Leading Specialists of Residential Dog Training in the UK

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


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Recent 5 star reviews for Verity


“Outstanding dog training" Written on: 25/02/2018 by Ronans 

My cocker spaniel has been back for a week now after 18 days training at adolescent dogs and it is unbeleavable the change. Still my sweet 8 month old puppy but really calm with amazing manners. He had a fantastic fun filled time along side learning to behave in a manner that allows us to take him everywhere with us, which was a really important point to us. Also his interaction around small children and being calm was a key point. He further learnt all the usual commands that you would expect. ( sit, down wait etc)

Loads of updates during his stay using photos and written communication by e mail and what’s app. 
Information prepping us on the commands that were being used so that we could use the same words on his return.

Choosing to send my precious puppy to be trained was a really difficult descion, one that I wondered about for a while but on speaking with them they were very reassuring and the trainer we choose for him was everything I could have hoped for and more. I will definitely be sending him back for top up training when we go on holidays after all why shouldn’t he have a great time while he learns and be looked after in the same way as he is at home.


“First Class” Written on: 01/11/2017 by andy332 

"I first heard about Adolescent Dogs on YouTube. I enrolled my 16 month old rescue Weimaraner for 3 weeks training with a trainer.
Verity updated me on a daily basis with photos as well as the weekly emails . It was clear she and Ralphie had bonded and that she had a genuine interest in him and obtaining the best results . Any queries I have asked have been answered the same day and I am very pleased with all that she has done . I have already recommended her to friends and family .
We are thrilled with the progress Ralphie has made"


​“Who said Rescue Lurchers are untrainable” Written on: 20/11/2017 by 80Crockett 

We decided to adopt two young Lurchers, my partner was reluctant as he said we would never put them in kennels and therefore that was the end of our holidays abroad. 
To prove a point I hunted on the internet to find somewhere they could stay while we were away.
To my good fortune I found Adolescent Dogs

Both my dogs came with issues but not the same ones!! so I thought it would be difficult to find a residential trainer who could handle both of them.

How wrong was I. Our trainer was fabulous and put my mind at ease. The training love and care they received was second to none. It was very reassuring to have the regular updates and photos. The video issued at the end of the stay really helped to show the improvement they had made in such a short time . They spent four weeks with the trainer but both myself and my partner could not have been more surprised to have these two well behaved dogs returned to.

We will use Adolescent Dogs again for a top up. Thank you to our Trainer and Adolescent Dogs for all your help. The follow up sessions have really helped and have given us a base in which to continue the training.

Verity Escott

Advanced Senior Instructor. Littlehampton, Worthing, West Sussex


Verity was trained personally by Jenny & Mike and has been a valued member of the team for the past 5 years.   As well as earning her space as an Advanced Senior Trainer, she is also a Mentor Trainer for our Trainee Instructors


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 only takes in 1 to 2 dogs for training at any one time, so is able to offer a more personal and exclusive training service.  She owns just two dogs of her own, a Cockapoo called Bobby and a Pug called Frank. She also has a 3 year old daughter - this means that she is able to provide vital manners and training for dogs who need work around children in a quiet family environment.


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 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 

  • ​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


Specialist Areas


  • Puppies and adult dogs
  • Puppy behaviour
  • Training around children
  • Nervous dogs
  • Friendly dog socialisation
  • Barking and lunging at dogs on lead
  • Aggression towards other dogs (no bite history)
  • Dogs who chase cars
  • Aggression towards people (small dog)
  • Food/toy guarding
  • Challenging temperaments
  • Dog and people aggression