Hilary Burbidge Dog Training

References and Recommendations

Specialist animal behaviourist Penaran Higgs at www.petshrink.co.uk, who refers dogs for my training. Highly experienced and amazing help with tricky issues our furry friends sometimes need extra help with.

Dog day care and pet sitter Nadine Grey at Lillybelle’s who refers clients to my training and operates her North London dog day care at Mote End Farm. Dogs are all supervised by Nadine and her team of experienced dog carers in a large secure field and cozy wooden cabin. Dogs are collected and dropped back to your home, Nadine and her team are passionate about all animals. Nadine has the biggest heart and all the dogs she cares for are in love with her!

Dog day care, luxury boarding and livestock training, Jackie Purnell and team at dogs-exclusive.com offer all round home from home day care for your dog in beautiful countryside 45mins from London. An extra ordinarily special place for dogs while you’re at work or on holiday. My dog loves spending time there when I’m riding and thinks it’s his second home.

Gundog training of the highest standard for shooting field work for working dogs and family pet gundogs alike; picking up, beating and on the peg and for working tests, Abbie Reid and her wonderful team at www.riverlilyworkingdogs.co.uk are all very knowledgable and wonderfully welcoming.

Award winning professional dog photographer, Yulia Titovets at fourlittlepaws.com captures your dogs character and personality and the essence of an event like no other. Yulia adores dogs and with her two NSDTR’s is a valued member of the Duck Dogs group. Official Kennel Club event photographer since 2012, Yulia is hugely respected at all the leading Dog/pet shows both here in the UK and internationally, covering Crufts, Discover Dogs, Olympia and the International Agility Festival as well as Agility Competitions, Country Shows and Game Fairs. Yulia offers photoshoots both outdoors and in studio for families with pet dogs and commercial clients to help raise product and service profile. Always kind, professional, patient and a joy to be with.


We highly recommend Hilary. Her sessions provide individual feedback which is directed at the individual needs of our pups and us !! Excellent video clips are sent after the session which show us our personal progress and help remind us as to the next steps. We are on a journey to developing happy dogs and with Hilary’s support we feel confident we will get there!

Rosemarie and Paul with Georgie and Frankie

Wonderful  lesson today with Hilary and the ever patient Matlock. So lucky to be able to train in such stunning country side. Hilary has such enthusiasm  and patience  which comes over in her training. Thank you Hilary and looking forward to our next lesson

Louise with Rosie

Hilary is a fantastic dog trainer, she is extremely knowledgeable, patient and professional. We have truly enjoyed our dog training and now feel able to confidently recall our lively puppy with the tools she has given us

Nick & Helen with Bramley

Hilary is a really caring, kind hearted and compassionate person whom our dog – Douggy- instantly took a liking to. She’s a real dog whisperer! 

In the past dog trainers have made us – as owners – feel on edge and to blame for our dogs behaviours. Whether or not Hilary believes this to be true she has never made me feel at fault or nervous during the sessions. Whilst training can at times inevitably feel like attempting to rub your head whilst tapping your tummy all at once – her patience and understanding instilled a sense of trust and allowed me the time to figure out the methods and what was being asked of me. 

Hilary really took the time to listen to our concerns and did her best to get to what the root causes may be. We went back to basics and my husband and I were given hands on training tips and advice. My dog has a way to go but we already feel more in control and are encouraged by the early results we are seeing.

Shira & Jonny with Douggy

Simply the best, Hilary is fantastic! She has been incredible with my own dogs, and a real life saver with helping the dogs we walk. Her block training sessions are amazing. She helps you tackle any issues you are facing with your pup, in real life situations. This is backed up with written homework and constant support, It’s life changing. I highly recommend her dog training services! As a pet care professional myself it’s really important to find the right person to not only help train my own dogs but that I can also recommend to others. 10 out of 5 stars ⭐️ !

Nadine – Nadine’s Animal Adventures

We have a young, very energetic sprocker spaniel and it was really challenging to train him. But as soon as we started training classes with Hilary we noticed an improvement in Toby’s behaviour. She was able to tell straightaway what he needed and also gave us the confidence to carry on training him ourselves and doing things we could not do before. Toby loves gun dog training, especially sniffing things out, and we are sure he has learnt a lot from Matlock, Hilary’s lovely Duck Tolling Retriever. Because of Hilary’s training Toby now responds well to commands and his lead walking is transformed.

We cannot recommend Hilary highly enough. She is fantastic trainer with a natural love of dogs, a great personality and is very patient. Thank you so much, Hilary, for your help and guidance and for making training so much fun; for all you have done for Toby and us, and for what you are still doing.

Adele & Philippa with Toby the Sprocker Spaniel

I saw Hilary busy training on the Heath a few months ago and realised immediately I had found the right trainer for Aspen & I. 

An unexpected bonus was her familiarity and love of gundogs, which has really helped with my sweet but high prey drive English Setter.

We have had a few training sessions together & I’m pleased to say I made a good call. She is friendly professional & enthusiastic & very easy to work with.

We are looking forward to a few more session together in the coming weeks- assuming that the people I have recommended her too haven’t taken up all her available slots!

Adele with Aspen, the English Setter