Dog Behaviourist, dog trainer
Just some of the training & behaviour modification services Inspiring Pet Teaching offers to your clients include:
Individualised in-practice training - for your patients who find it difficult to come into the practice, are not comfortable being handled for examinations/minor procedures, settling in kennels, wearing muzzles, etc. Low stress handling in practice is a passion!
Safe Kids’n Dogs - practical bite prevention advice aimed at educating families to keep children & dogs safe & happy together.
Pre-Pet Counseling - taking a look at the PDSA Animal Wellbeing (PAW) Reports over the past few years, no more needs to be said!
One To One Pet Teaching - private training, in-home lessons to teach anything form puppy socialisation & early learning, to manner & life skills, to problem-solving for unwanted behaviours to fun stuff!
Kitty Clinics - to provide individualized advice for your multi-cat household clients, those cats with FIC/FLUTD, &/or your arthritic or overweight patients.
Group classes - these are small & personal, & always Pawsitively fun!
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Having graduated from Karen Pryor’ Academy for Animal Training & Behaviour & completed Susan Friedman’s Living & Learning with Animals course for professionals in 2012-20015, I now have a foot firmly in both the veterinary & behaviour camps, understanding their intricate balance & the teamwork required for each. I have a real passion for welfare, as well as for nursing to the highest achievable level, & this naturally translates to my training & behaviour work too.
I have worked with animals, their owners & the veterinary community for many years &, with my university nursing background, scientific, up-to-date learning & teaching principles remain very close to my heart. I bring the same principles of care, empathy & kindness, as well as a modern approach, to teaching both my animal & human learners.
So as to be able to continue to improve my knowledge & understanding of animal behaviour, & better help our mutual clients, I am also currently studying towards higher levels of knowledge & understanding. In 2016, I have gained advanced diplomas in canine & feline behaviour, passing with both distinction; as well becoming a full, assessed member of INTO Dogs, an Animal Behaviour & Training Council member. I have also certified on the FearFree Program, & regularly teach on patient-friendly practice.
Training with animals doesn't have to be about problem solving! Whilst Inspiring Pet Teaching is dedicated to helping promote the human-animal bond & focusing on improving the behaviours your clients want to see more of, there's so much more we can do!
A well-known feline specialist once said to me "you can’t effectively treat cats without understanding & working with behaviour" - we, at Inspiring Pet Teaching, believe that goes across the board - everything we do to promote animal welfare involves attention to behaviour, so let’s make it fair on our companion animals & help them & their owners communicate effectively, ensuring the best possible quality of life for both!
As you may be aware, when recommending your clients for training/behaviour modification, the duty of care remains with the vet - so we hope you appreciate the benefit of working with a qualified professional. By referring to Inspiring Pet Teaching you can be confident that your patients will be taught by an educated & qualified professional, who is fully insured & works to a strong code of ethics - your clients will be as valued & cared for as they are by you. We will provide written reports & updates on request, with the client’s permission, & endeavour to work with you as part of your patient’s care team.
Ken Ramirez, world-renowned behaviourist & biologist writes:
"Animals deserve the best care we can possibly provide. Training should not be considered a luxury that is only provided if there is time; it is an essential part of good animal care."