Our tutors are part of the national network of puppy trainers "Puppy School"; as such they have undertaken a thorough training course and completed a comprehensive practical correspondence course with Gwen Bailey who is an internationally renowned dog trainer, behaviourist and author. We thoroughly enjoy helping the puppy owners of Maidstone and The Weald in our fun, friendly puppy training classes.
Vicky and Tom are proud to be registered as Animal Training Instructors with the Animal Behaviour and Traiing Council (ABTC) and are members of the Pet Professional Guild (The association for force-free pet professionals). Our trainers believe that only kind, positive training methods should be used so that your dogs enjoy learning as much as you do!
Our puppy school tutors Vicky (BSc Hons) and Tom have always loved dogs, they are owned by their black labrador Tex and rescue crossbreed Kyra (pun intended!), they are at their happiest when surrounded by wagging tails! There's nothing they enjoy more than taking their dogs on a lovely long walk, the fact that they can enjoy this all comes down to their walking on a loose lead skills and speedy recalls. They recognised the lack of training opportunities in the local area and decided to put their passion to practice.
Vicky has worked within the animal care industry for over 12 years, she spent much of this time as breeding staff within the Metropolitan Police Kennels and now runs Pets World's Luxury Dog Hotel in Staplehurst, Kent. Vicky has a BSc (Hons) in Animal Management and is committed to continuing her understanding of our canine companions by attending seminars, workshops and (of course) spending quality time with them in puppy classes, training sessions and her luxury hotel.
Tom has worked within kennels and Pets World for many years, he is particularly passionate about the health and welfare of our four legged friends through the provision of good quality food and training. Tom runs Pawsitive Puppy School's classes alongside Vicky.
Tutor Lesley spends much of her spare time with dogs, whether it be her own chocolate Labrador Boo, her chihuahua x shih tzu Alfie or her friend's dogs, she simply loves seeing the difference she can make to their lives.
Lesley has undertaken training by Gwen Bailey and loves spending time with puppies and their owners in her Pawsitive Puppy School classes.
Lesley loves seeing our puppy students bond with their owners and develop their confidence as the week's progress, she is a big hit with the puppies and owners alike.