Pet Necessities Professional Dog Training is run by Sarah Hickmott BSc (Hons). Being a professional dog trainer, in our mind, means you have completed educational studies and passed rigorous assessment procedures.
She is a registered Animal Training Instructor and Clinical Animal Behaviourist with The Animal Behaviour and Training Council. Sarah has achieved a certificate in Advanced Training and Behaviour with The Centre of Applied Pet Ethology (COAPE) and is a recognised trainer for Scentwork UK levels 1 & 2.
Sarah has worked with dogs all her life and has been working in the dog training industry for over 19 years. She has completed a degree in Psychology with Birkbeck University in Central London, where she was awarded an Upper Class Second with Honours. Her final year project was based on reversal learning in dogs, and the effects of breed, age and gender on performance.
Sarah has qualified as a Nature’s Menu Raw Food Advisor.
Nicola is a full member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT01098), making her a certified dog trainer. She has been working with Sarah since 2007.
Julia is a full member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT01313) and the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT). In 2019 Julia completed her qualifications to become a registered behaviourist with the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDTB). She has been working with Sarah since 2014.
Julia has attended many courses in dog training and behaviour by the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and obtained certificates in:
She shares her life with the lovely Luca, a Lurcher.
Julia has a certificate in Canine First Aid, with Animal Aiders.
Kerry is a member of the Tellington TTouch Training UK Guild (P2). She started working with Sarah in 2009.
Lucy Tyrrell is a Galen Myotherapist gaining her level 3 Galen Myotherapy Diploma in 2015. She has been working with Sarah since 2017.