Rebecca Trotman, PPG, MGODT

Senior Trainer Godalming, Surrey

Rebecca has been training for Adolescent Dogs since 2017 and has earned her way to Senior Instructor and is a valued member of our team. She regularly trains alongside our more Senior trainers and attends seminars and courses to improve her knowledge and expertise. Rebecca is a Dog Training College approved instructor, a member of the Guild of Dog Trainers, a member of the Pet Professional Guild for Force Free Dog Trainers and a Certified Pro Dog Trainer with Absolute Dogs.


Rebecca offers training in a quiet family environment and has 1 dog of her own, a 6 year old Hungarian Vizsla, as well as 2 children who are 8 and 11 years old.  She also has access to the Directors 2 children aged 3 and 6 as well as their cats. She only takes in 2 dogs for training at any one time, so is able to offer a more personal and exclusive training service.

Rebecca has sole private use of 10 acres of stunning, secure Surrey Hills farmland, which she uses for dog walking, socialisation and training. She also has easy local access to commons, woodland, parks and town centre for training around other distractions


In addition to this, she also has access to her friends farm, which opens her dogs up to socialisation around horses, donkeys, goats, cows, chickens, ducks and sheep


Rebecca 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.

Background Qualifications, Online Courses, Webinars, Seminars & Experience 

  • Member of the Guild of Dog Trainers (GODT)

  • Dog Training College Approved Instructor - 2019

  • Member of the PPG - Pet Professional Guild for Force Free Dog Trainers

  • Pro Dog Trainer Certified 2019 with Absolute Dogs

  • Adolescent Dogs Instructor Certificate - Senior

  • Alex Wilson - 2 Day Tellington TTouch Seminar - 2019

  • Training Academy Membership with Absolute Dogs - 2019

  • Canine First Aid Certificate 2018

  • ​Attended Career as a Dog Trainer seminar - Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT) 2018

  • ​Level 3 Canine Hydrotherapy (Greyfriars 2015)

  • Hungary Hearts rescue volunteer - rehabilitating rescue dogs - 2018

  • ​Attended Brenda Aloff - Canine Body Language​ seminar 2018

  • Dr Ian Dunbar - Crucial Concepts in Dog Behaviour & Training webinar - 2018

  • Dr Ian Dunbar - Simple Solutions to Common Dog Behaviour & Training Problems webinar

  • Dr Ian Dunbar - Science based dog training webinar - 2018
    Turid Rugaas - On Talking Terms with Dogs: Calming Signals webinar - 2018
    Michael Ellis - The Power of Training dogs with Markers webinar  - 2018
    Michael Ellis - The Power of Training Dogs with Food webinar
    Michael Ellis - Teaching Engagement Skills webinar
    Michael Ellis -  How to train a human webinar

  • Michael Ellis - The Power of using Play in training webinar

Watch videos of dogs trained by Rebecca below