PUPPY AND ADOLESCENT TRAINING
Dogs are my big passion in life. I am the proud mum to three dogs: Libby a Flat Coated/ Golden Retriever cross and Evie and Scully who are both Flat Coated Retrievers.
All my previous and current dogs have competed in agility. Libby is actively competing at Grade 6. Evie is currently taking pre-competition classes to prepare her for an agility career and attends gundog classes. Scully as the baby in the family is waiting to start his agility puppy class and has already had a taste of gundog lessons. We train in Rally-O while Libby is also a therapy pet and regularly visits a local care home where she is very happy to meet all the residents and makes sure that the floors are cleared of any biscuit crumbs.
I must, however, not neglect to mention our two cats Sammy and Scrunchie - Sammy is the senior at 16 years while Scrunchie is our little, 1-year old rescue. Sammy was named after a member of a boy band and Scrunchie - is Scrunchie! The cats enjoy an active outdoor life and very much love bringing us the occasional present or two!
I have taken my passion for dogs and cats further and incorporated it into my working life. I am a Victoria Stilwell Certified Dog Trainer (Online), have a Canine Principles Dog Coaching Accredited Diploma and successfully completed the Puppylab and 30 Days of Science with the School of Canine Science, specialising in puppy and adolescent dog training. Further to undergoing continuous PDP to develop my knowledge of canine training, behaviour and cognition to stay up-to-date with the latest research, developments and training techniques, I furthermore study Canine Behaviour with Canine Principles.
I am also a full member of the Pet Professional Guild (https://ppgbi.com) which advocates force-free training, a practitioner of the UK Dog Behaviour and Training Charter (https://ukdogcharter.org) and a member of ICAN International Companion Animal Network.
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