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Experience & Qualifications

James John Hillyard-Smith, BSc (Hons)

Meet James, our lead trainer and presenter for Ultimutt Workshops.


James has owned, cared for and has had a great love of dogs for all of his life. He has been training dogs since 2018 and studied dog behaviour & training since 2017. Eager to learn more, he is always undertaking a new course/training to expand his current knowledge base.



  • Level 3 Diploma in Dog Behaviour & Training.

  • Level 2 Canine First Aid.

  • Basic & Advanced Dog Grooming.

  • BSc (Hons) Applied Animal Science.

  • Currently undertaking: ISCP (level 5) Canine Behaviour.


Services We Offer

Positive Pet Training

Dog Walker

Group Training

We will provide you with tools and tricks to teach your pet how to be a well-mannered companion. Our holistic approach creates pets that are balanced, mentally and physically.

Walking with Dogs

Private Training

Join us in our training sessions with our expert pet trainers to strengthen your skills and confidence. You will see the change in your pet from the get-go. Simply put, our training works!

Vizsla Dogs

Basic Obedience & Manners Training

Receive personalized care from your online instructor in the privacy of your own home. Our behavior expert will support you in building your skills and working with your pet to help realize your goals.

No Groups at the Moment

Once a group is created, it will appear here.

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