Jane taught us that every single interaction with our dog could have a purpose – be it a learning opportunity; a bonding opportunity; a seeing-your-dog-deliriously-happy-to-engage-with-you opportunity.
Jane’s teaching philosophy and her approach to us humans and how we learn most effectively is among the very best I have ever experienced. As the Head teacher of an Outstanding National Teaching School, I was always looking for practitioners who excelled in their field and stood out as something special and extraordinary. Jane is one of those people.
She is an inspirational speaker capable of challenging professionals to rethink their approaches to learning and engagement, and as someone who is relevant, effective and engrossing. Jane’s approach to teaching humans how to teach their dogs is directly relevant to teaching in all contexts; dealing not just with children, but with each other and with parents.
My regret, thanks to timing and schedule clashes, is that I never got the chance to expose my staff to Jane’s teaching methods and educational perspectives, so in order to re-immerse ourselves in the learning, we got another puppy and signed up for more classes. True story.
Headteacher of an Outstanding National Teaching School Ofsted Inspector
I have known Jane for many years and worked with her professionally in developing and delivering both theoretical and practical, applied canine education and training programs. Alongside being an inspiring and motivational speaker, Jane has excellent communication skills and has that rare ability to tailor her approach to best meet the individual needs and the learning styles of those she is teaching.
One of the most important skills in dog training is the ability to break complex information down into small, easy to learn-and-do steps and Jane is a master of this. She has excellent practical dog training and handling skills backed up by an up-to-date and thorough knowledge and understanding of the latest scientific research in canine cognition and the behavioural sciences that underpin welfare, ethics and their central importance in the emotional lives of both dog and owner. This means that anyone considering enrolling on this course can rest assured that both they and their beloved dog will be in the best pair of hands. Enjoy!
Dr Robert Falconer-Taylor BVetMed DipCABT MRCVS
Veterinarian, Writer, Behaviourist Veterinary Director of The Centre of Applied Pet Ethology (COAPE)
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