PUPPY AND DOG 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 retired from Grade 6 while both Evie and Scully are currently taking pre-competition classes to prepare them for an agility career and attend gundog classes. 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 18 years while Scrunchie is our little, 2-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 Puppylab, 30 Days of Science and Scent 4 Six with the School of Canine Science and am a certified Family Dog Mediator (FDM) with Kim Brophey. 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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