We are team, you, me and your K9
The relationship between an animal and their owner is a unique connection. Elite K9 Academy helps you understand what your dog is saying. This will continue to build and strengthen your bond. Choice is empowering and will cross into all aspects of training, we always train for reality. Bespoke programmes that can work around your needs, your environment and your Elite K9.
Nervous dogs and nervous owners are my speciality. Let me show you how to gain confidence and to help give you clear decision making skills.
Compassion, dedication and Empathy
I have been experiencing life with animals since a young girl, both personally and in my long career with animals. Starting with a Guinea Pig called Nibbles, a pony called Solo, my heart dog Jenson a GSD and currently my fluffbutt Sabre who has taught me more about animal communication than I could ever hope to know.
I am on a journey of discovery and knowledge, constantly learning to enable me to help you be the Elite companion that your dog needs.
Your dogs communication will be the very first thing we look at together. Understanding what your dog is saying is the key to unlock trust, communication and to enable growth as a team.
I am currently studying with ACE (Animal Centred Education), Canine Confidence (Janet Finlay),Canine Principles, IMDT & IMDTB and Canine School of Science
I have been assessed, offered and accepted membership with the IMDT (Institute of Modern Dog Trainers). I agree and adhere to their code of ethics, which fit inline with my own personal beliefs
I am a member of the Professional Pet Network and their associates, I have built up a trusted network of professionals that I can refer to, including consent based groomers, professional caring dog walkers, Vets and behaviourists.
I am also proud to be an approved Instructor for KAD (Kids Around Dogs)
At Your Service
Please call for a discussion about what I can do for you and your Elite K9
Basic training skills taught, enhanced and practiced.
If your Elite K9 needs help with a specific training issue then 1.2.1 training may be a great option for you. Sessions can be done at my secure private venue or a place of your choosing, with personalised plans to fit your pet’s needs and your lifestyle.
Discover Puppy Programme
Four tailored sessions
Its so exciting, but also can be a little daunting when you decide on adding a Pup to your home. My Discover Puppy Programme of 4 sessions can be taken at any time before your pup is 16 weeks old. We can even do a session before you bring Pup home to discuss all your requirements and how we can help Pup settle and fit in right from the very start. A welcome pack and on completion a certificate and rosette.
Suitable for all dogs regardless of age
Discover your K9 suitable for pups, adolescent, elderly. Catering for all types of pooches. Exploration of novel items in a new environment. Freedom to just be a dog safely. Opportunity to observe your dogs body language in a safe, secure environment. Helpful for those whirlwind pooches to learn to slow down. Mental enrichment and gentle exercise and so many more benefits
Discover K9 Pawsome Walk
Fun interaction £5 per dog
An organised on lead walk with appropriate real life training. Small numbers. Safety of your dog and others are paramount. Suitable for 99% of dogs. Please call to discuss your needs
Personalised and Professional
Bespoke training programmes of 3,6 and 8 sessions. These can be over weeks and/or months to fit in with your lives.
KAD approved trainer
Kids Around Dogs
I am a KAD Kids Around Dogs approved trainer. I can help your fearful child feel more comfortable around dogs by using the KAD protocol.
Consisting of 7-8 short sessions with some fun homework. Parent supervision and cooperation essential
Suitable for children from 4yrs upwards
Always setting up for success
Discover Confidence Programme
Having a dog that is nervous and reacts to other dogs can be very upsetting, frustrating and can undermine your confidence and make you question how can you help your dog
This is where my Discover Confidence Programme comes in.
First I will take a detailed history from you as I aim to help your dog primarily and this could mean that I refer your dog to a Behaviourist suitably qualified, known by me and experienced.
Our first session would be at my secure venue where your dog will explore novel items. We will look at your dogs movements, body language and confidence levels in a new environment.
Your second session will be in a quiet area near to me and we will practice loose, long line skills, spatial awareness, your body positioning and subtle cues that you may be giving to your dog without realising.
Your final session will be somewhere that you may walk regularly and will put all the previous skills learnt into practice.
You will receive notes after each session, skills to practice at home, on going support throughout your programme.
You can book further singular sessions after completion of the initial programme.
"Trust is the basis of any relationship"