Tutor Profile

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Vicky Lawes

Vicky tutors the following courses:

CIDBT 4004 Fundamental Skills in Dog Handling & Training

CIDBT 4004 is a three phase course, phases one and two are Home Study and phase three is a One Day Workshop which you are expected to attend.

This course is all about dogs; dogs, dogs and more dogs… understanding dogs, handling dogs and training dogs. This course is aimed at the dog lover who wants to take their knowledge further either with their own dog or looking to venture into the world of professional dog training…

£395 - 3 Phase Course with Workshop

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CIDBT 4005 Professional Instructor Skills and Management

Spread over three phases you’ll learn about things such as; how learning takes place, how to structure training classes, how to then break them down into session plans, how to design handouts of various medium and then, on the workshop, putting into action the theory learned.

£485 - 3 Phase Course with Workshop

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CIDBT 4014 Practical and Effective Dog Training

A holistic approach to dog training and building a symbiotic relationship - ultimately it does what it says on the tin - looks at training techniques for 'real life' situations, rather than controlled in-class training.

£455 - 3 Phase Course with Workshop

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CIDBT 4119 Pet Home Sitting and Dog Walking Skills

This course is all about the ‘art’ of walking dogs, home boarding, pet sitting and running a business from doing just that. 

£295 - 3 Phase Course without Workshop

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CIDBT 5001 Advanced Common Canine Behaviour Problems

To further develop your knowledge of how the domestic dogs mind works and the basic causes and corrections of common canine behaviour problems.

£485 - 3 Phase Course without Workshop

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CIDBT 5108 Advanced Pet Home Sitting and Dog Walking Skills

The advanced course is the first in Britain that has a one day dog handling workshop, advancing your knowledge of theory, including law.

£425 - 3 Phase Course with Workshop

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CIDBT 5005 Advanced Professional Instructor Skills

This course is focused on raising the bar, ‘upping your game’ and developing a unique, bespoke and amazing product.

£485 - 2 Phase Course with Workshop

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Personal Bio

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Vicky works as a full-time Canine Behaviour Practitioner and Trainer. She is a full member of the Canine & Feline Behaviour Association, a Master Trainer with the Guild of Dog Trainers, a tutor and Vice Principle of the Cambridge Institute of Dog Behaviour and Training.

Vicky has been working with dogs within various capacities for over ten years, to include kennel management, pet dog training, specialist dog training and behaviour modification.


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For many years, Vicky’s passion for dogs has led her to focus on helping dog owners enjoy content, well-behaved dogs by offering training and behavioural advice for resolving unwanted and problematic behaviour in all breeds of dog. 

Although Vicky no longer runs obedience classes, she spent many years running dog training classes teaching basic obedience along with the Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme.

As well as her full-time training and behavioural practice, Vicky is a prime contributor for displays and training days with her own dogs, who are trained in multiple disciplines.  With her Rottweiler and German Shepherd Dogs, she has been a regular with Three Counties Working Trials Club and their public displays at various events and has been involved in Working Dog displays for the National Dog Warden Association, Hampshire County Council as well as displays for private clients and schools.

Vicky has been a tutor for the Cambridge Institute of Dog Behaviour and Training since 2014 and prior to that had undertaken the majority of their level 4 & 5 courses, completing the National Dog Training Instructors Certificate and gaining her Advanced Canine Behaviour and Psychology Diploma with the Pet Education Training & Behaviour Council.  She has also achieved an honours pass with the British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers on their instructor’s course and is a qualified Scent Dog Instructor, as well as gaining a PTTLS Level 3 Qualification in Education & Training.

Vicky plays an integral part within the Dog Safety Education Executive (DogSEE) as a safety and training advisor, and within this remit she has also been instrumental in running training days for council workers, schools and housing associations along with Royal Mail, the Kennel Club and many others throughout London and the South East.

Vicky’s own pack comprises of a Rottweiler, a German Shepherd Dog, a Husky mix, a German Spitz (Klein) and a little rescued Terrier mixed breed.

 For more information about Vicky, please view her own website at www.lawespaws.co.uk


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