In April and May 2020, (during the Covid-19 lockdown) I completed courses on Canine Anxiety (which helped me have a greater understanding of canine anxiety and a better appreciation of the different types of anxiety that a dog can suffer with) and Canine Reactive Behaviour (which helped me understand what a dog is experiencing when we witness reactive behaviour, how it might develop and how to help a reactive dog).
On 20th July 2019, I attended an Emergency Canine First Aid Course run by Rhodes 2 Safety. This was a practical, hands on, course that provided me with essential skills in how to deal with emergency situations and reinforced my learning from the online courses I have previously completed.
In June 2019, I successfully completed a Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Business Course from NarpsUK (the National Association for Pet Sitters & Dog Walkers). The course included modules on running a business – from managing clients to business plans and marketing, law and insurance – as well as modules on animal healthcare, first aid and nutrition.
In February 2018, I obtained a Dog Training Diploma from the Centre of Excellence
In December 2016, I obtained a qualification in First Aid for Dogs from the Pet Education and Training website.
In March 2016, I attended a one day seminar on Practical Dog Handling Advice by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health. This included looking at how dogs learn, understanding canine communication and learning how to deal with canine aggression.