Hi, I'm Caroline.
As a little girl I was always surrounded by dogs and therefore exposed to dog training from very early on. We had a professional guard dog at home and I witnessed his training on a daily basis. That the training methods were rough comes without saying - guard dogs need to be prepared for various rough scenarios, right? I didn't question that training until I had my first own dog, Socki. And while it didn't feel right in many ways, it was the only way I knew back then. Of course, Socki would never be a guard dog, so his exposure to this kind of training was limited to basic obedience.
Thankfully, I followed my intuition and was able to save my relationship with Socki. But it was hard to stand up for my dog and myself at times. The story would be so different today!
Sansa already got a very different kind of training and even with her I did things that I wouldn't do today. I understand her better now that I know about Concept Training and how her brain works. And I know that it's a life-long learning curve for both of us.
Dogs are unbelievably forgiving and generous with their love for us. Even if we went down the wrong path at some point, there's always hope and the opportunity to fix it. Sometimes it takes a lot of time, patience and determination, but in the end the rewards are so worth it.
We can change the world of dog training to be one of inspiration, understanding, kindness, love and fun! Let's do it!
Certified Pro Dog Trainer with Absolute Dogs Ltd.
Pro Dog Trainer GEEK (Behaviour Course/Absolute Dogs Ltd.)
Canine First Aid (Absolute Dogs Ltd.)
Certified Mantrailing UK Instructor
Certified Canicross Instructor with DogFit UK
Over 25 years dog training experience
16 years training experience with my own dogs
3 years in competitive dog sports (Flyball)