about me

 
 

Hi, I'm Sorrel, a qualified dog trainer working in East Sheen, Barnes, Richmond, Wimbledon, Kew and Putney. I'm proud to be a full member of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT) and a certified Pro Dog Trainer. I hold the Dog Training Instructor’s Course Foundation and Advanced Certificates from the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) and the Think Dog Certificate.

Sorrel Coni - Trainer & Founder: As a  force free trainer , I only use kind, effective, science based training techniques which involve having fun with dogs using games, food and toy rewards.

Sorrel Coni - Trainer & Founder: As a force free trainer, I only use kind, effective, science based training techniques which involve having fun with dogs using games, food and toy rewards.

I am a member of the Pet Professional Guild, the Pet Professional Network and supporter of the International Companion Animal Network.

I regularly attend courses and seminars in order to keep up with the latest techniques in modern dog training and the science of how dogs learn. I also learn a great deal from dogs themselves, especially my two springer spaniels.

My background is many years of law in the City. When a rescue dog joined our family in 2013 and I became a dog owner, I felt out of my depth and also slightly bewildered by the volume of often contradictory advice given to dog owners.

So I started to read and go on courses to learn as much as I could about dogs. Over time, I found myself on a journey from puzzled dog owner to modern dog trainer and able to distinguish between myths and the science of how dogs learn. My experience as a dog owner and subsequent thorough training and qualifications mean that I can tell you what you need to know and help you train your dog.

 

 
 

 
I believe it is important to help dogs learn life skills such as focus, calmness, confidence and self-control. I believe in promoting understanding, connection and communication between dogs and humans and building relationships founded on trust and love.