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Are you a dog/horse parent with an anxious or over-​excited pet?

Do you feel frustrated with the challenge of trying to ​help them, or feel helpless in not being able to fully ​understand their anxiety? Are you feeling worried or ​stressed at the thought of walking your dog because ​you constantly have to avoid other dogs/people? ​Exhausted from your dog pulling on the lead all the ​time? Are you seeing signs of stress when you have to ​leave your dog?

Is your horse spooking a lot, wont settle in their stable, ​fidgety or reluctant to be caught? Fidgety when being ​groomed, rugged or scared of spray bottles?

Would you like to be able to calm your animal in these scenarios? ​Do you want to learn how you can assist your animal family member ​and ultimately help them through their anxieties so they no longer ​feel like this?

If so, I can help!

As a Trust Technique Practitioner I can teach you how to enhance ​your relationship with your dog or horse, building trust and ​confidence within them. You will develop better communication ​and be able to take them from anxious/stressed/over-excited to ​calm and peaceful.

During a 2hr, in-person, tailored consultation, I assess your pet in ​their environment and introduce them to the Technique. I teach you ​how to use it, then guide you through practising with your animal.

My priorities as a practitioner are your animal’s needs and providing ​you with all the support you need to help them with anything they ​struggle with.

About The Trust Technique

The Trust Technique is a gentle method that works with all animals. It helps to build trust and confidence within the animal. Just as importantly, the trust and bond between animal and human becomes stronger, leading to a deeper connection between them.

By assisting an animal and their human to become peaceful in many situations, the relationship between them can be deepened, allowing easier and better communication.

Animals like to please us and will willingly do whatever is being asked of them, providing they are physically able to do so, aren't afraid and understand the request. In return, if we can more easily recognise their wants and needs, we can respond to these more readily, avoiding potential frustration, upset or disappointment arising on either side.

The Trust Technique can be used as a standalone approach as well as alongside therapy or animal teaching methods.

I have been using the Trust Technique since mid 2020 and prior to that have many years experience with a variety of animals. It brings me great joy to see both animals and their humans experiencing the benefits of this method, such as peace of mind, enhanced shared experiences and so much more.

I'm committed to being the best I can be, to enable me to help as many animals and their humans as I can. In order to do this, I continue to research, learn and train in as many ways as I am able to, with in-depth reading, taking part in webinars, courses and obtaining further qualifications in this field.

Please note that I adhere to the veterinary surgeons act so am unable to provide a diagnosis for medical issues. However, if you would like me to, I am happy to discuss any medical issues with your vet and how the Trust Technique could complement the treatment or medication that your animal is receiving.

Animals I work with

My biggest affinity has always been with Equines and Canines, but I am happy to work with any animal.

  • Dogs
  • Horses
  • Farm animals
  • Cats
  • Small animals
  • Birds

Areas I can help with

  • Behaviour issues
  • Enhancing connection
  • Handling issues
  • Socialisation with other animals
  • End of life support
  • Support for physical issues,

including skin issues and pain

Specialist Areas

I specialise in the following, which cover a variety of smaller categories, so please feel free to contact me for a chat if you would like to discuss in more depth.

  • Dogs

- Nervous dogs

- Reactivity

- Separation anxiety

- Foreign rescue dogs

- Enhancing connection

  • Horses

- Handling issues

- Nervous horses

- Enhancing connection

- Riding issues,

(e.g; spooking and mounting)

- Separation anxiety

Consultation Format

A consultation will start with a free of charge, no obligation, pre-assessment conversation (usually by phone). This will take around 15-20mins and allows us to discuss any issues you are experiencing with your animal as well as a risk assessment to ensure any session will be safe for all parties involved and conducive for the Trust Technique.

The consultation itself will usually take around 90mins to 2 hours. I will assess your animal in their own environment and we will discuss in more detail any issues you and your animal may be having. I will explain the Trust Technique in relation to how it can help with these issues, followed by a demonstration with your animal. The demonstration will allow me to assess your animal further and to start working with them, as well as showing you the Trust Technique in person. The consultation will be tailored specifically to the animal and yourself. If your animal is nervous, the demonstration will be carried out at a suitable distance so that they feel safe.

An important part of the session is for me to teach you the Trust Technique and how to work with your animal at their pace. Together, we will create a customised plan for the next steps, which will include how you can continue to practice with your animal. This might be all that is required, although in some cases, it may be advisable to have additional sessions where I can work with your animal and/or guide you further.

At the end of the session, we will arrange a convenient time for a follow up call. At any time before or after this, should you have further questions or need guidance, I’m happy for you to contact me as I will be there to support you.

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Qualified and Insured

I am a qualified Trust Technique practitioner, insured by BGi (Foyht).

As a member of the Trust Technique Association, I am regulated and supported by The Trust Technique Centre.

I am a full member of the IICT (International Institute for Complementary Therapists)

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