Meet the Team

Elin Best

Having spent eight years working for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People as a Puppy Training Instructor, Elin set up Best Puppy School in 2014 to give her more flexibility with her family and also to offer support and advice to our local pet dog owners. Elin is a professionally trained Puppy School tutor as well as holding a Dog Trainers Certificate from the Cambridge Institute of Dog Behaviour and Training. She is proud to be Kennel Club Accredited Instructor and a member of the Animal Behaviour and Training register.

Karen Hart

Dogs have always been part of my life.  From the family dogs we had whilst I was growing up in Sussex to the dogs that have been with me into adulthood, I know from personal experience how rewarding dog ownership can be.  I share my life with a lively, tenacious terrier called Skip.  I have worked hard to train Skip effectively to his strengths.

I have trained and competed in Agility as well as Flyball and have been lucky enough to compete at Crufts in both sports. I also enjoy taking part in other dog sports such as Parkour and Canicross.

I have been working with Elin at Best Puppy School since 2017 and love watching dogs and owners learn and develop together. My aim as a Puppy School tutor is to encourage the development of a fun, positive and reward-based bond between you and your puppy.  It is immeasurably enjoyable to be able to support you and your puppy start that journey in the best possible way.