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Stephen Bell

Crook, County Durham

Location: Crook, County Durham
Company: The Dog House Rules
Telephone: 0191 412 0021
Email: stephen@thedoghouserules.co.uk

I am a Certified Training Partner with the Karen Pryor Academy (KPA-CTP). Karen Pryor revolutionised training through science-based, force-free methods and the use of the clicker with dogs and other animals and as a KPA-CTP, those are the principles I follow.

I am accredited through the Animal Behaviour & Training Council (ABTC) – the regulatory body for the profession in the UK. I trained with world-renowned authority Sarah Whitehead, including at Battersea Dogs Home and I have worked with the Dogs Trust fostering and rehabilitating some of their most challenging cases and adopted one of them!

I work both online and in-person, helping clients with various issues and providing training programmes. I have a particular interest in rescue dogs and have two of them myself. I often describe what I do as “Coaching Dogs, Training People or vice versa”as it is as much about the people as the dogs.

I know from my work how much of a positive impact dogs can make to people’s lives and the tremendous strength of the relationship or “rapport” that develops, hence my interest in working with Wag & Co as an assessor to help make a real difference.