WHY ME?

I love helping people to help their dogs. 
Having worked with hundreds of dogs and owners to resolve their problems, I'm able to put the right solutions in place in the quickest time.
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CLARE RUSSELL

Pet Behaviour Therapist DipCAPBT

Dogs have always had a special place in my heart, and I was lucky enough to have my own rescue dogs from the age of 14

​Following some challenges with our first family puppy, and unable to find help locally, I began to educate myself further on dog behaviour. Books, magazines and videos were my source of knowledge and the more I learned the more I enjoyed training my dog.

​To increase practical experience, I began fostering rescue dogs for local charities. One of the dogs being fostered had quite a few behavioural problems that were above the skill level of the local trainer. Alone in the park with a large black dog and no one to help me, I made the decision to help him myself and ended up following pet behaviour therapy as a career. My goal has been and still is to prevent dogs from being euthanised due to lack of knowledge and resources. To this day I still bring in dogs who need expert help and work to help others learn how to do the same.

My search for education led me to the work of Kay Laurence and her thoughtful, challenging style of thinking deeply about dogs and how we train them. After gaining an Advanced Diploma with COAPE and the support of Kay’s supportive learning community I soon found my feet. I've been teaching classes and helping private clients since 2003.  

Away from classes and consults I continue to learn from Kay and am lucky enough to help other trainers develop their skills, improve their learning and develop their businesses. 

​​Most importantly my own dogs teach me something new every day. 

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