In 2013 I was invited to participate in author and trainer Kaye Hargreaves mentorship program. Kaye was, in turn, mentored by Dr Ian Dunbar. In addition to bi-weekly classes and information sessions, I also completed ‘Creative and Advanced Dog Training’ as well as ‘Introduction to Treibball’, with her Wagging School. In that year I gained valuable knowledge and experience of luring, shaping, targeting, clicker based training and learning theory. 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.