The ISCP affiliation programme has been set up with the aim of increasing cooperation and collaboration between students and teachers within all areas of canine study, for the benefit of all. The aim of this is to increase the support available for dogs, their carers and rescue organisations, through encouraging the study of a wide range of subjects in the canine psychology, behaviour, training and complementary therapy arenas.
The ISCP actively encourages continuing professional development, and runs a CPD programme for professionals. Affiliations with other schools, training centers and centres for complementary therapies help to further broaden the skills that can make a significant difference to the lives and wellbeing of dogs and people.
The affiliation programme gives ISCP students opportunities to train and study with leaders in the field of dog psychology, behaviour and training, while also strengthening links with other organisations who promote positive, force-free methods. ISCP students choosing to take part in this programme can include their additional studies and gain extra practical study for their ISCP diploma course.
Association of INTODogs
INTODogs is a members-only organisation for dog trainers, behaviourists and other dog professionals who promote only positive, force-free methods that enhance the quality of life for dogs and their owners. High ethical standards are expected of members, with the welfare and wellbeing of the dog and owner as the central focus. The exchange of ideas, support and advice between members, as well as continued professional development, are encouraged. INTODogs keeps members informed about all new regulations and teachings.
Dr Robert Falconer-Taylor BVetMed, DipCABT, MRCVS
Robert is our Course Development Consultant. He has worked in the veterinary profession for nearly 30 years, as a partner in an innovative small animal hospital group and as a locum. Alongside his role in day-to-day clinical medicine, Robert has also been very much involved in the management, communication, and education side of veterinary practice. During this time, he was directly involved in the conception and implementation of computerisation into the profession. This included a cross-fertilization with the human healthcare system in the UK and the development of cross-platform coding and classification systems for disease identification, tracking and surveillance. This is now an integral part of the World Health Organization’s One Health initiative.
Robert teaches and consults around the world along with writing for the veterinary and other professional press. He is also author of the informative PET CPD Blog, published on this website, which has been taken up and endorsed by many training and behavior organizations all over the world. Robert is currently working on a book and on the development of a range of accessible online education resources for the companion animal community.
He is an international consultant to the pet industry where he has engaged in the development and risk assessment of pet ‘toys’ targeted specifically at promoting the welfare of pets and their relationships with their owners. He was also actively involved in the development of the ‘The Puppy Plan’, first launched in February 2012 and updated in 2014, a collaboration between Dogs Trust and the Kennel Club.
His current primary academic interests include companion animal cognitive science and emotionality, nutrition and its effects on behavior, and applied neurophysiology, pharmacology, and therapeutics in companion animal behavior therapy. You can find out more on Robert's website.
Dr Isla Fishburn: Kachina Canine Communication
Wolf and dog expert and holistic behaviourist Dr Isla Fishburn founded Kachina Canine Communication. Isla has a BSc in Zoology, a Masters degree in Conservation and a PhD in Conservation Ecology. She teaches courses in dog and wolfdog behaviour and wellbeing. Isla is a member of the International Society for Anthrozoology (ISAZ) and the Association of INTO Dogs, and is on the Panel of Experts for the Dog Welfare Alliance.
Caroline Wilkinson: Ruff Hounds
Trainer Caroline Wilkinson is a certified dog trainer and Real Dog Yoga practioner and teacher, and runs Ruff Hounds training school. She gained her qualification through top pet behaviour counsellor, trainer and author Sarah Whitehead. Caroline runs classes in puppy training, mixed age dog training and Real Dog Yoga.
Dale McLelland: Being Canine
Dale McLelland is the owner and principal trainer at Being Canine in Ayrshire, Scotland. Dale gained an Advanced Diploma in Canine Behaviour and Management with distinction through Compass, and aims to foster a real partnership between dogs and owners and to encourage “thinking dogs.” Dale is a professional member of the Dog Welfare Alliance.
HumAnima CIC was founded by Kathryn Kimbley and is based in the West Midlands. This award-winning organisation provides counselling and tailor-made Animal Assisted Therapy and Animal Assisted Psychotherapy programmes, and also runs courses in Animal Assisted Therapy.
Maxwell Muir: Action For Dogs
Dogs have always fascinated me. From the domestic dogs we share our lives with to their wild and feral counterparts. And then there are wolves, the very beasts that captivated my imagination as a young boy and have instilled a passion in me that has been strengthened with every passing year of my life.
My training methods and interactions with dogs are motivated by a deep love and respect for the animal. I am in a continuous search for further knowledge and learning experiences to deepen my appreciation for dogs and the lives they lead. I share this knowledge with the aim to help owners and their dogs live fuller lives together. I also host regular seminars & lectures with some of the world’s leading names in canine behavior.
Chris Kent: The K9 Project
Chris Kent is the Project Founder and Programme Lead of the K9 Project, and author of the inspirational book “Hounds Who Heal”.
The K9 Project brings the magic of people and dogs together to create better outcomes for both. Working alongside their project dogs (all ex shelter dogs) Their unique range of programmes focusing on enhancing emotional well-being include animal assisted personal development coaching for adults, animal assisted education and activities for vulnerable young people and support and guidance for disadvantaged dog owners and their family pets. From children and young people who are not benefiting from conventional education to adults who want to change their lives for the better, we have facilitated numerous workshops, programmes, individual and group sessions to help them find new directions on their way through life. At K9 we believe everyone deserves at least a second chance, and by working alongside our lovely team of dogs we can help them find that opportunity, and grab it with both paws. (Sorry…hands!)
Avery Zann, publisher at Modern Dog Group
Modern Dog Group consists of several Facebook groups dedicated to sharing modern, science-based information with their members. The MDG Community Magazine contains a wealth of information and articles about all aspects of dog training, behaviour and health. You can join the Modern Dog Training & Behavior Group on Facebook, too.
Jill Breitner: Dog Decoder
Dog Decoder is a smartphone app about dog body language. In the name of safety and humane education between dogs and humans, I was inspired to create this app because of the large numbers of people being bitten by dogs because of the lack of understanding about how to read dogs, furthermore these dogs end up in shelters to be re-homed again and again or worse, euthanized.
For over 35 years, as a dog trainer I have devoted myself to coaching clients about the nature of dogs i.e, their body language and energy- as it relates to effective training for both dogs and humans alike.
Sally Hopkins: Dog Games
Sally is a renowned behaviourist, trainer and lecturer, and co-founder (with her husband, Sean Hopkins) of Dog Games Ltd. As the inventor and designer of dog harnesses, collars and leads, the Dog Games Fleece Lined Harnesses and Perfect Fit Harnesses have transformed the lives of dogs and their carers and resulted in Sally becoming a highly respected canine consultant for the global pet industry. Sprinkles TM, Sally’s method of helping dogs to learn how to be calm and focused, has revolutionised our understanding of dogs. The Dog Games Ltd website contains a wealth of information about a wide range of dog-related subjects in the areas of behavior, research and training.
Toni Shelbourne, dog and wolf expert
Toni Shelbourne has worked with domesticated and wild canids since 1989. After a long and successful career with the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, she started her own business as a Tellington TTouch Companion Animal Practitioner. She is now one of the highest qualified Practitioners in the UK.
In 2001 her skills in TTouch took Toni to the UK Wolf Conservation Trust were she meet a pack of socialized wolves. She went on to work with them for over a decade as a Senior Wolf Handler and Education Officer for the organisation. Through observing the wolves she has a unique insight into their behaviour. This led to her questioning the ingrained ideas about the alpha theory with dogs, ideas that were often in conflict with her own knowledge and observations. Today she advises wolf organisations and zoos on wolf behaviour and management.
Over the last decade Toni has been developing her writing. She spent two years editing and writing features for Wolf Print, the UK Wolf Conservation Trust’s international magazine. She went on to write for national dog magazines, rescue society newsletters and websites. Her first book, The Truth about Wolves & Dogs, was published in 2012 and followed in 2015 by Among the Wolves: Memoirs of a Wolf Handler. Since then she has published a number of books with more in the planning and writing stages. Her latest writing collaboration with author Karen Bush sees a series of books entitled Help… My Dog is. The first, Help…My Dog is Scared of Fireworks was a great success. More titles are planned. Visit the books website or the Facebook page for more details.
Linda Michaels M.A.
Linda Michaels, M. A., Experimental Psychology (Hons), focuses on the psychological aspects of dog behaviour that often mirror human psychological conditions, such as: fear, separation/attachment disorders and aggression as well as animal wellness. Her laboratory research experience in behavioral neurobiology examined the interface between behavior and the brain. Linda’s unique combination of scientific training and hands-on experience with dogs and wolfdogs creates a bridge between the worlds of research, dog trainers and pet parents as demonstrated in her presentation at the Pet 2015 Professional Guild (PPG) inaugural summit: Understanding Research: Making the case for force-free training. Linda was recently rated one of the top ten dog trainers in the United States, by Top Ten Magazine.
Linda’s worked with some of the most difficult cases at the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA across five years, and is an outspoken animal welfare advocate opposing dominance-based dog training methods and aversive collar devices.
The development of the Hierarchy of Dog Needs ™ (HDN) — A wellness and force-free behavior modification guide — is one of Linda’s most significant contributions to animal welfare and training. The HDN closes the door on the perceived need and advisability of using punitive or aversive methods to train our pet dogs, offering a clear, easy-to-use force-free alternative to some of the most popular teaching paradigms now available. The HDN is in use internationally by veterinary behaviorists, veterinarians, dog trainers (including working-dog trainers), groomers, shelters, rescues, animal welfare advocates, as well as pet parents, and will be available in Spanish soon (Dogalia).
Simons Soldiers Foundation
Simons Soldiers Foundation employs veterans to find and train homeless dogs as emotional support companions for veterans disabled by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The foundation uses cost-efficient, fast-track protocols to train rescue dogs to better meet the overwhelming demand for PTSD Emotional Support Companion Canines.
Simons Soldiers is Central Command for a network of cost-efficient, regional non-profit Training Centers to help PTSD vets and homeless dogs team to build productive, interactive lives.
This non-profit organization provides economy of scale, proven protocols, and a communications center for PTSD dog organisations to share ideas, improve programs, boost cost-efficiency, generate buying power and assist the most veterans possible. Most importantly, it dramatically expands training capabilities and significantly boosts the supply of specially-trained PTSD dogs for combat veterans.
You can also find Simons Soldiers on Facebook page.
Gwen Matear: Tynewater K9
Gwen is a client-centred behaviour practitioner, trainer and coach. Her wide variety of skills and experience includes: Board Director for Paws for Progress CIC, Registered Scentwork Trainer and Tracking Dog Assessor, a Kennel Club judge for Working Trials and Kennel Club Good Citizen Awards, a volunteer for Springer Rescue Scotland and Medical Detection Dogs.
Carole Justice Gray: Canine Bowen Therapist
Carole Justice Gray is the UK Co-coordinator of the European Guild of Canine Bowen Therapists (EGCBT) and authorised teacher of Canine Bowen Technique for EGCBT. She has been working as a Bowen Practitioner since 2009 in Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire as well as travelling far afield working with dogs. In 2014 after working with and shadowing Sally & Ron Askew for two years in UK and Switzerland, Carole began running and teaching the established EGCBT Canine Bowen Technique self-Interest and practitioner course in the UK with fellow Canine Bowen Technique practitioner Eileen Smith.
For further information about Carole, Canine Bowen Technique and the training courses available please see www.caninebowentherapist.co.uk.
Kathie Gregory is a qualified animal behaviourist specialising in advanced cognitive awareness and emotional intelligence. She has developed freewillteaching® a revolutionary new approach to teaching animals. Kathie regularly writes for PPG’s Barks from the Guild and Kennel & Cattery Magazine. Her first book, A tale of two horses: a passion for free will teaching, published by Hubble & Hattie is available from major booksellers online and instore.
Katie Scott-Dyer: Love Dog training
Katie Scott-Dyer APDT,UK, IMDT, TAGteach and ISAP has owned and operated Love Dog Training for the past 11 years. Based in South Gloucestershire, the business specialises in fun life skills puppy and dog training courses, and offers support far beyond the end of class. She also offers behaviour consultations.
Katie collaborates regularly with other local dog training professionals, writing and presenting workshops and seminars to dog guardians and professionals alike. Always learning, Katie is currently studying at undergraduate level and has ASD, autism spectrum disorder, which her work with canines and other species has greatly increased her abilities and confidence around people. She rides horses in her spare time and dreams of owning her own horse someday!
Jo Middleton, Dog First Aid
Dog First Aid Ltd specialises in providing certified training for dog professionals and is the UK’s leading Dog First Aid Franchise. Our Dog First Aid programmes are unique, UK courses teaching canine first aid designed specifically for those working with dogs. We are the only qualified UK company to offer the Continued Professional Development (CPD) accredited Emergency Canine Care™ (ECC) Course.
Our Core Purpose is to provide those working with dogs veterinary approved emergency dog first aid skills and the confidence to act appropriately and correctly when required. Please visit www.dog-first-aid.com for more information.
Sindhoor is a canine behaviour consultant educated by Turid Rugaas. She set up Bangalore Hundeskole in Bangalore, India with the goal of providing holistic and scientific care for our dogs, which attempts to improve a dog’s quality of life by altering the living environment, improving non-verbal communication between dogs and humans, improving diet and optimizing the lifestyle based on the individual needs of the dog and his/her humans. Bangalore Hundeskole recently opened Bangalore Hundeskole Academy which aims at providing several different courses that range from single weekend courses to year-long courses, catering to the different needs to pet parents, pet professionals and aspiring behavior consultants.
Sindhoor also writes on related topics in her own blog, as well as for other journals like Bark Magazine and PDTE Journal. She maintained, for two years, a weekly column on the topic in a local newspaper with a circulation of 156,000 daily. She is also the founder of Bombat Dawgz, a special interest group of dog lovers in the city with more than 10,000 members. Sindhoor is currently a full member of Pet Dog Trainers of Europe and is the editor for the PDTE Journal.
Lives of Streeties is a special project of Sindhoor’s, that aims to identify the activity budget of free ranging dogs. The larger goal of this project is to enable more studies on free ranging dogs, as a way to understand their “natural behaviour“.
Olwen Turns – Cloverleaf
I have been lucky enough to be able to tap into some of the top trainers and behaviorists, being there at the start of science based training and attending the earliest conferences in the subject. I have completed the Think Dog course run by Sarah Whitehead to become a qualified behaviorist.
People soon started asking me to recommend a dog groomer or a walker, or other pet services. These are all areas that anyone can set up in, as the only pet service that is regulated is Veterinary Practice.
I was made redundant (from Groundwork Northamptonshire) in 2011 and used the money to attend a practical dog grooming course alongside doing a paper based level 3 course. Once I had completed the practical course I set up Cloverleaf, offering a mobile grooming service while I looked for suitable premises to work from. Cloverleaf Canine Centre opened in Corby, Northants, in March 2012, offering grooming, day care, behaviour consultations and training all under one roof.
I completed the paper based grooming course in October 2012, gaining a diploma with a Distinction and am now proud to have the initials S.A.C. Dip after my name.
So that my clients know I am offering a great service I have joined the Pet Care Trust, am a member of the British Dog Groomer’s Association, and am on the sub committee of The Association of INTODogs. I am working on my own education all the time, attending courses and Continuous Professional Development training I am half way through doing a Foundation Degree in Canine Behaviour Management, looking forward to a future where all pet care is regulated. I am a member of the Kennel Club Accredited Instructors and will be taking the test this year to become a full member.
Cloverleaf grooming is a spa for dogs; with a hydro bath power shower for dogs, giving them a deep clean with a stimulating water massage, I offer pawdicures and facials for those who need a tidy up between full grooms. And as a qualified behaviourist I am able to work with dogs that have been banned from elsewhere.
More recently I am starting to specialise in remedial grooming for dogs that have issues at the groomers. I am finding that this is a growing problem and am taking referrals from other behaviorists that have had dogs referred via the vet. I am having to refer back to the vet in a lot of these cases as the dogs appear to be acting out of pain which has gone unnoticed by the dog’s usual care group, having a fresh pair of eyes is of obvious benefit to them. Once the pain has been managed I am able to work on counter conditioning and desensitization to get the dog back to being comfortable with the process.
I have also started up Pawsitive Ringcraft, because of some of the practices I was seeing at ring craft classes while taking my dogs training.
I currently have 3 border collies; Faie, who was gifted to me by her breeder and her offspring Tatty and Storm. Faie is the face of Cloverleaf and helps me run day care, she is happy to play with other dogs or just to hang out with them, depending on their needs. Tatty is blue merle and as nutty as they come. She loves the show ring and was at Crufts at only 9 months old. Storm was sold at 10 weeks old but came back at 6 months because of some behaviour issues he’d acquired. He’s still got some work to do but is shaping up to be a good stooge dog. Both Faie and Tatty have done the Good Citizens Bronze test.
Denise O’Moore. Mighty Dog Graphics
Mighty Dog Graphics is an Irish based company owned and run by Denise O’Moore ADipCBM, MIACE – whose background includes over 20 years experience in: Film, Animation, Comics, Graphic illustrations, Stage and Interior design work, along with being a trainer qualified in canine behaviour management, working with pet and assistance dogs. A professional member of PPGBI, supporting member of IAABC and certified Fear Free Professional.
Our ethics: MDG believes in and promotes positive training for all animals be it via graphic communication or physical association. We strongly look at education as the key to forwarding the area of dog training and look forward to being part of it as best we can.
Butternut Box cook and deliver boxes of fresh dog food to homes across the UK. Using human grade ingredients and cooking and low temperatures, Butternut Box have made it easy to serve your dog home cooked food safe in the knowledge that all of their meals are nutritionally complete and balanced.
Kevin and David, the founders of Butternut Box, focus on three things; making great dog food, providing an amazing customer experience, and giving back along the way. For every dog that signs up, they donate a meal to a homeless or sheltered dog.
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Elaine Stavert from Animal Therapy Works is a Canine Holistic Consultant. Educated by Turid Rugaas – IDTE Canine Behaviour and Training, Elaine is also a therapist practising Canine Merishia Massage, Indirect Myofascial Release, Acupoint Therapy, Photizo LED Red Light Therapy, Reiki Master and Herbal Choices (Zoopharmacognosy.
Elaine has an extensive canine herb garden at her home in Buckinghamshire where she makes aromatic waters (hydrosols), and herbal extracts for use in client sessions. Elaine particularly likes to work with senior dogs, and having survived a stroke, has a special interest in those with neurological issues.
Elaine is most interested in neuroplasticity, the gut microbiome and the brain-gut connection, and is continuing further research on these subjects whilst helping to educate people by taking her Happy, Healthy Dog talk to as many places as possible. As an herbalist, Elaine is author of 5 books for GMC (The Guild of Master Craftsmen) – how to make various herbal products – and advises clients on how to safely use essential oils and herbs with their dogs.
My name is Rachel Birt and I am the owner and teacher at Four Paws Learning and I share my life with six dogs and one very understanding husband.
I am passionate about teaching dogs and their people how to have fun and enjoy life together, in a gentle, mindful and positive way.
I have had dogs in my life for over forty years and have spent the last twenty years working hard to gain my reputation as a responsible and reputable breeder of working dogs under my affix Raezhaven. I started out with border collies and currently specialise in breeding, rearing and teaching the working variety of cocker spaniel.
I am a Dog Training Professional Full Member of the PPGBI, a Talking Dogs Scentwork(R) Accredited Trainer, am studying as a Tellington Ttouch Training Practitioner at Tilley Farm, and am student at The International School for Canine Psychology & Behavior (ISCP).
Puppies are my passion and are such a joy to teach, and it is no surprise to anyone that knows me to reveal that their needs are at the heart of developing my learning programme at Four Paws Learning. I am passionate about teaching them and their guardians how to develop the skills they need to fit into today’s society and learn in a fun, gentle way that is mindful and positive for all concerned both canine and human.
Finding a way to balance all the teaching that has influenced me over the years, especially in the last two years, and create a learning pathway that has a holistic approach, has been a journey of discovery and experimenting with synergy that fits, is most productive and rewarding in its outcome. The aim has been to empower the learner and enrich the canine human relationship by providing the tools and knowledge necessary to achieve their goals.
The feedback I have received from friends and clients has encouraged me to move forward in my thinking, formulate the skills I have learnt, use the experiences I have had and as a result I am excited at the opportunities that are unfolding and excited to see what is around the corner.
Jane Miller, LISW, IAABC-CDBC & AABP- CDBT
Executive Director Healing Companions, Inc
Jane Miller works in private practice as a licensed psychotherapist/clinical social worker, with a particular interest in holistic modalities of healing. Miller earned her BA in psychology and biology from Oberlin College, and her MA in Clinical Social Work from Case Western Reserve University. She received the Irene Sogg Gross Award for Humanitarian Services and has contributed scholarly essays for professional journals and anthologies in the field of clinical social work.
Author of Healing Companions: Ordinary Dogs and Their Extraordinary Power to Transform Lives, Miller currently focuses on educating others about the legal, ethical, and practical criteria of working with Psychiatric Service Dogs (PSDs). In her clinical practice, Miller provides assessments for clients for PSDs, assists them in finding potential PSDs (from shelter/rescue or foster homes), and works with the client through foundational training, public access training and task training.
Miller’s experience led her to establish the non-profit organization, Healing Companions, Inc. to fund the growing demand for PSD assessment, education, and training. Donations will implement scientific research to demonstrate how PSDs impact the lives of those that are severely limited in their abilities to function due to mental illness.
WHAT WE DO:
Our Mission is built on Three Pillars:
Saving shelter dogs and training them to be PSDs
Transforming the lives of those struggling with mental illness
Providing basic dog training job skills for inmates
Jane Miller’s lifelong passion for healing has emphasized the human-animal connection, culminating in her certification as a Canine Massotherapist, Reiki practitioner, and as a Certified Dog Behaviour Consultant by the International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants (IAABC-CDBC) and the Association of Animal Behaviour Professionals ( AABP-CDBC).
Jane’s work and passion as a psychotherapist is to eradicate the stigma in our society surrounding mental illness. Jane believes we need to share stories of those with mental illness who are living productive, independent lives filled with integrity, joy, struggles, and courage. Her passion is to change perceptions, taking the “I” out of mental Illness and changing it to “WE’” in mental wellness, through training shelter dogs in the role of psychiatric service dogs and placing them with those coping with mental illness. In this process, both the dog and human can live productive, independent lives, a win-win situation transforming the lives of so many
Jodie White is an educator first and foremost, and has spent decades as a qualified teacher, lecturer, coach and demonstrator. She has a natural ability to support her learners’ needs instinctively.
Jodie’s passion is in health, nutrition, holistic methods, and gentle observations, combined with specialising in calmness, reactivity and enrichment, enabling her to support behavioural changes with positive participation from the whole family in manageable and motivating steps.
Jodie is qualified with The International School for Canine Psychology and Behaviour (ISCP), The School of Canine Science as a Real Dog Yoga Practitioner, The Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT), Full TTouch Practitioner, TAGteacher®, University PGCE Postgraduate HND in Education, plus several years of CPD certificates. Owner of Jodie White Canine Consultant, Explore your Health, and collaboratively The Canine Revolution. Jodie is co-author of Beyond the Bowl – Canine Enrichment.
Jodie continually strives to bring positive choice training awareness and support to pet families through sharing her knowledge about dogs in a range of seminars, talks, workshops, through her one to one consultations and as an author. Jodie adopts an honest, caring and natural approach.
Jodie shares her life with her two gorgeous Labradors, Alfie, a disabled lovable boy who needed a complete lifestyle change when diagnosed at 6 months old, but with diet, exercise, holistic care, is happily doing well now at almost 6 years old. Millie, Jodie’s amazing girly, who joins her at events, to showcase choice training protocols and demonstrations of tricks, trust and human-canine bond!
Jodie is proud to be an Affiliate member of the ISCP and very much looks forward to supporting the ISCP programme and doing what she loves most, supporting people!
Milagro (Millie) Robinson
Millie Robinson is a qualified veterinary physiotherapist who is a registered member of the Institute of Registered Veterinary and Animal Physiotherapists (IRVAP). She provides a complete mobile veterinary physiotherapy service to a wide variety of animals from horses and dogs to cats and rabbits.
With a lifelong love for animals, Millie chose to study animal science degrees, finally specialising in physiotherapy after seeing the positive effects it can have on rehabilitation post surgery. With the belief that animal behaviour can often be linked to underlying physical pain, Millie aims to tackle the physical aspects of a dog’s health, with a mixture of techniques such as massage, electro-therapies and exercise prescription; whilst working with the owner to promote positive physical and behavioural changes.
Louise Wilson, Conservation K9 Consultancy
Louise is the former Director and Head of Training for 12 Years at specialist dog company, Wagtail UK, and founder of Conservation Dogs. She is the founder of Conservation K9 Consultancy.
Now, after over more than 15 years, Louise has trained and operationally handled hundreds of dogs in various specialist disciplines, from explosive detection, live body, cash/tobacco and drugs detection for border control and the police UK and abroad.
Increasing her expertise she also has trained and handled in a massive variety of wildlife detection roles, including; bat carcasses at wind turbine sites, the entry and exit point of mice in a building to help with pest control, ivory, lion skins and Pangolin scale detection for wildlife crime and smuggling prevention in Gabon, great crested newt detection for Amphibian Wildlife Conservation Project, cheetah scat in South Africa, dormouse nest detection for Cheshire Wildlife Trust and pine marten scat detection for the use by Vincent Wildlife Trust and Shropshire Mammal Group.
After a year’s leave of absence to start a family in South Africa, the multi business award winner and Network She Award Winner, Louise Wilson, returned to the UK and bounced right back into the conservation and detection scene.
With a Diploma in Higher Education in animal behaviour and welfare , 12 years’ experience of working and training specialist search dogs, a high level of enthusiasm and a genuine passion for dogs and wildlife, Louise is perfectly placed to provide a service that can offer a “Total Wildlife Solution” from supplying already trained dogs and handlers, to training handlers for their own projects and their dogs, to full project management and consultancy of a specific conservation project using specific scent trained dogs as well as courses for novices to experts.
This new and unique service provides specially trained wildlife detection dogs and handlers to conservationists, ecologists, wildlife crime officers and wildlife organisations to help with wildlife detection through a quick, efficient, non-invasive and non-biased method of surveying.
The first ever company to train dogs to work in a conservation role in the UK was started by Louise, and it is her belief that her dogs can detect any substance, in any environment, regardless of any distraction, given the right positive training and her enthusiasm, experience and total belief in her canine colleagues.
As well as interests in wildlife conservation, Louise is inspired to try and increase awareness of working dog welfare and mental health. Louise is always looking for a news project for detection such as invasive plant detection and illegal poison detection for UK wildlife crime.
Louise has travelled the world and been lucky to have worked in some amazing places, South Africa, Gabon, Tanzania, Mozambique, Montana and Europe, giving her a wealth of knowledge she is more than willing to share.
Louise is travelling UK and Worldwide to run workshops, demonstrations and presentations to increase the awareness of dogs working in conservation and helping stop wildlife crime.
Berkeley Dog Beds
Berkeley make the finest British dog beds. Our dog beds are stylish, totally fit for purpose and built to last.
The product range includes a unique pocket spring Waterproof Orthopaedic Mattress, a lightweight Raised Dog Bed and a Wooden Frame Dog Bed in solid English Oak.
All our beds are designed to ensure that your dog has the best, most comfortable and supportive sleeping accommodation possible thus contributing to a longer, healthier and happier life.
We are proud to support The ISCP and positive, force free training methods.
Caroline Hearn. Hedgerow Hounds
Caroline Hearn is a sports and remedial massage therapist qualified to treat canine, equine and human patients. She has run her own clinic for ten years and incorporates therapies such as myofasical release, manual lymphatic drainage, rehabilitation exercises and Photizo red light therapy into the treatment plan. A totally holistic approach is always used as this ensures a more successful outcome and long term improvement of an existing condition.
Caroline specialises in horse and rider treatments for a more harmonious partnership and has a special interest in managing senior dogs with mobility difficulties.
Through her lifelong obsession with dogs, passion for holistic healthcare, natural nutrition and foraging in the countryside, her company Hedgerow Hounds was born.
Hedgerow Hounds offer handmade nutritive herbal blends and other natural health products that have been approved by a holistic vet, plus advice on raw feeding, complementary therapies and a more natural way to deal with and prevent everyday health issues. Holistic Healthcare for Much Loved Dogs.
Patricia is a CPDT-KA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed), a TTouch Practitioner for Companion Animals, a National Program Educator Emeritus and licensed Evaluator for Pet Partners, and she is a certified research administrator (CRA). Patricia has extensive experience in budget management and grant administration for over 20 years.
Patricia’s areas of interest are: dog behaviour, animal assisted interventions, educational outreach, grant funding, and working with visually impaired/blind dogs. She is a facilitator and evaluator for Pet Partners in addition to volunteering at hospitals, prisons, and schools implementing their program. Patricia is the Vice President of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers Foundation Board of Trustees. She is the Chair of the Working Animal Division for the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC). Patricia has received grant funding for her research on animal assisted interventions and actively seeks research partnerships.
Patricia’s educational outreach extends to presenting her research at conferences, including giving shorts and facilitating workshops; presenting posters and moderating roundtable discussions; holding webinars for multiple organisations; and creating educational materials. More specifically, she gives workshops and talks on animal welfare, animal assisted interventions, and the human-animal bond to organisations such as the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, Department of Social Services for Durham County, Pet Partners, Duke University Medical Center – Pets At Duke Program, and to the general public. Additionally, she is a guest lecturer for the e-training ethology lecture series and presented a Tedx talk. She is the author of the blog “A Dog’s Life” http://blog.confident-dog.com/ and her writings are featured in numerous print publications, including the IAABC’s journal publication, The Courier, as well as on Dognition’s blog site. She also co-moderated the largest online book club, DogRead, which hosts discussions with canine behavior, training, and fiction authors.
Patricia volunteers with local rescue organisations, including Triangle Beagle Rescue where she is an emeritus trustee and former foster care specialist.
You can find out more about Patricia’s work on her Confident Dog website.
Craig Ogilvie is an Internationally renowned dog trainer, seminar leader and author. Having spent a great deal of time training and testing working dogs in locations all over Europe, he very quickly went on to achieve unique accreditation. Craig is the first person from the U.K to be licensed to test and train dogs internationally in the working dog sport called Mondioring: which consists of Obedience, Agility and Criminal Apprehension.
Craig is one of the very few experienced and qualified Civilian Police Dog Training Instructors in the U.K. His passion and study of dog behaviour and training has led to him helping dogs and people all over the world via seminars, workshops and online training. Much of Craig’s time is focused on working around problematic behaviors in dogs along with group training for professionals and enthusiasts.
Honey’s Real Dog Food
Honey’s is a small, ethical, family-run, artisanal, working dog food company. We make feeding a raw or ‘natural’ diet easy.
Our dog food (made using completely fresh ingredients that are suitable for human consumption) and is raw because that is what we consider is best for dogs. It has been created for working dogs because diet is especially critical to their performance, although it can be fed to any dog with excellent results.
Our service is unashamedly traditional. We are happy, for example, to provide you with unlimited nutritional advice (including DIY recipes and access to our vets and veterinary nurses) free of charge, even if you never, ever plan to become a customer.
We like to work closely with Health Professionals, (Vets, Vet Nurses, Behaviourists and Trainers as well as holistic Practitioners.
The most important thing to us is the health of dogs.
Junior Hudson is a Canine Integrative Wellness Practitioner. Specializing in behavior, nutrition and holistic health, he integrates a multi-dimensional approach to canine wellness, incorporating both conventional and holistic methodologies, through his practice: Heal The Dog. An associate member of the College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies, Junior has assisted the Kennel Club in updating and modifying health recommendations for owners and breeders, has worked alongside leading experts in the field worldwide. Junior shares his home with 3 Eurasiers. He is also a feature writer for Edition Dog Magazine.
Paula is Chairperson of the UK Centre for Animal Law (A-law) and previously a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers. Paula has an interest in animal law and regularly lectures and writes on animal law topics. She is a visiting lecturer teaching animal law and policy at the University of Winchester. The views expressed are her own and not those of A-law.
I’m Sharon Rich and I am a Relationship Coach for Dog Owners. This unique service honors the profound connection between ourselves and our dogs. It is based on the fundamental principle that challenges arise in our life to allow us the opportunity to grow.
The relationship we have with our dogs can be an emotional catalyst pushing us in the direction of positive growth. This is particularly the case when conflicted or uncomfortable emotions arise. I have drawn on my skills as a master NLP Practitioner and Coach to create a therapeutic framework which allow us to explore the unconscious emotional dynamic between ourselves and our dogs. This provides a wonderful tool for personal development and enables us to experience the issues that arise with our dogs as healing gifts rather than stressful burdens.
I am a Bach Flower Remedy Practitioner for both people and animals. As part of my service I provide a bespoke blend of remedies offering the gentle and effective support often required as we increase self-awareness and move towards emotional balance.
My website is http://www.making-the-connection.co.uk/
Lanta Animal Welfare
Lanta Animal Welfare is a non profit charity based in south west Thailand. At Lanta Animal Welfare we believe passionately that we all have a responsibility to protect the animals around us. We strive to raise awareness of the hardship of homeless, sick, and injured animals, the benefits of adopting an animal in need, and our mission to end the homeless animal crisis.
As the only veterinary service on the island, we provide vital first aid for all animals, both owned and stray. We also promote sterilisation, vaccination and preventative healthcare. Animals are bought to us for treatment of many different conditions; from skin problems to road traffic accidents and poisonings. Without government funding we rely heavily on volunteers to help treat, care for and socialize with the animals in our center.
To find out more about the work we do or volunteering please visit our website http://lantaanimalwelfare.com/
Linda Case is a science writer, dog trainer, canine nutritionist, and author of 8 books and numerous publications. Linda’s academic training is in animal sciences, specifically in canine/feline nutrition and companion animal behaviour and training. She has a B.S. in Animal Science from Cornell University and an M.S. in Canine/Feline Nutrition earned at the University of Illinois. Following graduate school, Linda taught the undergraduate program in companion animal science in the Animal Sciences Department at the University of Illinois for 15 years and also taught companion animal behavior/training at the College of Veterinary Medicine for 5 years. Through The Science Dog (www.thesciencedog.com), she now offers a series of on-line canine nutrition and feeding courses.
Pat Miller is a Certified Canine Behavior Consultant and Certified Professional Dog Trainer. She offers classes, behavior modification services, workshops and academies for trainers at her Peaceable Paws 80-acre training facility in Fairplay, Maryland, and presents seminars worldwide. She has authored “The Power of Positive Dog Training,” “Positive Perspectives,” “Positive Perspectives 2,” “Play With Your Dog,” “Do-Over Dogs,” and “How to Foster Dogs,” and “Beware of the Dog,” is Training Editor for The Whole Dog Journal, and has written for several other publications. She shares her Civil War era home with husband Paul, two dogs, three cats, four horses, four chickens and a pot-bellied pig. www.peaceablepaws.com
Marco Adda is an Independent Researcher, Dog Behaviour and Wellbeing Consultant, Educator, Animal Advocate and Rescuer, with a significant background in social work, bodywork, human development and team building. Professional Member of the International Society for Anthrozoology – ISAZ, and the Animal Behavior Society – ABS, among others. Founder of Anthrozoology Education Dogs & Canines, Portugal Focus Animal Help, and Integral Neurosoma.
Marco has been studying free-ranging dogs in various countries and conducting field research on free-ranging Bali dogs; rescuing animals in the wildfire of Portugal; introducing free-ranging dogs to schools in Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia; advising on dog behaviour for the first historical massive spay-neutering campaign of Mexico; supporting the rescue of Orangutan in the wildfire of Sumatra; extensively consulting on dog behaviour and training in one-to-one or group sessions; studying sled dogs in Quebec and Dingoes in Australia. Marco’s interest varies from up-to-date science to ancient beliefs and legends. He integrates different knowledge in his work and mission with a focus on psychology and behaviour in both human and non-human animals, Human-Animal Interaction (or conflict) and Compassionate Conservation. Additionally, Marco studies movement-related techniques, bodywork, holistic healthcare, theatre, neurosciences, psychophysiology and visual arts. Actively engaged in a wide range of professional contexts, Marco has been collaborating with universities in Rome, Paris, Novisad, Budapest, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne, Hobart, Iasi and others.
Dr. Lennon Foo
Dr Lennon Foo GPCert(SAM) MRCVS founded Amity Vets, whose core purpose is to Inspire Pet Guardianship through Education. Despite veterinary medicine being extremely scientific, he believes it should extend further than merely treating animals.
Dr Lennon Foo has been a practising vet for 15 years. He has an advanced certificate in Small Animal Medicine and loves surgery. He is especially interested in acupuncture, keyhole surgery and exotic pets. He founded Amity Vets, whose core purpose is to Inspire Pet Guardianship through Education. He believes veterinary medicine should also embrace the unique beauty of the bond between your pet and you.
Working in various countries including Thailand, Spain, Egypt and Greece on multiple occasions for charity projects, either training local vets or providing veterinary care and guiding policy, Lennon has worked with over ten thousand pet guardians, performed over 60,000 consultations and had more than 90,000 pet guardian interactions. He is also a well-established public speaker and runs a YouTube channel (Dr Lennon Foo at Amity), providing tips for pet guardians to understand more about their pets and the veterinary profession.
Salsa dancing, roller skating and capoeira make up his non veterinary pursuits. He lives in Devon, UK with his family.
Find out more about Lennon at www.drlennonfoo.com