ADipCBM, MGoDT (MT), MIACE
SUSAN has owned and trained dogs and horses since she
was in her teens. Since 2004 she has focused
on dog training and the scientific analysis and modification of their behaviour. She has achieved:
- Advanced Diploma in Canine Behaviour
Management with Distinction - making her a qualified consultant canine behaviourist
- Master Trainer with the Guild of Dog Trainers - confirming her capability as a professional dog trainer
- Certificate in Puppy Training with Distinction
- Full Member, Institute for Animal Care Education
- Currently studying for the Diploma in Canine Aggression
She is a founder member of iTD, the National Register of Dog Trainers and Behaviourists and a member of The Registration Council for Dog Training and Behaviour Practitioners.
Her training groups (puppy
onwards) at THE DOG HUB aim to teach urban dogs and their owners how to cope
with the many challenges of inner city life. The one-to-one problem solving arm
of her practice expands on this: she is committed to rehabilitating dogs that
struggle to cope with the stresses and strains of living in today's fast-moving
world in dense and noisy metropolitan environments. All the training and support Susan offers is non-judgmental: "You
can't change the past, but you can
influence the future!" Susan has vast experience not just in the assessment and
teaching of dogs, but also thirty years experience working in IT with people with SPLDs (specific learning difficulties). She believes
that learning should be fun and that, because the activities learned should be
fit for purpose, she offers each dog and its owners thoughtfully tailored
training packages. The retired head of the Status Dog Unit recently said of her that: "You can’t beat academic and experience and she has both in abundance".
Susan attends seminars and courses from the best dog training and behaviour practitioners in order keep her skills up to date. These cover topics such as aggression, dogs and the law, and reactive dogs. She has a current DBS (disclosure and barring service) certificate.
Susan has two assistants - YARO NOVYCHENKO and PAUL SOUTHWARD. Both are studying to become master trainers and behaviourists.
CAP 1/2, PDTI Instructor Certificate (Excellence)
BARBARA is a founder member of The Dog Hub Community Project and joins Susan to work with referrals from the local authority, police and other statutory bodies. See "Community Project" page for more information. She runs her own private practice in Hampstead. She has a current DBS (disclosure and barring service) certificate. Susan (left) and Barbara (right)