In August 2015 I attended a two day workshop, ‘Connection, Cooperation and Control,’ with American author and trainer, Suzanne Clothier – her focus is a holistic and relationship centred one with our dogs. In March 2016 I completed ‘Growl Class – A workshop Demo for Reactive Dogs’ by Dr Ian Dunbar. This course focused on how to use classical and operant conditioning to re-socialise dogs, with foundation work to build calm, control and connection. In August I attended Fear Aggression in Dogs seminar. I regularly engage in professional development to ensure my skills remain at the forefront of the latest research with regards to positive reinforcement, relationships between people and dogs and understanding behaviour.