there was a girl called Alison who was brought up with loads of different animals, all the strays and runaways her dad could bring home including cats, dogs, birds and fish. However, dogs always had a special place in her heart and eventually she owned her first dog 25 years ago, a beautiful german shepherd called Tasha, who lived to the ripe old age of 14, 5 years after getting Tasha, Charlie a white german shepherd who was a gentle giant joined the family. More recently Benji the English springer spaniel, who was totally mad but taught her so much about dogs and dog training.
Alison now shares her home with Jerry another english springer spaniel, Pippin a mongrel from Battersea dogs and cats home, Neo the red and white Border collie and the newest addition chilli the cocker x collie also a rescue.
During the 25 years of dog ownership, Alison developed a natural way with animals, and with this passion she left her fulltime job to pursue a career in dog training. With the help of her mentors she achieved her ambition and has now been running MilnersMutts for 9 years.
Alison completed an initial 8 week intensive dog training instructors course, followed by a program of assisting/teaching in real class environments with real dogs and owners. Alison now runs puppy and beginner obedience courses, foundation and beginner agility courses, scentwork UK classes as well as regular agility and obedience classes for all levels. Alison offers behavioural/training 1-2-1's. Alison has dealt with several behavioural and training issues including training fearful/nervous dogs, resource guarding, obsessive-compulsive behaviours, car chasing and poor recall. Alison has a BSc (Hons) in Life sciences and Psycholgy.
Alison continues to update her skills and regularly attends seminars and workshops on dog behaviour and training with international trainers such as Dr. Ian Dunbar, John Rogerson, Christine Zink, Turrid Rugaas, Kamal Fernandez, Lauren Langman and Laura Chudleigh to name just a few. Alison has completed an animal first aid course, is an agility club approved instructor and is working towards her Kennel Club Accreditation Instructor award (KCAI).
Katie joined MilnersMutts in June 2017, Katie runs her own pet service business and is highly recommended. Katie assists in puppy, obedience and agility classes and is taking a course in dog training and behaviour, which will enable her to have an even more active role at MilnersMutts. Check out the Resources page to find Duke's Dogs.
Tel: +44 0797 3656857
Teach your puppy how to walk backwards, give 5, do a handstand. Working on strength, balance and propriception to exercise a dog's body and mind. 4 week course for puppies over 6 months, for more details please goto the dog training page.
Alison offers other puppy training services:
First puppy (group) course from £65
pre-vacination visits to your home to help with all the basics when bringing a new puppy home.
As an alternative to a group puppy course bespoke 1-2-1 courses are available.
Please enquire on cost and availability by contacting Alison