Dogs Naturally business owner, Tamzin Wood
I have been teaching training classes for over 18 years now in the local area to Ash. I have a particular interest in fearful/reactive dogs as my first dog was a highly reactive terrier who lead me to the world of clicker training over 20 years ago. I also love working with the ‘stubborn’ as they often don’t respond well to ‘traditional’ techniques – I had a sight hound who did not conform to the conventional! However, I so enjoy teaching all breeds, shapes and sizes of dogs with all manner of behavioural and training issues.
I grew up with giant breeds – Wolfhounds and Great Danes, and have owned a Afghan x Saluki hound, an English Springer spaniel, a collie cross and terrier. They all taught me a lot about different breeds – especially hounds and terriers!
I am proud to be a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers – an organisation which assesses trainers and holds a high ethos for training methods. They are not an organisation that let you join just because you paid for an online course with them – acceptance into their membership is very rigorous. Over the years I have attended many training courses, and continue to keep my knowledge current by undertaking a Compass level 5 course in dog behaviour as well as other courses from the School of Canine Science, ABTC, Gundog Trainers Academy and APDT. I have just started a Dog Aggression course with Dr Amber Batson which will take 1 year which I am really excited about!
I am also a member of ABTC as a dog trainer and hold a teaching qualification.
I feel very fortunate that most of our handlers come to us from personal recommendations from our current and past handlers – often our handlers are now on their second or third dog in their family with us! We have NEVER asked someone to leave as their dog was too noisy/badly behaved/disruptive – these are the dogs and people who need our help the most! We pride ourselves on being different to other trainers and classes.
Tel: 07860 124 138
I work full time, as well as long hours on Monday and Wednesday. The best way to contact me is to send me an email or leave me a voicemail on my mobile and I will do my best to return calls and emails as soon as I can but it may take me a few days. I can normally call on my way home from work so please leave me a contact number.
“Can’t recommend Tamzin highly enough. She really knows her stuff, is calm and patient, full of sensible knowledge and advice, tips and resources and advised us really well and helped us tremendously with our rescue dog.
You feel you can really trust her and she really listens and above all, cares about you and your dog.” (Deb)