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I have always been around and loved dogs, since the age of 3 or 4 years I have not been without at least one in my home. I currently have the pleasure of living with 3 lovley dogs, Summer an eleven year old rescue Springer/Lab, Guinness, an eight year old Border Collie and Ella an 18 month German Shepherd.
Over the years I have attended classes with my dogs in many, different disciplines. By using elements of these disciplines ranging from Heel Work to Music to Rally, Agility, Trick Training or even Bitework, I can make learning obedience fun, interesting and effective for dogs and their owners. Teaching dogs to be obedient should be fun for dogs and their owners!
I began learning about instructing by assisting as an agility instructor before completing and passing the Agility Club of Great Britains training and assesments to become an ACAI.
Clients loved the positive, fun agility classes that I ran in Tenterden and frequently asked if I could do basic obedience classes. This spurred me on to set up, just once a week initially and when the opportunity arose I spent several months attending college, three days a week at The Sussex Canine Centre under Canine Behaviourist Dean Hart. Here I gained recognised NOCN qualifications in Animal Learning Theory, Canine Behaviour and Dog Training Instruction. Since then I have regularly attended seminars and workshops to ensure that I keep up to date with the latest methods in canine training and behaviour with National and Internationally recognised trainers and behaviourists including Grisha Stewart, Ian Dunbar, David Ryan, Steve Mann and Nando Brown. I am committed to positive training and am a member of The Pet Professionals Guild and uphold their ethics regarding scientific and force free training of dogs.