I am qualified and accredited member of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT) on the Principles of Dog Training & Behaviour with the OCN following their Code of Ethics. In 2018. I am a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers membership number 01433, a Dog Training College Approved Instructor and an accredited Instructor for Canine Hoopers UK (CHUK). I am also Platinum Member of the Pet Professional Network and a member of the International Companion Animal Network (ICAN).
Saturday & Sunday morning 9am - 12.00 held at our beautiful secure field on the South Downs 5 minutes from Clanfield at Hyden Farm, Hyden Farm Lane with countryside, wildlife & livestock distractions. Classes run as rolling 8 week blocks so dogs can join when there is room on the class.Learn More
Tuesday evening classes at Community Centre, Springwood Avenue, Waterlooville in the smaller hall which is suitable for all dogs. ,Classes run as rolling 8 week blocks so dogs can join when there is room on the classLearn More
I have been on diets on and off all my adult life and I have lost lots of weight and then gained more. After attending the ClickerExpo Luminos conference last weekend and listening to the wonderful Dr Susan Friedman it has today occured to me that the reason s (apart from having no self control). The motivation most diets use are not conducive to long term behaviour change. I am no scientist like Dr Friedman so will explain this in my own wayRead More
Communication breakdowns don't just apply to human relationships it also occurs in dog/human relationshipsRead More
Did you know dogs & bears are closely related? I didn't until a couple of weeks ago. I had the privilege of spending some time in the Canadian Northern Rain forest with Grizzly Bears and some very knowledgeable guides. All my observations were taken from a boat and the bears had the whole forest to disappear into if and when they wanted but they chose to carry on doing their thing knowing we posed no threat to them.Read More
Had our first training session on Sunday and what a difference in Rio already. Gill taught us as well as him on how to react to things around us and to watch him and let him tell us if he is nervous Looking forward to next week . Highly recommended.
Gill is patient and encouraging. The sessions really help to build trust between dog and owner. We have learnt strategies to help with various behaviours in a positive way. Thoroughly recommend.
Reactive Dog Training I have attended two courses with my 2 reactive dogs. Gill is very positive and has helped me have to confidence to recognise signals from my dogs and act accordingly. I have even started walking them again! And Flappy has made a new friend on our walks!!! Thank you
Very good for new owners Gill is very good at showing how new owners can spot the behaviours in dogs and overcome them to the benefit of both. By showing owners and explaining what the dogs are doing and why, you get invaluable tips on how to control and enjoy the dogs without worry. Bertie has loved the sessions and so have I, and both dog and owner have come on in leaps and bounds!
Great opportunity for my dog to meet farm animals in a controlled setting. Will be booking into the next one.
Back to Basic's is just what Theo and I needed. Theo was an easily distracted dog when out and now he is a pleasure to walk. Great environment for lessons. Thank you Gill for the training and advise
Great to be around farm animals and be up close to the lambs. Lyla didn’t seem to be to bothered by them. Gill does take a slow and gentle approach so that dogs can process the environment they are in. Good afternoon. Thanks Gill.
Absolutely superb Had a fabulous first session with Gill. Usha had an absolutely brilliant time, she slept for hours after! Plenty of opportunities for her to learn, play and 'be' in a safe, controlled environment. We both learnt new skills ... and are already practising them at home. Gill explained everything really clearly which made everything so much easier to do! Thank you, really looking forward to the next session
Great Fun for Dogs We have been bringing Lottie our Jack Russell to Hoopers on Sunday mornings and she absolutely loves it. The trainers are brilliant and explain the exercises really clearly and make it fun for the dogs with plenty of opportunity to socialise too.
Hi Gill I hope you are ok and all your classes are going well. I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciated the classes you did for us and for all that you taught us – a big thank you! Ella and I did really enjoy the classes, especially the puppy socialisation ones. I feel they really helped Minnie get on with the other puppies and got her used to being around new dogs and experiences. I get lots of compliments about how well trained Minnie is, which makes me a very proud puppy mum! She is very obedient (on the whole!), sociable and keen to please. I do lots with her off the lead – she never goes far and comes back quickly if called. I believe that a lot of this is due to what you taught me and it gave me confidence with Minnie and her training. I love being out and about with her and she is now enjoying running off road with me, which is just great for us both! So a big thank you from all of us for your help and guidance (and a woof and a lick from Minnie!)