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Academy 4 Dogs is owned by Tracy whom has been working with dogs since the year 2000. She is a qualified guide dog trainer & a degree in Animal behaviour. She has trained all her team see her team below.
Here are her qualifications below;
BSc Hons Animal Behaviour ScienceNational Diploma in Animal Care and ManagementQualified Guide Dog Trainer for Guide dogs for the blindAn Award of Excellence from Millennium VolunteersTrained as a trainee veterinary nurse and groomerCertificate in Animal handling, training and Instructing- a course that put a rescue dog through the good citizen schemeAttended T-touch workshops and courses, Aggression Seminars, Annual Day Seminars with Companion Animal Behaviour Study GroupPassed step 1 and step 2 pets at home management levels.Certified in Animal Fist Aid (redone qualification in 2011)Certificate in pet store managementCertificate in safe use of veterinary medicinesQualified Nutrition CounsellorA Master Dog Trainer with Guild of dog TrainersA Full Member of the British Institute of Professional Dog TrainersA Full Member of the Canine Hydrotherapy Association (CHA)Level 3 certificate in Canine Hydrotherapy with small animals from Hawksmoor Training CentreBuddy's Award from Hawksmoor for the student that showed the most outstanding contribution during their assessment day in the hydrotherapy pool.Attended a day course in canine communication and body language.BAT (Behaviour Adjustment Training) for Puppies through to Adult Dogs; Prevention and Rehabilitation of Aggression, fear and frustration CourseManaging & Training, Behaviour Counselling, Puppy & Adult Classes, a 4 day course by Dr Iain Dunbar Dog Law course by Trevor CooperVictoria Stilwell (it's me or the dog) Seminar on Common dog issues and aggression in dogs.Behaviour Adjustment Training Instructors Course for 5 days, passed the exam to become a CBATIA Shadow day at School for Paws in Shrewsbury Puppy Development course with IMDT (institute of Modern dog trainers)4 day Instructors course with IMDTA seminar in Force Free dog Training by Chriag PatelWag Together Conference at A4D talks on Dog Reactivity/aggression by James Carroll, Debbie Busby & Sarah HB2 day Trick training course with Nando Brown Agility 3 day Instructors course Level 1 Kim HuntAgility 3 day Instuctors course Level 2 Kim HuntShadowing the UK champion in Agility Shaun Hunt Scent work Level 1 by Helen Greenly5 days shadowing Crufts Champion Di Martin in scent work & obedienceBite Prevention Seminars - Victoria Stilwell MAYWag Together Conference at A4D talks by BUD programme, hearing dogs & Di Martin (crufts champion) doing a demo/talkHow to change predatory chase behaviour in dogs by David Ryan SeminarClicker Exp 3 Day conference 2014 & 2015Happy Recallers by Nando Brown in DecemberCanine Nutrition Course & raw feeding Training Chickens level 1 with Chirag PatelProfessional Animal Trainers Level 1 course at Paradise Zoo in londonTraining Chickens level 2 with Chirag PatelDog Assault courseBite Prevention course 2014 & 2015Ken Ramirez courseChicken Training level 3- polishing a dog trainers motor skillsGrumpy Dog Course IMDTDog Training with Iain Dunbar Dolphin Training Academy Basic Award Training, MexicoDolphin Training Academy Advanced Award Training, MexicoSusan Friedman 2 days course in animal behaviourVisit to Amazing AnimalsSeparation Anxiety training course with Positive Animal SolutionsNational Bite Prevention CourseDog Precision courseDog KC Sports courseWoof ConferenceKathy Sado courseDog Cognition course Attended 2 x Dog Fest FestivalsPet Industrial Summit in Orlando FloridaPuppy Conference 2018 (coming up)Dinner with 8 trainers in LondonTracy has been working with dogs since 2000. She has also previously worked for a large organisation as a full time dog trainer, teaching puppy & adult obedience courses, agility classes for beginners & advanced, one to one training, good citizen classes (bronze, silver and gold), training for boarding dogs and working in their dog creche facility. She also has worked in a canine hydrotherapy pool for 3 years for a dog centre doing fun and medical swims. She has also been a kennel manager for a large kennels in Cheshire and has done over 600 hours of volunteering in vets, kennels and groomers. All this hands on experience alongside her qualifications and working as a guide dogs trainer, tracy has a very good understanding of how dogs think and learn. She owns three dogs, a Labrador, a rescue Cavalier King Charles, an Italian Spinone and she also has a family Yorkshire Terrier Millie whom she looks after also.Tracy tries to keep her knowledge up to date by going on courses every year, each year she has courses booked in many countries to bring back cutting edge up to date methods.Academy 4 Dogs Pet care team
These people in red look after your dog, cleaning up after them, playing, cuddling, supervising play & group manners.
Happy Hounds DTS (the people in blue, trainer Lauren was missing from the photo below when taken)
We are lucky to also work alongside Happy Hounds DTS (Dog Training School) Ltd whom run training classes at Academy 4 Dogs, they also come in & train our daycare dogs as a thank you for using our establishment & equipment for their classes. Here is the team that will be training your dog, giving you your reports daily;
Master dog trainer for Guild of Dog Trainers