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Christine Smith MBIPDT

Christine with her puppy Rottweiler

Since 1999 I have been a full time professional dog trainer running my own training, behaviour and boarding establishment in Somerset where dog owners come to me to improve their own training skills and their relationship with their dog(s). Previously I worked as the Canine Behaviourist for the National Animal Welfare Trust where my responsibilities included assessing the training and homing needs of dogs in their care. Prior to that I worked with dogs for many years at numerous rescue centres, boarding kennels and grooming parlours. More recently I have advised the RSPCA and Greyhound Rescue.

Today many of my students are referrals from veterinary surgeries and former students.

Initially trained by the British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers, I have since been advanced to full Membership. Full Membership is only awarded to those who have demonstrated ‘relevant knowledge and experience to qualify’ for the award. In most instances this means many years training experience before the Institute will consider someone for full membership.

Many instructors train dogs on a part-time or hobby basis, but the benefits of a qualified, experienced and professional trainer are numerous and include:

If you are in any doubt about whether you need a professional dog trainer, ask yourself the question “Would you send your child to school if the teacher was not qualified?” No, nor would I, and the same can be said about the need for professional dog training.

My Family

I live with my husband Andrew, a retired police officer, together with our dogs in Fivehead, near Taunton, Somerset.

Training Days

We train all day on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, as well as Sunday mornings for agility only.