I have had a love for dogs for as long as I can remember, I have had mostly large breed dogs, the first dog I had as an adult was a rescue dog. Just about every member of my very large family has had a dog at one time or another and I was always the one to look after them. So the interest to train and understand them better came quite naturally to me. Ive been involved in training dogs for about 15 years and 7 years ago I decided to become a dog walker and that was the starting point of me wanting to branch out on my own and start Positive school of Training along with my Pet service business.
I studied Canine behavior and Psychology and received a diploma with distinction, this gave me an appetite to learn more, I studied with the IMDT, institute of Modern dog trainers, for a few years and eventually became an accredited qualified dog trainer. Through the IMDT I went over to Spain twice to work alongside 2 rescue retreats and over the years have helped rehome several dogs and helped dogs to come into the Uk from some European countries.
My own personal development is very important to me, being up to date with scientific based evidence , to ensure I have a solid understanding of dog behavior is something I am committed to undertake each year.
I use only modern, force free, ethical methods to ensure any dog I work with feels safe and trusts me, I want to ensure that you and your dog have the best and most up to date methods available to make training for you, your dog and your family members a pleasurable, fun, stress free experience.
Positive school of training
PST was born 7 years ago and has been successful in helping many dogs of a variety of ages, size and breed. I believe there are no quick fixes in dog training , that every dog is an individual who learns at their own pace and abilities My classes run in a manner that allows each dog to learn in a fun and safe environment. Classes are run in a fantastic horse arena, with lots of space to ensure your dog has the best chance of learning without too many distractions.
My 1-1 service is tailored to the individual, this ensures that any behavior modification required will always be done through an agreed plan with yourself in an informative manner , followed up with an easy to follow written report to ensure you fully understand and agree with the training plan that will be put in place for your dogs requirements and needs. You will be offered continual support throughout your class or 1-1 package.