About Hindy

Why I Became a Dog Trainer

For many years I volunteered at shelters – walking dogs, socializing cats and caring for old and special needs dogs. It always shocked, and saddened me to see the number of dogs returned due to behavior problems. The dogs were blamed, no training was given, they were adopted again and often returned for the same reason.

Imagine having 5 owners before the dog was even 2 years old! To me it was heart breaking and so frustrating. Many people seemed unaware of the importance of training…something that should always be explained by the breeder or at the time of adoption.

I started doing basic training with the dogs to improve their chances of a forever home. For 14 years I had a dog walking and pet sitting business, focusing on dealing with difficult dogs who needed individual walks. I did more than just walk them, I helped with their issues. Becoming a certified dog trainer and behavior consultant was the next logical step. Helping you help your dog, is my true passion in life!

Why I’m Focusing on Helping Anxious Dogs

I rescue dogs with issues, and anxiety is one of them. Whether it’s an old dog who’s dealing with anxiety because of dementia, vision or hearing problems, or an adult dog that was never socialised, it can be tough on humans and dogs alike.

Sometimes anxiety manifests as excessive barking, other times aggression, or even nipping when you try and get him to do something he’s scared of.

When I adopted Jack (picture above) he was extremely aggressive towards most dogs and most people. It was a nightmare walking him, and stressful. I realised it was fear and anxiety from never having been socialised. We did a ton of training together, and he’s so much better and happier.

Does it mean he plays with every dog he sees, or a random person can pet him? No it doesn’t, and that’s okay. It does mean he’s much happier, more relaxed and we’re all able to enjoy our outings.

Not everyone understands why their dog is behaving the way they are, and aren’t always sure where to turn to for help. The longer the behavior continues, the worse the behavior becomes until the dog is either never walked, everyone is miserable, or he ends up in a shelter where the outcome is not often great.

I saw how much training helped with my dogs, and I want you to experience the same with yours.

Qualifications and Training:

  • ADTB Approved Instructor (Academy of Dog Training & Behaviour)
  • Understanding Canine Anxiety (diploma) (Centre of Excellence)
  • How to Train a Puppy (udemy.com course presented by Dr Ian Dunbar)
  • Simple Solutions for Common Dog Behavior & Training Problems (udemy.com course presented by Dr Ian Dunbar)
  • Treatment & Prevention of Dog Aggression – Biting & Fighting (udemy.com, course presented by Dr Ian Dunbar)
  • Animal Behaviour Diploma (companion animals)
  • Care of the Senior Pet Certificate (Holly&Hugo)
Get in touch today to book your no FREE, no obligation 15 minute consultation. It’s an opportunity for you to tell me about the issues you’re dealing with, and for me to let you know how I can help. Email me at youranxiousdog@gmail.com or use the contact form.
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