About Hanna Ascough

Professional dog trainer and behaviourist


Hi there, Welcome to SWALKIES. My name is Hanna, and as you might be able to tell from my website, I Absolutely Love Dogs.

My aim is to help you build a strong and happy relationship between you and your dog that will last a lifetime. As a dog owner myself, I know first-hand the joys of watching this relationship flourish, and my only wish is to help create this bond with you and your dog.

I am very passionate about the science behind behaviour and this is at the heart of what I do. My aim is always to use the most scientifically sound methods, as well as the most ethical. Luckily these go hand in hand!

My belief is that training your dog should be a positive and rewarding experience, which should be fun and stress free for you both.

Behaviourist Training

Beginning my studies in Sweden, I went on to train with some of the leading behaviourists in the field including; Chirag Patel, Sarah Whitehead and Karen Pryor Academy as well as being a graduate of Dr. Susan Friedman’s course Living and Learning with Animals. Furthermore, I am currently completing a Diploma of Canine Behaviour Science and Technology with the Companion Animal Science Institute (CASI), which holds one of the highest standards in the industry.

I regularly attend seminars and conferences, ensuring I always keep up to date with the latest research. This ensures the highest quality of teaching for my clients and their furry friends!   

Blake. My partner in crime.

Blake. My partner in crime.

Additional training for 2019

  • Chirag Patel Understanding, Managing and Modifying Problem Behaviours - June 2019

  • 3 Day Puppy Refresher Course with Chirag Patel and Sarah Fisher - October 2019

  • Susan Friedman - Living and Learning with Animals (LLA) Post Graduate Audit - August 2019

  • Dolphin Trainer Academy Basic/Advanced - Mexico - September 2019