I am a professional and experienced 1-2-1 Dog Training and Behaviour Consultancy, based in Raunds, Northamptonshire.
While friendly and approachable, I have a huge passion for motivating owners and their dogs to reach their potential. I am a reliable, qualified and experienced service. I am also DBS Checked and insured.
Formed in 2010 in Thrapston by myself, Victoria Bickley, I offer a very professional yet flexible service which is tailored to you and your pets needs.
I now have 14 years of experience as a Dog Trainer, and have helped hundreds of dogs and owners reach their potential.
I have also had the opportunity to judge obedience at local dog shows in Northamptonshire for charity, please contact me to find out more about what I can offer for shows and local charity events.
Please ask to find out more about my formal qualifications and experience.
Dogs and Dog Training has been my passion for nearly one and a half decades, I never stop learning and I am always looking to keep my knowledge and skills up to date. Reading, researching and online talks discussing the latest techniques with my peers. Dog Training is very much a journey for me, not a simple destination.
I am trained in Animal First Aid as well as Human First Aid.
''I have had many dogs in my life so far, from German Shepherds, Stafffordshire Bull Terriers, a Jack Russell, Labradors, a Japanese Akita, a Tibetan Terrier, and Spaniels. I have taken in many of these as rescues and rehabilitated some to find loving new homes. I also have done some rescue and rehabilitation work during the ten months I spent in Sicily, in 2020.
I currently am so busy working with other dogs to have my own, but I do own a two year old cat called Panzer who may as well woof!''
''Previous to Leads and Feeds - Dog Training, and having grown up on a working estate in Gloucestershire, where we had over 25 dogs. I have since worked in many different animal jobs, supplementing my studies, from a keeper at Exmoor Zoo, to a horse riding school and yards, Northants Reptile Store, as well as being a supervisor during my studies at the Moulton College Animal site where they house many domestic and non-domestic animals. I have a huge amount of hands on experience with a variety of animals, and any fears within the animal kingdom, (spiders, cockroaches and scorpions) have now evolved into a comfortable and loving relationship!
After I completed my Psychology and ICT AS Levels in 2007, I knew I wanted to work with animals so I went straight onto an Animal Management course which covered everything from veterinary nursing and exotic species care, to Animal Behaviour and Kennel Management and came out with Distinction in 2010.''
Testimonials- for more reviews, please check both our Facebook page and Google!
'Victoria was absolutely amazing in our session this week with our 5 month old Labrador puppy. She has given us so many tips for loose lead walking (our main area of need) as well as lots of exercises for mental stimulation that my children can also be involved with. She was incredibly knowledgable and encouraging throughout the whole session… would highly recommend. Thank you Victoria 😊'
Lucy Yorke. Towcester
'Victoria has been amazing with my two mini dachshunds! We have seen a massive difference in just a few sessions, and would highly recommend to anyone. She really goes the extra mile, couldn’t fault her services! Thank you Victoria x'
Leila Shackley, Towcester
'Victoria was very helpful in helping us to understand the origins of our cocker spaniel’s aggressive behaviour to other dogs. She gave us some great tips on how to build his self esteem and to give him mental stimulation. He seems happier now and tends to ignore most dogs on his walks.'
'We became first time doggy parents last year and although we had read everything on offer and watched a million YouTube videos we had a few issues with getting our 5 month old puppy to walk nicely to heel. I met Victoria when out walking and she was training another dog so I got her details and made contact. She was very patient with us and gave me some really good tips that we can use - and do use - every day. Our walks are so much more fun and relaxed and and two months later I am so much more confident when out with our boy. Just having Victoria walking with us a few times, observing and giving tips and advice and sometimes even just telling me that I was doing it right was just what I needed - never having had a dog before and struggling with meeting up with people during lockdown - bumping into her when we did was perfect. I would definitely recommend Leads and Feeds to anyone who just needs a bit of extra support or advice - it’s impossible to know it all yourself as a first time doggy parent and having Victoria on the end of a message if needed is perfect. Thank you Leads and Feeds for helping us to get to where we are now - happy and confident and enjoying every minute with our new family member.'
We've moved to Raunds, Northamptonshire!
We are still covering Towcester and surrounding areas, so please get in touch to find out more!