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Brilliant Barkers are great dog trainers 
and that's just for starters!

We love to help you...



 Do you love your dog, but are you getting more and more fed up and frustrated with some of your dog's behaviour? 

   Whatever your dog, whatever the struggle, we love to help you create the life you want and deserve.

   Are you looking for someone who truly cares?

   Who has been through it?

   Who shares your pain?

   Who can help you with the skills and confidence building needed to help your dog?

   Who works with you, listens to you and involves you in crafting exactly what you need for your dog       and your lifestyle needs?

    We work with any size / breed of dog with any struggles...

    Puppy training: eg toileting, biting, chewing, lead work, socialising with other dogs / people, recall, basic     commands, relationships with kids and family members, sleeping, crating etc

    Dog Training:

  • Reactivity with other dogs / people/ children / visitors etc

  • Recall 

  • Loose Lead Walking, preventing pulling / lunging / spinning /biting the lead etc

  • Nipping / Biting

  • Jumping up

  • Travel issues

  • Barking

  • Anxiety in the house -destruction - toileting

  • Anxiety out and about  

  • Separation Anxiety

  Rescue Dog Training:

    We help with the settling in periods for rescue dogs, often they struggle with trust and are anxious in            their new environments. We help build confidence, reduce anxieties and help you create trusting long            lasting loving relationships with your new dog.


 Please don't worry any more your best life with your dog is waiting around   the corner...

   How we help you...

   We are non-judgemental and are here to calmly support you through whatever the issues. 

   We are a gentle helping hand to steer you through the difficulties.

  We help you with your dog / puppy in a range of flexible ways...

  • 1:1 in home dog training, or out and about                                                                                                           

  • 1:1 Working with your family / children in the home or out and about                                                             

  • Workshops over Zoom to help you with a wide range of struggles too....                                                                         

  • 1:1 on a videocall or online​

  • Training with other dogs to teach dog-dog socialisation skills

    We work with you to analyse what your dog needs and then we create bespoke training programmes matched to            your needs and are flexible with timings and planning for your best life with your dog.

    As a qualified dog trainer and school teacher, I offer tailored positive reinforcement, games based dog          training, that really works, for you and your family... you have fun and so does your dog!

    This training works with your dog's natural instincts and praises for your dog's good choices, steering          them in the direction you would like them to go in.

    Check out our fantastic reviews by clicking the bark icon, we really love helping you...


Contact Us


Meadowpark Croft



S25 2XP



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Opening Hours

Mon - Fri

8:00 am – 8:00 pm


9:00 am – 7:00 pm


9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Swathi - Sheffield

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"Kirsty is an amazing dog trainer who has helped our Mani to get more confident and develop better habits."

Jess - Sheffield

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"Kirsty is friendly and takes time to understand the root of the issue...definitely recommend Brilliant Barkers."

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Gail - Sheffield

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"After Kirsty's sessions with my dog I now have a dog that is less anxious... Thankyou Kirsty for your patience and the improvement in Barney. I would recommend you 100%."
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Book an Appointment

Contact us and we will find a time that is good for both of us... we are flexible and training is suited to your needs.

Get to Know Us


I am Kirsty, I run Brilliant Barkers Limited, I have two lovely miniature poodles, Morgan and Merlot! My passion is to help adults and children enjoy their lives with their dogs creating a true lasting bond and understanding, based on kindness and respect.

I am a mum, have professional dog training qualifications and am a school teacher, as well as an animal lover. I have a full DBS, which allows me to safely work with children and public liability insurance. I now use my love of teaching to help you with your dog or support your child to really communicate and understand your dog. I love seeing the spark when a child, or adult learns something new. It is no different from the joy evident when a dog makes a really good choice and is rewarded for it!

I help you live your best life with your dog! Give us a call and we can help you!

I offer a fun, games based dog training programme for dogs and owners, I know you will have lots of fun learning in a relaxed, non- judgemental and friendly way. I have always loved training dogs, having started very early, as a child, and really enjoy 'bringing out the best' in them! 

If you'd like to know more we also run a Facebook group for training tips and tricks you are welcome to join..


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Our Dog Training

We provide in- person 1:1 in home dog training, online dog training courses and bespoke dog and puppy training courses to improve your dog's behaviour. We work with any dog and have a large variety of dogs on our books from Chihuahuas to German Shepherds - you name it -we can help you and your dog!

We listen to your needs and then offer a range of tried and tested fun games and training for you and your dog which improve a whole range of behaviour struggles your dog might be having and deepens the dog's relationship with you, or any other family member or friend.

If you have children who would like to feel more confident  and enjoy learning how to train their dog please contact us. The emphasis is on the dog making positive choices and being rewarded, as well as your child, which builds strong relationships. Your child learns about dog body language, learns a range of commands and how to understand what your dog needs.

If your dog pulls on the lead, struggles to recall, barks inappropriately, worries about new places, things and people, struggles with travelling or novelty, bites, guards its food, is aggressive to other dogs or people or has any other struggles, then please contact us!

Check out some of our puppy training!

Here is a video of Merlot, learning a range of fun games to help him focus and listen during Lockdown...enjoy!

Dogs learning to cope with novelty and reduce their anxieties...
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We are now partners of Tug -e-Nuff- producers of fun, attractive, quality dog toys- so we can offer: a 10 % discount on Tug -e-Nuff products click on this link...

or 10 % discount code - 'BrilliantBarkers'

We are GDPR compliant, your data is stored safely and password protected and is treated with the utmost confidentiality. We will only email, or contact you with relevant information, or reply to your messages and will not pass on any of your personal information.

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