So what is Dogmanners? Well it's exactly that … we give you the knowledge and the skills to train your dog in understanding manners. Whether it is walking on the lead without pulling, coming back when called, jumping up, to name but a few.
David and Carol have both written an introduction about themselves. They both have an enormous zest for dogs and for teaching.
The patience I have, coupled with the knowledge gained through years of owning horses and dogs from the age of eleven, gives me great joy to see the difference I can make with nervous, introvert, aggressive or even just naughty dogs.
I suppose we could be called (Behaviorists) but I don’t like the word, I have been involved in obedience training since 1985, both working and from 1987 teaching, I have qualified as both a DTI solo and advanced trainer at Harlaxton College Grantham in 1987 & 1990. My experiences as a GSD obedience handler consists of working through Beginner to class C and just missing out on my Kennel Club Obedience Warrant, unfortunately due to the loss of my first special GSD Josh. I have trained lots of other breeds including those things called Collies i.e. Working Sheepdogs and Border Collies.
Working with people every week at the largest dog-training club in Britain has given me varied experiences and knowledge in different ways of teaching people to train their own dogs. Within the club I have taught 40 dog handlers to become committed trainers for HDDTS.
If you want an honest approach to sorting your problems give Carol or myself a call.
I have always had a passion for animals, like most girls I wanted a horse but my father said that I could not keep one in the garden. So I turned my attention to dogs and rabbits. Although we had dogs at home, my first dog was a black Labrador and we were inseparable. I joined my local dog training society in Ware, Hertfordshire where I trained Duke to an advanced level. I was then asked to become a Trainer, after several months of in house one-to-one training I attended a weeks residential course run by the Dog Trainers Institute Course and in 1982 gained a 1st grade award; everything snowballed from then on.
A few years later in 1990 I also gained my advanced grade and have become a trainer’s trainer; teaching people how to become dog trainers. I have many years dog training experience in my areas ~ more importantly I still enjoy dog training. I have worked with puppies, rescue dogs, aggressive dogs and handlers whom wish to ‘work’ their dogs at obedience competitions. I have also worked with disabled handlers and disabled dogs, results have been very rewarding.