I am a fully qualified Puppy School Tutor, and registered Animal Training Instructor with The Animal Behaviour and Training Council.
I am also a certified Pro Trainer with Absolute Dogs (games-based training).
I am constantly keeping my dog training skills and knowledge up to date by attending workshops and seminars held by world-renowned animal trainers, animal scientists and behaviourists, and have completed courses with The School of Canine Science, Illis (animal ethology), Sarah Whitehead and many others.
I regularly attend training courses myself with my own dogs, to boost my knowledge.
I am fully insured and first aid trained.
I have specialist experience with puppies, having bred nine litters over the last 15 years. Many of these puppies are now qualified Assistance Dogs with Canine Partners for Independence.
My understanding of puppy development has given me a huge advantage when advising clients about their puppy's behaviour.
I currently share my home with five dogs, who are much loved and valued family members.
My dogs have taken part in many activities such as Agility, Hoopers, Rally, Working Trials and Scent Work.
I volunteer with Medical Detection Dogs in their Bio Detection Research division, and am currently fostering a Working Cocker Spaniel who, it is hoped, will be working on colorectal cancer detection
Classes are relaxed and fun, with puppies looking forward to their training sessions.
Families are encouraged to take part together when possible.
I enjoy making lessons engaging, and use games and play as highly effective learning tools.
I like to help my clients to achieve their dream of their puppy being a sociable, well-behaved family member that they can confidently take out and about with them, knowing that they will be relaxed, settled and a joy to have around.
I enjoy helping people understand why their dog behaves in a certain way, and how to promote great behaviour choices, leading to excellent results. All achieved using the kindest, most effective and scientifically proven training methods