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5 star reviews for Rebecca

“Fabulous two week stay  Written on: 03/03/2019 by Suzie1967 (1 review written)

Our sprocker had a two week stay with an advanced junior trainer. I did have reservations about a residential stay but I needn't have. Communication was great and we had loads of updates and videos during his stay. He had particular issues with children and although I would say he is still 'work in progress' we are in a completely different place to where we were with him before his stay. We have been given lots of great advice and tips and there is complete support after the two weeks. He had a great relationship with his trainer and was clearly loved and very much part of the family during his stay. I would definitely recommend Adolescent Dogs to anyone who is thinking about this type of training for their dog. We were stuck in a difficult place and we now feel equipped to manage training; we know our dog can do it as long as we keep going and are consistent with all the advice given!

“A great start for a puppy! ” Written on: 21/07/2018 by JoandTim8

We booked our Sprocker Spaniel, Bella, with Rebecca for 5 weeks to follow the socialisation and basic training programme. Bella was only 9 weeks old when we handed her over. Before we met,The trainer put us at ease by informing us of everything we needed to do before the handover including, food, vets, supplies etc. We felt really organised and made the whole process stress free. Rebecca made a great first impression, immediately accepting Bella as part of her family. We could tell she was going to be well looked after. Throughout the process, the trainer kept us fully informed of Bella’s progress and frequently updated us with plenty of pictures of her training and having fun. She got up extra early to accommodate Bella’s needs during the heat wave and trained her in the cooler parts of the day. When we arrived for our handover session, she made us feel relaxed and was very patient with teaching us how to perform the commands and what to look out for. Throughout the process, the trainer answered all our questions and provided links to internet sites or you tube when required. We took Bella home and practiced everything we were taught and if we got confused, she was still available and willingly helped us out. I would highly recommend for anyone with a puppy to book through Adolescent Dogs and especially Rebecca to help them on the way to a happy, obedient and loving dog. Thank you so much to her. You’ve been amazing and we are really pleased with the progress Bella made with you. Couldn’t have done it without you.


Written on: 04/07/2018 by ibKelley129

Our 8 week old cockapoo Ernie went to stay with a trainer for a 6 week stay. We had already booked a couple of trips abroad and agreed a collection date with the breeder, but at the last minute the breeder said we had to collect the puppy much earlier, or give him up. Giving him up was not an option! This was when we got in touch with AD. All we wanted at the outset was for him to be in a loving caring home in the interim period before we could collect him (as those early weeks are such a key time in a puppy's life) but we got more than we could ever hope for. The trainer taught our little pup the entire obedience syllabus - sit, wait, down, leave it, walking on the lead and SO MUCH MORE....I cannot put in to words what a gorgeous, well trained puppy we picked up. He has a wonderful temperament, is fully socialised and great with other animals and people. We constantly receive comments on how well trained he is for a such a young pup from friends, family and people we bump into when on walks. He's fully crate trained and sleeps without any issues. We have had a couple of handover sessions with the trainer since we picked up our puppy, and they help ensure that we have the tools and knowledge to maintain the great training he has been given. 

The trainer very obviously adores dogs and it's clear that she does not see this a a job - she genuinely is passionate about it and that really translates in to the quality of training. She kept us regularly informed with pics and updates which meant we could follow our pup's journey even though we were not with him. 

Rebecca Trotman, GODT, PPG, ADIC/AJ

Advanced Junior Instructor.  Godalming, Surrey

Rebecca has been training for Adolescent Dogs since 2017 and has earned her way to Advanced Junior 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 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 has access to walks along the Surrey Hills, giving her access to horses and bikers. She also has access to walks near firing ranges for dogs who need help with desensitising, as well as access to local towns and schools for work around people and children. In addition to this, she also has access to her friends farm, which opens her dogs up to socialisation around horses, goats and sheep

Rebecca currently assists at our Wednesday evening classes, giving her the opportunity to handle and train many different breeds of dog.  She is also one of our volunteers for Hungary Hearts Dog Rescue, helping to rehabilitate street dogs from Hungary so that they can find a home.

Background Qualifications, Online Courses, Webinars, Seminars & Experience 

  • Member of the Guild of Dog Trainers (GODT)
  • Member of the PPG - Pet Professional Guild for Force Free Dog Trainers
  • ADIC/AJ - Adolescent Dogs Instructor Certificate - Advanced Junior
  • 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

Rebecca's home & local training area