My business is resolving your behavioural concerns. Using transformative techniques I’ll ease your stress via my 1:1 behaviour modification training, classes and residential training programmes


One-to-One Dog Training | Animal Training | Shropshire

Ready to improve your dog’s behaviour? I’m here to help.

Ring me 07778 435116 to schedule your dog’s assessment.

One-to-One Dog Behaviour & Training

With my help, you’ll enjoy:

Ready to delight in your dog’s behaviour?

I’ll customise every session to maximize your dog’s progress.

Together, we’ll address:
  • Separation issues
  • Reactivity (towards other dogs or people)
  • Overexcitability (impulse control)
  • Aggressive behaviours
  • Fears and phobias
  • House soiling / Inappropriate elimination
  • Compulsive and repetitive behaviours
  • Vocalisations 
  • Destruction

I also offer training for puppies and dogs:

If you are ready to establish polite behaviour and basic manners with your new rescue dog, teach (or reteach) your dog, or have recently finished puppy training and wish to polish your puppy’s skills in real-life settings then my ‘Build Manners Package’ is for you.

Build Manners Package:

Together we’ll address:

  • Basic manners every dog should know: sit, give, take, stay and say please
  • Self-control: not jumping up, leave, polite hellos and goodbyes, coming when called
  • Lead walking skills

5 training sessions – £300

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Total Recall Package

A dog that comes when called is a huge pleasure to own; but more importantly, a dog that comes when called is critically important and can literally save lives. 

Ignoring the recall, selective deafness and running away are common issues.

This package will teach you how you can overcome these problems and have a dog that comes back to you when you call him or her – every time.

Together, we’ll address:

● How to use rewards effectively to reinforce your dog’s behaviour

● Training with distractions

● Building distance and still have your dog return to you

● Future proofing your recall

● 4 Training Sessions –  £240*

*In clinic

Terms and Conditions


Better dog behaviour with positive, effective training techniques.

How it Works

Step One: Ring me up for a chat.

It’s FREE! I’ll listen to your concerns and answer your questions so you’re confident I’m the right fit for you and your dog.

Step Two: Schedule initial consultation.

During our first meeting I’ll evaluate your dog’s behaviour, answer your questions, and provide tangible tips for accelerated improvement.

Step Three: Training sessions.

I will email you a written report with your dog’s tailored behaviour modification plan with details on the immediate actions to take and any training  protocols I recommend.

Step Four: Training sessions.

I’ll customise every session based on your dog’s progress and your needs.

Dog Training | Animal Training | Shropshire

Initial Consultation

Restore order to your home.

Schedule your initial consultation today.

What You’ll Get:

  • Clear analysis of your dog’s behaviour
  • Honest assessment of how long training will take
  • Expert advice for immediate relief
  • Tailored training plan for better dog behaviour

60 – 90 Minute Initial Consultation for £180.00

Why Choose Me? 


Qualified: I have an Master of Science of in Clinical Animal Behaviour from the University of Lincoln, and am a Certified Dog Behaviour Consultant with the IAABC (International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants).

Experienced: I have over 25 years working with dogs, cats and horse.

Recommended: Veterinarians recommend my services to their clients.

Positive: Relieve troublesome behaviours with a thoughtful and kind approach.

Convenience: Address your dog concerns where it matters – I’ll come to you!

Support: Ring me or email me with your questions. I’m happy to help!


Puppy Training Shropshire

Let me be your personal dog behaviourist. I’ll provide relief in every session.

My lovely clients agree.

Valerie worked with us and Bailey and helped us understand why he behaved as he did, and also helped us to see things from his point of view. She was so kind and patient with Bailey and taught us ways to help Bailey cope with the outside world. Valerie’s knowledge, empathy and practical solutions have turned our walks from daily nightmares to enjoyable outings which are fun for Bailey and a million times less stressful for us!

Bailey and the Connor Family

Valerie is wonderful. We find her approach perfect for our four very individual rescue dogs. She has come into our home and without judgment or criticism she has delivered professional and clear guidance enabling us to stop tearing our hair out and become confident dog owners. We look forward to our sessions and truly enjoy Valerie’s professional teaching style and likeable nature. Our dogs love her too!

Betsy, Roxie, Jerry, Franky, Lexie and Joe Sparks

A few months ago we got a rescue kitten to keep our other cat company! The introductions did not go well and the fur literally flew! Valerie helped us to understand how cats interact, and how to go about reintroducing the two cats to one another. She gave us strategies to help the older cat accept the kitten into her territory. Valerie’s knowledge, humour and empathy turned what was a nightmare situation into a happy two cat-household.

Claude, Clive and the Sinclair Family

My puppy Mabel and I have just completed a Puppy Life Skills course with Valerie which has been excellent. My puppy has learned so much on the course and so have I! Valerie is patient, encouraging and supportive – she is very happy to discuss any concerns you have with your dog or answer questions about training – it’s obvious she is very knowledgeable and an experienced dog behaviourist/trainer. Highly recommended! Thank you Valerie.

Sarah and Mabel

Thank you so much for showing us effective training techniques that have proved just perfect for training Toby our Cocker Spaniel pup. Toby is now far better behaved, calmer and easier to control with your amazing 1:1 tutoring. The weeks’ stay has been invaluable for us all. The course was perfectly balanced and fun! The Studio flat is pristine, peaceful and a total delight. Thank you again.


Wendy, Kevin, Toby and Muffin

Working with Valerie gave me so much confidence as a first-time dog owner. She listened to everything I had to say about what we were looking to gain from the one 2 one sessions and based our training around it as well as adding in training she believed to be useful to us. I fully recommend the Animal Behaviour Business and I can’t thank Valerie enough for the well-behaved puppy we are left with.

Lizzi Hewer-Connelly

She manages to tread a fine line about being realistic regarding goals, and what can be achieved, with positivity that makes improvement seem possible. We have really valued her input, and have seen improvements already, both in our knowledge of how to deal with our dog’s behaviour, and the behaviour shown by our dog. We thoroughly recommend the Animal Behaviour Business!

Sarah, Rob and Choccy Simmons

Just completed the Grumps & Growlers course with my Border Terrier. So beneficial for me as much as my dog. Great being able to learn and practice skills in a controlled environment with people who understand the issues. Valerie is very positive and calm and gave helpful course notes each week. Would definitely recommend.

Rachel and Ghillie

Thank you for all your help, you have done an amazing job, and if it wasn’t for you Nelson would’ve been rehomed.

Chelsea Young

We absolutely recommend Valerie if you and your pet are need of some coaching and support. I lacked confidence as a first time pet owner – good to read books but putting puppy skills into practice is a different matter altogether. Valerie patiently (and with great humour) helped us to understand our Vizsla better giving us great tips and techniques to bring about better behaviours (in all of us!) A big thumbs up for and thank-you to Valerie; we think you’re fab:-)

Debbie & Timm

Valerie is flexible with appointments, and is very easy to deal with. The advice she offered was in-depth, comprehensive, and really well tailored to our needs, whilst also being simple, understandable and effective.

A Happy Customer

My whippet puppy Scout and I have just completed the puppy life skills training.
Valerie is calm, helpful and very knowledgeable. We both thoroughly enjoyed our training and completed the course with us both having learned a lot.
Would highly recommend.
Lisa and Scout

Valerie’s support and guidance has been invaluable, giving me the  coping mechanisms I need for my two beautiful, but very different, sausage dogs. The behaviour consultation gave a good starting block and provided a greater understanding of ‘why?’ and pointers on how to handle difficult situations. The mini group sessions (both Grumps and Growlers and Hooligan Hounds) are great as you meet some lovely people/dogs and get to try out the techniques first hand. I feel confident about managing potentially difficult situations and walks are now a much more pleasant experience – and the dogs just love her. Thank you.

Louise, Rosie and Margot


Our dogs had developed some intractable bad habits, and Valerie gave us a completely different approach to tackle them. The dogs adored her and eagerly awaited every session. They have responded surprisingly quickly and have now turned a corner. We now have the confidence to continue reinforcing the new regime.

Esther Peacock

The support we received from Valerie while training Bailey was invaluable. Bailey was a rescue dog with a difficult start in life – he had a few bad experiences in his previous home and when we got him he was terrified of pretty much everything! We were at our wit’s end as Bailey couldn’t even step outside the house without becoming extremely stressed and frightened.

Another Happy Customer

Having one dog that ran off and chased deer and one that had become aggressive towards other dogs turned walks into something that I dreaded. Valerie has been a life saver, understanding, encouraging and very practical, not just giving the theory, but coming out on walks to help me put her amazingly effective advice into practice. I would wholeheartedly recommend Valerie to anyone wanting help with their dog’s behaviour.

Sue Buys

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