About Us | Locke's Dogs
Locke's Dogs - ISCP.Adv.Dip.Canine.Prac - is a small Certified and Accredited Holistic Canine Behaviour Practice, and Dog Trainer, based in Exning, Newmarket, Suffolk.
We will consult with you and your dog, by spending time with you and your dog in your home, with an aim to give you holistic behavioural advice so that your dog may enjoy a happy and healthy life.
Because we are a Positive, Reward Based Practice, we do not advocate or advise using aversive and outdated methods or equipment with your dog. These would include choke chains, prong collars, invisible fences, shock collars and so on. Many canine behavioural issues are fear - based, and you can't fight fear by making the dog even more afraid!
Instead we teach the dog, using kind methods, how to make good decisions and to learn that actually, most things he/she finds scary are not that bad after all.
Behaviour work is different to obedience training, although there are elements of training involved in behaviour work. If a vet is like a GP for dogs, and a dog trainer is like a teacher for dogs, then a Canine Behaviour Practitioner would be like a Psychologist and Life coach. We teach the dog how to feel better about things, in order to change what people perceive as a problem behaviour. I do this in a holistic manner, taking into account the dogs entire being, to help you to help your dog, in a healthy and positive manner. So if it is training (Sit, Down, Stay etc.) you require for your dog, rather than behavioural work, then I can recommend local training classes, or I can do 1-2-1 basic obedience with your dog or puppy too :-)
Prices and details of services can be discussed with me here. If your pet is insured with LV, Argos, M&S, John Lewis, More Than, or the RSPCA then your vet can refer to Locke's Dogs for behavioural work, and as long as you have the right level of cover on your policy, your insurance will cover our costs (subject to your normal excess etc).We are working on working with more insurers so keep an eye on us!!
I am a graduate student with The International School of Canine Psychology & Behaviour - ISCP having passed both the Diploma and the level 6 Advanced Diploma courses. I also studied Holistic Canine Behaviour, and Canine Coaching Certificate with Canine Principles. I am also a graduate of ADTB (Academy of Dog Training & Behaviour). Currently I am undertaking the Absolute Dogs "Pro Dog Trainer" course which teaches all about concept training through games, to add another string to my dog training bow.
Manager of The Dog Welfare Alliance - a non-profit organisation that helps fund small force free shelters, and advocates for force free, positive dog training methods.
Full member and Certified Canine Behaviour Practitioner with The Association of INTODogs
Full member and Certified Animal Behaviorist with ICAN (International Companion Animal Network - Welfare First)
O.A.Dip(Dog Walking and Pet Home Sitting Professional)*Distinction
We are insured with Petplan
I am DBS/CRB checked.
I am a Canine First Aider