Links – Dog Training and Behaviour
Below are links to some of Dog Training and Behaviours’ favourite charities and other useful and relevant sites.
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Professional bodies with strict ethical codes of practice, who commit to the on-going professional development of their members
The Canine Behaviour and Training Society Ltd – tcbts.co.uk
The Canine Behaviour and Training Society Ltd., is a professional body of canine behavioural therapists and comprises a nation-wide network of professional canine behaviourists who offer a comprehensive referral service to Veterinary Surgeons and their clients, for owners of dogs with behavioural problems. All qualified full member behaviourists of the TCBTS are experienced hands-on dog trainers with proven track records in modern, kind training methods and assessment of behavioural problems. The high educational and practical standards set by the TCBTS are maintained by a continuing commitment to ongoing professional development, with all members abiding by a strict Code of Ethics and Constitution. The TCBTS also have members who are solely dog trainers, who may choose to study further in order to become qualified behaviourists.
The Animal Behaviour and Training Council– www.abtcouncil.org.uk
The Animal Behaviour and Training Council is “A not for profit organisation”. The ABTC is a regulatory body that represents animal trainers and animal behaviour therapists to the public and to legislative bodies. It sets and maintains the standards of knowledge and practical skills needed to be an animal trainer or animal behaviour therapist, and it maintains the national register of appropriately qualified animal trainers and animal behaviourists. It promotes the welfare of animals in their interactions with humans, lobbying for humane methods of training and behaviour modification, and for the education of the animal owning public.
Pet Dog Trainers of Europe – www.pdte.eu
Members of the PDTE commit to on-going professional development and actively promote good practice in all canine activities and amongst the general public. The PDTE not only promote reward based training techniques, but also condemn the use of out-dated and harmful methods, such as, pinching, pushing or holding down the dog.
Burnt Ash Veterinary Clinic – www.burntashvets.com
Burnt Ash Veterinary Clinic is based in the heart of Lee, South-East London and is reputable for providing a caring and professional service. With the practice vet having over 27 years’ experience and dedicated staff attentively working towards animal welfare, Burnt Ash Veterinary Clinic is proficient in providing an extensive range of surgical, investigative and diagnostic treatments for small animals. There is ample parking space available in the forecourt of the veterinary clinic and a small but cosy outdoor seating area is available. All our staff members are pet owners and therefore fully understand the many joys and anxieties associated with caring for animals.
John Hankinson Veterinary Clinic – www.johnhankinsonvet.co.uk
The John Hankinson Veterinary Clinic Ltd has been caring for your pets in the South East London area for over 20 years. We are a friendly team of fully trained and dedicated staff and we use the best modern and safe veterinary equipment. This combined with a mutual trust and respect between staff and clients – where we involve you in all decisions – makes us proud to provide an excellent, professional service for all our furry, feathered and scaly friends.
The Doghouse – www.the-doghouse.org
The Doghouse is a small and friendly fully equipped grooming parlour with emphasis on home comfort for your dog. In addition to this, we also pride ourselves on being a pet boutique stocking a variety of fashionable and affordable items along with the everyday essentials for all your pet’s needs. The grooming parlour is fully insured with the latest equipment and the senior dog groomer has over 20 years’ experience meaning that all the pets brought to us have the best possible service in a safe and secure environment. The salon welcomes all breed of dogs from Chihuahua to Rottweiler and provide a range of treatments from bath and fluff dry to Creative grooms and Pawdicures.
Rescue and Welfare
Anim-Mates – www.anim-mates.org.uk
Anim-Mates is a small voluntary run animal rescue and care group based in south-east London and north-west Kent.
RSPCA Leybourne Animal Centre – www.rspca.org.uk/local/-/rspca/leybourne-animal-centre
The RSPCA Leybourne Animal Centre covers a huge area including Kent, Sussex, Essex and parts of Greater London. The centre was opened in 1996. Most of the animals at Leybourne have been rescued from neglect and bad treatment by their previous owners. When they arrive at the centre they are often nervous of strangers. Staff spend weeks, sometimes months, looking after them and preparing them for a new life and a second chance. They look after cats, dogs, rabbits and other domestic animals, as well as some wildlife and farm animals. If you are looking for a new pet they’d love to hear from you.
Raystede Centre For Animal Welfare – www.raystede.org
Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare is one of the most diverse animal welfare charities in the UK. It has been serving the South East of England for over 50 years and has built a reputation for excellence. The 50 acre site in Ringmer near Lewes, East Sussex houses up to 1500 animals, birds and reptiles at any one time whilst also dealing with wildlife rehabilitation. Run entirely through the generosity of public donations, Raystede receives no Government or Lottery funding. The Centre is open to visitors 362 days of the year 10am – 4pm and is free to enter.
Dog Welfare Campaign – www.dogwelfarecampaign.org
This website aims to provide the media and members of the public with information about the behaviour of dogs, the possible consequences of using aversive training techniques, and where to go for appropriate advice on training and behaviour issues.
Burns Pet Nutrition Limited – www.burnspet.co.uk
When veterinary surgeon John Burns repeatedly saw the same pet health problems in his surgery he realised there must be a common factor. He researched and discovered that a lack of high quality diets was the cause and began to recommend clients feed home cooked food made to his own recipes. The results were remarkable but, as many people found home cooking too daunting, he decided to develop a range of complete dry diets. And In 1993 the company was launched, with Real Food for Pets, made from high quality ingredients and without any pharmacologically active supplements.
Naturediet – www.naturediet.co.uk
Naturediet is a complete natural dog food based on strict holistic principles. They believe in keeping dogs naturally healthy, that’s why their wet dog food is hypoallergenic and free from artificial ingredients, preservatives and other nasty chemicals; perfect for fussy eaters or dogs with allergies.
Natural Instinct – www.naturalinstinct.com
Raw food complete balanced diets, with added essential vitamins and minerals.