THE  DOG  HUB - Promoting responsible dog ownership in the Borough of Camden

ABOUT THE TRAINERS

THE DOG HUB. Dog training and behaviour. Susan CLOSE: ADipCBM, MGoDT(MT), MIACE
(Qualified Behaviourist: Advanced Diploma Canine      Behaviour Management with Distinction)
(Master Trainer, Guild of Dog Trainers)

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 Distinction in the ADipCBM (Advanced Diploma in Canine Behaviour Management) making her a qualified canine behaviourist.  She is also 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, reactive dogs and nutrition. She is currently adding to her skills by studying for a Certificate in Puppy Training and a Diploma in Canine Aggression. Please see "What is a behaviourist" page for details of Susan's behaviourist knowledge. 


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Susan has two assistants - YARO NOVYCHENKO and PAUL SOUTHWARD. Both are studying to become master trainers and behaviourists. 


The Dog Hub. Dog training in the London Borough of Camden. Barbara NEDAS: CAP 1 & 2
PDTI Instructor Certificate with 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. 

 


THE DOG HUB TRAINERS SUSAN CLOSE BARBARA NEDASSusan (left) and Barbara (right)