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©2018 Smart Nose Dog Training

Ellie Atkinson

I’ve loved dogs all my life, and since getting my own dogs have loved learning what motivates them. This spurred me on to become a trainer, and support owners committed to improving their dogs’ lives, and their own. I believe in using only kind methods supported by modern scientific research. I also believe in making things as easy as possible, and that means training the skills your dog needs to fit into your life, but also getting things right from the start to prevent any problems down the line.

I have been independently assessed and accredited as a full member of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT), and am also an accredited trainer with Talking Dogs Scentwork, and believe in incorporating scentwork in all its forms into the training I offer.

I currently share my life with a gorgeous smooth collie, Newton, who is taking his time maturing out of his adolescent phase, and alternating between sweetest dog ever and living nightmare! Having previously had two beautiful lurchers, Cali and Rumo, I’m enjoying his reduced interest in chasing anything furry within a mile radius!