Trainer & Director

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

Mike Newland

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)

Head Instructor, Behaviour Consultant and Director

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MIKE NEWLAND, PPG, PPN, MGODT

Libby Trigg

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.

Advanced Senior Instructor, Guildford, Surrey

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LIBBY TRIGG

Verity Escott

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)

Advanced Senior Instructor, Worthing, West Sussex

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VERITY ESCOTT, MGODT, PPN, PPG

Naomi White

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

Advanced Senior Instructor, Guildford, Surrey

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NAOMI WHITE, BSc (Hons), PPN, PPG

Petra Uhrova

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.

Advanced Senior Instructor, Redhill, Surrey

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PETRA UHROVA

Natalie Rumbold


Natalie is an Advanced Senior Instructor and a valued member of the team.  She owns 2 Belgian Shepherds, both of whom are trained to a high level and 2 Miniature Dachshunds. This has enabled her to get excellent results with even the most challenging of dogs. Natalie offers training in a quiet family environment, with a 10 year old child of her own

 

Natalie has experience getting results with puppies, adult dogs, rescue dogs, assistance dogs, nervous dogs and dogs with dog to dog aggression.

On maternity leave until January 2020

Advanced Senior Instructor, Worcester

On maternity leave

NATALIE MEIER

Sarah Coombe

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)

Advanced Senior Instructor, Guildford, Surrey

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SARAH COOMBE, MGODT

Jolene is one of our Senior Trainers and has over 14 years of experience training dogs. She is based in Littleport, near Cambridge, has a HNC in dog behaviour and training and is a member of the Kennel Club Accreditation Scheme, Tellington Touch Guild, the Guild of Dog Trainers and the Pet Professional Network.

 

  Jolene also runs her own pet dog training and agility and offers training in a  quiet home environment with one dog of her own, an English Mastiff.  She is local to the busy city centre, as well as easy access to the beach

Senior Instructor, Littleport

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JOLENE COATES, MGODT, PPN

Katie  has been part of the team for over 3 years and is one of our 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

Senior Instructor, Guildford, Surrey

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KATIE BROWN,PPN, PPG

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.

Senior Instructor, Southampton

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BEKKI AVERILL-TOMKINS, BSc (Hons)

Rebecca has recently been promoted to Senior Instructor and is a member of the Guild of Dog Trainers , the Pet Professional Guild and is a Dog Training College Approved Instructor.   Rebecca has lots of experience working with a variety of dogs and has run a successful dog boarding and walking business.  She has 1 dog of her own, a 6 year old Hungarian Vizsla, and offers training in her family home with 2 children (8 & 11). Rebecca has access to her friends farm, giving access to horses, sheep and goats for training and socialisation opportunities.

Rebecca has experience training puppies, adult dogs, rescue dogs and nervous dogs. she is also proud to be a Member of the Guild of Dog Trainers (MGODT) and a Professional Member of the Pet Professional Guild for foree free dog trainers (PPG)

Senior Trainer, Godalming, Surrey

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REBECCA TROTMAN, GODT, PPG

Andrea is an Advanced Junior Instructor and has over 6 years experience training dogs and has been teaching classes in Prague.  Her own dog Connie has competed in the top level of obedience, achieving 3rd place and she specialises in competition tracking.  Andrea has 1 dog of her own and 1 child (2 yr)

 

Andrea has experience working with puppies, adult dogs, rescue dogs, assistance dogs and nervous dogs.

On leave

Advanced Junior Trainer, Rudgwick, West Sussex

On leave

ANDREA PSOTOVA

Shamyla is one of our Junior Trainers and has an Foundation Degree in Canine Behaviour and Training and has trained dogs in competitive obedience, agility, gundog work, flyball and assistance training, and has experience with puppy socialisation and breeding.  ​

She lives in a busy family home with her husband and 4 children as well as her 3 dogs - Border Collie and 2 working cocker spaniels.  She lives local to open fields, both quiet and busy with people and dogs, Ashdown Forest, town, train station and dog friendly family attractions.

Junior Trainer, East Grinstead (West Sussex/Surrey Border)

On leave

SHAMYLA GASCOIGNE, FdSc

Isobel has joined our team as a Junior level trainer and has a BSc Hons Degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare. She has already completed her FDsc in Animal Behaviour & Welfare and has experience teaching dog training classes and one to one lessons.  

 

Izzy actively competes in agility with her own Border Collies and is continuing her professional development via attending courses and seminars.

Junior Trainer, Dorset

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ISOBEL BUCHANAN, FdSc, BSc (Hons)

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]

Junior Trainer, Warwick, Warwickshire

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Katherine Reilly, BSc Hons, PPG, PPN

Kassie has recently joined the team as a Trainee, 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. Click to view Kassie's profile to see her training video and 5 star review

Trainee - Aldershot, Hampshire

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KASSIE CIERNIAK

Tia has recently joined our team as a Trainee Instructor and will be learning from the Head Trainers and Senior Instructors.  She has 1 year experience working as a Dog Walker, so has experience handling a variety of dogs and currently assists in our weekly puppy classes. This gives her access and experience working with up to 16 dogs every week

Tia will be offering training in her quiet family home and owns one dog of her own, a Mini Australian Labradoodle. 

Trainee -  Frimley, Surrey

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TIA GIOVANNI