Our Story

Canine Friends was founded in 2018 by Louise Campbell-Pierson in West Sussex and quickly developed a reputation in the area for providing the highest level of service to both dogs and their guardians.

Over this time, they provided full pet care services including dog training, walking and licensed home boarding to a client base of over 300 with a team of 4.  After relocating back to her home county, Kent, Louise focused solely on her training & behavioural services to clients locally in-person and online all over the world.

Canine Friends has proudly won multiple awards including dog training specialist of the year 2021/22 for the South of England with Prestige awards and Dog Training Company of the Year - Southern England with SME UK Enterprise awards.

Meet the team

Louise Campbell-Pierson SAPT DTC-ADT

Founder, Dog Trainer & Behavioural Consultant

Louise is based in the U.K. in the village of Boughton-Under-Blean, Kent. She lives there with her husband-to-be Sam and their beautiful Cocker Spaniel Luna.

 

Whilst Louise can help with many areas of training & behavioural assistance, she has a specialist interest in two areas: separation anxiety and puppy training. She is a proud certified separation anxiety pro trainer (SAPT) and is an approved dog trainer with the Dog Training College (DTC-ADT). Louise continuously keeps up to date with the latest methods and is currently studying her Level 6 (degree level) OfQual Advanced Diploma in Applied Canine Behaviour Management.

 

Louise is passionate in providing jargon free, approachable training that creates a fun & happy environment for both dogs and their guardians. Whatever your goals are in training, Louise is on hand to help you achieve this whether that be through her in-person consultations, remote online sessions or her innovative online courses.

 

She believes in working alongside our dogs developing a partnership by using kind and science backed methods to provide a rock solid foundation for long term results. Louise achieves this through teaching easy to follow techniques and giving dog guardians a deeper understanding of how our dogs learn, why they exhibit certain behaviours and how to ensure a trusting relationship that lasts a lifetime.

Louise uses only force free, positive reinforcement training methods and is a proud member and registered Canine Training Professional of the Pet Professional Guild. She holds multiple qualifications and keeps up with ongoing learning throughout each year to ensure she is continually up to date in the latest science backed methods.  

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Victoria Avery

Admin Assistant

Victoria joined the team at the end of 2020 and provides invaluable admin support at Canine Friends.
 

Starting out as part of the dog walking team, Victoria quickly became a valuable asset, going above and beyond outside of her role as a dog walker. Since moving away, Victoria continues assisting Louise with administrative tasks remotely from her new home in Wales with her two rescue dogs Biscuit and Scampi.

Victoria has completed Diploma's in Canine Communication, Pet Nutrition, Pet Psychology, Pet Sitting and Dog walking. 

Qualifications & Memberships

Canine Principles

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Canine Coaching Certificate

Dogs & Children Certificate

Canine Fear Certificate

Canine Communication Certificate

New Puppy Consultation
Canine Enrichment

OfQual Level 4 Diploma in Canine Training & Behaviour (Ongoing)

Level 4 Puppy Development, Care and Coaching Accredited Diploma (Ongoing)

Canine Anxiety Certificate (Ongoing)

Skills hub member

Dog Training College

Canine Reactivity Specialist

Puppy Health & Wellness

Understanding Puppy Development

Understanding Puppy Biting & Chewing

Understanding Puppy Socialisation

Canine Emotion

Canine Vocalisation

Dog - Dog Interactions

Dispelling Myths of Dog Training

Intro to Canine Body Language

Puppy Training Specialist (Ongoing)

Canine Body Language Specialist (Ongoing)

Inner Circle Member

Other

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Certified Separation Anxiety Pro Trainer (SAPT) with Julie Naismith

OfQual Level 6 Applied Canine Behaviour Management (Ongoing)

Level 4 Smart Puppy Training Certificate (CIDBT)

Registered Canine Training Professional with the Pet Professional Guild
Supporting member of the International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants (IAABC)