About Puppy Plus Training and Behaviour Services

Emma Stoker BA BSc PACT

Puppy Plus is owned and managed by Emma Stoker.  

Emma has a BA in Education, a BSc in Canine Behaviour and Training, and is a Certified Dog Behaviour Consultant with the IAABC. Emma is also a full member of PACT and is on the ABTC register. 

As well as being accredited with several organisations including, Scentwork UK, The NNA, The Gundog Club, The Agility Club, The International Dog Parkour Association, and Canine Hoopers UK, Emma is also a Certified Canine Fitness Trainer, a Kennel Club Rally Obedience Judge, an Agility Judge and a GCDS Examiner. 

To stay ahead of the latest updates and research in dog training theory and practice, Emma frequently attends conventions and seminars as part of her continuing professional development, such as:  

  • Behavioural adjustment training – prevention and rehabilitation of aggression, fear and frustration with Grisha Stewart 
  • Veterinary behaviour seminar with Karen Overall.
  • Aggression for professionals with Amber Batson MRCVS.
  • Understanding Abnormal Repetitive Behaviours in Dogs with Amber Batson MRCVS.
  • Behaviour Vets/Barking Brains - A neurobiological discussion of dog-directed aggression with Dr Kathy Murphy, Bobbie Bhamtree and Dr E'Lise Christensen.
  • Behaviour Vets/Barking Brains - Biome, Brain and Behaviour Dr Kathy Murphy.
  • Scent and Science Festival with Dr Kathy Murphy, Elliot Connor, Kat Jancur, Mark Doggett and Frank Holmes.
  • Clicker Expo, 2015 and 2018.
  • Kennel Club conformation and movement seminars, points of a dog, Labrador Retriever breed specific judging seminars.
  • Various APBC, IAABC and PACT seminars/webinars. 

Over the years, Emma has trained and competed with her own dogs in various dog sports.

With her chocolate Labrador Baxter, she achieved his Level 5 rally obedience title, achieved high scores in working trials, and competed in gundog working tests. She also showed Baxter at both open and championship level shows.

With her show-bred Labrador Elsie, Emma competed in gundog working tests, achieved her Level 6 title in rally obedience and was awarded the Kennel Club's Working Gundog Certificate. She has shown at the Kennel Club's Open and Championship Shows, with Elsie gaining an RBCC and her stud book number.

Springer Spaniel Pip, like Elsie, has competed in gundog working tests and achieved the Kennel Club Working Gundog Certificate. Pip has also competed in agility, has his novice dog parkour title with the IDPKA and his Level 1 award with Dog Parkour UK. He competed up to Level 4 in rally, and has also won Scentwork UK online trials.  

Along with Pip, Emma's other show-bred Labradors, Pure and Ursula, are working their way up through the gundog graded field tests offered by The Gundog Club. Prue currently has her Grade 3 Award. Emma has also competed in agility, hoopers and rally obedience events with Prue winning classes in all.

Prue has also been shown at Championship Level, has been awarded her stud book number and won her third Challenge Certificate, to be awarded her Show Champion Title.

Emma's youngest Labrador Ursula, is currently competing in Level 5 Scentwork UK trials, and has a win at Level 5 also. She is also competing in 'Enhanced' level in NNA trials and is currently third in the NNA gundog league. Ursula enjoys training for hoopers, and is shown at championship Level. She has multiple placings, qualified for Crufts '22, '23 and '24, and was placed 2nd in her Crufts class in 2023. 

Although Emma is proud of all her dogs' achievements, they are first and foremost family pets who live happily and comfortably in her home. Their needs, enjoyment of all they partake in, is of upmost priority.

Over the last decade, Emma has been teaching puppy and adult dog training classes and offering one-to-one training sessions and behavioural consultations. This has given her extensive experience and a thorough understanding of how to work with a diverse range of dog breeds and personality types.

Working with Dogs Trust and some smaller, independent dog charities, Emma has helped many rescue dogs who now live better lives thanks to the support, knowledge and practical skills she has provided to their owners.

Close connection with veterinary professionals also means that Emma regularly takes clients on via vet referrals. She also has experience as an expert witness for court cases involving dogs and has assessed dogs on behalf of social services.

Katie Harvey IMDT

Katie joined Puppy Plus in 2018. She also runs many of our classes, such as scentwork, rally obedience, puppy, hoopers and agility, as well as the bronze, silver and gold Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme.

Katie has competed with her own dogs in rally obedience, agility, scentwork UK trials, Nosework Games and NNA trials. She has also been a part of Team Wales at Crufts from 2019 - 2023.

Katie has been assessed and accredited with the IMDT, is a Hoopers UK, Scentwork UK, and WSDA Instructor. She is also a Mantrailing UK Instructor and runs regular mantrailing sessions for our clients.