I have been a dog owner for many years sharing my life with many wonderful dogs from puppy to the older rescue. I presently have seven dogs.
My life changed 10 years ago when Webster, a then 9 month old puppy who had been returned to his breeder twice came to live with us. He was described as "very boisterous and untrainable". He had been to traditional dog training classes, but his latest family could no longer cope with him.
Webster was to start me on a journey of research and study where I have learnt how dogs communicate and their behaviours. Importantly, how to understand, communicate and work with dogs using only a natural and kind approach.
My aim is to improve the lives of dogs and their owners through education, treating all dogs and owners as individuals and with respect.
I receive referrals from a number of Veterinary Surgeons within the North East and the RSPCA (Great Ayton). I also support the RSPCA giving advice and help to people adopting dogs from them, if they are experiencing problems.
I received education from Turid Rugaas as a student of International Dog Trainer Education (IDTE) in Holland.
A Full Practitioner of Applied Zoopharmacognosy Dip.IAZ in all species. Canines. felines and equines. Having studied with Caroline Ingraham at the Ingraham Academy of Zoopharmacognosy.
I work as a dog trainer and practitioner of Applied Zoopharmacognosy. I give talks, seminars and workshop in the UK and abroad.
I am a Full Member of Pet Dog Trainers of Europe (PDTE F170)
Board Member & Secretary of PDTE
Covering the North East of England
Cleveland (Teesside), Durham, North Yorkshire, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear