Bsc (hons)  Owner/trainer/behaviourist  17 years

Claire Hough

I have been working with animals for over 10 years and have always had a keen interest in helping people sort out their problem dogs.

I started working with animals at the age of 16 when I worked at a kennels during holidays from college and university. Here I learnt a lot about different breeds, their temperament and how to handle certain types of dogs, including nervous, aggressive and hyperactive.


After leaving school I went to Reaseheath college in Nantwich, Cheshire. It was here I recognised my interest in canine behaviour and after receiving a National Diploma in Animal Care I went on to further study.


In 2003 I went to Bishop Burton College in East Yorkshire and gained a Foundation Degree in Animal Behaviour and Management. I then furthered this training and gained an Honours Degree in Applied Animal Behaviour and Training.


Dog Training is an ever evolving area and because of this I am always studying and participating in seminars and courses, the following are some of the courses I have attended since leaving university and the dates I attended them:


  • Good Citizen Dog Scheme Workshop - October 07
  • Dog Law with Trevor Cooper - April 08
  • Handling Skills with Turid Rugaas - May 08
  • Canine Aggression 4 day workshop with John Rodgerson - Nov 09
  • A weekend with Steven R. Lindsay - Nov 10
  • Agility training for trainers with Kim Hunt - March 11
  • Common Sense Dog Training, Robert Alleyne - September 2015
  • Canine First Aid, Rachel Bean RVN - June 2016
  • Dog Training: Things I Teach & Why, Robert Alleyne - September 2016


After all this studying I am keen to share my knowledge and experience with pet owners and help them with their problem pets. Currently I run puppy classes, advanced training classes, fun agility classes and puppy parties for local vets as well as one to one home training and behaviour consultations.



Obedience and agility trainer

Rosie Parkes

Growing up I had the pleasure of sharing my life with various rescue dogs, each bringing with them their own personalities and 'problems'. Helping the dogs overcome these problems and have a good quality of life led me to wanting to find out more and help others. So in 2012 I completed a Diploma in Canine Behaviour and Obedience Training and have been working with dogs ever since.


Over the past 4 years I have focused my career on dogs and learnt a lot about Canine Communication, different ways to Handle dogs and how to help owners bond with their dogs through training. Below are a few courses I have completed:


  • Dog Training, A Well Rounded Dog, Claire Brown - October 2014
  • Common Sense Dog Training, Robert Alleyne - September 2015
  • Agility Training for Trainers 1, Kim Hunt - October 2015
  • Agility Training: Handling & Decision Making, Shaun Hunt & Stuart Doughty - March 2016
  • Canine First Aid, Rachel Bean RVN - June 2016
  • Dog Training: Things I Teach & Why, Robert Alleyne - September 2016
  • Agility Training for Trainers 2, Kim Hunt- October 2016


After learning so much about how to help dogs and their owners I am enjoying passing on my knowledge and experience, helping people train their dogs using positive training methods.



Ask me a question.

For more information please contact Claire on:

07974 666017

Sessions can be done outside of the Cheshire, Shropshire and South Manchester area but costs may vary.

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