I am a Certified Canine Trainer and Behaviour Consultant living and working in the Wiltshire and Somerset area
I have always loved dogs and had a passion for understanding them and our relationship with them. I have worked in rescue helping rehabilitate 'unhomeable' dogs and specialise in rescue, nervous and anxiety problems, this includes reactivity and separation anxiety. I have 3 rescue dogs and 2 rescue cats of my own.
I have also fostered for a local rescue charity
I strongly believe in helping owners with their dogs . I am always studying and am now working through my Foundation Degree in Canine Behaviour Practitioners and have an Accredited Advanced Certficate in Canine Pharmacology waiting in the wings. I am dedicated to continually updating and expanding my knowledge so I can offer the very best advice and support to my clients and their dogs. I am proud to be a force free, ethical trainer and behaviour consultant and chose this career as I am passionate about all dogs, their welfare and happiness. I truly believe in helping owners bond and live in harmony with their dogs. This is all interlinked with our understanding and acceptance of these amazing animals we share our lives and our homes with.
I only ever use force free, positive reinforcement training methods. I work under the LIMA (Least Invasive Minimally Aversive) and Humane Hierarchy Philosophy. Animals learn better when they are relaxed, engaged and happy. I do not believe in punishment as this is counterproductive in training. I truly believe in taking a holistic approach when helping with behavioural issues and do not believe in merely suppressing behaviours through punishment. All dog's and their circumstances are different and I tailor training to suit the individual dog and their family. I am always furthering my knowledge through both study and the wonderful dogs and their people that I meet. I firmly believe you never stop learning and have a passion to pass this onto you, the owner.
Helping you understand why your dog is behaving the way they are is fundamental to help change unwanted behaviours into positive ones. Dog's are great learners, I will teach you to understand and train your dog and help them to reach their full learning potential and ultimately create a great bond and relationship with your best friend.
Don't walk behind me, I may not lead,
Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow.
Just walk beside me,
And be my friend
I am proud to announce that I am now a gold Member of the Pet Professional Network. The Pet Professional Network is a business support organisation and educational platform offering ongoing CPD for force free pet professionals.
Working in collaboration with world class training and behavioural institutes, business and mindset coaches, they help raise the standards of animal welfare providing members with a safe community to grow or expand their business and connect with like-minded professionals.
I have been awarded Gold Membership after gaining a specific level of skill or competence in developing my business and a high level of skill in my field of work.This is awarded to only the most dedicated Members after a minimum of one year’s commitment to being part of our community and taking an active role in supporting others in our industry.