Meet Your Puppy Trainer
Hi, I'm Alison ...
And once upon a time, many moons ago, I was in the exact position you’re in now. I was the owner of a new puppy, my Labrador Meg, who I absolutely adored.
But I quickly realised that I had no idea how to train her! Meg had some issues which needed to be rectified fast, and there was no one else I trusted with the future of my precious new dog.
One thing soon led to another and now we find ourselves here… 12 years, a master’s degree in clinical animal behaviour, and many, many happy dogs later!
As an animal behaviourist I have worked effectively with various animals and helped them build happy lives with their owners.
But I have always had a special affinity with new puppy owners, never forgetting those precious early days with Meg.
Sadly, anyone can call themselves a dog trainer. But as animal lovers we all want to make sure that we provide the best for our pets. And the best is a trainer who knows them, understands them, and loves them deeply…
…the best trainer for your puppy, is YOU!
I know only too well that new puppy ownership can be overwhelming and at times, even frustrating. But dog problems left untreated can quickly spiral out of control, and become inconvenient, or even dangerous. That’s why I created Pet Potential.
I empower new puppy owners just like you with the confidence and skills you need to embark on an incredible dog adventure and get the very best out of your new family member.
MSc in Clinical Animal Behaviour from University of Lincoln
FdSc in Canine Behaviour and Training from Bishop Burton College
MSc in Occupational Psychology from University of Hertfordshire
Full Member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC)
Registered Clinical Animal Behaviourist with the Animal Behaviour & Training Council (ABTC)
Full Member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT UK)
Registered Animal Training Instructor with the Animal Behaviour & Training Council (ABTC)
Science-led, compassionate and non-punitive training methods
Reward-based training techniques, incorporating use of reward markers (such as clickers)