She now has an eclectic selection of dogs - a Shiba Inu, a Husky x Malamute x Northern Inuit x Czech Wolf Dog and a Dogue de Bordeaux cross Cane Corso. As you can tell from her own dogs Dale loves a challenge and doesn't do things by halves! All of Dales dogs are her pets first and training dogs second. She didn't get any of her dogs to keep the others company or to use for training purposes, each one of her dogs was chosen because she had an interest in the breed and wanted to share her life with them. Dale generally takes on dogs with issues and dogs that would otherwise end up being passed from home to home or even put to sleep because of their issues.
Several of Dales dogs came with behavioural problems ranging from the mild to the severe. Dale worked on these issues by herself and has resolved them, so she understands what it is like to live with a problem dog and she also understands better than most the work and dedication that goes into resolving behavioural problems.
She is always looking to expand her knowledge of dogs and their behaviour, so regularly attends training courses and seminars, as well as regularly reading a wide variety of training books and watching DVD's. Keeping herself educated with the very best and most modern techniques and services available in the industry so that you can be sure that the education you receive is the best available in the area!
Dale is a member of The Institute of Modern Dog Trainers, The Pet Professional Network, International companion animal network and is also a veterinary trained microchip implanter, and is registered with Petlog as a qualified microchip implanter.
Courses and qualifications:
Institute of Modern Dog Trainers - Full Member.
Pet Professional Network - Professonal Member
International companion animal network - Affilliate member
First Aid at work - Qualified first aider (for humans).
Pet first aid - Qualified first aider (for animals).
Ian Dunbar Seminar - Sirius Academy - Puppy Training Classes.
Ian Dunbar Seminar - Sirius Academy - Adolescent/Adult Dog Training Classes.
Northern Centre for Canine Behaviour - 5 day Training, Instructing and Handling course.
Northern Centre for Canine Behaviour - British Kennel Club Good Citizen Test, Bronze Level.
Affiliated to the British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers having obtained a Certificate in Basic Instructional Techniques (2nd Grade).
British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers Bronze Certificate in Basic Dog Ownership.
Dr Roger Abrantes Seminar - The Brave new world of Dog Training: Science with a brain and a heart.
Nick Thompson Seminar -Neutering is not so Neutral.
Geert De Bolster Seminar - Dog Aggression.
Ian Dunbar Seminar - Sirius Academy - Business, Promotion, People Training and Games.
Ian Dunbar Seminar - Sirius Academy - Behaviour Counselling.
Northern Centre for Canine Behaviour - 7 day Professional Dog Behaviour Councelling.
Dr Nicholas Dodman Seminar - The Well Adjusted Dog.
The Pet Chip Company Limited - Microchip implant training course.
Registered with Petlog as a qualified microchip implanter.
Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme Induction Seminar.
Doglaw Limited - New doglaw Developments - Part 1 - completed webinar.
TC Dog Training & ForPaws - Hide and Scent workshop.
Victoria Stillwell and guests - National Dog Bite Conference.
Nando Brown - Grumpy Dog Seminar.
Nando Brown - Nosework seminar.
Toni Shelbourne - TTouch Seminar.
Institute of Modern Dog Trainers - 4 Day Practical Instructors Course.
David Ryan - Predatory Chase seminar.
Gateway/Open College Network Level III 'Principles of Dog Training And Behaviour' Qualification.
Ian Dunbar - Simple solutions for common behaviour and training problems
Ian Dunbar - Barking up the wrong tree? A critical analysis of existing learning theory - to make training easier, simpler, quicker and much more effective
Ian Dunbar - Pros and cons of the five reward-based training techniques
Institute of Modern Dog Trainers - Injecting fun into classes
Institute of Modern Dog Trainers - Happy recallers
Institute of Modern Dog Trainers - Loose Leaders
Institute of Modern Dog Trainers - Mind your own Business
Currently studying for her Behaviour Practitioner diploma with the British College of Canine studies - Unit 1 passed
Resource Guarding and in House Fighting - Karen Wilde
PPG Webinar - The dark side of dog training with Louise Stapleton-Frappell, Angelica Steinker and Daniel Antolec
The School of Canine Science - 30 Days of Canine Science
Ian Dunbar Acedemy - Science Based Dog Training (With Feeling) - 3 day seminar
The School or Canine Science - Puppy Lab
Dale Hannan IMDT, ICAN
Nicola has a life time of experience working with dogs. She has grown up with GSD's and Rottweilers. She currently owns a 3 year old Rottweiler named Arwen and has completed all the courses with VIP Dog Training.
Nicola used to be a trainer for Guide Dogs for the Blind and has a wealth of experience with different techniques and methods.
In her normal life Nicola is a Science Teacher in a secondary school and the assistant head of year of the sixth form at the school. This means Nicola is skilled at teaching people as well as dogs.
Nicola is a very valuable member of the team and is a superb instructor.
Courses and Qualifications
Basic handling techniques - VIP Dog Training Services
Puppy Basics - VIP Dog Training Services (Complete with own dog)
Life skills Basic class - VIP Dog Training Services (Completed with own dog)
Life Skills Intermediate class - VIP Dog Training Services (Completed with own dog)
Life Skill Advanced Class - VIP Dog Training Services (Completed with own dog)
Class exercises and techniques - Basic to advanced - VIP Dog Training Services
Lead walking skills and techniques - Basic to advanced - VIP Dog Training Services
Recall skills - Basic to advanced - VIP Dog Training Services
Reactive dogs and how to help them - VIP Dog Training Services
How dogs learn, the theory behind dog training - VIP Dog Training Services.
Telephone: 07957 806752
**** WINNER OF THE ANNUAL PET PRODUCT & SERVICES AWARD FOR BEST CANINE TRAINING SERVICE HAMPSHIRE 2020 ****
Dale has been training dogs on and off for 16 years. She has an impressive level of experience in teaching classes, one to one lessons, outdoor workshops and residential training. Dale set up VIP Dog Training Services to service the needs of dog owners in the local area, to provide a premier service.
As you can see from the below Dale is highly Qualified and is also accredited to and a member of The Institute of Modern Dog Trainers, The Pet Professional Network and an affiliate member of The International Companion Animal Network.
Dale has shared her life with a variety of dogs, including a Akitas, Rough Collie, Lurchers, German Shepherds, collies and Greyhounds. Always feeling very lost if there wasn't a dog in her life.
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