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FOR YOUR DOG
KINDNESS, KNOWLEDGE & FUN!
ABOUT ME & HOW I THINK
I'm Anna, the owner of Perfect Pawz! Training & Behaviour Practice - it's me you'll see for all aspects of training & behavioural help. I want to give you the very best possible service - I care that your pet's issues are resolved, it's a dedicated and assured level of commitment.
I create and restore a happy dog - owner relationship in a way that's fun, relaxed and informal, involving lots of praise, play, pats and fun.
Improving your dog's behaviour isn't about bullying, physical domination or using painful devices - those days are long gone, although sadly there's still plenty of 'trainers' using such methods & that's so sad - who want's to force a dog into submission or 'make' a dog comply, I certainly don't. For me, nothing is better than watching dogs learn because it's fun and enjoyable to do so. We've got to learn to listen to and respect our dogs as partners in a relationship & that's what I'm about.
Anna Francesca Bradley MSc BSc (hons)
Prov. Clinical, ABTC Registered Accredited & IAABC Certified Animal Behaviourist
Owner Perfect Pawz! Training & Behaviour Practice
How It All Began!
It has been my own animals that kick-started the whole thing & right from a very early age. I was lucky enough to own animals (horses to begin with) who were given labels 'difficult/stupid/bad' etc. Even at the age of 11y I knew that was far from the truth & that with compassion, trust, care & understanding and above all listening, I could learn a lot from them & my gosh did I! I owe so much to these early experiences with horses & dogs. If you listen, watch and observe, you will learn & If you have patience and perseverance & pay attention to what that animal is actually trying to tell you, you will get somewhere.
I became a behaviourist & trainer because I really wanted to promote my feelings that dogs are truly part of a family & not 'an entity' to be bullied into submission. I felt strongly that dogs should be happy to learn, have fun & totally enjoy the experience, not be coerced, be afraid and bend to the will of whoever was imposing correction and change. At the time I became a behaviourist and trainer this was very new thinking - just beginning to take hold (1999) - sadly there is still a lot of resistance to change.
What's My Reward?
The difference in making emotional behavioural change via positive and fun, force free techniques that both dog and owner enjoy as a team vs aversive, harsh corrections and punishment and a sad, anxious, fearful animal who only 'complies' out of sheer desperation to avoid pain is for me - immense.
It's fantastic for me when I see people in the park after I've finished a course with them, & they're letting their dogs free (they may have been undertaking recall work) or maybe they're happily walking with another person & their dog/dog's playing together after we've working on reactivity issues. It's especially satisfying if we've come a long way together or maybe the dog has been a 'last chance saloon dog' from rescue.
BECAUSE YOUR DOG MATTERS
HIGHEST QUALIFIED ADVICE
MY QUALIFICATIONS & ACCREDITATIONS
MSc (Distinction) Animal Behaviour & Welfare - University Newcastle Upon Tyne
BSc (Hons) Psychology - University Newcastle Upon Tyne
Behavioural Content Writer USA PPG 'BARKS'
Published Conference Research - Annual Conference. 2016, Chester, UK: Cambridge University Press
ABTC Registered Accredited Animal Behaviourist
IAABC Certified Animal Behaviourist: International Association Animal Behaviour Consultants
ICAN Certified Animal Behaviourist: International Companion Animal Network
ICAN Certified Animal Trainer: International Companion Animal Network
INTODogs Certified Canine Behaviourist: Association of Into Dogs
INTODogs Certified Canine Trainer: Association of Into Dogs
PPG Full Member: Pet Professional Guild
PUBLISHED CONTENT & AWARDS
As part of my MSc, I undertook a research programme looking at how the temperament of Labradoodles & Cockapoos may vary (or not!) as compared with their respective parent breeds, this also involved a comprehensive investigation into the rise of newly-recognised cross-breed dogs. This research was presented at British Society For Animal Science Conference, Chester
Comparing the temperament of Newly Recognised Cross-Breed Dogs (Labradoodles and Cockapoos) and parent breeds using CBARQ A Bradley , C Douglas , J Serpell Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, University of Pennsylvania, Philedelphia, USA
I am a regular contributor to a USA publication - Pet Professional Guild BARKS Magazine, providing behavioural content and advice.
GLOBAL EXCELLENCE AWARDS
LEADING DOG TRAINER OF THE YEAR NORTH EAST
NORTH ENGLAND PRESTIGE AWARDS
DOG TRAINER OF THE YEAR
GLOBAL HEALTH & PHARMA
BEST DOG TRAINING SCHOOL
LABRADORS. LABRADORS. LABRADORS!
We're 'Labrador' Through n' Through
As a family, we have always had Labrador Retrievers - always black! As many people say, once you've had a breed, you kind of just stick with it & so that's the case with us...we love them & we certainly know the breed.
Labradors come in all different shapes & sizes but we have the show variety rather than working field trial, which is a much larger, stockier example representative of the Kennel Club breed standard.
We are heavily into competing our dogs, exhibiting them at shows across the UK at the highest Championship level, the highest accolade of course is multiple Crufts qualifications.
Ultimately though our dogs are family pets & love nothing more than cosying up at night with a chew or going out for a swim or run. I am incredibly proud, bursting with pride at our one particular superstar, but he is Mummy's big pet ..wants for nothing & knows it & that is how life should be :-)
MILLROSEGLEN BONA FIDE
Mardas Roman Republic JW RCC x Millroseglen Red Maple
Breeder: AW & WP Glen
Owner: A Bradley A Cook
STEELEIGH LOVE SONG
Aramis Britannica Archipelago At Steeleigh JW (IMP LTU) x Steeleigh Made To Love
Owner: A Bradley A Cook