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Carolyn is a multi-accredited, award-winning behaviorist and trainer with over 20 year’s experience. Now mostly a consultant, she has written five published books, appeared in six TV series’ and created several puppy training programs including The Puppy Plan, a combined project with the Kennel Club and Dogs Trust which was the first of its kind.

Carolyn is passionate about giving dogs and their guardians access to the very best information possible to help them build a life-long, healthy and happy relationship using a combination of training, life skills and play that is simple, effective and fun – and celebrates the uniqueness of every dog.

Carolyn Menteith

Zigzag Program Creator

  • Diploma in Companion Animal Behavior (DipCABT – Distinction)
  • Full member of INTODogs
  • ABTC listed as an Accredited Animal Trainer
  • Full Member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (MAPDT)
  • Certified Animal Behaviorist (ICAN)

Website: dogtalk.co.uk

Lisa Milleret

  • Diploma in Companion Animal Behavior (DipCABT Hons)
  • Certified Animal Behaviorist (ICAN)
  • Full member of the COAPE Association of Applied Pet Behaviorists and Trainers

Lisa grew up with a love for all animals but she always had a particular affinity with dogs and horses. Her walls were always covered in dog training posters and horses growing up and her career initially led her into human psychology. However, she then began studying with COAPE in 2007 and took the plunge in setting up her animal behavior practice in 2012 following completion of the level 5 diploma qualification. She currently lives with Gus the Beagle and Olive the Black Labrador.

Over the years Lisa has worked with a variety of companion animals and their owners, but she has always especially enjoyed working with puppies and their owners. She has also worked with many rescue organizations including local dogs’ homes and breed specific rescues for Beagles and Bassett Hounds. She has worked with disabled dog owners assisting them in training their dogs to help with their everyday needs and she has a particular interest in teaching dog safety to children within schools.

Lisa loves being part of the Zigzag team and helping so many puppies and their owners get off to the best possible start!

Laura’s been a qualified trainer for almost 10 years, and a qualified, registered behaviorist for 5 years, and she has spent 15 years working in animal rescue.

Over this time, she has worked as a trainer and behaviorist in some of the big UK dog rescue charities including the RSPCA, Battersea, and Dogs Trust before becoming self-employed and setting up her own dog training and behavior business.

While Laura specializes in helping the owners of rescue dogs, she also focuses on educating and training puppy owners to help their new arrivals to become happy and confident in the big wide world.

She has 3 rescue dogs of her own and has spent the last 18 months raising and training her first rescue puppy, Athena (In the photo) – so she understands first-hand the challenges in raising a puppy in the current chaotic world!

Laura Gault

  • Diploma in Companion Animal Behavior (DipCABT Hons)
  • Certified Animal Behaviorist (ICAN)
  • Full member of the COAPE Association of Applied Pet Behaviorists and Trainers
  • Student Membership PACT

Website: www.greatandsmalldogtraining.co.uk

Petrina Firth

  • Full member of the COAPE Association of Applied Pet Behaviorists and Trainers
  • Full Member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (MAPDT 01238)
  • Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer (CSAT)
  • Diploma in Companion Animal Behavior (DipCABT – Distinction)
  • Certified Animal Behaviorist (ICAN)
  • Full Member of The Pet Professional Guild (PPG)
  • Dog Yoga Instructor

Website: www.sepanxcoach.com

Petrina is a Behaviorist and Dog Trainer and has been training dogs professionally for over ten years.

She uses the most up to date science backed methods, and works holistically, considering the dog’s emotional needs, breed specific needs, nutritional health, and physical and mental wellbeing.

She sits on the board of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and the COAPE Association of Applied Pet Behaviorists and Trainers.

Petrina specialises in Separation Anxiety and sees clients worldwide to help them teach their dog to be happy home alone.

She has appeared in The Daily Mail, The Daily Telegraph, Edition Dog and Country Living Magazine as well as appearing on Radio Five Live and guesting on podcasts and YouTube shows.

Sue owns a training and behavioral advice center called Pet-Positive, based in the East of England.

She has always been passionate about families getting the right start with their little pups and runs puppy classes in her hometown. She finds that Zigzag complements group classes brilliantly by getting puppies started nice and early at home and combing that learning once in a group setting.

She trained as a veterinary nurse and always keeps up with veterinary science developments through ongoing professional development. Sue completed the COAPE diploma in animal behavior in 2011 and does many hours of professional development each year to keep bang up to date on the latest scientific research and methodologies.

Sue has always had dogs ( and other pets) of her own and has had great fun over the years learning skills such as tracking, agility, obedience, sheepdog trialing, (she worked as a shepherd in New Zealand), and she is just embarking on a Hoopers course with her new foster dog.

As a family Sue has also bred from her working sheepdogs and had 2 litters from her Jack Russell, so she is also keen to work with breeders and new owners to know how to support dogs from the word go, ensuring they get the best start in life possible.

Sue Tasker

  • Diploma in Companion Animal Behavior (DipCABT)
  • Certified Animal Behaviorist (ICAN)
  • Full member of the COAPE Association of Applied Pet Behaviorists and Trainers
  • Pro Dog Trainer

Website: www.pet-positive.co.uk

Heddie Wittlin-Leger

  • Animal Behavior College – ABCDT-L2
  • Assistance Dog Training – ADT
  • Certified Canine Fitness Trainer – CCFT
  • Certified Dog Behavior Consultant – CDBC
  • Certified Humane Education Specialist – CHES
  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed® – CPDT-KA
  • Trust Centered Training™ – TCT
  • PPG Full member and Canine Committee Member

She is also a CATCH Mentor.
Website: www.campgoodstay.com

Heddie Wittlin-Leger, trains humans and their canines at www.campgoodstay.com. She has been involved with working with horses, cats, guinea pigs and other species for 35 years. Her specialty is working with canines and their humans.

She has been published in various books and magazines and one of her publications received rave reviews as a monthly column “Meet the Breed, The Pawzzle” and The Adventures of Chip for Metro Pet Magazine.

Heddie is also an Instructor/evaluator for the largest animal assisted therapy organization in the world (Pet Partners) as well as an accomplished coach/trainer of therapy and service animals and their humans.

Her mission is to pursue and further her passion of service in the community by helping people build their bond with their companion animals, and to help self-train therapy and service dogs.

Heddie has developed many programs over the years in addition to doing private 1-2-1 work with pet owners, group sessions and she has also done some prison dog training programs.

She has extensive experience and below is just a short list of those!

  • APDT-Program Developer C.L.A.S.S./Instructor-Evaluator-Professional Trainer
  • Canine Good Citizen Evaluator – American Kennel Club
  • Charter Founding Member Heartland Positive Dog Trainer Alliance
  • Delta Society (now Pet Partners) Instructor/Evaluator/Committee Chair
  • Education Committee Association of Pet Dog Trainers
  • Hero’s Hope Pet-Assist and The Pawzone Canine Coaching – Founder/Director
  • Program Developer/Trainer Puppies for Parolees Missouri Correctional Facilities
  • Heddie remains as Advisor to the Board – Paws and Effect – Service and Therapy Dogs.

Elaine attended Canine Specialty in Kansas City Missouri in 2008 to study to become a dog trainer and to work with service dogs.

She also works with private clients and teaches puppy kindergarten and adult dog skills at two community colleges.

Elaine also does bite prevention and safety to several local youth groups and has been an American Kennel Club evaluator for the past 8 years.

Elaine is also with Pet Partners as a handler, instructor and evaluator and has been with them since 2013.

She is currently studying under a Pet Professional Guild member, Louise Stapleton to complete the Dognostic’s training course.

Elaine also loves to show her beautiful golden Retrieves in the show ring and lives with 3 of them, plus 2 Stabyhouns and a Beauceron – so she has a lovely big family pack!

Elaine Wallace

  • Certified Dog Trainer – CDT
  • CGC, Trick Dog and AKC Temperament tester
  • Full PPG Member
  • PPG Canine Committee Member

Emma Judson

  • KSA 1 to 1 Trainer with Professional Association of Canine Trainers
  • ABTC registered trainer
  • PPGGBI (Pet professional Guild Great British Isles) full member
Website: www.thecanineconsultants.co.uk

Emma has over two decades of experience in dealing with a variety of dog training and behavior problems both in rescue centers and peoples’ homes.

Emma currently specializes in treating and preventing separation related problems, and in working remotely with clients around the world.

When not training or working with dogs, Emma enjoys spending time looking after her tropical fish and poison dart frogs. She is also a talented illustrator, and creator of several web-comics and has illustrated many books and magazine articles.

Susan has had the company of many different dogs in her life, from puppies to fostering rescue dogs and sometimes being a failed foster, with some of the rescue dogs staying for the rest of their lives. Having had the pleasure of living with small animals, from snakes and spiders to a herd of rescue horses, she can say that life is always full of interest and fun.

Susan manages the behavior consultations for Priory Veterinary Surgeons and runs their puppy playschool and puppy primary training session, and runs regular behavior clinics at South East Dog Rescue

Susan is also involved in advising on behavior for dog rescues Give A Dog A Home and LAPA.

Susan Gammage

  • Susan has gained qualifications in Equine, Canine and Feline Behavior at the Natural Animal Center who promote positive reinforcement in behavior modification programs.
  • Diploma in Companion Animal Behavior (DipCABT)
  • Full member of the COAPE Association of Applied Pet Behaviorists and Trainers (CAPBT)
  • COAPE Association of Applied Pet Behaviorists and Trainers committee member (CAPBT)
  • Certified Animal Behaviorist (ICAN)
  • Certified Dog Behavior Consultation with the IAABC
  • Member of IAABC Application Review Committee.
  • An Accredited Dog Behaviorist with the ABTC
  • Susan has completed courses on Biology, Psychology Biology gaining a BSc (Hons) with the Open University.

Website: www.hdcbehaviour.com

Claire Clark

  • Full PPG Member
  • PPG Canine Committee Member
  • Trust Centered Training™ – TCT
  • ABC-DT

Website: www.souldogtraining.com

Claire has loved animals since the day she was born, and her very first word was DOG, so that should have given her parents a heads up that she would soon be trying to rescue every stray dog or cat that she saw!

Claire became involved with the Metro East Humane Society a few years ago which helped her begin to live her dream of helping to save animals. She held the position of Photographer, Trainer, Member of the Board of Directors, and head of the Shelter Committee for MEHS.

While she was attending a Traditional “Positive” Dog Training Program, one of her friends told her about a new revolutionary method called Trust Centered Training™.

She attended training in Springfield Missouri that introduced her to the method, and she fell in love instantly knowing that this was what she was meant to specialize in.

Claire was lucky enough to be able to do an Externship in St. Louis with Judy Luther, the founder of Trust Centered Training™.

Having completed her traditional course through Animal Behavior College she has now also received her Accreditation for the Trust Centered Training method.

Claire focuses on helping pet owners form a strong bond with their dog which lets them begin to communicate with each other, developing such a strong and balanced relationship, that both work together in harmony.

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