Services: One to One Trainer, Adult Class Trainer, Puppy Class Trainer, Puppy Consultation
I am an enthusiastic and empathetic dog training instructor with strong problem-solving skills, providing a supportive and understanding coaching style to enable owners achieve their personal objectives/goals through motivational training methods along with fun, effective and progressive training sessions.
I have many years experience of owning and training various breeds of dogs, from Jack Russell terriers, to German Shepherds and for the last 15 years my passion has been working Spaniels (Cockers) covering general obedience, gundog work and more recently agility.
Specialised in training gundogs in basic obedience, field work and competition achieving awards in both KC working tests and field trials. The last 2 years I have focussed on agility, gaining experience myself and training my own dogs to competition standard, achieving the KC Agility Warrant Silver and progressing from Grade 1 to Grade 4 in 6 months in the first competing year.
I was Gundog training instructor with Shropshire Gundog Society from 2014-2018 delivering gundog training for owners of Retrievers, Spaniels, HPR’s and other mixed gundog breeds. Through motivational training I have helped owners to build partnerships with their dogs and progress in gundog training from beginner through to intermediate levels. I have provided training for owners who simply wanted a well-behaved pet gundog or indeed aspired to compete in working tests or field trials.
I was the Spaniel working test secretary for Shropshire Gundog Society from 2013 to 2017 arranging novice/ open spaniel working tests for the society to be run under KC rules and regulations. This included locating and assessing suitability of the ground for the test, identifying and securing judges to undertake the test, arranging the support and help on the day including dummy throwers, guns etc. and securing sponsorship from Skinners for the events.
I always strive to stay ahead of developments in training methods, dog behaviour and techniques. This is accomplished through continuous professional development through educational providers such as Cambridge Institute of Dog Behaviour and Training, along with research of articles and publications provided by the Canine and Feline Behaviour Association.