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DogNostics Faculty

Louise Stapleton-Frappell 

Tessa Jambo Louise at Agility Table

Industry Certifications

  1. PCBC-A (Professional Canine Behaviour Consultant - Accredited, Pet Professional Accreditation Board)
  2. PCT-A (Professional Canine Trainer - Accredited, Pet Professional Accreditation Board)
  3. CTDI (Certified Trick Dog Instructor)
  4. CAP1. CAP2. CAP3.  All gained  with Distinction (Clicker Competency Assessment Program - Learning About Dogs)
  5. DN-FSG(DogNostics Fun Scent Games Instructor)
  6. DN-CPCT2 (DogNostics Certified Pet Care Technician)
  7. Force-Free Instructors Award (In The Doghouse DTC)
  8. K9 First Aid Certification (In The Doghouse DTC) 
  9. Pet First Aid Certification (The Pet Professional Guild)
  10. CWRI (Certified Whistle Recall Instructor)
  11. Fear Free Certified Professional 
  12. Animal Behaviour and Welfare (Verified Certification Edinburgh University)
  13. Dog Emotion and Cognition (Verified Certification Duke University)
Pet Dog Ambassador Program Licensed Instructor & Assessor


  • Colne Park High School
  • Netherthorpe Grammar School:  8 O Levels. 4 A Levels
  • Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Universidad de Granada, Spain
  • The University of Leeds, England:  B.A. Joint Honours Degree Spanish & Portuguese.  Subsidiary subjects:  Management Economics & Industrial Management.
  • Multilingua School of Languages, Bradford:  TEFL

Business Roles

  • Membership Manager - The Pet Professional Guild British Isles
  • Board of Directors - The Pet Professional Guild
  • Steering Committee - The Pet Professional Guild
  • Steering Committee - The Pet Professional Guild British Isles
  • Education Committee - The Pet Professional Guild 
  • Steering Committee - Doggone Safe 
  • Regional Coordinator Spain - Doggone Safe
  • Co-Presenter PPG World Services Radio
  • Owner - The DogSmith of Estepona
  • Author & Instructor DogNostics Dog Training Program

A partner and Faculty Member in DogNostics Career Center, Louise Stapleton-Frappell, was born in Yorkshire, England.  She grew up surrounded by beautiful countryside and lots of animals.  Border Collies, German Shepherd Dogs and Chow Chows were all part of the family home. 

Louise has constantly built on her knowledge and furthered her education in the field of force-free, rewards based, science based dog training. She was one of the first twenty people worldwide to become a Professional Canine Trainer - Accredited and is also a Professional Canine Behavior Consultant - Accredited, both through the Pet Professional Accreditation Board.  She is a Certified Trick Dog Instructor and shared her passion for tricks with Jambo, who, at the age of just 16 months, became the first Staffordshire Bull Terrier to become a Trick Dog Champion. 

Louise gained her CAP3 with Distinction and holds verified certification in Animal Behaviour and Welfare (Edinburgh University) and Dog Emotion and Cognition (Duke University).  The membership manager of The Pet Professional Guild British Isles; steering committee and education committee member of The Pet Professional Guild; regional coordinator of Doggone Safe in Spain and co-presenter of PPG World Service Radio. She is a passionate advocate of force-free training, promoting a positive image of the "Bully" Breeds and advocating against Breed Specific Legislation in favor of breed neutral laws and education about dog bite safety and prevention.

Louise is the creator of the DogNostics’ Dog Training Program and TrickMeister Titles. She has presented at conferences internationally and has gained a reputation for expertly teaching and training humans and canines at her own establishment, The DogSmith of Estepona, in Southern Spain, where she offers a wide range of both group and private classes and pet dog services. Louise loves helping dogs learn how to be the best companions possible and loves teaching pet dog guardians the skills they need to increase the bond they share with their wonderful canine companions. Louise believes training should be both fun and stress-free.

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