Lorraine Benham

IMDT Qualified Dog Trainer

Lorraine Benham
IMDT Qualified Dog Trainer
Lorraine Benham
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About me

I'm am a fully qualified member of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers and I'm based in Surrey. I have a passion for understanding how our dogs communicate with us and helping owners read their dogs body language to build their relasionship. I can coach you through general training exercises for your dog or help you with training tricks and fun stuff!

When it comes to problem behaviours my aim is to enable you to understand the reasons behind your dog's behaviour, and share with you the skills to help manage that behaviour.

I have experience with rehabilitating rescue dogs and supporting their owners settle them into a home environment.

I have also trained with Jo-Rosie Haffenden and Nando Brown, the presenters of Channel 4's 'Rescue Dog To Super Dog' series and in 2016 qualified as a #Superdogs trainer. This course gave me the skills to teach dogs behaviours that can aid and help their owners.

Before going into dog training I worked with adults with learning difficulties, with a special interest in autistic spectrum disorders.

I am committed to regularly updating my skills through continuing professional development, in order to offer training that promotes modern, scientific and fun training methods.

About me

I'm am a fully qualified member of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers and I'm based in Surrey. I have a passion for understanding how our dogs communicate with us and helping owners read their dogs body language to build their relasionship. I can coach you through general training exercises for your dog or help you with training tricks and fun stuff!

When it comes to problem behaviours my aim is to enable you to understand the reasons behind your dog's behaviour, and share with you the skills to help manage that behaviour.

I have experience with rehabilitating rescue dogs and supporting their owners settle them into a home environment.

I have also trained with Jo-Rosie Haffenden and Nando Brown, the presenters of Channel 4's 'Rescue Dog To Super Dog' series and in 2016 qualified as a #Superdogs trainer. This course gave me the skills to teach dogs behaviours that can aid and help their owners.

Before going into dog training I worked with adults with learning difficulties, with a special interest in autistic spectrum disorders.

I am committed to regularly updating my skills through continuing professional development, in order to offer training that promotes modern, scientific and fun training methods.

Location

I am currently able to offer services in and around the Guildford and Woking area.

What is Reward Based Training?

Reward based dog training is a positive approach to teaching your dog. It focuses on rewarding a dog when they offer behaviour that you want to be repeated instead of punishing unwanted behaviour. Training uses food, play and attention and anything else that your dog finds enjoyable to motivate and reward behaviour. Training using a positive approach does not mean that you don't address unwanted behaviour; there are many ways to manage and redirect behaviour that we want to reduce whilst working on replacing that behaviour with a more desirable one.