Hi, I'm Claire and I love helping puppies, dogs and their human families!
I've been working with dogs for around 20 years; at various boarding kennels & rescue centres, with 10 of those years being spent at Hearing Dogs for Deaf People where I became a qualified dog trainer. I was also part of the Hearing Dogs display team for 7 years with my demo dog; Scout, which was great fun
I have a BTEC National Diploma in Animal Care, and a BSC (hons) from the University of Lincoln in Animal Behaviour Science. I passed my Puppy School training in 2017 and am a qualified tutor. I also attend lots of seminars, courses and conferences each year to keep my knowledge up to date
I am proud to be part Puppy School which is a large network of supportive tutors that are selected for their knowledge & experience. We have all also received comprehensive training from Gwen Bailey; renowned behaviourist & head of Behaviour at one of the largest animal welfare charities for over 12 years, Gwen lectures internationally and has 13 published books. Being backed by Gwen is a privilege!
My puppy School classes are accredited by the ABTC. This is something I'm really proud of, due to their high standards. You can be sure that your puppies will be in good hands, with only scientific & kind methods being used
I am also a provisional member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC), which means having gained the relevant academic qualifications & I am gaining the practical experience necessary for full membership. In order for veterinarians to feel confident about referrals, full members of the APBC have to have the highest professional standards, knowledge and expertise. It is an honour to have been accepted as a provisional member of such a well respected organisation
I am also a registered Darwin Dogs trainer, so it's great to be in the assistance dog world once again too
I hope to hear from you soon!