I am proud to announce that I recently passed the Canine Principles Certification course “Canine First Aid”, which is accredited by UK Rural Skills Ltd.
As a professional member of The Association of INTODogs, I received this Trainer Pack free of charge from K9 Connectables to trial with my own dogs. The following review is unbiased and totally neutral based on my dogs’ and my tests.
In order to for us to make lasting behaviour changes at the base level, we have to dive below the surface and see what might really be going on.
Professional Accreditation Following on from achieving the Level 6 qualification, I am happy to announce that I have now gained professional accreditation. I have become a full member of INTODogs, receiving the accreditations: Certified Canine Behaviourist and Certified Dog Trainer. This also includes full membership of the ICAN (The International Companion Animal Network) as bothRead More
In March 2019, I successfully achieved the Level 6 (degree level) “Advanced Diploma in Canine Behaviour Management” from Animal Jobs Direct. This means I can now use the designation “Adip CBM” after my name. As part of the Advanced Diploma, I had to write a thesis which should extend existing knowledge while encouraging further discussion.Read More
The Importance of Vet Checks … When Dealing With Behaviour Issues At a basic level behaviour can be seen as motor-responses to events, which are repeated through reinforcement. However, behaviour goes beyond the original theories of Pavlov, Skinner, Watson and Thorndike. It is a much more complex process, influenced by internal factors (genetics, physiology,Read More
Think Dog Positive is proud to be associated with The Dog Welfare Alliance, an organisation promoting canine welfare and supporting rescue shelters. The DWA is open to anyone with an interest in canine welfare who only advocates the use of force free training/behaviour methods. Please click the above link to find out more about theRead More
The Importance of Enrichment and Mental Stimulation I originally posted this on Facebook but think it deserves a more permanent place. This speeded up clip shows how important it can be to give your dog something to do when you leave them alone. The “spikey dumbell” was filled with smelly cheese, treats andRead More
I’m delighted to say that I have been accepted as Friend of the Association of INTODogs, a professional membership body devoted to promoting force free methods and acting as a register for certified professionals in Canine Behaviour & Training. Tony Think, Dog Positive!