We provide a 1 to 1 dog training service for people who prefer this or who are unable to commit to a regular schedule for puppy or dog training classes.
This option may also suit people who have specific aspects of their dog’s training that they want to work on. For example, we work with lots of people, who would just like their dog to walk on lead without pulling or to come back when they are called.
Some examples the training we can help with:
- Lead walking
- Recall (coming back when called)
- Daily life skills – sit, lie down, settle
- Daily self-control skills – wait, stay, leave
- Play skills
Our Individual Training Sessions are provided by our team of fully qualified and professionally affiliated dog trainers and accredited volunteer assistants.
The SPPOT Team is fully insured and SPPOT is a highly ethical social enterprise. This means that all funds into the enterprise are reinvested into the community for the benefit of local people and dogs.
We use only ethical, kind, scientifically proven reward-based training methods that can be tailored to suit your individual needs and those of your dog.
Kerri is Managing Director of SPPOT, and holds a Foundation Degree in Canine Behaviour and Training from the University of Hull and she is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, the largest organisation of its kind in the UK (www.apdt.co.uk)
This means Kerri is a qualified Dog Training and Behaviour Practitioner, having worked as such for ten years before managing SPPOT took over.
Kerri is also a member of the ABTC, the Animal Behaviour and Training Council who are campainging for proper regulation of the dog training industry. https://abtc.org.uk/ and the UK Dog Training and Behaviour Charter which provides assurance to the public and other professional bodies that the practitioner they employ has been checked, supported and monitored by a reputable accrediting member organisation. https://ukdogcharter.org/
Caitlin is an experienced Dog Training and Behaviour Practitioner with a Bachelor’s in Applied Animal Management and full membership of the Association Pet Dog Trainers UK specialising in working with training family dogs and working with common training problems. Caitlin runs our puppy and dog training classes and 1:1 training sessions too, while understudying with Kerri to qualify to Level 5 in Dog Behaviour
Amanda is our Project Coordinator and is a Full Member of the Association Pet Dog Trainers UK. She is also a qualified Level 3 Accredited Dog Trainer, currently studying to Level 5.
Jan Thompson and Beth Davies
Jan Thompson and Beth Davies are both Development Workers and Level 2 Accredited Dog Trainers, currently studying to Level 3.
It is very important to check the qualifications of any dog training or behaviour professional because qualifications are very varied, and many people call themselves ‘behaviourists’ when they hold no true qualifications at all.