about us

Nutter Dogs first started in 2017, offering basic dog and puppy training classes. We went full time in April 2018, offering dog walking services and expanding the classes offered. We added dog sport classes such as agility in 2019. In 2022 it was decided to separate the two distinct sides of Nutter Dogs and incorporate them as limited companies, to help better focus on their individual needs – thus Nutter Dogs Ltd was formed.

We are inclusive of all genders, ethnicities and sexual orientations – we don’t believe there should be any barriers to dog training! Our training venues are all wheelchair accessible.


Nutter Dogs are proud to be…

Qualified with the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT) – we believe that dog training should be a regulated industry and are dedicated to being the change we wish to see!

We are partnered with some fantastic companies who share our ethos…

Sporty Paws – helping owners to safely enjoy running, biking, hiking and mantrailing with their dog! Use discount code LSBurnleyPendle10 for 10% off.

Finer By Nature – our first choice for training treats and long lasting chews for dogs.


SOPHIE SMITH IMDT CHWI

Director & Head Dog Trainer
  • Full member of the Institute of Modern Dog Training (IMDT)
  • Accredited Canine Hoopers World Instructor (CHWI)
  • Accredited instructor with Mantrailing Global
  • Kennel Club Agility & UK Agility Judge (qualified 2018)
  • Previously competed in Grade 7 and earned her Agility Warrant Gold in KC Agility with her Jack Russell, Lola – “Lola Kills It With Kisses AW(G)”
  • Currently competing in Grade 3 in KC Agility with her rescue Springer Spaniel, Izzy – “Nutter of the North AW(B)”. Izzy also qualified for two finals at the UK Agility Grand Finals in 2023.

KELLY STODART IMDT

Pet Dog Trainer
  • Full member of the Institute of Modern Dog Training (IMDT)
  • OCN Level 3 in Principles of Dog Training and Behaviour
  • Currently competing in Grade 6 at KC Agility and in Heelwork to Music with her rescue Pug x Cocker Spaniel, Roe – “Roe Beanie Meanie”

TINA SMITH

Administrator

The long-suffering mother of our founder, Tina is always happy to welcome new additions to the madhouse; whether these are temporary fosters or permanent members of their canine family!


All members of the Nutter Dogs team are DBS checked, insured, first aid trained for people, first aid qualified for dogs (last refreshed autumn 2022), and experienced with a variety of different dogs in all shapes and sizes. We are so excited to work with you!