Guild of Dog Trainers

Guild of Dog Trainers

Training Britain's Pet Dogs and Inspiring Dog Owners to Learn

Emily Pantoja

Emily Pantoja

Denbighshire
Master Dog Trainer
100%

Emily is the founder of Max Canine and works full time as a Dog Behaviourist covering North Wales and Greater Manchester. Her focus is reforming dogs, normalising occurrences and helping people to live peacefully with them.

Emily commissioned from the Royal Military Academy of Sandhurst in 2011 and spent a decade serving in the British Army. She left as a Major and still serves in the Army Reserves. It was through those years of military service commanding Soldiers that she has come to understand working with both people and dogs. Her past experiences have led her to appreciate how people cope with being asked to change their behaviours or actions and how to get the best out of them for a common cause. This has been crucial to modifying behaviours in dogs as she firmly believes you need to understand and build a relationship with the owner before you can modify the dog.

She prefers to perform consultations with clients in their own homes to fully establish root cause analysis of behavioural problems and see dogs/owners on their own turf. For dog-on-dog aggression cases, she provides her own stooge dogs. She also offers services at Max Canine HQ, set in 5 acres in Denbighshire, North Wales. This includes 1-2-1 training and residential stays to fully immerse into her training. Her first port of call is to gain the trust of her clients and establish confidence in her firstly as a compassionate human being and secondly as a canine behaviourist who can help you with problems in an effective, positive manner with a professional service which continues well into the future.

She has encountered and worked professionally with dogs from every breed group and is constantly taking part in CPD and seeking to broaden her horizons. She doesn’t specialise in a particular breed but definitely has her favourites. She does regular work with PAT, the RSPCA and Dogs 4 Rescue in the North West of England in rehabilitation.

Her success rate is high in all cases and she is 5* approved.