About Nikki Birkett

I have been a dog lover since I can remember, growing up with our Whippet/Lab mix, Bobby, who was amazing.

Being a professional Dog Trainer is my dream job and I love working with each and every one of my client's dogs.  I have worked hard to ensure that I am up to date on the latest science based methods which are force free and have the well being and comfort of your dog at the centre of all training.

I have achieved accreditation with the IMDT (Institute of Modern Dog Trainers) and have attended the following to ensure you and your dogs have the best training I can provide:-


Qualifications and Accreditation

Member of the IMDT
Member of the Pet Professional Guild
OCN Level III In Methodology: Understanding and Working with Canine Behaviour
Certificate in Canine First Aid and CPR



IMDT Career as a Dog Trainer 2 day course
IMDT Practical Instructor 4 day Course
IMDT Perfect Puppy Foundations
IMDT Canine Aggression and Rehabilitation
IMDTB Impulse Control course
IMDTB Abnormal Repetitive Behaviour
Trevor Cooper Dog Law seminar


I cannot have this website without having a section dedicated to Coco.  Nikki Birkett Dog Training+ would not exist if it weren't for her.

My husband and I adopted Coco from our local RSPCA branch in 2015 and she changed our lives. She came to us as a fearful young dog, 15 months, who had not had the best start to life.

She can still get nervous around other dogs and feel overwhelmed but despite everything she is the most loving, affectionate dog who loves cuddles on the sofa at night.  Once you have her trust you have it forever.

Working with Coco through her fear and lack of confidence means I have experienced first hand the level of dedication it takes from an owner.  I wanted to make sure I could support others through this journey.  I can validly say I know exactly what you are going through.  I can also say that hard work really does pay off and it is all completely worth it as your journey progresses.

So really, Coco is to thank for the nudge to set up Nikki Birkett Dog Training+