Specialising in puppy development, socialisation and training, Rachel is a Licentiate member of the PDTI (Pet Dog Training Instructors), having successfully gained her PDTI Instructors Award and a Level 4 Certificate in Canine Behaviour & Training with Harper Adams University College, which ran in partnership with the PDTI in 2010. Having been admitted by John Rogerson as a Fellow of the Canine Behaviour Institute in 2004, Rachel is currently working towards full accreditation (KCAI) under the Kennel Club Accreditation Scheme for Instructors in Dog Training and Behaviour.
With an academic background in Psychology, Rachel was awarded the 1995 College prize for outstanding achievement in this subject and has specialised in canine studies since 2002. Knowledge, understanding and experience gained by Rachel via courses, workshops and seminars can be viewed here.
With a career that has involved over a decade’s employment within veterinary practice, Rachel’s working involvement with dogs started in 1991 as a kennel hand and has also included editorial production for Dogs Today magazine.