Rhian and her family share their home with Sherlock, Watson, Mikey (Lurchers), Quill and Hiccup (Miniature American Shepherds).

Rhian spends a lot of her time teaching her dogs tricks. At just 7 months old, team Rhian and Quill achieved the titles of Trick Expert (DMWYD) and Trick Dog Performer (AKC). The team are new to the sport of hoopers, they have passed their Good Hoopers bronze award and are looking forward to competing for the first time this summer. Rhian has recently qualified as a UK Hoopers judge and judged her first competitions in April 2021. Hiccup will be following in Quill’s paw-steps once she is old enough.

Qualifications & Accreditation

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

Courses & CDP

  • 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


  • Dog walker
  • Kennel assistant
  • Grooming assistant
  • Hoopers judge
  • Hoopers competitions


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