Karen England - Dog Trainer Barnes, SW London

Karen has been helping owners train their puppies and adolescent dogs for over 16 years and is totally committed to offering a personal service to each of her clients in classes and in private sessions.

Karen completed her training in 2000 with a Diploma in Pet Behaviour with COAPE (Centre of Applied Pet Ethology.) She then went on to become an Associate of Sarah Whitehead, a renowned expert in dog behaviour and one of the forerunners in early puppy training. For nine years Karen ran a branch of Alpha Puppy Classes before setting up independently as owner of 'The Best From Your Dog Training and Behaviour'.

Karen is a member of The Association of Pet Dog Trainers whose members are assessed and work to a strict code of conduct where punitive training methods are not permitted and trainers work with modern, kind but effective methods.

Although Karen’s training methods are based on sound scientific principles She believes each puppy and owner is an individual, which is why her training is tailored to take that into account.  Her aim is to inform and inspire owners how to clearly communicate with their dogs to build on mutual trust and respect. Karen’s style of teaching enables owners and their dogs to learn in a relaxed, informed way.
As well as her own classes Karen also run classes at The Vets on White Hart Lane in Barnes and has regularly given puppy presentations at other local vets.

Karen currently owns two Pugs and lives with her family in Hampton.

Her other interests are personal development and she is a trained and fully qualified teacher of Mindfulness Meditation, Spiritual Counselling and  Hypnotherapy


Karen's thoughtful and intelligent approach to dog training puts to rest any old fashioned notions of the stereotypical trainer barking orders. She is always encouraging and has a fresh approach that focuses on rewarding rather than punishing.

Beth Goodridge
'Nanny' to Bracken a Flat Coat Retriever

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