"I've always been fascinated by animal behaviour and began to specialise in canine behaviour and training in 2013. I love that my job allows me to offer the best possible start in life to young pups, as well as to help older dogs find fun in training and rehabilitate dogs who have developed problem behaviours. I really enjoy tracking and scentwork - my own little scenthound is the perfect team mate! I hold an FdSc in Animal Behaviour and Welfare, whilst continuing with my undergraduate studies, which has provided me with a solid understanding of dog's behaviour and learning. I have also passed rigorous assessment of my practical skills and teaching ability to become a full member of the APDT (#01376)."
"I have lived with and loved dogs for as long as I can remember, but began my career after seeing the difference great puppy classes made to my own pup. I sought out specialised higher education in dog training and behaviour under Sarah Whitehead, before going on to qualify with Puppy School, the ABTC and Absolute Dogs. As well as workshops and seminars that I attend, training and competing with my own dogs in agility has taught me so much. The skills needed are so transferrable to other areas of life with dogs and I love sharing the magic of this with our owners. Managing a home with many dogs has also provided me with a wealth of experience in settling in new additions and maintaining a harmonious family group."
Our Training Ethos
Emma and Kate believe training should be effective and fun, for both you and your dog! We train using kind, reward-based methods which have been shown to efficiently teach dogs all sorts of new skills, whilst strengthening the relationship their humans share with them. Although Emma and Kate both have academic qualifications in canine behaviour, our classes are based around straight forward concepts and simple steps to help you achieve your training goals in a friendly and supportive environment. We also use plenty of games in our training too, so that you build up a tool box of fun ready to use with your four-legged friend.
Areas we cover
We offer our services across Redditch, Studley, Alcester, Stratford upon Avon, Henley in Arden, Bromsgrove, Droitwich Spa and Warwick and the postcodes B96, B97, B80, B49, B95, CV35 and CV37.