Meet us

Vicky Davies

"I am the owner and main trainer at Vicky's Pet Services.

I started my training career with Puppy School, whose tutors are handpicked and personally mentored by internationally renowned trainer, behaviourist and founder, Gwen Bailey. I was a Puppy School tutor for 11 years. 

I began teaching puppy classes in 2008 after spending 5 years as Behaviour Advisor and Animal Welfare Assistant, caring for and rehabilitating dogs and cats at the Blue Cross in Bromsgrove. The variety of ages and breeds worked with on a daily basis provided me not only with invaluable experience, but also the passion to realise that working with animals is a life-long vocation. 


My classes have expanded to offering courses for adult dogs including basic training, agility and topic specific workshops. 


I share my life with my husband Gareth, and our Collie cross Ted, Whippet Bill, Italian Greyhound Pesto, Cat Sadie and rescue chickens. 


I attend regular seminars and training courses to update my knowledge which is of paramount importance for me. I am a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers www.apdt.co.uk Trainers belonging to which adhere to strict codes of conduct, and use kind, reward-based methods. I am also a registered Animal Training Instructor for the Animal Behaviour & Training Council www.abtcouncil.org.uk


I feel very lucky to be part of such a lovely team and our enjoyment of working with one another gives classes a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, which is a lovely learning environment for people and pooches alike!"




Kate Radburn

"I have been assisting in both puppy and adult classes since the beginning of 2013, and have benefitted immeasurably from Vicky's years of experience and guidance.

In this time we've developed a lovely partnership that has allowed us to develop new ideas, including our Fun Obedience classes and workshops. I also teach Puppy classes with Emma, which we run and co-tutor together.


I am fully qualified as a Puppy tutor and work hard to diversify my areas of knowledge. This includes things like; scentwork, dog yoga, recall work and gundog training, but also understanding how our dogs learn, different ways of teaching and new ways to amend behaviour problems. I love having the opportunity to improve owner and dog relationships and solve behavoioural issues through our work in class, as well as providing training of practical skills; this offers owners the full support they may need on all fronts.


Emma Dyer

"I became involved with dog training after attending Puppy & Fun Obedience classes with Vicky & Kate in 2015 with one of my dogs. I have a certificate in Dog Training and Behaviour and am also a fully qualified Puppy School Tutor. 

I am always keen to further my knowledge of dog behaviour and learning and so am committed to attending regular courses, seminars, Webinars and workshops. I love working with families and their dogs and enjoy seeing the results that positive training can achieve. 

I have learnt lots working alongside Vicky & Kate and feel very lucky to be a member of such a passionate and experienced team. Alongside Kate, I teach Saturday morning Puppy classes and host our popular puppy social walks. I also assist our other classes including, Fun Obedience, Canine College, agility and various workshops.

My family and I share our home with 2 Cocker Spaniels, a Pointer x Labrador and our new German Pointer puppy. My dogs and I train twice a week in agility, and we also going Cani-Crossing together.


Lisa Butler

'I have been a part of the dog walking and pet visiting team since November 2017. My passion for animals started from a very young age, and I have spent most of my life surrounded by dogs and horses. I attended Puppy classes with 2 of my Boxers; Binky & Bunny, who really benefitted from the reward-based training. My favourite place in the world is being out with my dogs in the countryside".

 

Take a look at Vicky's TV debut on ITV's 'Country House Sunday' with Lynda Bellingham.