Dog and puppy training using positive and fun techniques

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Virtual puppy training updated July.

I am thrilled that we are currently making plans to return to indoor group puppy training from August /September 2020.

As an alternative, for both puppies and juniors  we are continuing to offer online training sessions as well as face to face consultations for behaviour problems on a 1-1 basis.

I want to thank you for your kind support during this difficult time and both my team and I look forward to meeting many of you soon.

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Meet Catherine Tomlinson

As a professional animal behaviourist I provide my expertise to a number of Veterinary Centres in the Bridgwater, Taunton, Highbridge and surrounding areas. I am a fully credited member of the Association for Pet Behaviour Counsellors with experience in both cat and dog behaviour problems.

From the youngest puppy to oldest family friend there are often times when a little bit of help goes a long way. Be it learning their first steps in the big wide world or overcoming a behavioural concern I offer a range of services to help you and your companion.

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Our companion training and behaviour consultation services

Puppy training classes

Puppy training classes are a great way to start building a great relationship between you and your new companion.

Adult dog training classes

Your dog will be trained using only positive techniques and will be lots of fun for you and the family.

Private Training and Behaviour Consultations

Behaviour consultations can be provided as part of a programme package or through individual sessions.

Outdoor workshops

Enjoy the beauty of the Quantock Hills whilst you work with your dog to help them learn essential skills.

Puppy School

Our hugely popular 6 week Puppy School course is specifically for puppies under 20 weeks of age. The course comes with a comprehensive training manual so that you can do work at home and  at the end of the 6 weeks you will receive a certifcate and beautiful rosette.

It’s a safe and fun environment for you and your puppy to learn and socialise. At Puppy School only kind and positive methods are used to help you train your puppy.

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Virtual behaviour consultations

As an alternative to face to face meetings, we can also provide support through a Virtual Consultation.   All that is required is a computer with a webcam and an internet connection.

Virtual consultations are ideal for your pet if they cannot be transported due or if they are worried about being in an unfamiliar setting around unfamiliar people.

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Meet some of our wonderful trainers

Chloe Nicholas
Puppy Pow Wow Tutor

Chloe

Chloe has a Level 3 Animal Management qualification and has been working alongside Catherine since 2013. She runs the Puppy Pow Wow Sessions and instruct Puppy School classes in Bridgwater.

I have a Level 3 Animal Management qualification and have been working alongside Catherine since 2013 as her assistant. I am a fully qualified Puppy School Assistant Tutor and I run a pet service business where I offer walking, 1:1 training sessions and look after a variety of species. I have a great interest in the rate at which behaviour problems can be managed in the home environment.

I run the Puppy Pow Wow Sessions and instruct Puppy School classes in Bridgwater. Outside of training classes I take my own dog to the agility sessions which we have found a lot of fun to learn something new and challenging!

Kerry Baillie
Puppy School Assistant Tutor

Kerry

Kerry holds a Honours degree in Animal Management and became a fully qualified Puppy School Assistant Tutor at the start of 2019.

After completing a Level 3 Animal Management qualification I went on to complete a Honours degree in Animal Management whilst working alongside Catherine and becoming fully qualified Puppy School Assistant Tutor at the start of 2019.

I hold a special interest with behaviour in the canine world, focussing my dissertation on dog behaviour in relation to owner and dog relationships. I love learning so much about everything to do with dogs, from various breeds, socialisation and especially training with my own dogs.'