My name is Emma…
…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.