Let me introduce myself.....
My name is Amy, and I am the founder of Behind the Mind Canine Training and Behaviour. I have worked with dogs all of my working career and have over 20 years of experience. Since the age of 14, I started my career by working at local boarding kennels and then over the years, I have worked with trained family pet and rescue dogs. Most recently, I have successfully rehabilitated and trained rescue dogs, with varying complex behaviours and their potential guardians for the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, whilst in my professional role as a ‘Canine Training and Behaviour advisor’. Over the 16 years working in rescue, I am very proud to have helped rehabilitate and rehome thousands of dogs within my time at the charity. I strive to bring all my theoretical knowledge and practical experiences to you and your dog’s training journey, by providing a good understanding of the function behind your dog’s behaviour and by teaching and guiding you through new training and behaviour skills and techniques.
Our family is made up of myself, my partner, our 8-month-old son and our two rescue dogs, who were both rehomed from the Dogs Trust. Both of our dogs came with complex behavioural issues with Molly dealing with severe anxiety and noise sensitivity and refusing to leave the house for over six months to Santi who showed intense overarousal and frustration behaviours which led to, in some cases aggression towards myself and my partner. By implementing the skills and techniques that I have learned and practised over the years, we now have two ‘happy’ and ‘well-balanced’ family members, who I am sure you will meet on your training journey! Both dogs, especially Santi have taught me a lot about canine training and behaviour and without a doubt, I am extremely grateful, teeth and all, to not only be part of their rehabilitation journey but to have them as part of our family.
My passion in life is to continue to educate, train and improve the lives of our dogs and their guardians by implementing training and behaviour modification programs that are not only successful but also enjoyable for both dogs and their guardians, and our methods of training reflect this scientifically proven belief.
Although we welcome any training and complex behaviour problems to our family at Behind the Mind, we do specialise in certain areas of training. These areas include:
Covering Redditch, Bromsgrove, Birmingham, Worcester, Droitwich Spa, Coventry, Evesham and Alcester.
In addition to this, I am a registered member of the 'Association of Pet Dog Trainers', UK (Membership Number - Amy Healey - 01345) and I have over 20 years of experience working directly with the largest UK animal welfare charity, in several roles including 5 years as a Dog Trainer, 3 years coaching dog training classes for the general public and their adopted puppies and adult dogs and 6 years as a Training and Behaviour Advisor for two of their rehoming centres.
Working in and adopting four rescue dogs of my own I understand that rescue dogs sometimes require a lot of patience, time and guidance in adapting to their new environmental challenges, so by using a positive approach we not only work closely and invest the time with you and your dog, but we break everything down into manageable and achievable goals to ensure we get the best out of both you and your dog.
In addition to this, I am not only a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT No; 01345) but I also plan on becoming a member of the International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants (IAABC) and Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC) and furthering my studies by becoming a Clinical Animal Behaviourist, where I will continue to study and learn to be at the forefront of our field.
I am also fully insured with Petplan Sanctuary.
If you are interested in any of our services and want to either send in an Inquiry or schedule a free 20-minute telephone conversation, please send us a message via WhatsApp or email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
We look forward to hearing from you.
B98 8GA, Redditch, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom
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