About Annie

About

I’m a graduate of Exeter University in Animal Behaviour where I studied for four years, including one years study in South Carolina. Currently I am based in Epping Essex, covering behavioural issues in Essex, Hertfordshire, Cambridge and London. My studies and experience working with animals allowed me to develop a scientific, evidence based approach to working with animals. This coupled with continued work experience and research into the scientific basis of behaviour have allowed me to really refine my approach to dog behaviour and training.

 

From a very young age I have been fascinated with the way animals interact. In the absence of language it was clear to see these animals had alternative, more primitive, but by no means less sophisticated ways of communicating. This interest followed me into my teenage years where I started working with my own dogs and then friends and families, correcting problem behaviours at any opportunity. From here I decided I wanted a greater understanding of exactly how and why dogs were behaving in these ways, which led me to study their behaviour professionally to help owners and dogs alike.

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What makes me different to traditional dog training?

To me, there is nothing better than enhancing the relationship between owner and dog. Allowing people to better enjoy and deepen their relationship with pets is my ultimate work. From obedience training to dealing with challenging or aggressive cases, strengthening the bond between canine and humans is always the end goal.

 

In most cases of misbehaving dogs, it can be a simple case of miscommunication between owner and pet, with my expertise and guidance I can help turn things around and help build lasting relationships with your dog.

 

Traditional methods of dog training teach that we must forcefully dominate our pets, constantly asserting ourselves as Alpha. Whilst it is important to practice leadership, I believe in a consistently patient and calm approach that allows dogs to recognise me as the pack leader. With the correct knowledge and tools, you can do this too.

 

Central to my teachings is the importance of first listening to what the dog has to say. As a detached observer I am often able to pinpoint the stressor triggering the dog’s unwanted behaviour. From here, plan an achievable course of action for to renew a loving obedient relationship.

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Based in Epping, Essex I can easily reach most of the M11 corridor including Woodford, Loughton, Enfield Hertford, Chelmsford, Harlow, Bishops Stortford, Saffron Walden and Cambridge.

 

Here to help with practical, positive training that provides lasting results to all breeds, ages and behavioural issues.

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