I’ve done it🥳. I’m a COAPE Certified Animal Behaviourist, and a MHERA™ Practitioner.

Hands down the best course I’ve ever done. The tutors are amazing and the evidence-based, structured, and supported learning was just what I needed. Okay yes, it has been hard work over the last two years (still not a fan of pharmacology), but so very worth it. I’m going to join CAPTi for the ongoing connection, and for the peer support. The group chat is genuine, real, and informative, with international experienced fellow graduates.

For my final rescue centre case study, I received a mark of 96%. I think this is my niche, and something I will continue focusing on. In fact, I have plans… watch this space 😉

Otherwise, I’ve been busy spending time with Zeke. Mostly in the mud, if you saw the Instagram pic at the Paw Paddock. I can see how much off lead time matters to Zeke. I give him free run to sniff, dig in the sandpit, and zoom around. Where once it was a mix of formal training and free time, now I let him do his own thing entirely.

We were hoping to start another activity class this spring, I’ve contacted three different local activity clubs and but so far no response.  Maybe they haven’t got going yet.

I’m mid way through Reactive Dog Festival by Barking up the Right Tree. Here’s the link if you want to immerse yourself in some of the sessions. I think you can still sign up, but there are some recordings on YouTube so you can possibly access it there too. Enjoy!

Until next time




I’ve been feeding Zeke his new foods on a slow


I’ve done it🥳. I’m a COAPE Certified Animal Behaviourist, and

Winter Time

After two weeks of rain I’m very happy to have


I’d like to talk about the American XL Bully, if