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Contact Jenny: 07505000709

​Thank you so much for visiting my website!

Hi, I am Jenny Barker. I am a qualified and fully insured family dog mediator and dog trainer. I aim to enable you to develop skills and an understanding of your dog that allows you to live together in harmony.

 

It's important to me that you resolve any issues that you have in a way that you and your dog are comfortable with and which maintains your relationship which is why I work to LIMA (Least Invasive, Minimally Aversive) principles. This approach enables dogs and their owners to feel more optimistic, connected, and empowered.

My journey into working with dogs with difficult behaviour stems from my first 2 dogs rescue dogs. I have lived with problems including human-directed aggression, dog-directed aggression, resource guarding, high prey drive (and nonexistent recall), separation anxiety, and complex anxiety resulting in self-mutilation. So trust me when I say, I understand the struggle! More recently I have had the exhausting joy of the blood, sweat, and tears that come from living with a teenage dog!

I am neurodivergent so I relate strongly to dogs and their people who sometimes feel overwhelmed by the world; having experience of anxiety and panic attacks the importance of emotional well-being is of value to me for both dog and owner alike. I aim to work flexibly to help people of all abilities make progress and enjoy their time with their dog.

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Some 'fun facts' about me...

  1. The most unusual species I have trained: It's a toss-up between a pig and a Magpie!

  2. The animal species I am most scared of: Rabbits... (yup, you'd better believe it!)

  3. My lifestyle: I have been vegan for over 10 years (after working at a sanctuary for ex-farm animals).

  4. Dog-related hobbies: I love going to Mantrailing and Rally workshops with my own dogs.

  5. Biggest obsession: Taking photos of EVERYTHING. Life is short, and it's good to keep memories.

  6. What animals have I lived with? Cats, hamsters, gerbils, rabbits, guinea pigs, hens, horses, and, of course, dogs!

​Steps to working with me!

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Sessions can provide support and advice during each life stage:

 

Puppy

Confidence building, socialisation, toilet training, basic training, understanding your new dog, and effective home management strategies! teething troubles, skillful play! Enrichment and much more.

Adolescent

Managing over-excitement, territorialism, building loose lead walking skills, recall, coping with distractions, developing social skills, preventing reactivity, aggressive behaviours, finding the 'off' switch, confidence building, nervousness, cooperative care, enrichment, socialisation, and more!

Adult

Helping your dog cope with life changes, basic training, confidence building, help with fear-based issues, resolving reactivity or aggression, resource guarding, or multi-dog household issues. Cooperative care, meeting your dog's needs plus much more!

Senior

Helping your dog adjust to life changes, meeting your dog's needs, helping with fear-based issues, support with behaviour relating to pain, enrichment for the older dog, cooperative care, management strategies, assessing quality of life, training for fun + More!

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