I am vet recommended and I am accredited as a Behaviourist with the IMDTB, having qualified by successfully completing the externally verified (OCN) 12 month Level 5 course 'Working With Canine Behaviour - Analysis and Application', demonstrating a knowledge base to be able to assist with aggression, separation anxiety, resource guarding and other canine behavioural issues.
I am passionate about staying up-to-date with science-based research and in 2021 I completed a year’s mentorship with Steve Mann, the founder of the IMDT and author of 'Easy Peasy Puppy Squeezy' and Dave Brice, head of Dog Behaviour at the IMDT.
The IMDT represents the cutting edge in reward based training. All IMDT trainers and behaviourists use the most up to date science based dog training techniques that are proven to be effective and have the dog’s welfare at heart.
I have also studied with Pet Behaviour Counsellor, Sarah Whitehead (BA, MSc) and author of the bestselling ‘Clever Dog’ book.
My Think Dog with Sarah Whitehead Qualifications & Certificates:
Think Dog Certificate
Dog-to-Dog Aggression (An advanced award in Canine Behaviour and Training) OCN Level 4
In addition I have studied with Ross McCarthy MA FCFBA MBIPDT MGoDT AMBPSCA at The Cambridge Institute of Dog Behaviour and Training (CIDBT) - these courses are approved through Kennel Club external inspection for the Kennel Club Accredited Instructor Scheme (KCAI).
My CIDBT Qualifications & Certificates:
Understanding Canine Care and Behaviour
Practical and Effective Dog Training
Common Canine Behaviour Problems
The Canine Behaviourist (Advanced Course)
I am accredited as a Master Dog Trainer with the Guild of Dog Trainers.
I attend seminars, courses and conferences regularly, to ensure my methods and CPD knowledge are up to date and I’m a member of Sarah Whitehead’s Inner Circle, an educational community of the world’s best trainers and behaviourists.