About Hayley

Having worked as a Canine Carer within the national charity DogsTrust, previously having worked with other rescue centres, she worked with a large number of dogs with varying, complex and often multiple behavioural issues.

She became a qualified instructor in 2008 having trained intensively with The British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers and has committed herself to continued professional development and invested a great deal into her continued learning and staying at the fore of her field.


With a firm belief that there is no one size fits all approach to training, and that it is intuitive and cannot be taken from text book to real life without adaptation and application, Hayley has proven her methods with many different breeds, from her own competition dogs including her Australian Kelpie, Husky, Flat Coat Retriever and Spaniel mixes, she has also helped an even wider variety of breeds including sighthounds, gundogs, collies, toy breeds and rare breeds including Xoloitzcuintle. Hayley travels the UK teaching both distance handling and Hoopers to other dog training clubs and through individual workshops, either under the Taming Canines banner or as an external consultant for others, such as Canine Hoopers UK, the UK’s leading organisation for Hoopers where she teaches their Accredited Instructors Courses, helping other clubs to bring Hoopers to people in their own area.


Hayley is an Adv.ACHUKI (Advanced Accredited Instructor) and Judge for Canine Hoopers UK. She is amongst the highest level of competitive handler in the UK in both sports, running in Championship Agility classes and remains one of the highest ranked handlers nationally under Canine Hoopers UK. Hayley passed her Kennel Club Agility Judging Course in 2012.

Hayley with Maverick the flat coat, won the ABC Agility at Crufts 2019.

Hayley has competed internationally at the World Agility Open with Atom during 2019. 


Hayley also competes on the Paragility Team UK. During 2019 competing with both Atom and Pixel, returning home with both Gold and Bronze medals.

Hayley and her tribe have enjoyed many different sports over the years including k9 open water swimming and k9 SUP. They have successfully competed in multiple disciplines including agility, hoopers, freestyle heelwork to music, canicross, bikejor, dryland rig racing and even two k9 triathlons! Most of all, they just enjoy spending time together, whether it’s going for long walks, bike rides or enjoying sports!