At Rat Pack Dog Services you can learn how to solve all these training problems and more! With training methods that are kind, ethical, effective and simple to master, YOU can have happy walks and a dog that is a joy to be with. You can learn in a safe judgement free place where you and your dog will develop better bonds and have fun together!
…and I am the owner of Rat Pack Dog Services, named after my own pack of terriers. It was because of one of my dogs, Bertie, and his reactivity issues that I first became interested in the dog training world. I sought help from several trainers and eventually found what worked best for us and haven’t looked back since! I am a firm believer in involving owners in every part of their dog’s training.
As I have experienced owning challenging dogs myself, I know what a lonely place that can be and how valuable judgement-free support can be!
After first working at one of the largest doggy daycares in South Wales for 3 years, I have ventured out on my own to specialise in training. I am currently undertaking the Advanced Dog Trainers course with the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) and teach both Scentwork and Mantrailing sports. I am insured, Dog and Human First Aid trained and DBS checked. I am associated with the Pet Professional Guild, Pet Professional Network and Doggone Safe; a dog bite prevention education programme.
I have a wide-range of experience with a variety of breeds and behaviours, group dynamics and class environments.
Positive reward based methods are used in all my training and classes. It is the most effective and user friendly way to train. Dogs should not be expected to work for free or be intimidated but to have a good time and build a close bond with their owners. I ensure all training classes are family friendly, fun and informative for dog and owner. I have only have small class numbers to ensure a personal training experience is had by both dog and owner.
Are you looking for the right class or training plan for you and your dog?
At Rat Pack Dog Services we offer you a range of services to meet your training and dog care needs. We are insured, Canine and Human First Aid qualified, DBS checked and constantly engaged in increasing our skills with continual training.
We train with ethical and effective methods that are easy for anyone to adapt to and learn. Our classes are fun, family friendly and will help you and your dog become a close team! We want you to enjoy life together without stress and aim have the ultimate ‘pub dog’. For more information on our variety of services, click on the relevent tabs below.
We aim to provide workshops from both ourselves and fellow dog trainers to give a rounded education on all things dog related. We have run past workshops on Recall, First Aid, Scentwork and Dog Sports.
We have a workshop in the Vale every month covering a new topic. You can keep up to date with our upcoming workshops below.
Recall Workshop Sunday 3rd March – 10am to 1pm
Got yourself a dog that enjoys being any other place than with you?
Walks a nightmare?
Our 3 hour workshop goes over the foundations of developing a better recall with your dog and teach you the skills to develop on your own.
We will cover: – Why recall is important – Equipment – Recall Games – Motivation – Setting yourselves up for success
All participants will receive our 3 month recall plan after the workshop.
Games Workshop Sunday 27th April – 10am to 1pm
Want to spend time having fun with your dog?
Unleash your inner games master with this fun new workshop! 3 hours of discovering amazing games that you can play with your dog at home or out on a walk! Build that important bond with you and become someone your dogs wants to engage with rather than ignore.
Our variety of games will help with: – Recall – Focus – Proofing cues – Settling – Lead Walking
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A year ago I moved out from my family home and bought a house with my other half. The Rack Pack were just 3 at the time and we decided that Tizzy would remain living with my mum (who now has Lottie living with her too). Bertie and Lulu were to come with us to …