Welcome to Tally-ho Pups!
Hi, I'm Abbie and I provide one to one sessions in Huntingdonshire, either at your home or in the local area, to dogs of all ages, to support you with any behavioural problems.
I use modern, positive reward based techniques during all of my training sessions and heavily advise against aversive methods such as prong collars, shock collars, choke chains and dominance theory. Numerous studies have found that dogs who were trained with aversive methods are more likely to have behavioural problems and exhibit stress, whilst the owners reported higher cases of aggression, hyperactivity and anxiety.
Not only is reward based training better for a dog's welfare but it also provides good behavioural enrichment in their lives. Dog training should be fun for you and for your dog! Dogs learn better in a happy, relaxed environment and training is a fantastic way to strengthen your relationship with them.
Level 4 PETbc Accredited Advanced Canine Behaviour Diploma from the British College of Canine Studies
Level 3 Pet First Aid & CPR Qualified
Level 3 Award in Canine Behaviour Training
Canine Hoopers World Instructor
Gold level Member of the Pet Professional Network (PPN)
Awarded for gaining a specific level of skill and competence in developing my business and a high level of skill in my field of work. This is awarded to only the most dedicated members after a minimum of one year's commitment to being part of the PPN community and taking an active role in supporting others in our industry.
Continuing Professional Development -
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is vital to keep up to date with new developments, research and training techniques. Here is a list of additional courses I have completed:
- Reducing Stress in the Domestic Dog (Jan 2022)
- Managing Resource Guarding (Jan 2022)
- Understanding Dog Aggression (Feb 2022)
- Separation Anxiety in Dogs (June 2022)
- Rethinking Group Dog Training (September 2022)
- Canine Communication Diploma (December 2022)
- Victoria Stilwell Academy 'Building Your Dog's Confidence' (March 2023)