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DOG AND PUPPY TRAINING 
WITH MANDA

Welcome to my training website.  I am a qualified dog and puppy trainer (APDT/OCN practical instructors course) and also a qualified behaviourist (IPBC and IACE) and have many years experience with training both my own dogs and other peoples.  The Stelling Minnis classes have been going for approx. 3 years now, the Elham Training classes are my new venture and they have been going for about a year.

I have been giving one to one training and behaviour advice for approx. 5 years now.

Click HERE to find out about the basic puppy training and socialisation classes, the intermediate classes, advanced classes and competition classes I run.

 

A BIT ABOUT ME

Just a quick history for you all to read, I started learning how to train dogs when I was 5 years old.  My mum had dogs and competed in obedience and she taught me what to do.

At 11years old, I got my very first OWN dog, she was a Ruby Cavalier King Charles Spaniel called Martha.  She was 8 months old when I first got her and was destined to be a show dog, hence she had not had any obedience training at all.  I trained her myself at home and then started to compete with her at local shows.  She did very well and won quite a few prizes.

Martha taught me a lot because she wasn't an easy dog to train, she could be very stubborn, but because I used motivational training methods, she really wanted to learn and enjoyed her training.

 

At the age of 18, I bought myself a Bearded Collie (this was my mums breed) called Tassel.  She has been a fantastic dog, although she hasn't been the easiest to train because of her very excitable temperament.  I used all the knowledge I had gained over the years and with a lot of patience, she was competing at about 18 months old and has only ever been unplaced 3 times in her whole career.  She is now 13 years old and retired last year (2003).

Click HERE to see all our dogs, past and present

My new venture is my Working Cocker puppy Spyda, she is almost 9 months now and is doing very well.  Click HERE to see her website.

I was often asked to help people with training their dogs and puppies and with their behaviour problems.  As I had a lot of success with this, I decided to get qualified in both training and behaviour and set up classes and here we are.

Click HERE to find out about the classes I run.

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