About Me

Hello, my name is Laura Halton (CCAB RQF Level 5) and I am passionate about helping dogs and their owners enjoy a strong and positive relationship together. I set up North Surrey Dog Training in 2016, with an aim of helping any owner who has a problem with their dog or wants to further their training, or any prospective owner who is thinking of buying a puppy and the joy that will bring. I am a Certified COAPE Animal Behaviourist (RQF level 5), and I am governed by the code of practice of CAPDT to always use force-free training and to establish and promote EMRA (a technique based on Emotion, Mood and Reinforcement Assessment), during all animal therapy and training. I own a bouncy Tibetan Terrier at home, who gives my family and I lots of joy and fun and who has been my inspiration to work with dogs and their owners. I also run puppy socialisation classes at Maven vets, North Cheam, for puppies up to 16weeks of age. Here is a link to their website - https://www.mavenvets.co.uk/services/puppy-classes

Qualifications completed include:

COAPE Award in Canine Health and Welfare 2013

COAPE Level 4 Diploma in The Principles of Companion Animal Behaviour and Training 2015

COAPE Level 5 Diploma in The Practical Application of Companion Animal Behaviour and Training 2016

IMDT 2 Day 'Career as a Dog Trainer' 2015

Courses include:

The National Dog Bite Prevention and Behaviour conference 2017

Tellington TTouch workshops x2 2018

Victoria Stilwell Academy - Building Your Dog's Confidence 2019

IMDT Impulse Control workshop 2019

Craig Ogilve course - Communication, Arousal and Problematic Behaviours 2019

Absolute Dogs - Sexier than a Squirrel course 2020

Absolute Dogs - "Work with dogs" 14 day challenge 2020

IMDT Happy Recallers workshop 2020

Emergency First Aid course for dogs and other animals 2020

IMDT 4 Day Practical Instructors Course 2021

IMDT The Exercises course 2021

The 2022 Dog Behaviour Conference - Victoria Stilwell Academy

IMDT 1 Day Perfect Puppy 2022

Pet Business Insurance Policy: I have public liability cover and professional indemnity cover.

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