philosophy

ETHICal

Methods and equipment recommended or used will be consistent with the principles of force-free training. We are proud to comply with the PACT Code of Conduct.

science-based

Our training methods are underpinned by scientific evidence that reward-based training enhances learning, and supports a stronger bond between you and your dog.

kind

An inclusive and welcoming learning environment, in which you and your dog are treated with kindness and respect, is at the heart of what we do. 

knowledgeable
and qualified

gemma ellis pact-ksa

FOUNDER AND TRAINER

I am a student member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC), and am studying Clinical Animal Behaviour (MSc) at The University of Edinburgh.

I am a full member of the Professional Association of Canine Trainers (PACT), having completed its comprehensive dog training instruction course and undertaken practical and theory assessments.

I continue to attend various workshops and seminars from professionals in the field to further my knowledge.

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