Be Brilliant Dogs

Be Kind. Be Positive.

Be Brilliant.

Be Brilliant Dogs is based in Knighton, Powys, on the border of England and Wales. Training with Be Brilliant Dogs is based on positive reinforcement methods, never using force, harsh methods or aversive training techniques.

Be Brilliant Dogs exists to promote fun dog training, building a bond with your dog, increasing confidence and allowing your relationship with your dog to grow and develop.

COVID-19 has adapted our plans:

Due to current regulations group classes are coming soon! Send an email to find out more (

Training one-to-ones are now available, get in touch for help with recall, new puppy preparations, walking on the lead, scentwork, trick training, heelwork to music and so much more! If you have a dog training question get in touch at or 07472701887

Be Brilliant Dogs is run by Jen Smith.

Jen has been animal obsessed her entire life, growing up with her family dogs (Cocker Spaniels and a Flat Coated Retriever), cats, horses, guinea pigs and rabbits. In 2015, a Lagotto puppy called Basil walked into her life and changed the course of the future. Basil was excitable, confident and needed to engage his brain. Jen did the usual puppy classes and then set about searching for something to build her relationship with Basil and use his drive and motivation. Together they found Heelwork To Music and fell in love with dog training!

Jen began to learn about using reward-based training and teaching tricks. It wasn’t long before she booked a dog training course with the IMDT and the penny dropped – there is a science to this dog training stuff! From there Jen’s journey accelerated and so did her dedication to positive reinforcement dog training methods. Jen has since attended courses with the IMDT on Body Language, Puppy Development, Dog Learning Theory and many others. In 2020, she passed her IMDT assessment and is now an IMDT qualified dog trainer. Jen has also developed a keen interest in scentwork and has taken courses with a number of organisations. Jen is a qualified Scentwork UK instructor. She has also completed a number of courses with Canine Principles, FDSA, School of Canine Science and various other organisations. To read more about her qualifications and experiences, please click here.

Jen is dedicated to improving her own skills and committed to learning as much as possible about dog training. Jen has a real passion for making training fun and effective. If it’s not enjoyable, then you don’t want to do it and your dog certainly doesn’t either!

Be Brilliant Dog Training

Be Brilliant Dogs, based in Knighton, Powys and once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, will be running group classes in the local area.

Jen is available to help you with your dog on a one-to-one basis. Jen can travel to you at your home, meet you on your walk or you can travel to Jen. Generally Jen will travel anywhere in Powys, Shropshire and parts of Herefordshire. On occasion, Jen has travelled further.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch to have a chat and find out more.

Once COVID-19 allows, dog training group classes will launch near to Knighton, Powys! The classes will be structured as:

1. Puppy or “new dog” classes
2. Brilliant Dogs Club (advancing your essential skills)
3. Trick training and an introduction to Heelwork To Music classes
4. Scentwork UK Classes

To find out more about Be Brilliant Dogs group dog training classes, click here.

If you would like to find out more about one-to-one training, you can find out more here.

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