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Experience and Qualifications

Qualifications

A level psychology B
A level biology D
A level English literature C

BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour and Welfare, Preston University 2:1, graduated 2003

Professional memberships

Provisional member of the Association Of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC)

Full member of the Institute Of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT)

Supporting member of the International Association Animal Behaviour Consultants (IAABC)

Courses/continual provisional development (CPD)

1. Practical/theory based courses in person

Cheltenham Animal Shelter

Dangerous dog training, 2009
Dog law and legislation, 2009

The Institute Of Modern Dog Trainers IMDT

Pharmacology and physiology (2 day course), 2016

Career as a dog trainer (2 day course), 2016

Body language and communication, 2016
Abnormal behaviours and compulsive disorders, 2016

Canine aggression and rehabilitation, 2017

4 day practical instructor course, 2017

Pre-assessment course, 2017

2 day assessment course, 2017

Veronica Boutelle

How to run a successful dog business, April 2017

The Dog Training Barn

Chirag Patel – expanding your force free training kit

Happy Dog Training Company

Reactive dog training course – practical and theory based

Association Of Pet Behaviour Counsellors 

2017 conference

Ian Dunbar 

Dr. Ian Dunbar’s UK visit, Dog and Bone, adult dog training, puppy training and canine aggression and rehabilitation – 3 days, November 2017

Case study level 1 – Working towards CCAB accreditation   

Battersea Dogs home – collie cross fear aggression, staffie cross arousal/separation issues 22/02/18

2. Webinars/online courses

Veronica Boutelle

How to run a successful dog business webinar, January 2017

Ian Dunbar

Dr. Ian Dunbar’s SIRIUS® Dog Trainer Academy – All 4 Days

Jean Donaldson 

Bully type behaviours in dogs

Work experience

Pegasus veterinary surgery 

One years work experience, 2000-2001

RSPCA kennels Cheltenham

Exercising and enriching the rescue dogs, 1998-2000

Cheltenham Borough Council Dog Warden

2 weeks work experience including liasing with Cheltenham RSPCA inspectors including cases of animal abuse, 2000

Cheltenham Borough Council Pest Control Officer 

2 weeks work experience shadowing the Cheltenham pest control officer, 2000

Pets As Therapy

2 years voluntary work with my dog Joseph, as a therapy dog at Charlton Kings residential home. 2006-2008

Bolton Guide Dogs For The Blind 

3 days shadowing the dog training instructor, 2001

Myerscough College 

Livestock management and welfare including – lambing, dehorning and tail docking, 2001-2004

Blackpool Zoo

One days work experience and research project on enrichment, 2002

Triple A Marbella

Work experience handling, walking and enriching rescue dogs, Summer 2015

Gwen Bailey’s Puppy School 

Voluntary work helping the class instructor at Guiting Power, Leckampton and previously in Tewkesbury, 2015-2017.

Previous employment

Cheltenham Animal Shelter

3 years employment, including role as head of the quarantine unit and behavioural assessments and co-ordinating work experience with vulnerable adults, 2009-2012

Pet Carers 

Dog walker and pet sitter, 2012-2014

Guideposts Trust 

Supervisor of after school activity center, for young adults with additional needs, 1998-2001

Penderels Trust

Personal assistant for young adults and children with physical disabilities and additional needs, 1997-2001

The National Star College

Assistant teacher for young adults with physical disabilities and additional needs

William Morris Camphill Community 

Assistant teacher for young adults with physical disabilities and additional needs

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Business marketing and promotion for local business professionals. Social networking and events management.