Ethical, friendly and professional dog trainer in Tunbridge Wells. Qualified as a Full Member of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers. Providing 1:1 training sessions, behaviour and puppy classes. Please get in touch for more information!
Vicky has been great to work with! Gave us tips that were successful so quickly with our puppy. Very glad we found her!
Vicky is the most amazing gifted dog trainer. She’s so gentle and smiley with all dogs no matter what their character-she is truly gifted and I would highly recommend her! :)
Vicky is completely amazing! She has taken us through the early puppy days with a home visit that ensured we got off to a great start with our cockerpoo. We then made great friends and made further strides in our training at the classes and since Vicky has been on hand to always offer very knowledgeable and expert advice as our dog grows up so that we can provide the best home and the most fun environment for our puppy. We wouldn't know what to do without Yogi's Dog Training. More...
Victoria can talk dog!! My pupoy Arya loves her and she has given me great tips on feeding, enrichment recall and general behaviour. I can already see a happier and well behaved puppy in few weeks. I would highly recommend her. More...
Fantastic trainer and we now have a well trained dog. It is like having a different dog in just 3 lessons and was well worth using Victoria as she obviously knows what she is doing. Thank you Victoria 😊
Vicky has been training my anxious rescue dog over the past few months, he has improved significantly, much calmer dog, this is all down to Vicky’s techniques, guidance, patience and knowledge.
Lovely lady, with lots of professional tips. Our little dog loved seeing her
Really enjoyed Puppy Squad. Vicky was great and Fergus has got off to a flying start.
Excellent 1-1 with Vicky, really put my mind at ease with new tips and games to calm and build my dogs trust. Cannot thank her enough! Buddy definitely made a friend for life. More...
Vicky was so thoughtful, kind and really tuned into what my dog needed. our 1 to 1 session was so incredibly helpful and I would highly recommend Vickys services. Wish I'd known her months ago!
Getting my first dog as an adult suddenly seemed daunting so I knew I needed a bit of help. A friend recommended Yogi's and so I called Victoria who straight away put me at ease. I wanted to have a few 1:1 sessions first rather than a whole school setting. She was really flexible and came to my house, I wanted to talk through the basics and get some guidance/reassurance that I was on the right path. You can read things in a book but she showed me how to bond and connect wth my puppy by playing games and building up to recall training. It was all so positive and fun, my daughters joined a session also, we worked indoors, outdoors and also in the park, I liked the flexibility. Rosie did so well that we then joined the 'puppy squad' sessions which were fantastic. We worked on many of the training/agility techniques but it's a great puppy social too. Definitely recommend. More...
I cannot recommend Yogi's dog training enough, Vicky is so kind and lovely!! I needed some help with my 1yr yorkie cross, Wally as he was scared of dogs and some people. Vicky came to my home and Wally was very happy to meet her (the treats were a bonus!) and gave me amazing advice on how I can help my little man! Really happy that my fears and concerns were listened to as well!! More...
I‘ve found it very reassuring going to Vicky’s training classes. She’s given me reassurance and confidence that the lead pulling and jumping will improve, and I can now actually see improvements using her suggestions.
Before I rang her I was getting rather overwhelmed by the reality of having a (gorgeous) retriever puppy again as it was 1997 when our last retriever was this age and I’d forgotten how much hard work a large puppy can be My granddaughter was also nervous of her as she kept jumping up so I knew I had to start training her properly.
Googling the internet for advice on how to stop lead pulling and jumping up was useful (made me realise how much dog training had changed over the last 20 years) but frustrating (the dogs seemed to miraculously stop pulling at the end of a 10 minute video).
Vicky was recommended to me by someone at a local puppy socialisation class, and when I rang her she was very understanding and normalised my concerns. What was particularly useful to me when she came to my house for a couple of 1:1 sessions, was to have her walk with me and Hattie on the pavement on a busy road and for her to demonstrate how to start training her not to pull.
I’ve been going to Vicky’s classes too and even though the dogs may be a bit chaotic when they are off lead, Vicky is very calm in herself which is reassuring and I think this has made me less impatient to get things right as soon as possible. It’s also lovely to see how the dogs all respond positively to her as well.
I was also anxious about letting Hattie off the lead and Vicky was very helpful in suggesting a park in Tunbridge Wells that was completely enclosed and safe for dogs. My husband and I both took her there last week and it worked brilliantly. She came back when called (helped by cooked chicken and sausage treats!) and since then I’ve felt confident enough to take her to 2 local parks to walk her off the lead which she’s thoroughly enjoyed.
It’s the practical, useful and personalised suggestions to an owner’s particular concerns that I would recommend Vicky to other dog owners.
First one-to-one session with Genie today went brilliantly. Very helpful basic techniques learned by owner and puppy which will prove invaluable as we progress.
Wow! Vicky is AMAZING! I was recommended vicky by our vet and I had no idea what to expect. I felt nervous and clueless over what to do with a new pup. From the moment I met Vicky, I felt reassured that everything was going to be ok. My puppy Chester was incredibly anxious and fearful of cars... so much so that it was an effort just to get him out of the house for a walk. Walking down our short road took a good 20 mins! Vicky was very calming for us all as a family and gave us practical tips for helping Chester to build his confidence... not just with cars but also in himself. As a result Chester became happier and more trusting of us. After a few weeks, we have eventually cracked the walking and he now loves his time out of the house walking on the roads by cars before reaching his open space to go off the lead. He is like another dog! Vicky taught me some tricks to help Chester respond to recall and it worked straight away when out and about off the lead. I am so thrilled! Thank you so much Vicky for everything you have done for us. We could not have trusted you more. Als More...
Highly recommend Yogi’s dog training, we’ve had superb quick results with our puppy Luna, Vicky is very patient and provides us with excellent skills to practice at home.
Vicky answered our many questions and made the 121 session a really worthwhile experience. I would happily recommend her!
Vicky is fantastic trainer who I would highly recommend. Even after just two sessions I'm seeing results with our girl Kiya. Our second session was easily Kiya's most enjoyable visit to our local park since we rescued her a few months ago. I will be continuing to work with Vicky and really value her input in ensuring Kiya has the best life possible. More...
Vicky is absolutely fantastic, Emmy looks forward to seeing her every week and to the fun lessons. Vicky makes learning fun for her and gives my confidence a real boost . Thank you