“I couldn’t help it. The chase, the thrill… it was exhilarating. Not for my parents, tho! One time I ran so fast and so far I could no longer find my way home. I knew I needed therapy. Anja showed me how to control my impulses and stop terrorising rabbits and squirrels.”

— River, Winchester

“I’ve always had the urge to speak my mind, even if it bothered other people. Anja helped me realise that sometimes it’s just better to be a listener.”

— Pepper, Romsey

“I was in denial before I met Anja. She truly helped me deal with my anger issues and cope with stress. I feel I’m a changed dog thanks to her.”

— Billy, Southampton

About us

Hi, I’m Anja! The human behind DogNerd. As a dog trainer, I coach humans through how to better understand and train their dogs. I offer a tailored, holistic approach to dog training and behaviour, suited to each dog’s individual needs. 

Behaviour problems can feel overwhelming, and when it comes to dog training, what you put into it is what you get out: patience and consistency are key to lasting behaviour change. At the end of each session I will ensure that you are comfortable carrying out all of the training techniques covered, and that you are clear on what to work on between sessions; although you will be responsible for the consistent work, I am always available between sessions to provide advice, feedback, or answer any questions you may have.

My approach to dog training is rewards-based, and I believe that continuing education is extremely important. I have completed the Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Applied Animal Behaviour, and take CPD courses each month to ensure that I am constantly broadening my knowledge and skills. 

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Behaviour rehabilitation

Many behaviour problems are linked to how your dog is feeling. Fear, anxiety and pain all influence how well your dog is able to cope with his environment and routines.

Dog training

Dog training is offered for all dogs: puppies, adolescents, seniors and newly adopted rescue dogs.

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Unsure on where to start? I don't blame you, finding the right dog trainer can be a challenge in itself. Book a FREE 30 minute consultation call to find out more about how I work and how I can help you with your dog!


Given the dedication required to provide each dog and their owner with the personalised attention and training they need, I am only able to work with a limited number of clients at any given time. I sincerely believe in offering my services only when I am confident in my ability to deliver the outcomes you're seeking for your dog.

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Tips & Tricks is dedicated to providing you with advice, information, and general ramblings about dogs and training!

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