I am a graduate of Companion Animal Sciences Institute and hold Diploma of Dog Training and Behaviour Consulting. I completed an online Training Puppies and Adolescent Dogs course, run by Kay Laurence of Learning About Dogs and over 15 courses at Fenzi Dog Sports Academy. I am totally committed to continuous education and professional development, I attend seminars, webinars, workshops and keep current on all industry literature.
My background of working with dogs is quite varied and includes sled dogs in Scandinavia, working sheepdogs in Scotland and rescue dogs in Manchester Dogs Home and Perthshire Abandoned Dogs Society, where I currently work part time.
I have a Master's Degree in Cultural Anthropology from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poland.
I have two dogs: a Border Collie Chester who helps me with dog-dog reactivity cases and a Belgian Malinois x Dutch Herder Arco, a very young dog, still in training.
How I work
Shining Eyes Dog Training uses a positive and scientific approach to teaching dogs. I rely on learning principles which tell us how dogs, and other animals, learn, so we can be as effective and humane as possible. I give you, the owner, detailed instructions, demonstrate the techniques and guide you through the process. All this to ensure that you are never left alone not knowing what to do. I believe that dog training can and should be fun and easy for both you and the dog. Therefore I do not use or recommend aversive methods unless absolutely necessary. There are almost always different ways.
My preferred way of teaching dogs is clicker training, however this method is not required. Should you wish to try it, I will guide you through the process and help you achieve a high level of competency.
Phone me now on 07593 032 280.
or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org