Award winning Pocodogs Dog Training Academy and KAD (Kids Around Dogs) were founded by me, Debby Lucken.

I am a fully qualified dog trainer with the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers and a dog behaviourist with the International School of Canine Psychology and Behaviour.

I am obsessed with dogs and I love learning more about them, this is why I am a member of many other associations, such as the Pet Professional Guild; the International Companion Animal Network; the Dog Welfare Alliance.

I also enjoy studying about dogs from various schools, such as Canine Principle; Dog Training College, Duke University and Victoria Stilwell Academy, amongst others. In addition, I am a qualified Doggone Safe Educator.

I love working with families and helping them train their dogs and puppies to be wonderful companions to everyone, especially children.

I live in Poole, Dorset (UK) with my husband, Gary; our daughter Molly (9) and our dogs: Winnie the Golden Retriever and Wilco the Pug.  Winnie, Wilco and Molly are often featured in my videos, webinars and infographics, so you might have already seen them.

Established in 2014 I use positive, modern and ethical dog training methods.

Pocodogs Dog Training and Behavioural Academy Credentials and Qualifications 

  • ISCP.Int.Dip.Canine.Prac.
  • IMDT – Full Member Certified Dog Trainer
  • Dog Training College – Approved Instructor
  • Doggone Safe – Educator
  • UK Behaviour & Trainer Charter
  • The International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants

 Assurances :

  • Member of ICAN: International Companion Animal Network
  • Pet Professional Guild British Isles
  • Member of The Dog Welfare Alliance
  • Insured with Cliverton Insurance
  • DBS checked
  • Canine First Aider

I have taken and passed many other courses too – details on request as too many to list here!