Welcome to Rat Pack Dog Services!

Due to Welsh Government’s Tier 4 announcement for all of Wales, we are currently only allowed to operate in a virtual capacity. In person classes have been suspended and replaced with online courses, Pay As You Go classes and video conferencing. For more information on the classes, select the one you are interested in for specific details.

If you’d like to discuss your training needs during this time please contact us via info@ratpackdogservices.co.uk and we can see how we can best help you.

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 passed the Advanced Dog Trainers course with the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) and teach both Scentwork and Mantrailing sports as well as Hoopers and Treibball. I am constantly undertaking CPD and adding to my qualifications to mke sure I am always learning and able to offer my clients the best training.  I am insured, Dog and Human First Aid trained and DBS checked.

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.

** Please Note** Due to Corona Virus all in person classes, courses, workshops and 1-2-1s are postponed until further notice. Check out our selection of ONLINE COURSES and WEEKLY ONLINE CLASSES for all your training needs!



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

Games Workshop
Sunday 23rd February – 9am to 12pm

Want to spend time having fun with your dog?

Unleash your inner games master with this fun new workshop! 3 hours of discovering amazing games that you can play with your dog at home or out on a walk! Build that important bond with you and become someone your dogs wants to engage with rather than ignore. Our variety of games will help with:
– Recall
– Focus
– Proofing cues
– Settling
– Lead Walking

Cost: £50


Dogs & Sprogs Workshop
Sunday 15th March – 10am to 12pm

Are you expecting a baby and want to set you and your dog up for success?

Is there a lack of boundaries between your child and your dog?

Not sure how children should be interacting with dogs?

This 2 hour workshop is aimed at working with parents and young people to create an environment and develop skills so dogs and humans can live in harmony. Topics covered during the workshop will be:
– Preparing for a baby
– Safe setups for the home
– Learning to respect the dog
– Understanding dog body language

Cost: £25

You can fill in a booking form here.  Booking is only confirmed once completed booking form is sent and full payment made.

List of Workshops