Are you looking for a Dog Trainer/Instructor
or a Dog Behaviourist?
Dog Trainers/Instructors Offer,
often in group/class sessions methods and advice on how to train towards
teaching the dog certain actions/behaviours like Sit Walking to Heel and
Coming Back when Called etc.
Trainers/Instructors often have many years of hands on experience and will
therefore often be able to help and advise on Behaviour problems and recognise
when 1 to 1 help is needed
Dog Behaviourists Offer, normally
1 to 1 methods of modification to change or stop behaviour that is
already occurring by looking back at what has or may have caused it.
Many (but not all) Behaviourists have studied ethology and/or cynology at
University/Collage level to gain the knowledge and experience to offer
So, although there is differences between the role of the Trainer/Instructor
and the Behaviourists the work they do will and does often overlap
so both normally will have an understanding of each others
Dogs with what may be considered
'behaviour problems' are seen on Saturdays. Before attending please phone Alan
to discuss the problem.
Remember that what you consider a problem may only
be so; because of the way you expect your dog should behave or a normal trait
of the breed you have chosen.
A dog that has adequate mental and
physical exercise is normally happy and contented and will likely spend
most of the day resting - not chewing, barking, digging, escaping or destroying
things and therefore far less likely to have 'behaviour problems'
For certain and/or sudden changes in
behaviour a health check by your vet is advisable before seeking help from a
Help, Advice on Behaviour Problems
Kari Greaves BSc Hons, MBA, MCIH. COAPE Higher Diploma level 1: The Principles
of Companion Animal Behaviour and Training Dip CABT (QCF Level 4).
She has also completed 6 modules with the Cambridge Institute of
Canine Behaviour and Training (CIDBT) at QCF levels 4 and 5 - including Common
Behaviour Problems and Dog on Dog Aggression and is a member of The Kennel
Club Accreditation Scheme for Instructors in Dog Training and Behaviour
working towards accreditation. Kari instructs classes with cceg and is an Education Volunteer with the Blue Cross animal charity and visit schools with my dog Shaba giving talks on Dog Safety.
To Contact Kari please email her at
Private 1 to 1 Trainng and Behaviour Management
Donna Notley is a very experienced and knowledgeable owner and trainer of Staffordshire Bull Terriers. She has been rescuing them for the last 20 years. Her late father Stanley Notley rescued and re-homed dogs but specialized and had a love for German Shepherds, so dogs have been a continuous part of her life. Because of this experience she has a natural approach to training and outstanding ability to deal with behaviour problems and its management. She currently has two dogs both rescued Staffie's - Kane who was rescued from London where he was believed to be held ready to use for fighting - he now has his Kennel Club Gold Award, works all the advance obedience exercises and is an Ambassador of his breed.The Kitty who has gained her Kennel Club Bronze Award and is ready to take her Silver and Gold.
Regular group walks for owners and their dogs take place.These offer the chance for dogs to socialize, exercise and play and for owners to get the benefit of Donna's vast expreince on training and behaviour managemnt.
To contact Donna for more information email - firstname.lastname@example.org