About Throw Me a Bone

 

My journey as a dog trainer began years ago, after adopting a German Shepherd rescue girl. As loving and loyal as she was, she had a number of serious behavioural issues, and so I found myself looking for solutions. Life was incredibly difficult for both of us for some time. For me it was because I was out of my depth, not being able to help her in a way she needed to be helped. For her it was because she was unable to cope with many “normal” dog situations – meeting other dogs and people outside, or coping with visitors in then house were a hard NO for her. Having a dog with so many triggers is not easy. But this lead me studying dog behaviour extensively, I’ve completed and attended a number of recommended courses and seminars and in the end I became a qualified dog trainer with the Institute of the Modern Dog Trainers. 

Along the way I’ve started fostering rescue dogs, and to date I fostered 20 dogs of different ages,  breeds & backgrounds, all of which have been successfully adopted within the UK. This has enabled me to experience first hand living with dogs with many issues: separation anxiety, resource guarding, fearfulness, lack of confidence, lack of house training, inability to walk on a lead, etc, so I know exactly what it’s like to have puppies living with you, as well as older rescue dogs adult dogs, who have never lived in a home or experiences kindness from humans.

Over the past few years my little Woofpack has welcomed another GSD boy, a senior Spaniel girl and a tiny Dachshund. That’s it….. (for now…..)

I am fully qualified and accredited by the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers, a professional body which ensures that each accepted member has met their very high professional standards but also that these standards are maintained. I also hold OCN Level III “Principles of Dog Training and Behavior” accredited certification.

‪As a fully qualified member of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers, I am able to display the UK Dog Behaviour & Training Charter symbol. ‬Please check out the charter website to see what assurances this symbol brings you: ukdogcharter.org. This charter badge confirms to you, my current and new clients, that I am an educated and ethical professional, supported and assessed by a reputable accrediting member organisation. The introduction of the charter is a huge step forward in ensuring that owners and dogs get the best possible support. ‬

 

I am proud to announce that I am now a Platinum Member of the Pet Professional Network.

The Pet Professional Network is the first international business support organisation for force-free pet professionals.

Working in collaboration with world-class training and behavioural institutes, they provide the very best advice in all aspects of marketing, mindset and personal development, helping connect members with like-minded professionals in a safe environment. They are proud to be an Affiliate of ICAN (the International Companion Animal Network).

I have undergone a rigorous one to one platinum coaching through their programme and assessment process, ensuring I meet their high standards and force-free philosophy and have shown exceptional progress in both my personal and business journey. I will continue to receive ongoing coaching, which will ensure I can give my clients the best ongoing support and help encourage other professionals to reach out and help support each other.

I am Canine First Aid certified and hold comprehensive insurance.

 

 

Training Methods

I provide dog training & behaviour consultations using ethical, force free and positive reinforcement training methods. I specialise in providing help for reactive, nervous and anxious dogs. I offer exclusive training packages, continued support, bespoke training programs, which are tailored specifically to your (and your dog’s) individual needs, to ensure you get the best possible results.

If you wonder how I can help you, book your free discovery call here: info@tmbdogtraining.co.uk

 

I'm a member of the IMDT          Dog Behaviour Oxfordshire