These are just two of various methods for teaching scentwork, my aim is to learn and understand different techniques so that I can offer owners options and assistance in their preferred method.
Clicker Training: I currently hold the CAP Level 2 (Competency Assessment Programme) (Distinction) with Kay Laurence's 'Learning About Dogs'. I am working towards my CAP3 qualification.
2016 - I have recently commenced a programme of studies that will both increase my knowledge of dogs and enable me to expand services that I offer in the future.
Canine Nutrition Certificate and a Diploma in Pet Sitting: Both are with Compass Training and Education. For this and many other great courses on dog and animal behaviour see www.compass-education.co.uk for further details.
All these ongoing skills will enable me to enhance and extend my services to pet dog owners.
My own dogs have mainly been Rescues (including 'cruelty' case dogs) and some have achieved up to Gold level in the Kennel Club 'Good Citizen Dog Scheme'.
As a result of owning several Rescue dogs, I have first-hand experience of a variety of behaviour issues these dogs 'may' display from time to time and how we can support both dog and owner to overcome such situations. I also volunteer regularly as a dog walker at a local Rescue Centre, which provides ongoing practical 'hands on' work with Rescue dogs.
Other activities with my dogs have included and ongoing are;
Clicker training (including being a member of a Demonstration Team), 'Fun' agility, flyball, Heelwork to Music plus 'Pets as Therapy' work and Scent Work training.
I look forward to continuing to help owners and their dogs, whatever their needs may be.
I AM A MEMBER OF THE FOLLOWING;
Association of Pet Dog Trainers
(Member no. 01164)
The Canine Behaviour and Training Society