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Because we are a Positive, Reward Based Practice, we do not advocate or advise using aversive and outdated methods or equipment with your dog.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. 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
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 with Canine Principles.
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 Into Dogs
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