Who We Are
I am very proud to be a qualified dog trainer and full member of the IMDT (Institute of Modern Dog Trainers).
My name is Ellen Davies. From a very young age I knew I wanted to work with animals. I grew up with dogs, cats and horses and have always found it fascinating to see how they behave and learn. I started out working in pet shops whilst at School then a few years later in 2004 I decided to go to college to become a Veterinary Nurse. I qualified in 2010 and went on to be the Head Veterinary Nurse in a Veterinary Surgery in the outskirts of Woking.
I have always had the ambition to work for myself so shortly after achieving my Veterinary Nursing qualification, I started up my own small business looking after peoples cats and dogs whilst their owners were away. This then spread to dog walking and cat sitting on a more regular basis. (See Home Visits / Dog Walking page)
After many years of attending a dog agility club with my little Jack Russell, Marley, I decided my passion extended to dog training. In 2010 I opened my own dog agility club with a fellow Vet Nurse. We run Four Paws Agility Club in Mayford, Surrey. We decided to open a 'Fun Agility Club' as we found the pressure of competing for some dog owners can put them off of starting such an amazing sport.
Soon after starting my agility club I took the necessary qualifications needed to become a Dog Trainer. I own two rescue dogs that have a past of being badly mistreated by previous owners and I know from experience how hard it is to overcome their experiences and move forward towards a better life.
Using the techniques I was taught and adapting my lifestyle for the better, my dogs are now much more relaxed and can just be dogs without stress. I have continued to offer 1-2-1 home consultations to help owners and their dogs to achieve the same success I have. (See Dog Training / Behaviour page).
In addition to home consultations, I also run Four Paws Puppy Training and Socialisation on a Tuesday evening and Saturday morning in Ash and Tongham, Surrey. As I had had such great success with my home consultations for adult dogs, I realised it would be greatly beneficial to run puppy classes to help prevent behavioural problems in the future. Using my dog training background, I train and advise owners how best to raise their puppies to be happy, well rounded and well socialised in the most natural and positive way. In addition to puppy training, I also offer Puppy Agility and Obedience courses. (See Puppy Training page and Dog Training / Behaviour page).
Qualified Dog Trainer and Full Member of the IMDT (Institute of Modern Dog Trainers)
Qualified Veterinary Nurse
Advanced and Foundation Certificate in PURE Dog Listening
Agility Instructors Certificate through Diamond Dog Training
ADTB - Certificate for Puppy Training
IMDT - Certificate for Canine Aggression and Rehabilitation Course
IMDT - Certificate for Perfect Puppy Course
IMDT - Certificate for Two Day Practical Instructors Course
Sarah Whitehead's Learn To Talk Dog - Certificate in Canine Body Language & Facial Expression Course
Please see my services for the individual services I provide.