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Sue Watkins

 

I live on the beautiful Somerset Levels with my family,

husband Mark and my two grown children along with

my Labradors and a Working Cocker Spaniel.

My earliest memory is of being a toddler and being

surrounded by a litter of Labrador puppies, bred by my

parents. My passion for dogs was ignited and has

remained with me ever since.

I have had dogs of my own for many years, both rescued

and bought as puppies of assorted breeds, and challenges.

For five years I worked for a Greyhound rescue charity, as a

regional rehoming officer. We dealt with all sight hounds

with our area rehomed about 150 dogs a year - all with

differing histories and needs. Twelve years ago, I decided to have a change of tact and stopped working in rescue and decided to run my own business. I still dealt with dogs and their owners, but I supplied them with food designed to meet their differing nutritional needs. I hold a Certificate in Companion Animal Nutrition (QCF Level 3) awarded by COAPE. I still trained and worked my own dogs, but felt it was time to follow a long-held dream to become a dog trainer.

I have now completed several Sarah Whitehead courses and was a Licensed Trainer with her Clever Dog Company Method for two years. I love training with working line gundogs particularly Labradors, but I am more than happy to work with any breed of dog! I love to watch dogs and their owners progressing in their relationship, developing a bond, building their confidence and learning using positive, science based methods.

I offer one to one home visits, and training in very small groups in a secure training paddock. I regularly update my knowledge and experience by attending seminars and workshops. I am fully insured and DBS cleared. All training adheres to the APDT code of practice.