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Valentina Teghillo and Lola


Valentina Teghillo is a professional dog trainer at the Graeme Sims School, where she teaches in the live online dog training courses.

Fear and curiosity were Valentina's first feelings towards dogs, as she came from a family that did not have them. "I wanted to know more".

Then she read a book written by Graeme Sims and a journey that would change her life began.

In fact, they met and talked and shortly after she started to translate at his seminars in Italy.

After seven years of these her role changed, as frightened or timid dogs were drawn to her like a magnet and she was able to reassure them without words and they would start to work with confidence.

Valentina Teghillo interacting with a Border Collie
Valentina Teghillo with Susie

Valentina Teghillo studied, including working with sheepdogs in Wales, and achieved dog instructor status in Italy and a file full of certificates and, though the translation continued, she found herself teaching more and more.

Valentina Teghillo working with a Border Collie at a sheepdog course
Valentina Teghillo working with a Border Collie at a sheepdog course
Valentina Teghillo with two rescued dogs

Because of her initial difficulty, she understood the needs of people who knew few of the answers and developed an uncanny ability to attract and work with any dog who felt less than confident.


Eventually, at seminars Valentina Teghillo and Graeme Sims allowed the dog to choose who it would like to work with and the shy ones always gravitated towards her.

The personal fact of having a rescue and reactive dog made her change life and completely dedicate herself to dog training.


Valentina Teghillo wrote a dog-related book in Italian "Conosci il cane scopri te stesso", which offers an insight of her experience with dogs, since her childhood to the present. 

Valentina Teghillo and Lola
Valentina Teghillo with Wag and Lola
Valentina Teghillo and her beloved Wag
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