Hi I'm Clare and I run CB Dogs Training.
After finally persuading my parents to get me my first dog (Sox, a lab mix) for my tenth birthday, I set about learning about and understanding dog behaviour and how we, as people, can affect this behaviour (yes, I was that nerdy at 10 years old).
Fast forward 15 years to 2010 and I completed a BSc honours degree in Animal Behaviour at the University of Chester. Then in 2011 I decided that I wanted to use all I had learned to help others better understand and bond with their own dogs, so I started up CB Dogs!
I now attend regular seminars and courses, keeping up to date with cutting edge scientific research into the field of dog training. I am a full member of the APDT (association of Pet Dog Trainers). I continue to learn and understand more everyday I am involved with dogs and truly believe the art of a good trainer lies within realising that this learning never stops.
I have two dogs myself, Alfie, a dopey 7 year old Black Lab and Harley-Quinn, a crazy 2 year old Lab x Staffie. Alf and Harles give me constant opportunities to practice my training and regularly adapt it for new situations. They can be hard work at times but so very worth it!
Hi! I’m Pam.
Since February 2014 I’ve been training with Clare at CB Dogs. I help out in the Tuesday classes and run the Monday Heatons classes.
I’ve always loved animals and been fascinated by the behaviours they display. So much so that in 2012 I returned to university to study for an MSc in Animal Behaviour. Since then I’ve also been a volunteer at a local rescue centre and volunteered as a ‘dogsbody’ for the Search and Rescue Dogs Association; so I have lots of experience with dogs of all shapes and sizes.
I don’t have a dog myself (Winnie, my 9 year old cat won’t allow it!) so I have to get my puppy fix from training yours at the classes that we run! I also run Prestbury Pets in Macclesfield (http://prestbury-pets.co.uk/)
Hi I’m Faye and I’ve been helping out at CB dogs since July 2016 as a class assistant at the Chorlton classes on a Monday evening. I first started with Clare at CB Dogs as I wanted to further my understanding and knowledge of training and behaviour. I opened my own pet care company in March 2016 where I provide care to a large range of dogs www.ozzies-fur-ever-friends.com. I am constantly learning new things each day and I feel the more I learn and understand about dogs, the more this enables me to give the best care possibly I can. I have had a pet dog all my life from being a small child and I have always had a love for and a bond with dogs. I have a West Highland Terrier called Ozzie, who loves to play and make friends with all the other dogs!
Hi I’m Sarah and I began training alongside Clare and Pam at CB Dogs in September 2016.
I've always been an animal enthusiast and assisting at CB Dogs continually expands my knowledge and understanding of dogs and the way they react to us as their human counterparts. I'm currently studying 'Dogwise' with the Centre of Applied Pet Ethology (http://www.coape.org/)
I have an 18 month old Vizsla called Rusti, who keeps me on my toes and helps drive me to learn more on a daily basis.
I’m Anna - this is my cocker spaniel Dora. I train along side Clare on Thursday evenings.
Sucking air through their teeth, followed by “she’ll be a bit of a handful” was the general theme of the responses I got when I excitedly told people about the imminent arrival of my cocker spaniel puppy. Panicking, I enrolled her into the puppy classes at CB Dogs at the first opportunity. I have to say it was one of the best decisions I ever made as not only do I now have a very well trained pup (ahem, most of the time), I discovered that I really enjoyed dog training.
I actually work in the field of neuroscience/psychology by day and I was pleased to see that the methods taught at CB Dogs are actually rooted in psychological learning theories such as reinforcement learning, Pavlovian and instrumental conditioning (don’t worry though – Clare and Pam teach practical, easy to follow steps). Both Dora and I took to the training straight away, so when Clare said she was looking for helpers who were interested in developing as trainers, I jumped at the chance. Over the past few months, working so closely with dogs of different breeds, ages and personalities, not to mention Clare who just knows dogs in a way that is acquired only from a lifetime of being obsessed, I feel I have learnt so much.