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PUPPY GROUPS START IN PLYMOUTH AND YELVERTON REGULARLY. ONE TO ONE AND BEHAVIOUR CASES CAN BE DONE ANYTIME. MY NEW MOBILE NO IS 07724770241 HOME NO IS 01752 767371.
NEXT NEW PUPPY GROUP - EMAIL ME FOR DETAILS OF THE NEXT GROUP IN PLYMOUTH ON A WEDNESDAY IN DECEMBER AT 6 PM
THE NEXT YELVERTON GROUP WILL BE BEGINNING OF DECEMBER FOR PUPPY GROUP
IMPROVERS AND ADVANCING GROUPS IN PLYMOUTH AND YELVERTON START IN JANUARY
IF YOU HAVE AN ISSUE WITH YOUR DOG OR LOOKING TO BUY A PUPPY AND WANT TO DISCUSS WHAT BREED OR OTHER ISSUES WITH AN EXPERT YOU CAN USE MY DOG HELP LINE. EMAIL ME ON THE ABOVE EMAIL AND DETAILS WILL BE SENT TO YOU AND A CALL BACK ARRANGED.
I am a Pet Behaviour Consultant and Trainer based in Devon. I cover Plymouth and its outlying districts, Yelverton, Tavistock, Ivybridge and the South Hams area. I will also take behaviour referrals from Veterinary Practices within a 30 mile radius of Plymouth.
I am an up to date member of the APDT, the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT No. 196. www.apdt.co.uk ). Members have all been assessed by a strict code of conduct and have agreed to abide by kind and fair training principles, updating their knowledge each year. The use of choke chains, electric collars and any other coercive or punitive methods of training are not used by Alpha Dog Training and Behaviour Consultancy.
I have a Diploma in Practical Aspects of Companion Animal Behaviour and Training awarded by Coape, Centre Of Applied Pet Ethology ( www.coape.org ). Since acquiring my Diploma in 2001 I became a partner practice to Peter Neville and had been on the CAPBT committee organising webinars and practitioner assessing and working hard to make the CAPBT an Association worth being a member of. I am still a Practitioner with the CAPBT but am no longer on the committee due to time needed to give my best to both the committee and my family and clients.
My other qualifications are owning, showing and breeding dogs for over 35 years. I have owned Dobermans, German Shepherds, Rottweilers, Akitas and Shibas and have now got Elkhounds having lost all my beloved Akitas and Rottweilers. All my dogs have taught me a lot and its from them I have learnt how patience is the important thing to have both with the dogs and the clients I teach as training isn't always easy but I love to help people get through it.
I have taken courses with the Animal Care College on Dog Instructing, Dog Breeding, and Dog Behaviour giving me the Institute of Animal Care and Education qualification ChMiace.
I continue updating my qualifications each year by attending lectures and seminars with Coape and APDT and other associations and I do lots of on line webinars and courses to ensure my methods are up to date both as far as training or behaviour is concerned.
I am married to Peter, who I have to say I couldn't have done this enjoyable job without him. Peter's help and encouragement both now and over the years has given me the confidence and ability to get where I am in my profession.
I have two children, well not children anymore!
Lisa, my first born, is a Teacher and I'm very proud of where she has got to in her profession; she is married to Jonathan, who is more like another son than a son in law. Lisa and Jay have two sons who are growing up fast, one in senior school now which I can't believe.
Chris, my son, is a Veterinary surgeon who is one of the owners of Drake Vets in Yelverton and Tavistock, he has helped me throughout his years in practice with both my own dogs and clients. He is married to Catherine who is also a Veterinary surgeon and works with her dogs in the Dartmoor rescue. Chris owns and runs Drake vet practice along with Karen. Catherine also works at Drake vets. Chris and Catherine have two sons one in senior school and the other will be heading there next year.
I spend lots of time with all my grandsons; they are all fun to be with and love the dogs and help me enormously with gardening as they all love to be outside.
I have moved recently my new address is 44 Moorland View, Derriford, Plymouth PL6 6AN a big difference to being in Yelverton and a lot less work on the garden here compared to my old house.
Tel no. 07724770241 or 01752 767371
“Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow
Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead
Walk beside me… just be my friend”