South Wales Dog Training Academy is all about positive, reward based training.
Here at SWDTA we are unique in that we use the best trainers from all over South Wales to maintain excellent levels of service and because we recognise that as professional trainers we all have different areas of expertise. We want to bring you the best we have to offer.
All of our professional trainers are fully qualified and regulated by either the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT) or the Pet Professionals Guild (PPG) or both.
This means that the training carried out here at SWDTA is regulated and must be humane to the dog, unlike a lot of other local training clubs/organisations who choose not to be regulated and sadly often choose not to use the kindest methods. All use of harsh equipment and harsh methods are banned so you know that your dog is in safe hands. You can be sure that we will do all we can to ensure your bond and relationship with your dog remains as strong as possible to ensure the best training results.
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South Wales Dog Training Academy is run by Julie Williams. She is a member of the IMDT and the PPG, she has an OCN level 3 accredited qualification in Principles of Dog Training and Behaviour, a Diploma in Dog Training with the Open College and accredited certificates in Understanding the Behaviour of the Domestic Dog and Canine Health Studies. She lives in the Bridgend area with her partner and two dogs Sashi and Dipstick.
Having spent her earlier employment days in the equine industry, she decided to explore dog training and behaviour in depth, this desire was increased by having a rescue dog with many behavioral problems. She has shadowed many dog trainers, observing dogs in group, taken part in dog agility, scentwork, training classes and attended courses presented by experts in dog training and behaviour.
Courses attended include: IMDT Steve Mann, Canine Aggression and Rehabilitation, Perfect Puppy Foundations. IMDT Nando Brown, Happy Tricks, Loose Leaders and Injecting Fun Into Classes.
Chirag Patel, Expanding the Force Free Trainers Toolkit and Managing and Modifying Aggression.
Ian Dunbar, Workshop for Reactive Dogs.
Sarah Fisher, TTouch weekend workshop.