Welcome to Rat Pack Dog Services!

At Rat Pack Dog Services you can learn how to solve all these training problems and more!  With training methods that are kind, ethical, effective and simple to master, YOU can have happy walks and a dog that is a joy to be with.  You can learn in a safe judgement free place where you and your dog will develop better bonds and have fun together!

Our aim for all our clients is to train the ultimate ‘pub dog’!

A pub dog is a dog who is a cool cucumber in the face of what the world throws at them. They can chill with you anywhere; from the pub, a cafe or even a picnic at the park.

It’s a dog who wants you to be present and participate in their adventures and discovery. They are free to discover who they are and develop their own unique personality.

Rat Pack also aims to create a community of people who share a love for their dogs, support each other and love to train. We have an online community and monthly social walks to connect and catch up. Once you’ve become part of The Rat Pack, you’re a member for life!

For questions about our courses and any other enquiries, please email info@ratpackdogservices.co.uk


My name is Emma…

…and I am the owner of Rat Pack Dog Services, named after my own pack of terriers. It was because of one of my dogs, Bertie, and his reactivity issues that I first became interested in the dog training world.  I sought help from several trainers and eventually found what worked best for us and haven’t looked back since!  I am a firm believer in involving owners in every part of their dog’s training. 

As I have experienced owning challenging dogs myself, I know what a lonely place that can be and how valuable judgement-free support can be!

Myself my Rat Pack.

After first working at one of the largest doggy daycares in South Wales for 3 years, I have ventured out on my own to specialise in training.   I am currently undertaking the Advanced Dog Trainers course with the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) and teach both Scentwork and Mantrailing sports.  I am insured, Dog and Human First Aid trained and DBS checked. I am associated with the Pet Professional Guild, Pet Professional Network and Doggone Safe; a dog bite prevention education programme.

I have a wide-range of experience with a variety of breeds and behaviours, group dynamics and class environments.

Positive reward based methods are used in all my training and classes. It is the most effective and user friendly way to train.  Dogs should not be expected to work for free or be intimidated but to have a good time and build a close bond with their owners.  I ensure all training classes are family friendly, fun and informative for dog and owner.  I have only have small class numbers to ensure a personal training experience is had by both dog and owner.


Are you looking for the right class or training plan for you and your dog?

At Rat Pack Dog Services we offer you a range of services to meet your training  and dog care needs.  We are insured, Canine and Human First Aid qualified, DBS checked and constantly engaged in increasing our skills with continual training.

We train with ethical and effective methods that are easy for anyone to adapt to and learn.  Our classes are fun, family friendly and will help you and your dog become a close team! We want you to enjoy life together without stress and aim have the ultimate ‘pub dog’.  For more information on our variety of services, click on the relevent tabs below.


Individual Sessions

1-2-1 Training

Care Services


We aim to provide workshops from both ourselves and fellow dog trainers to give a rounded education on all things dog related. We have run past workshops on Recall, First Aid, Scentwork and Dog Sports.

We have a workshop in the Vale every month covering a new topic. You can keep up to date with our upcoming workshops below.

Upcoming Workshops

Canny Canines Workshop
Saturday 22nd June – 10am to 1pm

Is your dog a smarty pants?

Get that canine cranium working in this workshop!  3 hours of discovering amazing cognition games that you can play with your dog and develop thier problem solving skills!  Build that important bond with you and become someone your dogs wants to engage with rather than ignore. 

Our variety of cognitive games will include:

– Discriminating colours
– Distinguishing size
– Problem solving
– Recognising shapes

To book your please, fill in the form HERE

Mantrailing Skills Workshop
Sunday 14th July – 10am to 1pm

Feel like your Mantrailing skills are letting your dog down?

This workshop is aimed at boosting your skills to better understand how you can be the best wingman for your dog when Mantrailing. 

Topics covered during the workshop will be:
– Lead Handling Skills
– Understanding Drive
– Developing Motivation
– Search Behaviour
– Scent Theory

To book your please, fill in the form HERE

Past Workshops