Time to talk a little bit about me and my background with our canine companions
From a child, my family were dog lovers and dogs have always played an important part in my life. The characteristics and behaviours of dog began to intrigue me and I decided to look deeper into our human relationship with dogs. This interest led me to study canine psychology. I have been working with dogs for the last 11 years starting with my dog walking business and then moving quickly into learning different training methods and studying dog behaviour.
I am an associate member of the PDTI (Pet Dog Training Instructors) and passed with merit their Instructors Certificate.I have also passed their Advanced Certificate with merit.
I have a level 5 Diploma in canine behaviour and management with Harper Adams University, and am also a student member of the KCAI (Kennel Club Accreditation Scheme for Instructors).
I received an "achievement" certificate at Robert Alleynes Instructors Course, he is well known in the dog world and from TV's Dog Borstal.
I am currently studying my level 3 Diploma in Canine Aggression with Compass Education which is recognised by the Canine bodies.
Keeping up-to-date and learning new techniques is a must in dog training, so its very important to me to constantly expand my knowledge by attending as many seminars and courses as possible and read a large spectrum of material pertaining to dogs and understanding their behaviours and needs.
I have a broad knowledge of different training techniques and have trained my own dogs in the Kennel Club Good Citizenship Scheme and also agility.
I am Animal Welfare Manager at Foal Farm Rescue Centre. I really enjoy this work and would encourage people to consider rescue dogs . Here is the contact for Foal Farm www.foalfarm.org.uk
"My best teachers are my own and my clients dogs. You simply cannot beat observing their behaviour and they never cease to amaze me"