John F. Kennedy
We ask our dogs to live in a human world and often we forget that this is not their world. We all do the best we can with the information we have at the time - when we know better, we do better. Dogs do the best they can with what we have taught them, and it's important to remember that the human world is often a challenging place for them to live in. Our aim is help owners understand what their individual dog needs to be happy, healthy and a well balanced member of the family as well as providing inclusive opportunities for appropriate activities. We aim to be fear free and do not advocate the use of painful or scary methods or tools. Our training is always focused on building a positive and collaborative relationship between you and your dog. to achieve your goals. Your dog is at the centre of what we do. To achieve the most effective results we believe that an in-depth knowledge of current, ethical, methods are important for your trainer or behaviourist to fully understand - without this knowledge we are sharing no more than hearsay and tradition rather than "doing better" by our dogs.
behaviourist Lyn takes on all behaviour clients, liaising with veterinary
surgeons, veterinary physiotherapists and other paraprofessionals and runs our
scentwork and mantrailing classes. Lyn completed her Masters in Clinical Animal
Behaviour at LIncoln University in 2021. and is currently undertaking a PhD in
Animal Behaviour and Welfare focusing on training methods in scent detection
She is passionate about dog welfare and ensuring dogs are provided with appropriate outlets for their needs. Continuing professional development and regulation is incredibly important to Lyn and she was a full member of the Association for Pet Dog Trainers for five years, before leaving to transfer to more specialist organisations that focus on the regulation of beahviour clinicians.
At the centre of Lyn's world are two amazing Border Collies, Alphie and Chequers, who continue to inspire her to be better everyday!
takes on our training clients and runs our activity, puppy and lifeskills
began her dog training journey in agility with her Border Collie Febee. In
2016, Kayleigh passed her Kennel Club agility judging assessment and has
undertaken judging appointments nationally. Having thoroughly enjoyed the
complexities of training her two dogs to competition level, Kayleigh expanded
her training knowledge and successfully passed the assessment to become a full
member of the APDT. Throughout her dog training journey, Kayleigh has been
passionate about fitness for function and seeing the canine as an athlete. She
has recently finished her first year in a Masters in Veterinary Physiotherapy
at the University of Nottingham.
Kayleigh lives with her fabulous Merlie colle Pablo who loves nothing more than to play and learn and keep Kayleigh on her toes!
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