ICB hosted a very successful workshop at Baindream Dog Training Centre at Chester-Le-Street in May 2017. The focus of the clicker training workshop was Effective Communication, and it was presented by ICB members Kate Mallatratt and David Svennelid, who had flown in from Sweden.
Following on from the workshop, a number of students wished to continue training together and a FB group has been set up for the “Hokey Cokey” challenge, to put together a routine to the music.
Kate Mallatratt is a founder member of the International Canine Behaviourists and a member of Pet Professional Guild for force free training. She is author of Home Alone – and Happy! Essential Lifeskills for preventing separation anxiety in dogs and puppies, and is degree-level qualified in Canine Behaviour Management (Advanced Diploma in Canine Behaviour Management with distinction from Compass Education Ltd), and runs her behaviour and training business, Contemplating Canines, in East Devon, UK.
Kate is a highly experienced trainer and assessor (holding CAP 3 with distinction from Learning About Dogs) and specialises in errorless learning, a concept she incorporates into problem prevention, behaviour modification and enriching the home environment for the family dog. Kate teaches students world-wide through her online courses in advanced clicker training, concepts and tricks.
Kate has owned and trained dogs for 25 years, and is passionate about canine nutrition, having fed a raw diet to her dogs for many years. She takes a holistic approach to the welfare of her own dogs, using homeopathy and chiropractic to maintain health and wellbeing.
Kate writes monthly columns for East Devon’s One magazine, regular training articles for the Pet Remedy website and wrote the feature article in the November 2015 edition of Barks from the Guild produced by the Pet Professional Guild for force-free training.
Kate’s contact details are:
Telephone: +44 (0)7875-951632
Website: Contemplating Canines
Facebook: Contemplating Canines Facebook page
David Svennelid is a Swedish dog trainer and canine behaviourist. He co-founded the Swedish Dog Academy, a professional dog school and education centre in Marieholm, Sweden. David carries out private training and behaviour modification consultations, runs puppy classes, advanced clicker classes and agility classes as well as training certified care dogs and medical alert dogs for diabetic sufferers.
David is a full member of International Canine Behaviourists (ICB) and a fellow of International Society of Animal Professionals (ISAP). He holds a Diploma in Canine Behaviour and Psychology (with distinction).
David’s contact details are:
Telephone: +46 (0)736-568872
Website: Swedish Dog Academy
Facebook: Hundochhusdjur Facebook Page
ICB Workshop May 2017
Ground Floor, Unit 1 Turn Park
Co Durham DH3 3DY
The venue has one centrally heated lecture room that is air conditioned and comfortably seats 30 people. The new training room, which is centrally heated with roof fans for ventilation, takes 10 dogs and around 20 people. It is well lit and airy, with a non-slip coated wooden floor which is partly carpeted. There is full access for disabled people including accessible toilet facilities, and kitchen facilities.