Jenny Trigg, DipCABT, MGODT, PAACT, PPG

Company Director


Jenny founded Adolescent Dogs in 2006 and is one of the head instructors at the club. To date, she has helped to train over 8,000 dogs and their owners.  

Emma Riedlinger  Advanced Senior Instructor, Twickenham, London

​Emma has recently joined our team as an Advanced Senior Instructor.  She has over 3 years of experience working with a variety of breeds of dogs.  She has experience training her own dogs in competitive sports such as agility, schutzhund, Frisbee & Trick training.  She provides realistic training in a quiet  home environment.  Emma also has access to horses, so can provide training in this area..​  

Katie Brown Junior Instructor,  Guildford, Surrey


​Katie is one of our Junior Instructors and is a valued member of the team. She specialises in working with small to medium breeds of dog and gets lots of 5 star reviews. She's recently completed a Diploma in Animal Psychology and an Extended Diploma in Animal Management 


Katie offers a quiet family environment with two dogs of her own, an older Labrador and Basset Hound mix. 

Lila Zachwatowicz - Advanced Senior Instructor.  Farnborough, Hampshire.


Lila been working with the team as an Advanced Senior Instructor for over a year and has over 8 years of experience training dogs.  She has 2 Border Collies of her own and is a real breed enthusiast.  Lila also has access to horses, so can provide training in this area.

At the moment she mostly competes in Agility but has also competed in Dog Frisbee and Competitive Obedience. 

Ola Kordas  Senior Trainer, Shrewsbury, Shropshire


Ola has just joined our team as a Senior Instructor and is based in Shrewsbury.


She has over 14 years experience training dogs and successfully competes to the highest level in agility with her own Border Collies.  She also runs her own agility classes, workshops and events. Ola also has access to horses, cattle and sheep for additional training.

Petra Uhrova - Senior Instructor. Redhill, Surrey


Petra
 has been training alongside Jenny & Mike for over 4 years and is a valued member of the team.  She trains with many of our more challenging residential dogs, but also gets excellent results with puppies.  She also owns her own dog, a Boxer called Phoebe.  

Sam Carrington-West - Senior Instructor. Fleet, Hampshire


Sam has worked alongside Jenny and Mike for the past 5 years and is a valued member of the team.  She has a wealth of experience working with a variety of breeds and
 is able to provide realistic training in a busy family environment.

Meet the admin team

Naomi White Advanced Junior Instructor, Guildford, Surrey


Naomi has recently joined the team and was quickly promoted to Advanced Junior Instructor. She has recently completed a Degree in Animal Behaviour & Welfare, and has fostered and trained dogs for Canine Partners for over 8 years.

She provides training in a quiet home with 1 dog of her own, a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever


Jolene Coates Senior Instructor,  Cambridge


Jolene has just joined our team as a Senior Trainer.


She is based in Cambridge and has been training dogs for 12 years, has a HNC in dog behaviour and training and is a member of the Kennel Club Accreditation Scheme and the Tellington Touch Guild.  Jolene also runs her own pet dog training and agility.

Sarah Coombe, GODT Senior Instructor.  Guildford.


Sarah has worked alongside Adolescent Dogs for over 5 years and has ac
cess 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.

Libby Trigg Advanced Senior Instructor.  Guildford, Surrey.


Libby has trained alongside Jenny and Mike for the past 6 years and is a valued member of the team.  
She specialises in training small to medium sized dogs in our residential training programmes and has a 100% success and feedback rate from clients.  

Mike Newland, MGODT, PPG

Company Director & Head Behavioural Consultant


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

Kati Sheerman, GODT Advanced Junior Instructor,  Bolney, Sussex


​Kati has recently joined the team as an Advanced Junior Instructor and regularly trains alongside our Senior and Advanced Senior Instructors.  Kati offers a quiet family environment with her 3 dogs (3 Cocker Spaniels)


Kati has completed a Diploma in Dog Behaviour with the British College of Canine Studies, passing with distinction.  

Meet the trainers

Verity Escott Advanced Senior Instructor. Worthing, West Sussex.


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.

Andrea Psotova Advanced Junior Instructor, Pulborough, West Sussex


Andrea has recently joined the team as an Advanced Junior Instructor.  She has over 4 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.

Leading Specialists of Residential Dog Training in the UK


Call 0203 105 5527, or Freephone 0800 222 9007 - Mon to Sat 10am to 9pm

Email: info@adolescentdogs.com  

When you call us, you'll get to speak directly to either Libby or Natalie, our Advanced Senior Trainers. This ensures you get expert, honest advice on the best training solution for your dog.


If you email us, you'll get to communicate directly with either Verity and Lyn, our Administration Team, or Jenny, the Company Director.

Meet the team


Adolescent Dogs was founded in 2006 by Jenny Trigg - she now runs the company alongside her partner Mike Newland and their team of 17 instructors who have collectively helped to train over 8,000 dogs.


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 for your peace of mind.

Lyn Newland, GODT - Advanced Senior Instructor.  Worthing, West Sussex.


Lyn has trained intensively alongside Jenny and Mike for the past 4 years and is a valued member of the team.

Lyn offers a quiet family home environment for all dogs who come to stay with her.

Natalie Rumbold - Advanced Senior Instructor.  Wareham, Dorset.


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 busy family environment.  Natalie also has access to horses, so can provide training in this area.