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A Little About Us 

Dedicated to Dogs was created in 2015 to provide Ilkley and the surrounding area with the very best in dog training services including puppy, adult and advanced dog training classes, behaviour consultations, one to one dog training, fun agility and specific problem workshops.

Over the years I have gathered lots of knowledge, including my degree in Animal Behaviour backed up by qualifications achieved with a number of dog training bodies. I have been in national publications and on TV including BBC One. You and your dogs are in very safe hands!


I am the proud owner of two fantastic Border Collies, Hope and Faith. I have owned both since they were 8 weeks old. They have both taught me so much and continue to each and every day. Both my girls are very smart and love taking part in a range of training activities, including obedience, rally, trick training and scentwork. We also just love being in nature and enjoying one anothers company. 


My passion is to provide dogs and their owners with the most ethical, up to date, scientific dog training. To understand each other, work as a team and enjoy being around one another. To create the behaviours we want using positive techniques. I spent hundreds of hours and thousands of pounds acquiring my knowledge and now I want to share it with you.


My accreditations currently are:

*BSc (hons) Animal Behaviour and Welfare

*Full member with the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers

*Member with the Association of Pet Dog Trainers

*First Class Agility Instructor with the Agility Club

*Level Three qualification from OCN Principles of Dog Training and Behaviour

*Dynamic Dog Practitioner


You can also find certificates from all the seminars and workshops I have attended on the Dedicated to Dogs Facebook Page.



Emma joined the team to provide our clients with the best one-to-one training. She has a vast knowledge of animal welfare and husbandry and then caught the training bug! 


I have a 3 year old Pointer cross spaniel called Jasper. He is a complete bundle of joy, energy and trouble in equal measure! I have worked in animal rescue for 18 years and always been passionate about dogs. I started my dog training journey in 2020 when I began studying with the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers. I have already completed numerous courses and am on track for full accreditation in early 2022.


I met Tamsin when I attended her training course when Jasper was a puppy. When the opportunity to work with her came up in the summer, I jumped at the chance. It felt like it was meant to be!  I absolutely love giving people the tools to be able to enjoy their dogs even more and to give their dogs the best life possible. 


When I’m not working with dogs, my favourite pastime is going on active holidays! Having bought a campervan this year, I am really enjoying lots of adventures with Jasper and my two young boys. 


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Beccy takes our agility and soon our hoopers classes. Below she tells you a little about herself and her journey. 

Having grown up surrounded by and loving dogs and horses, I started my career working with animals, but over time diverted towards a more academic path, in nutritional and medical research. I missed having a canine presence in my life, so in 2014 I brought home a small bundle of fluff and energy, Chewiee, and my true passion was reignited.

While I am interested in all things dog training, I especially love dog sports. They are a wonderful way to utilise our dogs’ inherent abilities and at the same time increase our bond with our four-legged besties.

Mine and Chewiee’s dog sport journey started with tricks, rally obedience, and agility.  Agility soon took priority and became our main focus until we sadly had to retire due to Chewiee’s lumbosacral disease diagnosis. In 2018 we discovered the newest dog sport on the block, Hoopers! Hoopers is a lower impact form of agility, and we are both hooked, competing regularly across the country. Last year we qualified for the National Finals and came 8th out of over 80 of the top hoopers-dogs in the country. We have also qualified for the 2021 finals so wish us luck!

I am an Accredited Canine Hoopers UK (CHUK) Instructor. CHUK is a stringent organisation that requires a high standard of teaching, scientific knowledge and continuing professional development – so you know you are in safe hands!

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