I'm a full member of the
Association of Pet Dog Trainers
(APDT1155) abiding by their code of practice
I attended four years of annual assessment
and achieved certification through the
British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers
gaining both a first and second.
I run dog training classes in
Mansfield and Nottingham
and offer 121 home sessions.
I have run puppy parties at a local
veterinary practice & Q&A sessions at a
local pets at home store.
I previously instructed at
established dog training club.
Growing up I was surrounded by dogs,
Gsds, Dachsunds and
Mixed breed rescues.
Currently two Std Schnauzers
and two mini Schnauzers
allow us (!) to live with them
My view of dog training has changed
over the years.
I have experienced first hand
the results of trainers with "loads of experience"
with little or low quality knowledge
and dogs have paid a high price for it.
Experience is great,
but without up to date, relevant
and respected education
it is nothing more than trial and error.
My main interest is
helping owners understand their dogs
behavioural problems particularly dog - dog aggression
I have regularly attended seminars/lectures including:
Sarah Whitehead. Sex, Lies and Videotape
APBC conference 2018
WOOF 2013/ 3 day conference, speakers including;
Susan Friedman,Grisha Stewart, Chirag Patel, Daniel Mills
APBC conference 2019
Two day seminar 'Dog on Dog Aggression' with Kim Moeller, Reactive Rover Classes
Sarah Whitehead masterclass Separation Anxiety
Two day lecture John Rogerson on 'Service dogs and Relevant Pet Dog training'.
Sarah Whitehead masterclass Multi dog households
IMDT Separation Issues 2020
Geert de Bolster. Aggression; principles and management.
Ian Dunbar Biting /Aggression. Assessment and Resolution
Sarah Whitehead masterclass Dog/dog play
Roger Abrantes. 2012 the Brave new world of Dog training
Sarah Whitehead masterclass Resource Guarding
Dog training, from a dogs point of view