About me...

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My name is Diana and I have always been passionate about animals having grown up surrounded by dogs, cats, hamsters, tortoises and fish.

In 2015 my life truly changed when I convinced my husband to agree to welcome a dog in to our family.

 
The arrival of our cockapoo, Nina, made me realise that I wanted to qualify as a dog trainer and spend as much time as I could with dogs. Nina used to be a PAT (Pets as Therapy) dog and we regularly visited schools and care homes. Nina and I participate in agility classes too, and as part of this wonderful 'dog' community, I have made some fantastic friends.

I am now an IMDT (Institute of Modern Dog Trainers) and an APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers) member. This means that I have passed a rigorous assessment with two of the most important dogs training organisations. I am also DBS checked and insured. I can't wait to help you have the best possible experience and relationship with your dog!

Please note that I only utilise positive reinforcement based training methods

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  • Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Business Course - NARPS UK - November 2017

  • Teaching with Head and Heart: Empowering Learners - enjoy your dog - two-day seminar with Chirag Patel - March 2018

  • Living and Learning with Animals 2 day day course with Susan Friedman - Nosey Barker - June 2018

  • Canine First Aid and CPR training course - Positive Paws - March 2018

  • Communicating with your overstimulated dog with Craig Ogilvie enjoy your dog - July 2018

  • Dog Training Instructor's Foundation Course - APDT - September 2018

  • 4 Day practical instructor course - IMDT - November 2018

  • 2 Day career as a dog instructor - IMDT - February 2019

  • Reactivity Live! with Sue Kewley - COAPE - March 2019

  • One Day Perfect Puppy Course - IMDT - April 2019

  • One Day Canine Body Language - IMDT - April 2019

  • Interactive Play with Craig Ogilvie - May 2019

  • Overview of Canine Behaviour Issues and Treatments with Dr Muriel Brasseur - PACT - May 2019

  • Dog Training Instructor Part 2 Course - APDT - November 2019

  • Practical Puppy Instructor 7 day course with Chirag Patel - August 2019

  • Membership assessment - IMDT - Passed with merit - February 2020

  • 30 Days of Canine Science online course - School of Canine Science - April 2020

  • Puppy Lab online course - School of Canine Science - May 2020

  • Understanding, managing and modifying problem behaviours with Chirag Patel - August 2020

  • Resource Guarding - IMDT - September 2020

  • Pro Dog Trainer with Absolute Dogs - April 2021

  • KAD (Kids around Dogs) Protocol to help children overcome their fear of dogs - KAD - May 2021

  • Puppy Power course with Amber Baston - January 2022

  • UK Sniffer Dogs Bronze Instructor Course - March 2022

  • Transforming Teenage Dogs Trainer course – April 2022

  • IMDT 2022 Conference – May 022

  • KAD Family dog course – June 2022