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Relationship centred training

Accredited and qualified Canine Behaviourist and Dog Trainer

 

ABOUT ME

I use fear free methods and motivational training, providing the owner with effective management and training skills.

 

I undertake veterinary referrals as the cost of the service can often be claimed through the owners pet insurance.

 

I do not use cruel or harsh methods. I believe in relationship centred training and being aware of what the dog is saying to us through his body language. We must always consider the emotional needs of the individual dog. With this in mind, I do not support the use of aversives such as squirting water, citronella spray collars, anti bark collars, choke chains, gentle leaders or slip leads etc.  

No Pain, No Force, No Fear.

I have three rescue dogs of my own, having recently adopted a female staffie and integrated her with my male staffie and female GSD.  If you are wanting to introduce a new dog to your family you might like to read about the progress on my blog website .

 

I have worked with dogs for over 30 years and have a great deal of experience with all breeds. I am also a co-author of three books about dog behaviour and have delivered a number of seminars and practical weekends.

I am co-director Without Worry Canine Education for dog guardians and carry out assessments for animal assisted therapy dogs.

  • Level 6 qualification in Canine Behaviour Management with distinction    

  • Diploma in Canine Behaviour

  • Certificate of Dog Training

  • Certificate of Canine Behaviour problems 

  • Higher certificate in Cynology

  • Diploma in Canine Aggression, with distinction

  • Diploma in Canine Hydrotherapy

  • Canine Scent detection

  • Certified fear free animal trainer 

  • Raw dog food nutrition specialist 

  • Animal Behaviour and Welfare level 4

  • Diploma in Evolution

  • Diploma in early puppy development

  • Fear free professional accreditation

  • TTouch bodywork

  • CMA canine psychologist

  • Fear Free Practitioner exam

I have worked as an external behaviourist for Dog's Trust and I work with a number of different rescues including:

 

  • Terrier SOS

  • Stokenchurch dog rescue

  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier Rescue, Wisbech

  • Dog's Trust

  • Bedlington Terrier - appointed behaviourist for this area

  • Brunos Animal Haven

  • RSPCA East Lincolnshire

  • German Shepherd Dog Welfare Fund

 

and I take behaviour referrals from vet practices in the area.

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Accreditation

Sadly the dog behaviour and training industry is largely unregulated, leaving dog owners confused as to who is qualified and who isn't.  

Always ask before engaging a behaviourist:

  • What "tools" do you use?

  • How will you train my dog?

  • What happens when my dog does not respond the way you want him to?

 

Aversive tools, coercion and punishment are not necessary and have no place in dog training/behaviour.  If the person you are going to employ mentions shock collars, citronella or water sprays, head halti's etc please look for someone else who does not use force or coercion.

 

You can also check to see if they are accredited. Check the UK Dog Behaviour and Training Charter website for membership organisations