Updated: Jul 30, 2020
A little about me - Jill Hirst BCCSDip.DogBhv - IMDT
BRITISH COLLEGE OF CANINE STUDIES Dog Behaviour Diploma
IMDT - Fully Qualified / Assessed Member of the IMDT - passed with Distinction
Diploma in Dog Walking and Pet Sitting
SOCS (School of Canine Science) - 30 days of Canine Science attendance
SOCS (School of Canine Science) - S46 (Scent studied for 6 months) a member of the WSDA World Scent Dog Association - 2020
SOCS (School of Canine Science) - Nutrition & Behaviour
SOCS (School of Canine Science) - Fear
Dr Isla Fishburn - The Complete Canine wellness
IMDT (Institute of Modern Dog Trainers) - Career as a Dog Trainer
IMDT - Perfect Puppy foundation
IMDT - Abnormal and Repetitive Behaviours
IMDT - Separation Anxiety and related behaviours
IMDT - The loss of a pet bereavement
IMDT - Thoughtful Enrichment
IMDT - Canine Aggression and Rehab
IMDT - Red flag behaviours - Canine emotional health
IMDT - Dogs and Kids
Canine First Aid and CPR certificate
COVID-19 - Compliant
And - One of my proudest achievements..
- Founder of Barka Lounge Doggy Daycare - ‘Where the Hip Hounds hang...’
A new wave of dog training is coming....at last.
I am a Force Free trainer. A dog behaviour specialist using positive reward based non aversive, no pain no fear training techniques.
You will find many dog trainers out there, some qualified, some not.
What’s important is finding one with an understanding of the scientifically proven methods that work.
Methods that have been researched and tested.
I’m not here to judge you, I’m here to help you.
Each dog is a unique personality, with unique behaviours, lifestyles, beliefs and understandings of the big wide world. No different to us.
What helps in the dog training world is if you work with a trainer who has that understanding, the right education and training, the right tools, is non judgemental and it also helps if they have sense of humour.