We are Helen and Carl and welcome to The Dogfatherdevon Behaviour and Training.
Helen - After 18 years as a house wife or working in retail I decided it was time to do something that I enjoyed. After combining my lifelong love of dogs and my passion for walking and the outdoors, the Dogfatherdevon was born after completing a Professional Dog Walking Diploma covering Anatomy, Form and Function, Body Language, Law, First Aid and Aggression, PRODOG trainer (2018 - Graduate) Absolute Dogs.
Carl - After 29 Years in the Royal Navy as a Submariner Carl decided to leave the Navy and join Helen in our passion for dogs and the outdoors. Qualified with a Dog walking certificated, Behaviour and Training practical certificate and a Level 4 Diploma in Canine Aggression whilst also studying Advanced Diploma in Canine Behaviour.
We live in Plympton with our dogs Ludo, Amy, Clive and Emma . All enjoy joining us on some of the walks and enjoy making new friends with other dogs. Both Carl and I have always owned and cared for dogs all our lives and of all sizes from Poodles to German Shepherds.
The Dog Father Devon Behaviour and Training services are flexible to your needs in every way possible. We understand just how important your dog is and our aim is to provide you with the best possible service, using force free positive reinforcement to enhance your learning journey with your canine companion.
Training in the right way is essential to enhance your dogs connection with you whilst building trust in the process. As your connection increases, confidence and choice making should also increase especially in situations that at times can be daunting for a dog.
Each dog is an individual with seperate needs. A dog learns in specfic ways through the use of reinforcment and repeated interactions in the same way each time. With some dogs a learnt behaviour may have happened over time through unintential or self reinforcement; whether that be from interactions with other dogs, people or even guardians (owners). Irrespective of how things have got to where they are we are here to help you all get the best out of each other and help you move forward in a mutually harmonious relationship through TRUST - CONNECTION - CONFIDENCE and CHOICE MAKING.
Please note that none of the Dogfatherdevon services are set in stone and if you have any specific or unusual request we encourage you to get in touch to discuss your (and your dog's) needs. Or you are more than welcome to witness sessions / classes to get a feel for what and how we do things with you and your dogs.
Helen and Carl
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