I’m an NLP Trainer and Master Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming, a university lecturer, and writer – with a love of all things dog!
But I’m also a woman on a mission. Those who know me tell me it’s unrealistic, deluded even, but it’s one I want to have happen. While I’m never going to fulfil my mission by myself, I want to be involved with and work with those who also share my vision, which is this…
I want British dog handlers to use only positive, compassionate methods in their work with dogs.
You see I love dogs. If I have to do a dog talk for a business seminar, or a long weekend of dog shows ahead of me, I will get out of bed smiling.
I could fill this whole website with reasons I love dogs – the almost telepathic communication between handler and dog, the fun of working as one with your best friend (as if joined by an invisible thread), the pleasure of working out a training strategy. For me there is a real joy in competing, and if I can pass some of that joy on to others who don’t enjoy it and make it easier for them, that’s another reason to wake up smiling.
I want to create happy handlers with happy dogs.
There is a saying in NLP which goes: ‘the meaning of the communication is in the response that you get’. For me, nowhere is this more poignant than between handlers and their dogs. How handlers think, feel, and speak hugely influences the performance of both the handler and dog in the ring.
In every area of life, unwanted outcomes are achieved because action is taken when people feel stressed, or disappointed. Nowhere is this more of a barrier to success and enjoyment than for both you and your dog.
Positive, confident dog handlers lead to confident, stress free, dogs.
They also don’t react negatively when their dog acts in a way that is unexpected (they’re dogs first and foremost – not robots!). This is how I can help enhance the quality of life for dogs and their handlers and do my bit to promote kind, positive training methods for the dogs in our care.
So if you have any questions please feel free to contact me by visiting the ‘get in touch’ page.
In the meantime I’m off to play with the dogs….