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Hello, I'm Rachael Landymore, 
Victoria Stilwell Positively Dog Trainer (VSPDT)

Rachael founded The Haven Dog Centre Ltd with her son, Liam Landymore in 2015. For over four years Rachael worked for the renowned Puppy Gurus as a senior trainer and set up The Haven when Puppy Gurus closed down.

She is a Victoria Stilwell Positively Dog Trainer (VSPDT), Into Dogs Certified Trainer, ACE Advanced Tutor, VSA Faculty Advisor and a Qualified TTouch practitioner – you won’t find many dog trainers as highly qualified as Rachael!

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Rachael Landymore has been granted official status as a Victoria Stilwell Positively Dog Trainer (VSPDT). This is one of the most highly regarded qualifications in the dog training world. Being one of Victoria Stilwell’s certified VSPDT’s is internationally recognised as being the best in positive dog training.

“World-renowned dog trainer and Animal Planet TV star Victoria Stilwell, is pleased to announce that she has personally selected Rachael Landymore to represent her in the North Devon area and has invited Rachael to join Victoria Stilwell PositivelyTM Dog Training – the world’s premier network of professional positive reinforcement dog trainers.

After working with Victoria and her team, Rachael has accepted an exclusive offer to join the VSPDT team.  As an accomplished dog trainer dedicated to maintaining the highest level of professionalism and expertise while following the latest in the ever-evolving field of animal behavioural science, Rachael offers the North Devon area a dog training option they can rely upon to achieve results using the same science-based, humane methods displayed by Victoria on It’s Me or the Dog.”

Rachael Landymore, VSA


Rachael Landymore is a graduate of the prestigious Victoria Stilwell Academy for Dog Training & Behavior and has been granted official status as a VSA-Certified Dog Trainer (VSA-CDT). The Victoria Stilwell Academy is the world’s premier institution for professional dog trainer education founded by renowned dog behaviour expert Victoria Stilwell, and graduates of VSA have been individually taught in person by Stilwell and other VSA faculty.

All VSA graduates have been rigorously assessed at the highest level for both skills and knowledge in the areas of dog training, behaviour modification, canine ethology creative problem-solving.


Additionally, great emphasis is placed on VSA’s industry-leading curriculum on effective and empathetic human communication skills. This unique focus results in professional dog trainers who are prepared to train dogs successfully using powerful force-free, positive reinforcement-based tools and techniques.


VSA trainers also help clients learn how to truly transform canine behaviour and set their dogs up for success using the latest in modern behavioural science methods. 


Learn more about the Victoria Stilwell Academy here.


Rachael’s Dogs

Rachael has three dogs, Charlie (DHK Personal Support School Dog), a Lab x springer, Menace, a rescue Sprocker from The Dogs Trust and Sprout, a Podenco cross, rescued from Spain. Rachael first found her love of training when she took Fly, her eldest dog, to training classes. She loved the bond that was formed by kind training methods with Fly and she never looked back.

Her love of training has been passed down to her two sons who are actively involved in training all four of the family’s canine companions. Her aim is to help others form a truly unique bond with their dogs through training.

Learning about dog training is certainly never-ending and she is always looking to further her knowledge and skills.


I'm always happy to support people and their dogs to connect and grow together.

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