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A'paw'lling Behaviour

Force Free & Ethical Dog Training
In & Around Essex


Frequently Asked Questions 

Are you a fully qualified dog trainer?

Yes!  I have studied Canine Behaviour, Training & Management at Writtle College.  Multiple IMDT courses including - Career as a Dog Trainer, Practical Training, Advanced Behaviour Training and I also passed my intense assessment and became a full member of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers in 2015.  I have obtained my Level 3 OCN Qualification.  I have an up to date Canine First Aid Certificate that is valid until May 2017.  I have completed a Separation Anxiety course through the Institute of Modern Dog TrainersBehaviourist.  I am also a proud full member dog training professional with The Pet Professional Guild and follow their no force, no pain and no fear ethics with pride to promote ethical pet ownership.  In October 2016 I completed the canine aggression and rehabilitation workshop with the IMDT

I have recently become a fully qualified puppy instructor and have passed my intense assessment with the APDT and I am now a proud full member.

Currently I am a student of Bishop Burton College obtaining my degree in Applied Canine Behaviour and Training.

Even though I have completed many courses I will always continue to develop my knowledge and attend courses, workshops and seminars regularly so that I can deliver the most up to date training methods for all my clients.

Can my dog wear a check chain or half check to classes?

I'm afraid not.  I encourage people to bring their dogs to class with a well fitted flat collar or harness.  No harsh equipment or training is used and all training is force free and free from pain of any type.  Fear and intimidation will not be tolerated in any of my training sessions including 121's and behavioural consults.

Can I use a flexi-lead?

If you can please leave your flexi-lead at home and bring along a nice material or leather lead, a training lead would be perfect.  Flexi-leads can't control a dog and can cause injury to both people and dogs.  Long lines are often used in group classes and will be supplied for you to use.

If you have any further questions please contact me on the above number, email address or fill in the quick and simple contact form.