“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

My name is Chief, and I’m the chief inspiration behind DogNerd. My mum, Anja Andjelic, offers a tailored, holistic approach to dog training and behaviour, suited to each dog’s individual needs. She is kind, non-judgemental, and focuses on helping dogs and owners understand each other better.

I have some health problems that made my behaviour a little challenging. My mum understands that behaviour problems are often a symptom, not a diagnosis, and she worked really hard to bring out the best in me, as she does with every dog.

My mum is extremely passionate about her work: she has done more courses than I have toes, and undertakes over 20 hours of CPD each month. If she is not training, she is planning training, or learning about training! Her qualifications include the Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Applied Animal Behaviour (passed with Distinction) – a true dog nerd!

See how we can help

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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