Drawing created by Pets by Christine
Drawing created by Pets by Christine

In the beginning....

there was a girl called Alison who was brought up with loads of different animals, all the strays and runaways her dad could bring home including cats, dogs, birds and fish. However, dogs always had a special place in her heart and eventually she owned her first dog 25 years ago, a beautiful german shepherd called Tasha, who lived to the ripe old age of 14, 5 years after getting Tasha, Charlie a white german shepherd who was a gentle giant joined the family. More recently Benji the English springer spaniel, who was totally mad but taught her so much about dogs and dog training. 


Alison now shares her home with Jerry another english springer spaniel, Pippin a mongrel from Battersea dogs and cats home, Neo the red and white Border collie and the newest addition chilli the cocker x collie also a rescue.

The creation of MilnersMutts

During the 25 years of dog ownership, Alison developed a natural way with animals, and with this passion she left her fulltime job to pursue a career in dog training. With the help of her mentors she achieved her ambition and has now been running MilnersMutts for 8 years.


Alison completed an initial 8 week intensive dog training instructors course, followed by a program of assisting/teaching in real class environments with real dogs and owners. Alison now runs puppy and beginner obedience courses, foundation and  beginner agility courses, as well as regular agility classes for all levels and sizes of dogs. Alison also does behavioural/training 1-2-1's. Alison has dealt with several behavioural and training issues including training fearful/nervous dogs, resource guarding, obsessive-compulsive behaviours, car chasing and poor recall. Alison has a BSc in life sciences and completes a BSc in psycholgy in 2017.


Alison continues to update her skills and regularly attends seminars and workshops on dog behaviour and training with international trainers such as Dr. Ian Dunbar, John Rogerson, Turrid Rugaas, Lauren Langman and Laura Chudleigh to name just a few. Alison has completed an animal first aid course, is an agility club approved instructor and is working towards her Kennel Club Accreditation Instructor award (KCAI). 

Picture gallery: The Milners Mutts Crew enjoying life

Contact Us

Alison Milner
Tel: +44 0797 3656857
E-mail: info@milnersmutts.co.uk


Scentwork UK course   starts Sept 2017 

Teach your dog how to find a scent in luggage, exterior and interior searches just like police and customs dogs or more details please contact Alison

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