Passionate about canine behaviour and training, focusing on positive, fear free methods. I also have an interest in increasing the knowledge and support for owners and guardians concerning sharing a life with fearful and anxious dogs who are in need of extra understanding.
I believe in this life we are always learning. I am constantly studying a range of canine subjects including training, health and welfare, and behaviour, with a particular focus on the dogs that need a little more understanding, that deal with fear and anxiety on a regular basis.
Empathy is at the heart of what I write in my articles and books. I have been that clueless owner who had no idea where to turn, and I aim to help as few people as possible have to go through that experience. If you are struggling with something in particular, get in touch.
Most of my canine education to date has been here. I like their ethical and science based approach and the ethos employed in looking after their students. I am very proud to call myself a member of the CP team and write content for their blog.
Below are names of and links to the courses I've completed.
Advanced level course preparing for working as a canine behaviour practioner.
Introductory course to skills needed for those new to canine coaching.
Understanding self and others are vital skills for those dealing with clients.
Everything puppy from parent selection to puberty and beyond.
How to look after and coach a puppy in the things they really need to know.
Golden oldies have particular issues and needs as they grow older.
Fear can have massively debilitating effects on dogs and needs understanding.
Dogs can suffer from anxiety and its related problems just as humans can.
How the canine body works is vital information for any working with dogs.
How puppies grow and develop, from the moment of conception onwards.
First aid is important for dog safety, just as it is for us.
How to train dogs in an ethical, kind, and scientifically proven way.
The health of a dog and the quality of food that fuels them are essential factors.
The first thing to understand about reactive dogs is why they may react.