photoPauline Whittaker is an extremely well qualified Dog Trainer and Behaviourist and has long and varied experience in dog training.
Her qualifications in dog training and behaviour include:

  • MSc Applied Animal Behaviour Hull University (currently studying)
  • APDT member 00744
  • Diploma (with distinction) in “The Practical Aspects of Companion Animal Behaviour and Training” awarded by COAPE – Centre for Applied Pet Ethology.

Further Qualifications from the Animal Care College in:

  • “Canine Behaviour Counselling: Theory and Practice”
  • “Introduction to Canine Psychology”
  • “Advanced Canine Psychology”

She is also an Associate Member of the Animal Care College
To ensure that she is fully up to date with current knowledge and methods about Canine Behaviour and Training, Pauline regularly attends seminars and workshops on everything from aggression to clicker training

All Dog Trainers at PWDTS use Pauline’s Principles of Training which emphasise the use of Kind, Fair and Effective methods. To reinforce this ethical stance the dog trainers are each independently assessed by the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT). She is also a member of the APDT, No 00744 and has previously been the Committee Secretary and an Assessor for them.

As well as her experience in training dogs professionally, Pauline has always lived with dogs, growing up with a Basset Hound and Golden Retrievers and more recently Border Collies and Working Sheepdogs. She has owned rescue dogs and rehomed dogs as well as those acquired as a puppy. Currently she lives in Worcestershire with two working sheepdogs. She competes in agility with both her dogs. On this solid basis Pauline has developed some very successful principles of training.

Jake and Meg
Pauline Whittaker is now offering the benefit of her qualifications, experience and principles in a range of dog training and behaviour solutions in the Worcestershire area.