Trainers

Here at ADEPT HQ, we know how tough it can be to find a trainer who not only aligns with your training ethos, but understands disability too. We set out to find 'Trusted Trainers' who could do just that. Everyone we recommend has experience training assistance dogs, living with disability, and practices up-to-date training with no aversives.

While we've listed the locations of each trainer, we encourage you to consider those further afield too. We understand that traveling can be difficult, therefore all of the trainers we recommend offer virtual training. 

Why should I use an ADEPTtrusted trainer?

The benefit of ADEPT is that we're not an organisation or charity with requirements or stipulations. Our Trusted Trainers are purely a recommendation on trainers who we think will likely suit your needs well. From there, the relationship is between yourself and the trainer, much like any other. Even if you are already part of a charity or organisation, you can consult with one of the below trainers.

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ALYSSA RALPH

MSc BSc (Hons) 

Southampton

Areas

  •  Puppy Raising

  •  Guide Tasks

  •  Physical Tasks

 

Notes

Alyssa has overseen the raising of hundreds of puppies across two different ADUK charities. She is an expert in puppy development, behaviour, and reactivity with a keen focus on welfare and cooperative care.

Contact Details: 

stepupdogtraining@gmail.com

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CHRISTINA WELLS

KPA

Edinburgh

Areas

  • Puppy Raising

  • Diabetic Alert

  • Neurodiversity

  • Hearing 

 

Notes

Danielle is currently training her third AD and is skilled in teaching medical alert, physical assistance & neurodivergent taskwork. 

Contact Details: 

thepuppycycle@gmail.com

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DANIELLE BECK

MSc PgDIP BSc

Manchester

Areas

  •  Physical Tasks

  •  Medical Alert Tasks

  •  Neurodiversity

Notes

Danielle is currently training her third AD for herself and has supported plenty of others training their own assistance dogs. Danielle has a special interest in neurodivergent assistance dogs.

 

Contact Details: 

office@daniellebeck.co.uk

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BRIAR DUNN

Bishop Burton

Nottingham

Areas

  • Wheelchair Handling

  • Puppy Raising

  • Neurodiversity
     

 

Notes

Briar is an expert in wheelchair handling skills. This can often be aggravating to learn for new handlers but Briar has you covered.

Contact Details: 

briar@briardunndogtraining.com

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JODIE GRIFFIN

VSPDT

Staffordshire

Areas

  •  Physical Tasks

  •  Medical Alert Tasks

  •  Neurodiversity

 

Taskwork

Jodie has handled two ADs and  I need more information on how Jodie will present herself and specialities. Aside from being the best. 

Contact Details: 

jodie_griffin@hotmail.co.uk

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