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Whatever your goals for your new arrival, Puppy Steps can start you off in the right direction.  
After experiencing raising two very different and challenging puppies, I began to realise how counter-intuitive bringing up a puppy can be.  What you think is the right way often results in behaviour that you didn't expect or want. There is a lot of information and advice available, some of which rely on outdated methods and can even be dangerous.  I have been running puppy and dog training classes in the Falmouth area since 2013, and a full member of The Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT) since 2014.
I am passionate about helping people understand their puppy's behaviour, and ensuring the very best early training and socialising for puppies from 8 weeks onwards.I use the most enjoyable, modern, effective, and gentle techniques for reliable results. I hold OCN Level 3 qualifications in Canine Behaviour and Training, specifically in running Puppy Training Classes.  I frequently improve and update my knowledge and skills through Continued Professional Development.
Whether this is your first puppy, or you have had dogs for many years, I am sure you'll find Puppy Steps enjoyable and informative.  If you have already completed a short training course, perhaps through your local veterinary surgery, ongoing training and socialisation can make the most of this vital stage in your puppy's life. Your puppy's teenage stage can also be challenging, so if your puppy is aged over 20 weeks, consistent training can be especially helpful through either group classes or individual coaching.  

From May 2023, I am pleased to be collaborating with Love Your Paws Dog Training (based in Carleen, Helston) to add online sessions to your package of support for Puppy Steps puppy classes and Foundation Steps older puppy/adolescent classes.

Why travel further for professional and ethical puppy training and socialisation.
I welcome any questions you may have and hope to see you and your puppy at Puppy Steps soon.

Training and Achievements

Think Dog! – Alpha Education  2011-2014

           Think Dog! Certificate

           Think Dog! Intermediate

           Think Dog! Training for the Future

IMDT 2 days Assessment – IMDT – Nov 2014 – Achieved Full Membership

Pup Rescue, Spain – IMDT.  An intensive 5 days working with puppies from Spanish Rescues

Happy Puppy Instructor – IMDT 5 day course focusing on running puppy classes

Practical Puppy Instructor – Domesticated Manners – 5 day course focusing on running puppy classes

The Mechanics, Spain  - IMDT – An intensive 4 day course in advanced training theory and practical working with dogs in a Spanish shelter

Practical Skills – Level 1 & 2 – Domesticated Manners – Extending training and coaching skills to other animals, in particular, some very unforgiving chickens

The Puppy Lab - The School of Canine Science. In-depth training on puppy development.

... and lots more!


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