Get in touch: jessica[at]upwarddog.co.uk | 07874 150636
I’m Jessica, the founder of The Upward Dog training, nutrition and behaviour practice that combines positive, science-based methods with holistic therapy, such as Bach Flower Remedies and aromatherapy. I can offer help in person around Bath, Frome, Radstock, Midsomer Norton, and surrounding areas, and also online.
As the daughter of a vet, animals have been a part of my life since I was born, and I find that I have a deep connection and empathy with them. I currently have two of my own, Astrid, an aging Chihuahua, and Tilly, a Dachshund Cross: they’ve both had problems that I’ve worked with, and doing this has made me a stronger practitioner.
I know exactly how it feels to have a dog that isn’t the calm companion you want him to be, and my approach is one of zero judgement: every dog owner has made mistakes in the past, but every dog has the capacity to bounce back from that.
Aside from my qualifications and experience, including a Diploma in Canine Behaviour, I believe that the following things make me the right person to get you and your dog back to having fun together:
- I use only methods that are comfortable for the dog: I take a force-free approach, without the use of aversives, and WITH the use of positive-reinforcement.
- I’m a people person: I know that it will take a lot for you to seek my help, and I commit to never judging, always helping you to move forward in your relationship with your pooch.
- Patience is something every trainer should have, and I have it by the bucket load, where dogs and their humans are concerned!
- I know that I can help the vast majority of dogs, but I’m capable of recognising when a behaviour case needs veterinary intervention, or the use of a technique that I’m not skilled in. I will always refer you and your dog to someone else, if I’m not certain that I have the experience to help.
Thanks for visiting the site, and I hope you find some fun tips and interesting advice to take away with you.