Compassionate Training


At Dog Tales, our aim is to provide real solutions to the most common challenges that people face with their dogs.  Through expert coaching and applying kind, achievable and humane principles, we are here to help you have the dog you are dreaming of.

From in person and online puppy socialisation, teenage troubles and training for fear free vet treatments there are a variety of classes on offer. These classes focus on communication, socialisation and science-based behaviour theory. No matter what service you book with us, you’re guaranteed to learn how to live more harmoniously with your dog.


My passion is for animal welfare. I became involved in dog care, welfare, and later training, through working at a dog daycare. I then became a dog trainer after searching for people to help me with my own dog, Kipper. He can be shy, nervous at the vets, and difficult to motivate. After experiencing different trainers and still searching for answers to help my boy live the best life possible, I knew that dog training was my future. The trainers I went to all have different strengths and I learned that a good trainer needs knowledge, the ability to build confidence in people and compassion for both dogs and people (Although I would argue that dogs are people too!).  

I love to help people and their dogs build their confidence, through training their dog gently, with compassion and with an emphasis on how they (both you and your dog) feel. I offer guidance, support and education through 121 services and online lessons.  I love to learn and if you have any questions about my education, method of training or experience then I am happy to answer any questions you may have. I would like to mention that I have been mentored by Max Muir at Action 4 dogs an experience she would absolutely recommend to anyone wanting to start their own training business. And I now receive business coaching from Epic Dog that is such a great, supportive network of dog trainers and other pet professionals.

In October 2021, Kipper fell and broke his leg. You can read the full story in the blog section of this website. Because of that, I am now a qualified pet first aid instructor. I hold first aid training workshops throughout Scotland. If you would like me to visit your area, let me know by email. The address is below.

If you would like to contact me about anything relating to the training, behaviour or welfare of your pet you can email me at info@dogtales.com

You can also like the Dog Tales facebook page to keep up to date with what Kipper and I are up to.

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Do you want to improve the relationship you have with your dog?

But you.....

  • Have no time for classes

  • Have had a bad experience with dog trainers

  • Want to go at your own pace

Heart Dog is aimed at giving you the knowledge, skills, and motivation to give your dog the best life. The truth about how little change you need to make to give your dog the life they deserve will surprise you!

And what's more, behaviour and training issues will disappear with the skills, knowledge and hacks contained inside Heart Dog!

Heart Dog will teach you how to:

  • Communicate with your dog

  • Your dog communicates with you

  • Take action that will benefit the health and behaviour of your dog and save you on costly vet bills

  • Create a calm and peaceful home-life

  • How to build trust with being touched and giving medication

Heart Dog is an engaging must-have reference library. It is made up of 6 modules, split into 72 absorbing, bitesize, video learning and 72 entertaining challenges. At the end of this you will know the secrets to giving your dog a happy life. By completing the challenges, you might also notice that behaviour problems you have been having with your dog disappear. And what's more, you will know how to become the person that your dog thinks you are.

Give your dog the life they deserve and enroll in the thought-provoking module 1, Needs and Enrichments, absolutely FREE!  



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