Creating Positive Solutions For You And Your Dog..
Dogs have been a part of my life for many years and I’m delighted to be still learning about them. The more I learn about these remarkable animals, the more I want to help everyone achieve the best possible relationship they can have with their pet, to have a dog they can take anywhere.....and comes back when called! In order to ensure you receive the motst up-to-date information and methods, based on sound, scientific principles, I regularly attend workshops, conferences and lectures.
I am a member of the following leading organisations in dog training and behaviour:-
- Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) – (www.apdt.co.uk) is a voluntary organisation established to improve the welfare of dogs and the competence of dog owners through the promotion of training skills and techniques based on up to date, researched, methods that apply the principles of kindness fairness and effectiveness and are in keeping with modern learning theory. The Association of Pet Dog Trainers are proud of the fact that they assess all members according to a strict criteria which ensures they have appropriate skills to teach dog training.
- COAPE Association of Applied Pet Behaviourists and Trainers (CAPBT) – (www.capbt.org) is the largest specifically qualified association for pet behaviourists and trainers in the UK. Membership offers all pet owners a guarantee of quality when seeking help with the treatment of behaviour problems, or in training your dog or puppy. All members work under a strict Code of Practice which includes the assurance that coercive or punitive techniques and equipment are never used in treatment.
- Animal Behaviour and Training Council (ABTC) – (www.abtcouncil.org.uk) is the regulatory body that represents animal trainers and animal behaviour therapists to both the public and to legislative bodies. It is the only animal welfare charity that is primarily concerned with protecting the psychological welfare of animals undergoing training and behaviour activities. It sets and maintains the standards of knowledge and practical skills needed to be an animal trainer, training instructor or animal behaviour therapist, and it maintains the national registers of appropriately qualified animal trainers and animal behaviourists. It promotes the welfare of animals in their interactions with humans, lobbying for humane methods in training and behaviour modification, and for the education of the animal owning public.