Vicky Lawes MCFBA MGoDT (MT) 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 and an associate of the British Police & Services Canine Association. She has also achieved an honours pass with the British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers on their instructor’s course.
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.
Although Vicky no longer runs obedience classes, she spent many years running dog training classes teaching obedience along with the Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme from her purpose built premises, with consulting room, indoor training arena and pet store in Bedfordshire. Vicky now focuses 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.
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 German Shepherd Dogs, she has been a regular with Three Counties Working Trials Club and their public displays at various events and along with her Rottweilers, has been involved in Working Dog displays for the National Dog Warden Association, Hampshire County Council as well as displays for private clients, schools and Television shows.
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 and 5 courses, completing the National Dog Training Instructors Certificate and gaining her Advanced Canine Behaviour and Psychology Diploma with the Pet Education Training and Behaviour Council.
Vicky plays an integral part within the Dog Safety Education Executive (DogSEE) as a safety and training adviser, 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 German Spitz (Klein) and a little rescued Terrier mixed breed. She has competed in Working Trials, has completed the Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme Gold awards and currently shows her Rottweiler in the breed ring.
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Vicky tutors the following courses:
CIDBT 4004 Fundamental Skills in Dog Handling & Training
CIDBT 4005 Professional Instructor Skills and Management
CIDBT 4014 Practical and Effective Dog Training
CIDBT 4119 Pet Home Sitting and Dog Walking Skills
CIDBT 5001 Advanced Common Canine Behaviour Problems
CIDBT 5108 Advanced Pet Home Sitting and Dog Walking Skill
CIDBT 5005 Advanced Professional Instructor Skills
Vicky’s Own Website