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Dog in a Sweater Vest


Tickly Paws Dog Training is owned and run by Gillian Salmon. The business has been trading since 2019 and has recently relocated to Scotland in July 2022 and will be serving the East-Lothian and Berwickshire area.


Gillian's goal is to help owners unleash their dog's true potential and get the best training results. That is why choosing a trainer who is educated in ethical and practical training practices will be the right decision for you and your dog.


Gillian currently holds two professional certifications. A certified training partner through the Karen Pryor training academy (KPA CPT). The Karen Pryor Academy is world-renowned as one of the most outstanding and rigorous training programs available to serious professional dog trainers. Founded by the groundbreaking trainer and author Karen Pryor this program set trainers apart in an industry without professional regulation. As well as a member of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT). The Institute of Modern Dog Trainers provides high-quality training, education and membership to Dog Trainers, with an emphasis on proven, ethical and science-based teaching methods. Gillian also holds an honours degree in Animal Biology for Edinburgh Napier University and an HND in Animal Care from Oatridge Agricultural College.


Like most dog trainers, Gillian loves all animals and has spent her life studying and working with them. Dogs have always had a special place in her heart and have spent over 20 years working with dogs in rescue centres, and private boarding establishments, as well as a dog walker and the last five years as a qualified dog trainer. Over this time Gillian has worked with hundreds of dogs and puppies and has a strong understanding of the needs of dogs obtained for rescue centres having spent eight years working at the Edinburgh dog and cat home a charity still close to her heart. Gillian's education and hands-on experience make her a trainer that you really want to work with. 

Gillian is full of knowledge, clearly has lots of experience and is a lovely person. She has been great with our little puppy Ruby, getting her socialised in different situations and with dogs. She also gives her the best treats! Would highly recommend!

Jess Tomlinson




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