About Us

Debbi Booth MSc, APDT, PPG.

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Debbi has a range of academic qualifications in canine science, since starting the study for her own amusement several years ago.

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Canine Cognition and Emotion Certificate from Duke University

Level 6 Diploma (FnDegree) in Canine Behaviour*

Level 4 Diploma in Canine Behaviour Training (Distinction)

Level 4 Diploma in Canine Coaching (Distinction)

Diploma of Canine Nutrition

Diploma of Canine Psychology

Diploma in Dog Grooming

Qualified in Pet First Aid and CPR

*subject to final dissertation

Premium Member of APDT (Association of Professional Dog Trainers) Member 97962
Canine Training Professional member of PPG (Pet Professionals Guild)
Silver Member of the International Alliance of Holistic Therapists

Accredited by Canine Principles.

The Beginning

Starting her early animal training career in horses, Debbi first worked with her horse who hated standing for the farrier. She was told that her horse would have to be sedated every six weeks to allow him to have new shoes, so Debbi researched better ways of changing an animals emotional response using choice and without force.

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Her horse was always able to stand happily for the farrier, dentist and vet after several months of intense work, and this ethos drove her when training her first dog for competition.
She never believed that aversive or forceful techniques are necessary, and certainly not desirable when needing to have the full cooperation of your animal partner.

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Her current dogs are a four year old Labrador Retriever who has achieved Trick Dog Champion status, plus titles in Parkour and Obedience and competes in both Agility and Working Gundog tests, and a six month old cross breed rescue dog, who is just starting her training journey!

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Alverstoke, covering all areas of Gosport, Fareham, Lee on Solent, Locks Heath and beyond.

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