About Me - Anthony Lennard (ATI-ABTC, PACT-KSA)
Picking a dog trainer isn't always easy. There are lots of us out there and it can be even harder to find one that you'd like to work with. That is why I have created this page, it will allow you to find out what you can expect when you work with me.
From a young age I have always enjoyed being around dogs. However, it wasn't until I got my first dog Tywin, that I became interested in dog training. Watching his transformation from a nervous, wary puppy to a confident and friendly dog, kickstarted my interest in training. I have been learning and developing my skills since. I am:
- A registered ATI (Animal Training Instructor) with the ABTC (Animal Behaviour & Training Council).
- A full member of PACT (Professional Association of Canine Trainers).
- A Kids Around Dogs (KAD) instructor.
- A member of PPG (Pet Professional Guild).
I am also studying to become a certified separation anxiety trainer. This will give me the skills to help owners and there dogs with an issue which is close to my heart.
I only use the most up to date, ethical, science based methods. I will never use methods that cause fear, pain or punishment to your dog.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Me & Tywin
A good dog trainer will display their qualifications for the world to see (and why shouldn't we? After all we've spent lots of time, money and weekends achieving them). That is why you will find my most important qualifications below.
Professional Association of Canine Trainers (PACT)
I qualified with PACT dogs in September 2021. PACT provide training to dog trainers who wish to use the most up-to-date, science based training methods. As a member of PACT, I am required to undertake 15 hours of CPD (Continuing Professional Development) every year. This ensures that my knowledge and skills are at the highest possible level.
Animal Behaviour & Training Council (ABTC)
In September 2021, I became a registered ATI (Animal Training Instructor) with the ABTC (Animal Behaviour & Training Council). The ABTC is the regulatory for animal trainers. They set & maintain the standard of knowledge & practical skills needed to be an animal trainer.
Kids Around Dogs (KAD)
In October 2021, I became an approved trainer with KAD (Kids Around Dogs). KAD is an association of Dog Trainers and/or Behaviourists who specialise in helping families with children to train their dogs and live in harmony together. They have also designed a successful protocol to overcome the fear of dogs in kids
Click here to see my other qualifications.
My Approach to Dog Training
Helping a dog overcome their training or behavioural issues takes time, there are no quick fixes. That is why I only offer training programmes, instead of one off sessions, which give us the time to achieve the results you want whilst helping your dog.
Your training programme will be completely personalised to you and your dog. When training your dog, it is important to treat them as individuals. What works for one dog might not work for another, it is never a case of one size fits all.
I will help you understand the reasons and motivation behind your dogs behaviour and most importantly how to help them. By helping your dog, your relationship with them will be based on mutual trust and understanding.
My only goal is to help you have the relationship with your dog, that you've always dreamed of.
I'd love to chat with you about how I can help you and your dog.
My Promises to You
One important factor to consider when selecting a dog trainer is will you get on with them? I pride myself on being approachable and treating everyone with respect.
I will treat you and your dog with empathy, honesty, kindness and most importantly no judgement.
The best environment for learning is one that is fun and relaxing. Each of our sessions together will be designed to create the best learning environment for your dog, whilst maximising the learning you all achieve.
Each dog is an individual, with their own likes & dislikes. They also learn at their own speed, therefore as a trainer it is important for me to be patient and work at your dogs speed.
No Pain, Fear or Intimidation
I only use training methods that are science based and force free. That means I will never use methods or equipment, that use intimidation or cause pain/fear in your dog.
I am continuously updating my knowledge, this is to ensure that I provide you with the most up to date, ethical and effective dog training techniques.