Limited Spaces

Limited Spaces are available !! Cockapoos need more than a traditional dog walker. They need the Cockapoo Adventure Specialist. 

Dulwich & Sydenham


The Cockapoo Adventure Specialist

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about Me

If you asked me seven years ago, I would have said, “I’m not a dog person!”

So how do you go from not being a dog person to wanting to spend your days working with dogs as well as living with two dogs during a pandemic 24/7? Oh, and raising nine Cockapoos. Please hang in there. All will be revealed!

As a wee girl, I grew up with loads of cats and random animals from the Castle Eden Dean Nature Reserve. My Stepdad was the Head Warden there. He was always rescuing animals and bringing them home for rehabilitation. Sometimes it would be an abandoned kitten that we would rehome, and if we couldn’t, then we would end up keeping them. At one point, we had five cats, two hedgehogs, a red squirrel (in the days when we had them), a rabbit and a pregnant giant Emperor Moth with a broken wing (we saved the caterpillars).

I was one lucky girl to have grown up in a house of richness for all creatures. By rich, I mean in love, definitely not money, but that’s a different story for another day. 

Fast forward to University days. I don’t want to go on too much 😉 Most students would take hmm… a TV, Laptop, Food, beer!! Etc… My luxury item was a Marine fish tank bought second-hand. My Mam and I had hours of enjoyment watching the eco-system evolve and mature over time. My little Sisters luxury item for Uni was a Horse! Definitely a story for another time!

After graduating with a BSc (Hons) in Industrial Design, I began the journey of my life. I worked for BBC in Glasgow, 1TV as an Art Director in KUBUL (Yes in Afghanistan!!), SKY Sports London as a Set Designer if you’re a fan of football you might have seen some of my work. Champions League and Premier League sets are a few of them, and through all these excellent jobs, I always missed the connection to the outside and wildlife. See, I’m a country girl at heart… I have always been creative but give me a day of walking with dogs or gardening, and I shine with happiness (well, apart from being muddy, but that’s part of the fun too).

Whilst working at SKY Sports, I met the first love of my life, my Wife. At the same time, my Mam got Kodi, a Miniature poodle, and this was my first experience of a dog I connected with and loved. See before Kodi, my Mam always had Chihuahuas. From that point, I knew I was a dog person but not a Chihuahua person!!

A few years later, before the second love of my life was born, our Son, my Wife, persuaded me to get a dog. I really wanted a Poodle but was aware of their sensitive nature, and thanks to my Mams advice, we got our first Cockapoo, Frankie. The perfect mix of the family dog and intelligence. 

Well, Frankie! At the start, we had our challenges as she is a very high energy Cockapoo. Thanks to Frankie and her sensitive and challenging personality at times, I realised I had to learn a lot and very quickly. She’s an amazing dog, and I love her to bits. She took me on a journey into Dog Training, Dog Behaviour, K9 Communication and Nutrition. “Yes”, It’s been hard work!! And definitely worth it!! This resulted in the development of my MENSA Program. I’ll never be without a Cockapoo in my life again. 

Three years later, Frankie had a litter of 9 very healthy and happy F1B Cockapoo Pups. With very little sleep and lots of madness, this was one of the best experiences of my life. I even used the MENSA Program on the pups. Making sure every pup had all the fulfilment and indoor life experience before leaving for their forever families. All the pups could sit and wait for their food at six weeks. I gave the little ones a “Puppy Cockapoo Adventure” every day. This was when I knew what makes me happy in life, being around Cockapoos, pups and giving happiness to other Cockapoo’s Families. The idea of the Cockapoo Adventure Club was born.

Pop over to the Services to find out more about the MENSA Program, the Adventures and all the other special perks.

My two little fur kids. Love it when they tilt their heads and really listen. Frankie & Jess

After an adventure, it’s always nice to have a chat and then a cuddle with my two Cockapoos. They deserve it!!  They work hard and play hard. Now time for a relaxing evening… well at least for the dogs. I have a toddler at home ready for his entertainment to start…

I think I’m definitely a dog person now!! Those Cockapoos have a way of getting into your heart quickly. Even after only a few hours of sleep a day, they just make everything ok… I know another little one who has that effect on me!

Qualifications & ESSENTIALS

If you were to ask my friends or anyone that knows me. What my main topic of conversation is, I’m sure they would say “Cockapoos, Dogs and how to entertain a toddler”. These are some of the courses I have completed. If I’m not doing studies, I’ll have a dog book in my hand in my free time.

Dog Training & Behaviour

Victoria Stillwell Academy

Professional Dog Trainer Victoria from the TV Show, Don’t Blame the Dog, and other VSA faculty provides a strong foundational understanding of how dogs think, feel and learn to make you a better trainer for your own dog. It also sets the stage perfectly for further learning if you decide you’re ready to work with dogs for a living.

Either way, the Fundamentals course is your gateway to a richer understanding of dogs and canine behavior

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Dog Walking Business

Lead Academy

Professional Dog Walking Business course endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. The Quality Licence Scheme is a brand of the Skills and Education Group, a leading national awarding organisation for providing high-quality vocational qualifications.

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Victoria McCluskey - Certificate

Treatment & Prevention of Aggression

Dunbar Academy

Dr. Ian Dunbar is a Animal Behaviorist, and Dog trainer. The course is main aim is to prevent Aggression.

  • Prevent dog aggression in the first place with early puppyhood socialization and handling.
  • Recognize early warning signs and address aggression problems before they become serious.
  • Teach a dog to develop bite inhibition.
  • Prevent dog reactivity with the concept of multiple subliminal bite stimuli.
  • Treat dogs with aggression problems using Differential Classical Conditioning (DCC) to prevent the unintentional reinforcement of reactivity during classical conditioning.
  • Set up training scenarios to accelerate classical conditioning (rather than trying to resolve problems in the course of every day life).
  • Empower low-level primary reinforcers as the highest-level, mega-secondary reinforcers to maximize classical conditioning.
  • Facilitate puppy play sessions so pups can develop bite inhibition towards other dogs.
  • Immediately resolve fearfulness and bullying in puppy play sessions.
  • Utilize Come-Sit-Watch commands to break stares and decrease tension and threatening behaviors between dogs
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Intro to Dog Parkour


Parkour exercises —  Balancing on top objects, running in patterns, and more — should not be about daredevil tricks that risk your dog’s health or break his trust in you. Instead, parkour is a way to build the communication between you and your dog through fun activities. And you can win titles and ribbons along the way! Kate emphasizes safety and skill-building from the ground up, as in any true competitive sport.

By the end of this class, you’ll be ready to start earning your Level 1 title with All Dogs Parkour, an international dog parkour organization that awards titles via video submission. Dogs of all shapes, ages, and abilities are encouraged to participate in ADP.

Kate is a certified dog parkour instructor, certified dog trainer, certified dog behavior consultant, and award-winning author of dog training books, so you and your dog are in the best hands.

Lessons are short and clear, with tons of step-by-step videos you can easily follow. Join the parkour party with Kate and her Chihuahua mixes, and you’ll learn skills that go far beyond just fun and games!

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Dog Nutrition & Wellbeing


Almost half of all dogs are overweight or obese, while half of all dogs will get cancer at some stage in their life.

Worryingly, these statistics are just the tip of the iceberg in a whole host of ‘modern man’ conditions such as arthritis, diabetes and heart disease that are affecting our dogs in epidemic proportions, not to mention our wallets!

The principles of this course will transform the long-term health of your dog and significantly reduce the likelihood of your precious pet becoming yet another sad statistic. 

How? By identifying natural foods that promote optimal health and eliminating the ones that trigger the onset of disease.
This course will enable any owner to create a tailored nutrition plan for their dog, no matter what stage of life it’s at.

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Fully Insured

Pet Business Insurance

Dog walking insurance is essential to professional dog walkers.

  • Public Liability £5,000,000
  • Up to £1,000 included Travel Costs
  • Accidents & Injuries to Animals Up to £75,000 included (£25,000 any one claim)
  • Loss of Keys Up to £10,000
  • Loss of Money Up to £500
  • Equipment Cover Up to £1,000
  • Loss of Licence Up to £10,000
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Canine First Aid Diploma

Center of Excellence

The primary skills of a first aider include the ability to assess a dangerous situation, ensure personal safety and to apply first aid in an accident situation. You’ll learn how to do these, deal with the outcomes and apply self-care. You’ll also learn about cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), when and what aspects of CPR are required in a given situation and how to apply CPR methods.

By the end of the course, you will:

  • Be able to recognise, assist and care for dogs in emergency situations
  • Know what to do in an emergency and administer first aid
  • Understand the difference between a healthy and unhealthy dog
  • Be able to assess risk and act in a safe manner
  • Know how to transport injured animals safely
  • Be ready to recognise and use first aid equipment effectively
  • Understand the importance of managing your own stress and self-care
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DBS Checked

Clean as a whistle

A DBS check is an official record stating a person’s criminal convictions. They help to ensure that employers are making the right decisions during the recruitment process. DBS checks are especially important in finding suitable candidates to work with vulnerable groups, including children. pulvinar dapibus leo.

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Working with dog and living with dogs. There are always new challenges and exciting thing to learn. Plus, a bonus is I love learning about Cockapoos. Better than Netflix. “Yes”, I’m a bit of a dog geek.