Meet The PupClub Team

Most of our customers are amazed by the level of professionalism from such a relaxed environment. Come and meet the team to find out why!

Dan Cheung - Head Trainer & PupClub Founder

Dan has always had a passion for dogs, caring and loving them, even the ones who didn't belong to him. When he finally got some pups himself, he saw the gaps in the dog world and knew there was a way to enhance the dogs' lives. Giving his dogs the opportunity to make some great friends, he socialised them on a regular basis. In doing so, he saw just how many reactive dogs there are out there! This is when he came up with the idea of PupClub to continuously guide dogs on how to socialise properly.
He is now currently gaining his level 6 Behaviourist qualification to work with vets and also accredit his own courses to train trainers. With this training he plans to build on PupClub to offer new classes and more availability for dogs than there ever was before, and once the PupClub local mission has been completed he'll be using these skills to build his own rescue centre and sanctuary.

Kira - Lead Trainer

After meeting Dan, Kira began joining classes at PupClub with her 5 year old Sprollie, to begin building up her dog’s confidence after lockdown. After enjoying the training sessions so much with her own dog, Kira began to help out within the team.
Kira has passion not only in dog training, but showing as well. She is working towards qualifying her Rottweiler for Crufts. Kira has grown up around dogs, and has experience with giant breeds of dogs. Kira’s love for dog training continues to grow, and she loves working on a 1:1 basis.
The reward in helping to change a dog’s life is extremely rewarding and Kira loves being a part of those journeys. Kira works not only on 1:1 basis for general obedience, but behavioural cases too, helping dogs with reactivity become more confident in environments with heavy distractions.
Kira is now one of our lead trainers and is helping to train a new generation of PupClub trainees

Colin - Lead Trainer

Colin has always had rescue dogs and cats, and has harboured a dream of working with animals for many years. This was further enflamed by the number of dogs he saw surrendered or abandoned during lockdown.
Also noticing while walking his own dog, Benji, how many dogs he now encountered that were nervous or reactive, he decided that supporting people to live their best life with their dogs would be a hugely rewarding vocation. This led to him beginning to take courses last year in dog training and socialisation.
Soon after, on one fateful night on a dark field in Stony Stratford, he bumped into Laura leading a walk and was impressed by the holistic, professional, and caring approach that PupClub offered to its clients. Following this he has enjoyed the wonderful opportunity to continue to develop his expertise and knowledge alongside Dan, Kira and the rest of the team as a trainer. He also feels fortunate to have been welcomed into a wonderful community of people who love their dogs.

Taygen - Lead Trainer

Taygen brings a huge wealth of experience to PupClub in all things canine! She has trained in scent detection, man trailing, obedience and socialisation. She is also a professional dog groomer and has taken canine first aid courses.
She is continually attending training seminars to keep her broad skillset updated. Taygen has dedicated her life to rescuing dogs with difficult behaviours, including those who could not be homed in an ‘ordinary’ setting, and even dogs who have been at risk of being euthanised. She currently has 7 dogs in her care, using all her 20 years of experience to succeed in training, rehabilitating, and caring for them where other foster carers have not been able to provide for their complex needs.
Taygen is also closely affiliated with a not-for-profit organisation that helps disabled owners train their own assistance dogs. This is something close to her heart as she is herself a disabled owner with a new 9-month puppy in training to be her assistance dog.