Joy reviewed Hillview Home Boarding and training for Dogs – 5 star

14 May 2018 · 

We took our male boxer pup to puppy plus classes. Nic is clearly very knowledgable in her field. It was an excellent course and taught us and Rupert confidence when out and about, building trust, accompanied by a good amount of fun. Highly recommended.

 Rosie recommends Hillview Home Boarding and training for Dogs.

18 June 2020 

We have used Nic for training our two Ridgebacks and us! She is a very patient trainer who helps you at the pace that suits you and your fur baby.
We also use the Hillview team for walks during the week and our two adore the whole team and get so excited when they arrive to take them out 🥰
We highly recommend them all

Steph   recommends Hillview Home Boarding and training for Dogs.

21 June at 21:57 · 

We have been using Nic for training for some weeks now.
Her ability to think outside the box is what makes her outstanding. She’s not a one size fits all trainer. If my dog wasn’t understanding what was being asked of her Nic would just change the way she was teaching her. It’s the same principle with myself, if I wasn’t managing one way she just changes tactics to work with me. She’s so good at explaining everything as we go along.
I honestly wouldn’t go anywhere else now. Both myself and Mabel look forward to our sessions with her.



Whether you have a training struggle or you just enjoy working with your dog we maybe able to help. 

Throughout your dogs life training should be fun for both you and your dog no matter what you are wanting to achieve with your dog, thats why at Hillview our trainer uses a combination of fun, games and play into many aspects of training, not only does this add value into your relationship with your dog but it will give you a tool box of fun activities to turn to that your dog will be eager to do time and time again.


Having a positive working relationship with your dog is so important, which is why our trainer is not only Qualified with IMDT in 2018, Pro Dog Trainer Certificated 2018, WSDA Instructor & Judge 2020, but she continues to regularly update her learning via courses, seminars and workshops with various trainers from around the world to make sure we bring you the most up to date information and science within the dog training world.

Group courses and workshops are available from Basic obedience, Trick Training, Scent Work and more, please keep an eye on our events page at https://www.facebook.com/pg/hillviewhomeboarding/events/ for upcoming courses

1-2-1 Training and House visits from lead walking, recall, jumping up, toilet training, reactivity and more are available. Please pop us a message with your training needs to see what we can do for you.


The dogs nose is an incredible part of their anatomy that gives the dog a huge amount of information about the world they live in, yet it is one of the least used activities in pet dog training. Whether you are new to scent or have done a little bit but now want to dive deeper we can help. 

During our Scent Work sessions you and your dog will be taught how to introduce a new odour, how to build an indication on that particular scent, how to set up searches, things to consider when setting up your search and much more. The best bit is that any dog no matter their age, size, breed and ability can give Scent Work a try.

There are so many benefits to Scent Work, dogs that are on restricted activities whether that is because they are recovering from an injury, very young, or beginning to slow down in their golden years they can really benefit from the mental stimulation that this can bring, making it much easier and less frustrating for all parties during what can be a stressful time. Dogs that are lacking in confidence or find life a little stressful can benefit from the focus and pleasure. Dogs that find it hard to switch off can begin to learn to put their energy into a constructive activity and even become helpful around the house.


Prices start from £30 for 1 hour 1-2-1

Groups & Workshops will be available in the future 

Tracking is a fantastic activity for those that are active, and breeds that love to follow their nose. It can be particularly good for dogs that struggle in the outside world without a job to do. This activity can be really beneficial for building a working relationship with your dog as well as giving them the perfect combination of physical and mental stimulation. 

Throughout these sessions you will be taught how to teach your dog to follow a straight track laid on the floor, How to manage your line whilst working your dog, How to progress your tracks on various surfaces, how to set up a track and much more before then taking you out and about to teach your dog harder tracks in the big wide world.

Prices start from £25 for 1-2-1

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Tricia reviewed Hillview Home Boarding and training for Dogs – 5 star

23 May 2018 · 

I did the 6 week puppy class with my latest puppy nic was lovely lady and very patient with us and helpful thank you for your lovely class

Lisa reviewed Hillview Home Boarding and training for Dogs – 5 star

19 March 2018 · 

Training review. Nic has been doing some 1-1’s with 2 of my dogs . One of my dogs is reactive and one too excitable for a classroom environment! Seen massive improvements in them both. Nic really understands dogs and their needs and explains things in a way you can relate too. She is doing ongoing training herself and also teaching classes . Nic fits in sessions around my schedule and is always flexible . Myself and the dogs are always learning new things and Nic gives us things to practice at home. Her training page is also a support group, I upload my “ homework” videos of training at home and Nic always finds time to comment on our efforts! Highly recommended.