Sharon Hunt

Head trainer

Member of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT) 

Member of Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) 01546 

Registered Animal Training Instructor with the Animal Behaviour & Training Council (ABTC)

“Animal welfare has been incredibly important to me my whole life and as soon as I got the chance to turn my passion into a career, I jumped at it.  In 2014 I enrolled in evening classes to study Canine Care, Training and Management at Writtle University College. Three years later, having been well and truly bitten by the training bug, I passed my instructor assessment with the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers and have never looked back.

As the years have passed, I’ve found that the more I study this subject, the more I want to know, therefore, in 2020 I returned to WUC to study BSc Animal Management (Pet Behaviour and Welfare), and having completed the course in June 2023 was delighted to be awarded a 1st class with honours.

Richard Hunt

Training assistant

Richard, pictured here with Milton, has been attending training classes with his dogs for six years and has taken Mabel through the Kennel Club’s Foundation, Bronze, Silver & Gold Good Citizen Scheme Awards.


Richard also enjoys the competitive side of obedience training and attends a monthly workshop with Mabel. Covid forced a stop to organised competitions, however Richard hopes to return to competing in the Pre-beginner class soon.


Student class assistants


Many dog trainers start their journey as assistants in pet dog classes, and at Mutts N Pups we are pleased to be able to continue this tradition. 

Anglia Ruskin University provides the theoretical knowledge to educate the pet professionals of the future, and we are delighted to give these students the additional chance to develop their practical skills by supervised participation in our training classes.

In September we were joined by Dani, Kassia, Kiera, Catherine, Beth and Lisa.

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