Claire Hough

Bsc (hons) Applied animal behaviour and training.
Owner, head trainer and behaviourist

I have always had a passion for working with animals specifically dogs. It has always fascinated me the power and love of that human-dog relationship and seeing how it can be a magical gift when it all goes right but also the devastation caused when things haven’t turned out as expected.

I love working with people and helping them develop that deep relationship with their dog and the connection and freedom such a relationship brings 

To date now I’ve been working with dogs for over 20years and it amazes me the changes that have occurred for the better in the dog training world and the new learning theories and methods and how they have changed in that time and continue to do so.

After always knowing my passion from a very young age and knowing I wanted a more practical job with dogs after studying and gaining my national diploma in animal care in 2002 from Reaseheath college I went on to compete my degree in applied animal behaviour and training and then set up clever clogs canine training from then.

Claire Hough - Owner, head trainer and behaviourist

Below are some of the courses I have completed since leaving university.

  • Pro dog trainer Geek program with absolute dogs December 2020
  • Pro dog trainer with absolute dogs – September 2020
  • Pro dog trainer Fusion with Absolute dogs – October 2020
  • Sexier than a squirrel – Absolute dogs – October 2020
  • Boundary games – Absolute dogs – September 2020
  • Agility Rocks – Absolute dogs 2020
  • Calm – Absolute dogs 2020
  • Training for Trainers 3 – Agility Training Mind and Body- April 2018
  • Ian Dunbar 4 day seminar – October 2017
    –  Behaviour and training problems 
    –  Biting and Fighting
    –  The easiest, quickest, most effective and enjoyable way to train your puppy/dog
    –  Behaviour problems for dog professionals
  • Canine Aggression and Rehab, IMDT – October 2017 
  • Canine Body Language, IMDT – October 2017
  • The Human-Dog relationship and Seperation Anxiety – May 2017
  • Agility training for trainers 3- Full course work – May 2017
  • Engagement, Focus and Impulse Control, Pauline Jackson – March 2017
  • Dog Law in 2017: doglaw for professionals: Update on Dangerious Dogs with trevor cooper – February 2017
  • Dog Training: Things I Teach & Why, Robert Alleyne – September 2016
  • Canine First Aid, Rachel Bean RVN – June 2016
  • Agility training for trainers with Kim Hunt – March 11
  • A weekend with Steven R. Lindsay – Nov 10
  • Canine Aggression 4 day workshop with John Rodgerson – Nov 09
  • Handling Skills with Turid Rugaas – May 08
  • Dog Law with Trevor Cooper – April 08
  • Good Citizen Dog Scheme Workshop – October 07

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