My name is Jayne Widdess and I have had a lot of experience dealing with problem behaviour in dogs. I have attended several residential courses at the Pet Behaviour Institute in County Durham run by John Rogerson. I have been studying dog behaviour for numerous years now and have been seeing clients and training dogs for numerous years now. I was a founder member of the Kennel Club Accreditation Scheme for Trainers and Behaviour and practice behaviour modification/1-1 training via vet referrals and teach agility to all different levels.
You may find that we are very different from others as our training is based on kind methods using positive reinforcement – once the behaviour required has been established and is on cue, any wrong behaviour can be extinguished by praising the right behaviour. We believe your dog should work for you because it wants to not because it has to. Therefore harsh handling, choke chains and physical punishment are not permitted. I follow a handling system which has proven to be extremely successful and has benefited my training immensely.
I have competed internationally as part of the WAO team and to a very high standard in the UK. My forte is dealing with dogs that prove to be difficult for most owners. I am able to assist with dogs that lack focus, are reactive, displacement or high arousal issues, please contact me to more information.