top of page

Verity Escott, MGODT, PPN, PPG

Advanced Senior Trainer, Littlehampton, West Sussex


Verity is one of our Advanced Senior Trainers and has been a valued member of the team for over 9 years.   As well as earning her space as an Advanced Senior Trainer, she is also a Mentor Trainer for our Trainee Instructors, a member of the Guild of Dog Trainers (GODT) a Professional Member of the Pet Professional Network (PPN), a member of the Pet Professional Guild for Force Free Dog Trainers (PPG) and a Dog Training College Approved Instructor


She has a vast amount of experience working with a variety of breeds and ages of dog through our residential training programmes and specialises in small to medium sized dogs.  She gets excellent results with all of the dogs that she has to stay with her for training.  


Verity 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.


Verity only takes in 2 to 3 dogs for training at any one time, so is able to offer a more personal and exclusive training service. You'll receive plenty of photos and videos throughout your dog's training stay, putting your mind at ease that they're receiving the very best care and attention.  


She offers training in her quiet, family home with her 8 year old child and 2 dogs (a Pug and a Cockapoo). This means that she is able to provide vital manners and training for dogs who need work around children. She also benefits from access to Jenny & Mike's Goats for livestock training and her children for further training around kids.


Verity is an excellent match for the most challenging dogs we get in for training, but is equally skilled at early puppy socialisation and training.  She is also able to offer training for assistance dogs, teaching complex tasks and helping owners work towards achieving their access tests.  She enjoys a challenge and offers a variety of woodland and beach locations for training dogs.  

Verity regularly attends seminars and courses with some of the most world renowned trainers and behaviourists to help with her continued professional development.


Background Qualifications, Online Courses, Webinars, Seminars & Experience 

  • DBS checked for your peace of mind

  • Adolescent Dogs Instructor Certificate - Advanced Senior

  • Member of the Guild of Dog Trainers (GODT)

  • School of Canine Science - Behaviour Bible (currently undertaking)

  • Dog Training Academy Member - Absolute Dogs

  • Approved Dog Training College Instructor

  • Reinforcement strategies Seminar with Anna Herzog - 2023

  • Advanced Training Skills Seminar with Anna Herzog - 2023

  • Craig Ogilvie - Interactive Play Workshop - 2020

  • Monthly Training with Kamal Fernandez - 2020

  • Craig Ogilvie - Communication, arousal and problematic behaviours seminar - 2020

  • Kamal Fernandez - 2 Day Practical Training Seminar on Dog Training & Behaviour - 2019

  • UK Sniffer Dogs Bronze Seminar with Mike Newland - 2019

  • Alex Wilson - 2 Day Tellington TTouch Seminar - 2019

  • Amber Batson - Stress in Dogs Seminar 2019

  • Amber Batson - Fearful Fido Seminar 2019

  • Dog Training College - Canine Body Language Seminar 2019

  • Nancy Tucker - Treatment of Fearful Behaviours Webinar - 2019

  • ​Attended IMDT - Institute of Modern Dog Trainers - Canine Aggression and Rehabilitation seminar

  • ​​Attended IMDT - Impulse Control seminar 2018

  • ​​​Attended Craig Ogilvie - Interactive Play seminar 2018

  • Craig Ogilvie - Attended Communicating with your over stimulated dog Seminar 2018

  • ​Attended David Ryan - Predatory Chase Behaviour in dogs seminar 2018

  • Dr Ian Dunbar - Growl Classes webinar

  • Forrest Micke - Engagement Skills webinar

  • Forrest Micke - Heelers Toolbox webinar

  • Michael Ellis - The power of using toys in training webinar

  • Michael Ellis - The power of training dogs with markers webinar

  • ​Attended Trevor Cooper - My dog and the dangerous dogs act seminar

  • Dr Katherine van Ekert. - First aid for dogs

  • Sharon Bolt - 7 simple ways to get a well behaved dog, 

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

  • Dr Ian Dunbars Sirius Dog Training Academy webinar

  • Dr Ian Dunbars Science Based Dog Training with Feeling webinar

  • Dr Ian Dunbar - How to train a puppy webinar 

  • Dr Ian Dunbar - Treatment & prevention of dog aggression - fighting & biting webinar

  • ​Attended ​IMDT - Happy Dogs - Happy Recallers seminar 2017

  • Dog First Aid course

Watch videos of dogs trained by Verity below

residential training review (1).png
We enrolled our little 1 year old Pomeranian, Peanut, for a 3 week residential training wi
I sought advice from Adolescent Dogs before choosing a puppy to train as an Assistance Dog
How many dogs do you have (3).png
Loki has settled in really well - he is a completely different dog and an absolute joy to
Online freedom challenge (19).png
bottom of page