About Paws In Progress Dog Training

My name is Anne Tucker and I founded Paws in Progress while I worked towards my MSc. in Clinical Animal Behaviour at Lincoln University.

My aim is to provide a professional dog training and behaviour service to clients using kind, fair and effective methods which have been shown to work.

I run dog training classes in the Lutterworth area, at Walcote on a Friday evening and Cotesbach on a Tuesday evening.

I have three dogs and have competed at agility, winning into grade 6 with my border terrier.  I also take part in gundog training with my flat-coated retriever. More recently I have started training and competing with ScentworkUK

Why Find a Qualified Dog Trainer?

Dog training is an unregulated profession.  A trainer does not need qualifications or experience.

I am commited to using only force free methods which have a strong scientifc basis so there is evidence that the methods work.  I stay up to date with new research in the field by regularly attending seminars and workshops.

I have  an MSc. in Clinical Animal Behaviour from Lincoln University.  The course provides an evidence based approach to treating behaviour problems and  is accredited by Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour.

I have a degree in biology and a foundation degree in canine behaviour and training from Bishop Burton College.  This was a challenging 3 year course during which we were assessed on how we trained our own dogs, and learned everything from how to set up a business to how to run training classes and deal with behaviour problems.

I am also a full member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), an organisation which promotes kind, fair and effective training methods.  More information about them can be found here http://www.apdt.co.uk/.

I am an experienced clicker trainer and have passed my Clicker Assessment Program (CAP), from Learning About Dogs level 1 and 2 with distinction. At the moment I am working towards CAP3.

I am also a volunteer trainer for the charity Dog Aid which helps people train their own pet dogs as assistance dogs.

I became interested in the benefits of massage therapy when I had to retire one of my own dogs from agility due to injury.  In 2010 I qualified in canine massage therapy (OCN level 3) from Galen Therapy.  An intensive course which involved an in depth understanding of anatomy and physiology.  I have been amazed at the difference massage therapy has made to my own dogs and the other dogs I have treated.

I also have a Dog first aid coure from Animal Aiders.

Paws In Progress run dog training classes near Lutterworth, South Leicestershire.  We also offer one to one training in the Lutterworth area as well as training classes held at Walcote and Cotesbach.

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