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Passion to help others

I founded Josee’s Happy Hounds in 2014 to provide dog training services in Edinburgh. My main mission has always been to help owners improve their relationship with their dog. As a mum of three young kids, with an energetic dog and a business to run, I fully understand how busy life can get! I also know how the stress of managing a dog with behavioural problems, on top of everything else, can lead us to breaking point. I have always used methods that involve the most up to date, science based techniques that heavily rely on the use of reinforcers (whatever the dog loves best) as a way of changing behaviour. My main passion is working with the owners to find a training solution that improves their quality of life and can realistically fit into their daily routine.

 

Qualifications and experience

I have a Postgraduate Certificate in International Animal Welfare, Ethics and Law and a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Animal Behaviour.  I have attended seminars and workshops by some of the worlds best animal trainers and behaviourists, like Ken Ramirez and Susan Friedman. I strongly believe there is never a point where we should stop training our dogs or ourselves, so I am constantly adding to my knowledge and experience. I am a provisional membership of the Association of Pet Behaviour Councillors (APBC), a full member f the Professional Association of Canine Trainers (PACT) and a registered Animal Training Instructor (ATI) with the Animal Behaviour and Training Council (ABTC).