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A Dog is for LIFE not just Puppyhood!!

Previously trained under Just 4 Dog's - Training Ltd, however due to relocation etc, was advised that under law, I had to dissolve the Limited company, and start again here! 


I'm a registered member of various professional organisations.

I also ensure that knowledge gained from continued professional development is passed on to clients in the best possible way.


I have been involved with dog's for over 25 years. Having a passion for helping and training, I have  also worked for several rescue centres, in a volunteer capacity, and also offered her training services on a pro bono basis to those who required a bit of help with their "adopted" dog.


*All our insurance documentation is available to view upon request, including FULL PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURANCE. 


*As we do not work with vulnerable young adults, or children without their parents/guardians present, or go into schools, we do NOT require a Disclosure Scotland. (Formerly CRB Check disclosure) 

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At Just 4 Dog's Training ,You can be assured of a quality service that promotes balanced, intelligent dog training!


I believe that dog Training should be fun and a great learning experience for all involved, and the welfare of the dog is paramount.


Therefore, we strongly believe that a dog should be taught "No" as well as "Yes".


By simply saying " Reward based" or "Science based" training..or not forgetting "Purely Positive" training, it's a MYTH! Yes, that's right. ALL DOG TRAINING involves REWARD. Whether it's Clicker training to "MARK" a behaviour or just using our voice or touch..to SCIENCE and your dog, this is reward.


However, when we withhold a treat for example, to encourage behaviour, that is known as "NEGATIVE REINFORCEMENT", so HOW can that be PURELY POSITIVE DOG TRAINING? It can't, and isn't.


There are 4 quadrants to Dog Training, and using ALL 4 = BALANCED DOG TRAINING.


POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT = SOMETHING ADDED TO ENCOURAGE BEHAVIOUR


NEGATIVE PUNISHMENT = SOMETHING REMOVED TO DISCOURAGE BEHAVIOUR


POSITIVE PUNISHMENT = SOMETHING ADDED TO DISCOURAGE BEHAVIOUR


NEGATIVE REINFORCEMENT = SOMETHING REMOVED TO ENCOURAGE BEHAVIOUR


Remember, by not saying "NO" to your Dog you are saying "YES" and allowing unwanted behaviour to continue.


We have yet to see or hear how a "Purely Positive only " trainer, STOPS unwanted behaviour without using all 4 quadrants mentioned above. Now is that because they aren't able to stop the behaviour using positive only methods? Balanced Dog trainers say yes.


Purely positive Dog training is misleading owners and failing Dog's, resulting in hundreds of Dog's being euthanised each year...for behaviours like jumping up at people or simply not listening..or indeed aggression.  

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I will NOT give up on any individuals and their pets.

It would not be ethical for me to take on any case, if I knowingly understand that it is out of my professional limitations.


Just 4 Dogs Training will always make sure that the Dogs interests & safety come first, and that clients are happy with any referrals we make for them in that situation. Remember, the Dog Training should be fun, safe and in a friendly environment, for you and most importantly, for your pet. x


Jo, Just 4 Dogs Training