Working with the Emotional Mind

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        Hi, I’m Sam,  Animal Behaviour Specialist & Dog Trainer

With many happy clients over the years, I have a wealth of experience dealing with animals of all sizes and shapes. Whatever the issue, big or small, I can work with you to resolve it.

My approach is to work with the emotional mind, changing mindsets and perspectives, encouraging the animal to make choices using free will, therefore developing a strong emotional mind. I use a technique known as Free Will Teaching.

It’s a simple method that doesn’t involve hours of formal training, every owner can put into practice to achieve long lasting results.

Some of the issues I’ve successfully worked with dogs on are pulling on lead, aggression, recall, biting, separation problems, destructive behaviour.

What people say:

Lois Axon –Incredibly engaging and inspiring training days with Sam. Her integrity shines through her methods, I’ve never had any formal dog training but I know I won’t need to look any further. I trust Sam completely to give me honest and ethical training every time.

Pollyanna’s PoochesSam’s knowledge, understanding and patience are outstanding. I would always go to Sam with any issues or questions that I have.

Statement regarding the use of unethical techniques in Dog Training

In the professional dog world we are increasingly aware of a number of individuals claiming to be behaviourists or trainers who use methods wholly unethical in their nature and would like to reiterate the message from scientists, as well as the veterinary sector and animal welfare organisations regarding the use of aversive (harsh) ‘techniques’ and methods in dog and animal training. These punitive methods include the use of shock, electronic or spray collars, applying ‘corrections’ to a dog, Dominance and pack leadership methods  or worse pinning dogs to the ground.  Read more


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