Claire Anstee Dog Trainer Pet Poppins

Pet Poppins Dog Training is a woman-run business, founded by head trainer and business owner Claire Anstee.

Claire is a passionate animal advocate and currently shares her life with two Spaniels; Poppy and Bear and a cat; George.

Claire has a Bachelor of Science Degree in District Nursing and worked as a nurse for 16 years prior to focusing solely on Pet Poppins Dog Training.

Working as a nurse has definitely given me the experience and skills of communicating with people on a personal level.

Claire Anstee Dog Trainer Pet Poppins

Pet Poppins Dog Training prides itself on its professional but personal approach when providing training services.

Claire is a certified dog trainer and behaviour consultant with over 10 years experience of working with dogs and is a member with distinction of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers.

Lifelong learning is paramount and Claire studies extensively to ensure that her knowledge is kept up to date.

She is currently completing an Advanced Diploma in Canine Behaviour and Management.

Studying to a degree level has ensured that Claire can continue to develop professionally at a high academic standard.

Pet Poppins Dog Trainer Claire Anstee

All training recommended and taught is force-free, rewards-based, ethical and evidence based.

What that means is that I will neverrecommend any equipment that will cause your dog pain or fear.

And I willneverrecommend training techniques that cause pain or fear.

UK Behaviour

As an assessed and qualified member of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers, I am proud to display the UK Dog Behaviour and Training Charter Symbol.

The Charter aims to make a clear statement regarding the future direction of the dog behaviour and training industry in relation to professional standards, tools and methodologies.

The welfare of the dogs lies at the heart of its mandate, making clear representation as to what is and isn’t acceptable in a modern, progressive profession.


"I really enjoyed Claire’s positive style"

I’d absolutely recommend dog training with Pet Poppins.

We’ve done both face-to-face and virtual training and found both extremely useful as we settle into our home life with a new dog.

Claire goes beyond what I thought a trainer would do. She looks at the whole picture and not only provides great training, but follows this up with further useful guides and links to resources.

I really enjoyed Claire’s positive style, giving not just our puppy confidence but me confidence too. Thank you!

Find out more about our services

With both puppy and development classes, one to one training, behaviour consults and a puppy training package, help is at hand no matter what your situation.

Choose a pawprint and learn more about how Pet Poppins can support you and your dog.

Puppy Classes


Development Classes


Puppy Training Package


121 Dog Training


Behaviour Consultations