In the kennel with … Sarah Whitehead

Dog Coach Videos interviews top dog trainers & behaviourists

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One of the UK’s top dog trainers, Sarah Whitehead, is an authority on puppy training, development and behaviour, aggression, and canine body language. She has an MSc in Animal Behaviour and has been involved in research with Dr John Bradshaw. She used to be Deputy Editor of Dogs Today magazine and is also the author of 24 behavioural and training books, booklets and DVDs. She appears regularly as a consultant on TV and radio.

Sarah also runs the Clever Dog Company chain of puppy and dog training classes with eighteen branches across the UK and has just launched a new on-line dog training programme Train Your Dog Online.

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In the kennel with … Peter Neville

Clickety Clips interviews top dog trainers & behaviourists

Peter Neville, Professor in Companion Animal Behaviour
Peter Neville has been in practice for the treatment of behaviour problems in pets for over 25 years. He is a founding partner of COAPE (Centre of Applied Pet Ethology) which offers a range of residential and distance learning courses in companion animal behaviour and behaviour therapy and Adjunct Full Professor, Dept of Animal Sciences, The Ohio State University, USA. He is a lecturer and speaker in high demand at veterinary, behaviour and training meetings around the world.
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In the kennel with … Steve Mann

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Steve Mann, Dog Trainer & Behaviourist, Chairman of the IMDT
Steve has been a full-time dog trainer for over 20 years. He has trained thousands of dogs and hundreds of professional dog trainers. He is founder and chairman of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers and presents seminars, courses and workshops for dog trainers and behaviourists worldwide. A regular on TV, Steve has starred in several shows including ‘The Underdog Show’ and ‘Who let The Dogs Out?’ alongside Ashleigh & Pudsey.

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In the kennel with … Steve Goward

Clickety Clips interviews top dog trainers

Steve Goward, Dogs Trust
Steve with his dog Molly, a 7 year old Newfoundland cross from Dogs Trust’s Shrewsbury kennels

Steve Goward, Deputy Head of Canine Behaviour & Training, Dogs Trust
Steve started as a volunteer at Dogs Trust in 2000 whilst studying animal welfare as a mature student, and went on to study canine behaviour at Bristol University. Now, as Deputy Head of Canine Behaviour & Training, he supports all Dogs Trust’s centres across the UK with staff training and advice on behaviour and welfare.

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In the kennel with … Terry Ryan

Clickety Clips interviews top dog trainers


Terry Ryan CPDT-KA, KPA CTP Faculty
Terry has been a dog training class instructor since 1968. She teaches pet dog classes, writes books, presents national and international seminars and workshops, hosts interns, and does consults. She was the Coordinator of the People-Pet Partnership, College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University from 1981 until 1994. Terry has also been a competitor and American Kennel Club judge. She was on the American Humane Society’s advisory board for humane dog training.

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In the kennel with … Gwen Bailey

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Gwen Bailey gained a great deal of very valuable practical experience working part-time in a breeding/boarding kennels for most of her childhood. After University, she worked for 12 years for a national animal charity where she introduced behaviour work to the rescue world. Twelve years ago she started Puppy School, a network of UK puppy trainers, all using kind effective methods and trained to a very high standard. Puppy School now has about 70 trainers around the UK, and owners can be safe in the knowledge they will get effective and safe training for themselves and their puppies at their classes. Gwen has written 12 books. Millions of owners will be familiar with her best-selling title Perfect Puppy. She has had lots of puppies and rescue dogs of her own who, she says, have taught her so much.

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In the kennel with … Carolyn Menteith

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Photo: Your Dog magazine

Carolyn Menteith KCAI (CDA), DipCAPT is a dog trainer, behaviourist and writer about all things canine. As an internationally renowned dog expert and experienced broadcaster, she will be familiar to many from her appearances on TV in shows such as Top Dog, What’s Up Dog? and Celebrity Dog School.

She writes a monthly column for Your Dog magazine, and has written and presented a series of dog training films (many of which are on Clickety Clips) and an app for Dogs Trust. She is the originator of The Puppy Plan, backed by both the Kennel Club and Dogs Trust – you can read more about this important scheme below.

She is one of four finalists for the UK Kennel Club’s Trainer of the Year Award. The winner, voted for by the public (to vote, click here) will be announced at this year’s Crufts Show in March.

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In the kennel with … Dima Yeremenko

Clickety Clips interviews top dog trainers


Dima is a dog training instructor with over 32 years of experience. He grew up in the former Soviet Union which is where he first learnt to train dogs. At university he studied the physiology of behaviour and acquired a teaching diploma before moving to the UK in 1996. He runs the Good Boy Dog School in North London providing individual and group training classes for dog owners as well as socialisation, rehabilitation, specialist and problem-solving classes and a summer training camp.
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