Winner Of Dog Trainer Of The Year - Buckinghamshire 2022

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Rated 5 Stars by Local Dog Owners

About Cleaver Dog Training

Based in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, we have regular puppy classes and adult dog training, as well as dog agility classes; workshops; events and One to One dog training throughout the local area.

  • Receive tailored One to One guidance and training for your dog's specific needs.

  • Ensure a positive and humane training environment for your dog.

  • Attend group classes in a spacious dedicated facility or outdoors, providing a comfortable and diverse training environment.

  • Access a wide range of services covering all aspects of dog ownership, from choosing the right dog to participating in canine sports.

About Us

Our main aim at Cleaver Dog Training is to make certain that dog ownership is an enjoyable experience.

We strive to ensure that all learning is fun and rewarding, whilst at the same time achieving the best possible results.

Dogs can make a hugely beneficial contribution to your health and well-being but, similarly, if it is not approached in the right way, can impose unnecessary additional stresses.

Cleaver Dog Training can guide you through so that the latter does not happen.

Training is generally carried out in our dedicated spacious carpeted unit and adjoining garden area which is set up to help replicate real life situations.

We also have the use of fantastic fenced paddocks for agility training.

Who we are and what we do

As the leading and highly experienced dog trainer in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, we have trained and nurtured a huge variety of breeds of dogs, from German Shepherds, Dalmatians and Dobermans; to Cocker Spaniels, Shih Tzu's, Chihuahuas and and more. We are passionate about understanding breeds' behavioural patterns and wellbeing requirements.

With us as your professional dog trainer in Old Amersham, Buckinghamshire, you can bet that dog ownership will be an even more enjoyable, fulfilling, and rewarding experience. Our trainers go out of their way to ensure that learning is a fun, practical, and thoroughly enjoyable experience for both the dogs and their owners.

Cleaver Dog Training takes the complexity out of dog training. Our classes are customised to suit dogs of all breeds, ages, and training requirements. We offer training in a fully secure, comfortable facility where you and your dog are well looked after throughout the duration of the course.

Our large and spacious facilities enable real life training situations to ensure the best learning environments.

We use tried and tested, force free training methods, all of which are in full compliance with Code of Ethics of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT).

About Vikki Cleaver, Our Leading Dog Trainer in Old Amersham

Vikki has owned and trained her own dogs all her life but had a career change from being a successful Chartered Surveyor in her 40s. She now eats, sleeps, studies, and breaths anything dog when she is not juggling life as a single mum to her amazing 3 children.

Having grown up with multiple dogs of various breeds, Vikki's first own dog was a Cavalier called Cindy who was given to her on her 8th birthday. Cindy was her first introduction to training. Since then, Vikki has owned and competed various breeds, and currently has a Field Spaniel, a Sprocker Spaniel and a Terrier.

Now in her 50s, Vikki is qualified with The Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT), The Agility Club, Scentwork UK, Dog Training College and Pet Professional Guild (PPG). She also holds both human and canine first aid qualifications, is DBS cleared, and continues undertake regular CPD and study for further professional qualifications.

Vikki has considerable experience working with rescues dogs and is the lead trainer for Hungary Hearts Dog Rescue, meeting all 300+ dogs each year as they arrive from Hungary and providing support to the new adopters.

Additionally, many local vets, groomers, dog walkers and day care providers also recommend clients regularly to Cleaver Dog Training.

Meet Vikki’s Beloved Canines

Millie (Fecimus Worlds My Oyster)

Millie is a stunning rare breed Field Spaniel who was bon in 2014. She is generally very laid back and likes mouthing better than lazing around on her bed in the van.

Heading towards her twilight years, Millie would rather look back on her competitive years, when she competed at Crufts and used to do rally and agility training, than do too much formal training and competing now! She still does enjoy showing off her skills occasionally at Heelwork to Music events but would prefer to leave most of this to her rather more energetic and overzealous partners in crime, Hettie and Pixie.

Millie's favourite treats are dehydrated chicken stomachs and her number one toy is a dangly soft cow!

Hettie (Hett Set Go)

Beloved Hettie is an extremely intelligent terrier who was welcomed into Vikki's family totally untrained in 2016 when she was 15 months old.

Hettie adores training and will take every opportunity to show off her extensive trick repertoire. She has been competing in agility, rally and more recently started Heelwork to Music. Being the social butterfly that she is, she also loves to do demonstrations at schools, care homes and public events and is loved by everyone who meets her.

Her natural chew of choice is Skippers Wolf Fish skin twists and she does also love to play with a squeaky ball but food will usually win over a toy with Hettie!

Pixie (Pix Her Battles)

Pixie is a beautiful but crazy Sprocker Spaniel who has had to overcome huge challenges in life after being bred by a puppy farm in 2018.

Despite various behavioural and medical issues, she is a totally adored member of the team and excels as a photography model.

Due to her anxieties, no one ever expected to see Pixie out competing but with sympathetic training, she now enjoys, Online Rally, Heelwork to Music clinics and competitions. Pixie's energetic antics and love for digging, showcase her lively personality.

Pixie's favourite treat is 100% Goat JR Pate and her best toy is a cardboard box to destroy!


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To find out more please contact Vikki Cleaver on


07773 784402


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We look forward to meeting you and your dog.

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