I have thoroughly enjoyed doing "Good Dog, Clever Dog" over the last year, but the time has come to move on.
However, onwards and upwards!
I am incredibly excited to announce my new project: I am opening a Dog Activity Centre in Yeovil, encompassing training classes, doggie day care, grooming, a small (but select!) shop, workshops and seminars, both for doggy people to learn new skills and have fun with their dog, and also for other trainers and behaviourists to attend professional development. The new venture is called "Totally Canine" and you can find out about it here.
I hope to see all my lovely four- and two-legged friends at the new venue!
I have been training dogs for over thirty five years. I have trained for agility, obedience, gun work and a little security and sheepdog work. I have also done behavioural work on a one-to-one basis and I teach for the Yeovil & District Canine Society but I get my best job satisfaction from helping people have pets to be proud of; ones they can trust out and about and whose friends and family can enjoy them too.
Rearing a puppy or taking on a dog who needs a second chance is not always intuitive; most people need a helping hand to get the best out of the relationship. However, traditional training takes place in village halls which doesn't suit every dog. It is much more useful to do the training where you need the dog to behave - in your home and where you regularly walk.
I use only reward-based training methods and run several different courses, described in further detail on our 'Training Courses' page, all for individuals or small groups of two or three. Have a look also at the Workshops I host from time to time - all great fun!
I look forward to hearing from you.