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 nervous aggression, 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 Level 4 in Advanced Canine Behaviour. I am a diamond member of the Grisha Stewart Dog School and am continually updating and expanding my knowledge. I am proud to be a force free, ethical trainer and behaviour constultant 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 Humaine Heirachy 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, the owner, understand why your dog is behaving the way they are is fundimental 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 unlimately 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