Welcome to About Your Dog, your ethical, educational canine care service.

My name is Jade and I am a professional dog trainer working between Hampshire and the West Midlands. I am a force-free trainer accredited by the Professional Association of Canine Trainers (PACT) and the Animal Behaviour and Training Council (ABTC), the most respected training body in the UK. Prior to my specialist training I studied Animal Welfare & Society at the University of Winchester. It has taken me four years of studying to get to this point, a responsibility I do not take lightly. From October 2021 I will be studying MSc Clinical Animal Behaviour at the University of Lincoln to become an accredited behaviourist.

I have extensive experience working with all sorts of dogs. I have volunteered for shelters in both the UK and overseas, with highlights including charities in Thailand and Sri Lanka. 

It is important to me that your training is not only well-informed and based on science, but low-pressure and fun! During your time with me you can expect to get a bespoke training experience featuring games and challenges to keep you engaged and motivated. More importantly, you will join a community of like-minded people working hard to improve the lives of their dogs!

Find out more about my services here

Please see more about PACT here:

https://www.pact-dogs.com/

Please see more about the ABTC here:

https://www.abtc.org.uk/

Continuing professional development (CPD) 2019-2021

  • Canine Forensics Foundation

  • Resource Guarding: Useful construct or unhelpful label?

  • In Defence of Dogs - John Bradshaw

  • Mission Control - Jane Arden

  • Control Unleashed - Leslie McDevitt 

  • Mine! - Jean Donaldson

  • Fight! - Jean Donaldson

  • The Culture Clash - Jean Donaldson 

  • Learning about Border Collies - Kay Laurence

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