Leading Specialists of Residential Dog Training in the UK

Home boarding. No Kennels. Positive Training. Experienced Trainers.


Freephone 7 days a week 0800 222 9007 

Email: info@adolescentdogs.com 

Mike Newland, MGODT, PPG

Company Director & Behaviour Consultant


Mike runs Adolescent Dogs with his partner Jenny Trigg and is the Head Instructor and Behavioural Consultant for the company.  

Mike has been assessed by the British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers (BIPDT) and passed his 2nd Grade with Honours.   

He has learnt from the top behaviourists and trainers in the country this year (Ian Dunbar  - the founder of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and John Rogerson - founder of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors).

Between them, Jenny and Mike have their own dogs: a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Rottweiler, 2 Pugs,  2 Chinese Crested and a Mexican Hairless. They also previously owned a Belgian Malinois.


Background Qualifications, Online Courses, Webinars, Dvd's, Seminars & Experience 

  • Accredited Instructor for the Guild of Dog Trainers (GODT)
  • Attended a BIPDT COURSE and obtained a Certificate in Basic Instructional Techniques (British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers) 
  • Full member of the Pet Professional Guild - the association for force free pet professionals
  • Canine School of Science - Attended Dog to Dog Aggression Seminar - 2018
  • Craig Ogilvie - Attended Communicating with your Overstimulated Dog Seminar - 2018
  • Brenda Aloff - Attended Canine Body Language seminar - 2018
  • Brenda Aloff - Attended Get Connected Seminar
  • Brenda Aloff -  Attended Instructors Workshop for Aggressive Dogs 
  • Brenda Aloff - The Engaged Dog - Academy Online
  • Craig Ogilvie - Attended Practical Play Skills Seminar
  • Dr Ian Dunbar - Attended Common sense & cutting edge concepts in Behaviour & Training
  • Dr Ian Dunbar - Attended Simple solutions for common Behaviour & Training problems
  • Kathy Sdao - Leash Aggression Webinar
  • Attended Geert De Bolster Dog Aggression Seminar
  • Sirius Dog Training Academy - Dr Ian Dunbar Fighting & Biting Seminars, Puppy Training Classes & Adolescent/Adult Classes Online
  • Sirius Dog Training Academy - Attended Dr Ian Dunbar Business, People Training & Games seminar
  • Sirius Dog Training Academy - Attended Dr Ian Dunbar Dog Behaviour Counselling Certificate
  • Northern Centre for Canine Behaviour: Attended Canine Crime Scene Investigation with John Rogerson 
  • Northern Centre for Canine Behaviour: - John Rogerson Practical Ultimate Recall Workshop 
  • Northern Centre for Canine Behaviour: - Attended 9 Day Professional Dog Training, Instructing & Behaviour Practical Course with John Rogerson 
  • Sarah Whitehead - Attended the Sex and Hormones Seminar