August 12-14th Practical Skills Level 1 (Chickens) with Chirag Patel
Always an animal lover, Cathy Matthews got her first dog, an Irish Red & White Setter called Roly in 2003 and she muddled through the challenging early first few years as a dog owner. Although well intentioned, she was uneducated about dog behavior and training and at 5yrs Roly developed fear aggression in the car when travelling. Every journey became a misery for Roly and all the family and she was at a loss how to turn things around.
So in 2009 following a vet recommending euthanasia, Cathy contacted her local SPCA for advice. She started dog training classes with Roly and began a wonderful journey of discovery. Among other things, training classes taught her how to manage and turn around the fear behaviors Roly was exhibiting and opened up a wonderful communication between the two of them wile boosting his confidence.
haviourists including Jean Donaldson, Karen Pryor, Ken Ramirez, Susan Freidman, Chirag Patel etc and IMDT illumni in UK. Cathy is a certified Canine First Responder and a member of the Pet Professional Guild of Force-Free Trainers. Cathy lives with her family and three dogs, 12yr old Roly & 6 yr old Saffy (Irish Red & White Setters) and her beloved rescue Foxhound Juno.