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Faye Barker
MRes, BSci, IMDT
Trainer & Behaviourist

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Hi I'm Faye!
I have a gorgeous Beauceron puppy called Aloy (born Nov. 22) and she's absolutely adorable. I love dogs, unsurprisingly! My favourite thing to do is go for long dog walks, especially in the forest.
Read below to find out about my experience.

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Over the last 10+ years I have gained a wide variety of dog experience. 

I graduated with a
Masters of Research in Anthrozoology (the human-animal relationship) in 2018. This investigated the impact we have on our pets lives and the benefits they provide to us.

Prior to this, I graduated my degree from Hartpury University, in 2017 with a
2:1 Bachelor of Science (hons) in Animal Behaviour and Welfare. The topics studied included animal welfare, training and psychology. The three years allowed me to gain a full understanding of our pets physical and psychological needs.
During my time at university I also volunteered at a
dog and cat hydrotherapy and physiotherapy centre, whilst also spending three days a week assisting at dog training classes in Gloucester. Furthermore, I was a leading member of 'High Flyers' dog agility club.

Since January 2018 I have also been a volunteer for the charity
Guide Dogs for the Blind. I spent two years helping with the training of dogs in the early stages, including safely navigating objects and finding items e.g. a bench. I continue to volunteer with fundraising and talks when possible.

Previously, I trained for two years in a busy
grooming salon, doing full breed clips. At the same time, I worked in a busy pet shop where I was able to learn about the equipment and complete relevant training e.g. nutrition.

My other experience include
dog walking, kennels, breeding, agility, rally, obedience and more! I currently work full-time as a Kennel Manager with working dogs.

In March 2024 I qualified with the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT) to demonstrate my training ethics

Finally, I am also
Pet First Aid qualified and qualified in Companion Animal Nutrition.

Qualifications, Courses and Memberships


  • Bsc (hons) Animal Behaviour and Welfare

  • MRes Anthrozoology

Institute of Modern Dog Trainers:

  • Qualified Trainer

  • Canine Aggression and Rehabilitation

  • Perfect Puppy

  • Behaviour Case Studies

  • Abnormal Repetitive Behaviours in Dogs

Canine Principles:

  • Canine Anatomy and Physiology

  • Canine Calmness

  • Canine Compulsive Disorder

  • Fearful Dog Rehabilitation

  • Solving Separation Related Problems

  • Interactive Play Guide

The Dog Training College:

  • Puppy Training Specialist (current)

  • Help! My Dog Doesn't Travel Well

  • Help! My Dog's Scared of Fireworks

  • Working Through Reactivity Using TTouch

  • Introduction into Canine Massage

Bobbie Lyons Canine Campus:

  • Senior Dog Fitness 2021



  • Understanding What Makes Dogs Tick

  • Setting up a Successful Training Class

Oplex Careers:

  • Pet Nutrition Advanced (Higher Distinction)


The Kennel Club Affiliate

Canine Conditioning Coach Member


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