My name is Zsuzsa. I am a qualified Dog Behaviour Problem Counsellor and hold a Foundation Degree in Canine Behaviour and Training at Bishop Burton College, accredited by the University of Hull.
I help people to teach and guide their dog to enjoy a more fulfilled and happier life. I am comitted to working with people who want to make a change in their dog's behaviour.
I have been working with owners since 2010 and have helped many clients to train their dog to become the companion they envisioned. I give people the knowledge and understanding to get it right.
My aim is to help my clients to have a deeper understanding and bond with their dog so that harmony and peace is easily maintained.
I live with my rescued Jack Russel cross. Although, she had her challenges at the beginning, she helped me to improve my handling skills and knowledge about anxiety based canine behaviour.
I am a qualified Dog Behaviour Problem Counsellor and hold a Foundation Degree in Canine Behaviour and Training at Bishop Burton College, accredited by the University of Hull.
I hold a Professional Instructor Skills and Management Certificate, a Common Canine Behaviour Problems Certificate and a Diploma in Canine Behaviour and Training. If interested, following this link you can have a look at all my dog training related certificates.
I am a qualified teacher with 10 years of experience in teaching children, young adults and adults in a classroom environment. I hold a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults from the University of Cambridge and a Teacher Training Degree.
The training methods I use are based on positive reinforcement and my goal is to help to form a partnership between owners and their dog.
Positive is not permissive.
It means to let the dog make mistakes without the fear of punishment and to encourage them to learn a new behaviour through understanding and respect.
I do not use any equipment that can cause fear or pain in the dog and I do not allow them in my class.
Fear and pain decrease the dog's ability to learn, induce avoidance or aggressive behaviour and can cause physical injury.
Reward based methods are more successful than those based on punishment.
If you want to teach your dog to come back to you even around distractions, join my recall class. The class has a structured plan and is suitable for dogs of any age. Outdoor class to provide a real life environment.
The class is limited to 3 dogs.
One to One training
Do you want to teach your dog a different behaviour to what he is doing now in the comfort of your home?
Do you feel embarrassed or anxious about his behaviour?
I offer one to one training and behaviour consultations in your home when I will show you how to change your dog's behaviour.
I also offer puppy consultation.
Teach your puppy a new behaviour right for the first time and they will remember it for the rest of their life. Let me show you how. The consultation is tailored to your and your puppy's need.
Would you like a dog walker who understand your dog's needs and behaviour take your dog for a walk?
Do you have to leave your dog alone for longer periods of time and is it distressing you and your dog?
Dogs are social animals and many are stressed when left alone for too long. Stress and boredom may lead to destructive behaviours, excessive vocalization and can greatly affect their health.
Can you not find as much time as you want to train your dog? Would you like a dog walker to exercise and train your dog at the same time?
I offer dog walking which can be either a normal walk or a training walk.
Training walk is tailored to your and your dog's need and can include loose lead walking or recall.
If you feel you need more information about any area of service I offer, please have a look at my media section. The videos were made to give you an insight into my training methods and to give you an idea what your dog can achieve and learn in my classes.
I am fully insured.
Classes are held in an outdoor location in
Mottram St Andrew Village Hall
Wilmslow Old Road
Mottram St Andrew
In your home / one to one dog training, consultation
If you feel your dog would benefit from training in your own home (due to nervousness or lack of confidence around dogs), please get in touch to arrange a one to one training or behaviour consultation.
Areas I cover Adlington, Alderley Edge, Altrincham, Bollington, Bramhall, Chelford, Handforth, Holmes Chapel, Macclesfield, Prestbury, South Stockport, Wilmslow but don't hesitate to get in touch if you require a visit further away.