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Susan takes all of the  Classes and Activity Training here at Central Bark. Susan also offers private training and Behavioural consultations at your location or at Central Bark. For more details or to discuss your issues email 
Dog Trainer and behaviourist in northumberland

I have worked with dogs since leaving school 29 years ago and have always aspired to promote canine welfare and care and had a keen interest in dog training. 

After leaving school I attended Kirkley Hall College to complete an NVQ 3 in Animal care whilst working in kennels. After leaving kennels I started working for a large pet store and ended up managing several stores and working as an adviser in pet care for the company. During this time I completed numerous nutritional courses in partnership with premium feed manufactures & obtained a City & Guilds qualification in Pet store management and Animal care. My previous dogs, Benny and particularly Maverick (retired/failed police dogs) found me seeking a more in depth understanding of dog behaviour and this lead me on my journey over 20 years ago.
My passion for nutrition was started and the relationship between diet  behaviour still remains a core part of my training programmes. I am a gold level instructor with the Academy of dog training & behaviourists and full member of the Guild of dog trainers. I have a diploma in Advanced Canine Psychology with the Animal Care College. Professional development is  very important to me and I am studying Advanced Behaviour modification with the world renowned School of Canine Science and Nutrition & Holistic studies with the British College of Canine Studies.I am also studying to be a qualified assesor for the World Scent dog Association. I am a registered microchip implanter, qualified Pet First Aider and a registered C-SQP, meaning I am able to advise and dispense certain veterinary products.
I specialise in aggressive dogs and behavioural problems associated with these aspects. My passion for nutrition interlinks with my holistic approach to dog behaviour, looking at all aspects of the dogs health, well-being & environment.
In my spare time I volunteer for he German Shepherd Dog Rescue. I love spending time with my boys Oki & Denver who are Saarloos Wolfdogs and keep me on my toes not least with the amount of hoovering I do!


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