Hi! My name is Sophie, I am the creator and owner of Dogginess, the UK’s first home Enrichment Tutoring service, based here in sunny Macclesfield!
I love dogs, they give me so much pleasure, they put a smile on my face everyday and I am so grateful!
My work with dogs aims for dog owners to get the best out of their dog, and for their dog to get the best out of us! I have been studying canine behaviour and training for 7 years, and am currently completing a Foundation Degree in Canine Behaviour and Training in association with the University of Hull, leading onto a BSc Honours degree in the subject.
I have hundreds of hours experience training and working with dogs of all shapes and sizes, and owners too! My experience includes instructing pet classes, taking Kennel Club Good Citizen classes and professional dog grooming.
What I enjoy most is the delight in a dog’s face when you ask something of them and they are eager to participate because you have a history of fun and goodies!
I love to learn, I use science based training techniques. Below are some seminars and training courses that I have completed for professional development in the past 18 months:
|FdSc Degree in Canine Behaviour and Training (in progress)||01/09/2014|
|Reliability and Games workshop 2 day – Dr. Ian Dunbar||12/04/2017|
|The science of canine emotionality – Dr. Falconer-Taylor||17/09/2016|
|Education is the key to better welfare – Dr. Falconer-Taylor||16/09/2016|
|Building co-operation with your dog – Grisha Stewart||21/05/2016|
|How to change preditory chase behaviours – David Ryan||21/05/2016|
|Training reactive dogs – Brenda Aloff||16/04/2016|
|Handling reactive dogs for professionals – Brenda Aloff||15/04/2016|
|Dog Law – Trevor Cooper||06/02/2016|
|Canine first aid course – Pets at home||11/11/2015|
|Canine anatomy and massage – Pets at home||27/10/2015|
|Beating firework fears workshop – Ttouch||11/10/2015|
|Emotional life of dogs – Dogs trust lectures||24/09/2015|
|Dog grooming Level 2 Clip it – Pets at home||28/08/2015|
|Pros and cons of reward based training – Dr. Ian Dunbar||21/07/2015|
|Dog grooming Level 1 Prep it – Pets at home||23/05/2015|
|Calming the conflict – Dogs trust lectures||19/05/2015|