I am currently studying Animal Behaviour and Welfare at Hartpury. For my course I was required to complete 150 hours of work placement, I was lucky enough to be able to do this work with Penny, over the summer of 2015. Working for Penny has been really interesting, as I have learnt a lot about dog behaviour and how to train dogs. I have grown up with dogs in my family and enjoy spending time with them at home, helping my dad with their training.
Our Rally Obedience and Social Group Trainer
Janet has trained and worked with animals since she left school. She holds the Centre of Applied Pet Ethology Advanced Diploma (COAPE). Is a member of COAPE Association of Pet Behaviourists and Trainers (CAPBT) and is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers MAPDT 01270.
She regularly attends Workshops, Seminars and courses to keep herself up-to-date and offer the best possible service to her clients. She works using positive reward based training and enjoys watching the relationship and bond grow between owners and their dogs.
Janet has two dogs, a Black Labrador who came to stay and never went back home and a rescue Collie x English Springer Spaniel. She competes in agility with the Lab and in Rally with both. The Collie is hoping to start competing in agility this year.
I never owned dogs in my family as I grew up; it wasn’t until my children were at school that we had our Golden Retriever, Jake. When we moved to a larger property with some land and Jake was six and a half Bramble arrived; my first Pointer. Having done my research it was clear I would need to do some training with her, so we joined obedience classes.
Bramble was only eighteen months old when we sadly lost Jake but it wasn’t long before Binks turned up with The Pointer Rescue Service looking for a new home. He was 7 months old and from Field Trial lines! Not long after Binks arrived we started to foster pointers for the Rescue service. We have now had well over 20 through our care . I found Penny and we began ‘fun gun dog’ classes. We all love it.
2015 I spoilt myself with Clover, my third Pointer and my ‘ blank sheet’, that I hoped to put all that I’ve learnt from Penny with the other two, into practice. So far so good, she is wonderful and I don’t regret my decision at all!
I am looking forward to attending training sessions and seminars in the future to further my knowledge of ‘positive training ‘ and canine behaviour.
Alison has completed her coaching with Penny. Alongside her support during behavioural consultations Alison now takes Obedience Classes and one to one training sessions for young dogs and Puppies.
I have always owned dogs, but first got seriously into training when I caught the competitive obedience bug several years ago. This led to my purchasing a collie pup who proved to have serious issues with other dogs. By the time she was two I was desperate for help, and, thankfully, someone gave me Penny’s phone number. Penny helped me work with Floss for a year before offering me a job as her assistant. Well, that troublesome collie got me the best job I ever had.
Through fair weather and foul I learned an enormous amount from Penny, made a lot of friends among her clients and had a great deal of fun. Sadly, age and creaking joints forced me to retire after six years, though I still try to help out here and there and have carried on training my own dogs in her classes. And yes, the horrid collie is still with me, along with Ben, Merlin and Rory, her labrador brothers.