The Barkley is a Dog Hotel with a difference.Â
Founded by Pierre Sanan in 2014, The Barkley provides a premium home away from home experience for your four-legged friend.Â We cater to a very small number of dogs in our own home, cared for by highly experienced canine professionals.
We have a fully qualified trainerÂ covering a wide range of skills. We are licensed by Central Bedfordshire Council and fully insured.
We are committed to ethical force-free practice and continued professional development.
Pierre Sanan, Founder
Pierre hails from Jo'burg, South Africa, where he grew up with rescue bull breeds, learning about rehab and rescue with his best doggy chum, Buddy. Pierre runsÂ TheÂ Barkley which he opened in 2014, following on from a career in print design, and has never looked back. Pierre is passionate about dogs, and likes exploring the pathways of Bedfordshire with his day care dogs. Pierre trains dogs using positive reinforcement and likes teaching all dogs new tricks. Pierre has taken courses in practical dog training and tracking with the IMDT and has attended various canine behaviour seminars including First Aid. Pierre's areas of interest include tracking, scent work and tricks. When he's not looking after dogs or at a training class, Pierre enjoys his veg garden, looking after his chickens and ducks and learning about being self-sustainable, kite-flying,Â and playing Playstation.
Luci Sanan, Founder of Canine Manners & Training Advisor to The Barkley
(BA Hons.,ÂÂ Full Member of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers, Diploma in Canine Behaviour & Psychology)
Luci grew up in Derbyshire with border collies and has always had a passionÂ for dogs and their well being. Whilst havingÂÂ a successful career in the TV industry, sheÂ began studying canine behaviour in her spare time, taking courses and attending seminars with theÂ IMDT(Institute of Modern Dog Trainers)ÂÂ of which Luci is now a Full Member.Â Â Luci holds a Diploma in Canine Behaviour & Psychology, is anÂ accredited instructor ofÂ The Real Dog Yoga, and holds anÂ OCN Level III 'Principles of Dog Training And Behaviour' qualification.ÂÂ She completed a 2016 Mentorship with the IMDT working with Chairman Steve Mann in 2016. She is passionate about creating positive and charitable change for dogs.
Luci advises on all issues relating to behaviour and training for The Barkley and is First Aid trained.