Welcome to my site!
I have always loved dogs but my training journey started when I got my dog, Bertie the cockapoo! He quite simply changed my life... and career!
Learning how to train him in a modern, positive, force free manner, whilst building an incredible bond, inspired me to find out more.
Very quickly I realised that I needed a change of career to do what I love, so I
started studying with the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT) and other associations before leaving my executive PA job to start my own business and focus on becoming a qualified and accredited dog trainer.
In April 2016 I gained Full Membership with the IMDT and continue my professional development with a variety of experts in the canine industry.
I love working with dogs and their humans, sharing a mutual passion, coaching you in a way that allows you to communicate clearly with your dog.
Qualifications & courses completed:
OCN Level 3 – Dog Training & Behaviour (Open College Network)
IMDT Full Membership
Teach My Dog - learning how to teach all the tricks on the ITV series #TeachMyPetToDoThat!
Perfect Puppy Foundations - IMDT
WSDA – Science of Scent. School of Canine Science – Nando Brown
Talking Dog Scentwork – Level 1, 2 & 3
Modifying & Managing problem behaviours - Chirag Patel
Loose Leaders – IMDT
Dog to Human Aggression – School of Canine Science. Nando Brown & Jo-Rosie Haffenden
BAT – Behaviour Adjustment Training, Empowered Socialisation for Dog Aggression, Frustration & Fear with Grisha Stewart
Resource Guarding - IMDTB
Canine Aggression & Rehab - IMDT
SuperDog course- School of Canine Science – Nando Brown & Jo-Rosie Haffenden at Battersea Dogs Home
Tricks - IMDT
Hard Surface Training - Nando Brown, WSDA (World Scent Detection Association).
Impulse Control – IMDT
Abnormal Repetitive Behaviours - IMDTB
Proprioception introduction – Sam Turner
Predation & recall - School of Canine Science – Nando Brown & Jo-Rosie Haffenden
Separation Anxiety - IMDTB
Voluntary Vet Behaviours - School of Canine Science. Nando Brown & Jo-Rosie Haffenden
WSDA – The Manhunt 1 Day introduction
T-Touch intro with Sarah Fisher
Canine Body Language – IMDT
Injecting Fun into classes - IMDT
Canine Body Language – Chirag Patel
Interactive Play – Craig Oglvie
Career as a Dog Trainer – IMDT
Practical Instructors Course - IMDT
Sarah Whitehead – Inner Circle member
Dog First Aid – CPD