It is not surprising that we commonly describe dogs as “man’s best friend”, considering how close we feel to them. They truly are a valued member of the family and have the potential to really enhance our lives.
However, behavioural problems such as lack of toilet training, jumping up, destructive chewing, pulling on the lead, reactivity and many more, can really affect our relationship with our dogs. In some cases, these behavioural problems can even put a wedge between members of families. I am motivated to help owners improve their relationship with their dog, teach them new techniques and overcome challenges.
Some of my qualifications
I graduated with an honour’s degree in Animal Behaviour (Bachelor of Science) from the University of Aberdeen. I specialised in dog behaviour at all given opportunities and even had the opportunity to complete my honours project with the SSPCA and Dogs Trust. This fuelled my passion to reduce the number of dogs surrendered to shelters due to behavioural issues.
I am constantly aiming to stay up to date with the latest science-based training methods through completing courses, watching webinars, reading books and scientific papers. In addition to this, I am also certified in pet first aid.
It comes as no surprise that I love dogs and working with dogs! I am very grateful to have the opportunity to positively impact their lives and their owners.
I am devoted to helping owners create a strong relationship with their dogs. My goal is to support you and your dog overcome difficulties and achieve long-lasting results. The science-based methods I use, will improve the lives of both you and your dog as they are non-aversive and develop better communication and understanding.
Every dog has their own personality; therefore, I produce a personalised training plan tailored to your dog. I work closely with owners to tackle unwanted behaviours and provide ongoing support between sessions. I provide owners with the knowledge and techniques they need to change their dog’s behaviour.