Rhian and her family are proud owners of five furry friends, Sherlock, Watson, and Mikey, Lurchers, as well as Quill and Hiccup, Miniature American Shepherds. Rhian spends a lot of her time teaching her dogs tricks, and at just seven months old, team Rhian and Quill achieved the titles of Trick Expert (DMWYD) and Trick Dog Performer (AKC).

The team is new to the sport of Hoopers, but they have already passed many hoopers awards and have enjoyed competing. Rhian’s passion for dog sports doesn’t end there. She qualified as a UK Hoopers judge and judged her first competition in April 2021. Hiccup has been following in Quill’s paw-steps gaining hoopers awards and her trick dog titles (AKC). Rhian can’t wait to see what the future holds for her furry family.


  • Accredited Canine Hoopers UK Instructor
  • Certified Trick Dog Instructor (CTDI)
  • National Diploma Animal Management
  • Natures Menu Official Raw Expert
  • Canine First Aid
  • UK Hoopers Qualified Judge
  • UK Hoopers Gold Member
  • The Pet Professional Guild – Canine training professional
  • HNC Animal Management (Level 4)
  • HND Animal Management (Level 5) – Current studies


  • Dog walker
  • Kennel assistant
  • Grooming assistant
  • Hoopers show judge including:
    • 2021 UK Hoopers Novice Finals
    • 2022 UK Hoopers League Finals
  • Hoopers competitions


  • Brains, Bowls and Bull – Dr Nick Thompson
  • Natural Nutrition – Bianca Major


  • Natures Menu Official Raw Advisor
  • Dog Law – What every responsible dog owner needs to know
  • IMDT – Career as a dog trainer
  • True Instinct advisor
  • School of Canine Science – 30 days of canine science
  • School of Canine Science – The puppy lab
  • Absolute Dogs – Boundary games
  • Absolute Dogs – Leash off, game on
  • The international dog trainers winter summit 2020
  • University of Edinburgh – The truth about cats and dogs
  • University of Edinburgh – Animal behaviour and welfare short course
  • UK Hoopers Pro Instructor Course
  • Craig Ogilvie – Interactive Play Skills Instructors Workshop
  • Canine Principles – Rock Solid Recall
  • Canine Principles – Loose Lead Walking
  • Canine Principles – New Puppy Consultation
  • Canine Principles – Canine Enrichment
  • Canine Principles – Noses for Nature
  • Canine Principles – Solving Separation Related Problems
  • Canine Principles – Canine Coaching Foundations
  • Canine Principles – Tellington TTouch for Calming
  • Canine Principles – Settling Through Scentwork for Highly Aroused Dogs
  • Canine Principles – Canine Bonding & Play
  • Canine Principles – Clicker Foundations
  • Canine Principles – Unleashing Your Dog
  • Canine Principles – Puppy Socialisation
  • Canine Principles – Canine Functional Characters
  • Canine Principles – Interactive Play Guide
  • Canine Principles – Mechanics of the Mark
  • Chester Zoo – Introduction to Applied Zoo Animal Behaviour
  • Shaping Behaviour – Choice and Control as a Measure of Animal Welfare
  • Complicated Canines – Body Language, Behaviour and Restraint of Aggressive Dogs