My Experience

What its important to know before you read this section
In the section below that mentions what I have done with my own dogs, those dogs are not perfect, over all my years with dogs we have worked through all sorts of things such as various levels of reactivity (to dogs and people), barking at strangers, not being happy to be left alone (yet not separation anxiety, true separation anxiety is rare), recall issues, resource guarding and so much more. No dog is perfect…..

With my own dogs I have:
  • Competed in and won/placed consistently in all the following: Gundog working tests, Obedience, Agility
  • Worked my dogs beating
  • Worked my dogs rough shooting
  • Worked through reactivity
  • Worked my dogs commercial in video and photographic shoots for major household brands
  • Shown my dogs, including placing at Crufts and in FCI abroad
  • My dogs hold various trick dog titles and good citizen awards
  • Won numerous breed awards with my dogs
  • We’ve tried our hand at working trials and blood tracking and had fun mantrailing and doing scentwork
  • Bred two litters who are all doing amazingly – they all leave home recall trained, crate training, used to all sorts of experiences and noises and surfaces etc

My Credentials

Courses I am currently taking:
  • School of Canine Science (SOCS) – Behaviour Bible Year 1
  • Grisha Stewart Dog Training & Behaviour Academy – Holistic Approach to Dog Reactivity 1 – Intro & Case Studies with Dante Camacho
  • July – Canine 1st Aid certificate – Refresher course

Confident Canine has a wealth of qualifications, certifications and the experience to back them up: 

  • Diploma of Canine Behaviour 
  • Certified Trick Dog Instructor
  • Previous Captain of a Kyra Sundance ‘All Stars’ Team
  • Certificate in Animal Communication
  • Scentwork UK – Train the Trainer Level 1 Certificate
  • Scentwork UK – Train the Trainer Level 2-4 Certificate
  • Scentwork UK – Train the Trainer Level 5-8 Certificate
  • Scentwork UK Judges and Trial Managers Certificates for levels 1 through to 4
  • Mantrailing UK Certified Instructor
  • Canine Hoopers UK Accredited Instructor
  • Merisha Canine Massage Certificate
  • VIS Ultrasound Certificates Level 1 & 2
  • Reiki Certificates 1, 2, and Master/Teacher (since 2006)
  • Certificate in NLP
  • Member of the PPG (Pet Professional Guild)
  • Member of the CTAA (Complementary Therapists Accredited Association)
  • Certificate in MBSR
  • Meditation Teachers Certificate
  • Certificate in Crystal Healing
  • Certified Ho’oponopono Practitioner
  • IOSH Managing Safely Certificate
  • Human 1st Aid certificate

Additional courses completed:

  • BAT (Behavioural Adjustment Therapy) – 1st UK Instructors Course
  • Susan Garretts Recallers 3.0
  • 30 days of Canine Science – School of Canine Science
  • Scent for Six – School of Canine Science
  • Puppy Development & Socialisation (Puppy Lab 1 & 5 of 5) – School of Canine Science
  • Canine Genetics – School of Canine Science
  • Nutrition & Behaviour – School of Canine Science
  • Fear – School of Canine Science
  • Resource Guarding: For dogs who growl or bite to keep their stuff with Diane Garrod
  • Animal Centred Education (ACE): Understanding dogs needs and how to do Freework with Sarah Fisher
  • Dr. Amy Cook Webinar – Play Way! For reactivity and aggression challenges
  • Numerous Gundog individual days/courses
  • Numerous Dog Training individual days/courses
  • Numerous Canine Behavioural courses
  • The International House of Reiki Remembering Course
  • Gaia House 3 day silent retreat completed 2019
  • Craig Ogilvie – Interactive Play Workshop
  • Kachina Canine Wellness Course
  • Tony Robbins – Unleash the Power Within Live

Experiences:

  • Have handled dogs professionally on commercial filming and static shoots for major household brands
  • Have featured on Dream 107.7 Radio
  • Have titled all 4 of the dogs we have had in Trickwork (including two Champions)
  • Opened Essex’ 1st Kyra Sundance Training & Testing Centre
  • Have many, many years of clicker training experience
  • Have successfully competed in Gundog Working Tests, Agility Shows & Obedience Competitions (including the Discover Dogs KCGCS PB semi-finals) obtaining numerous places
  • Represented Weimaraners as a breed at the International Festival of Falconry
  • Successfully shown our dogs to Championship level including at CRUFTS, obtaining breed class and BASC placements at CRUFTS
  • Have taken part in various Working Trial days
  • Have completed Blood Tracking days with both Puppies and Adult dogs
  • Have successfully worked our dogs to the gun and in GWT’s
  • Have hosted ‘The International House of Reiki’ UK events
  • Have bred dogs ourselves
  • Have taken part in International Dog Events
  • Have also trained with many well known competitive trainers in their individual fields
  • Breeder of Longhaired Weimaraners that both show and work successfully in various disciplines (field, agility, obedience)

I am happy for you to ask questions regarding qualifications and experience at any time, please do not hesitate to get in touch if you need more information.