My ethos for working with dogs is simple. Keep things firm, fair and fun ! Janet
I'm Janet Ardley, a professional dog trainer and dog behaviourist, offering home boarding for dogs here in the beautiful Lake District National Park, Cumbria.
My love of dogs has, over the past 25 years, introduced me to breeds as diverse as Rottweilers to Chihuahuas and issues ranging from aggression to a dog with a fear of umbrellas !
Being a behaviourist allows me to understand why dogs behave as they do and how best to work with them. This knowledge has given me great success in all aspects of dog behaviour, from puppy training to retraining dogs not to chase sheep.
But you're the owner and you're equally important. I'll therefore instil confidence in you and teach you how to train your dog into the best friend you've always wanted.
One to One Dog Training
With experience ranging from puppy training to resolving problems of aggression, my training and behaviour sessions have proven invaluable to many owners.
I've achieved success without having to resort to choke chains or treats. A firm but fair approach is all that is needed.
Training is always on a "one to one" basis.
Just me, you - and the dog!
All dogs are different and my classes are tailored to suit all abilities and include;
1 and 2 day courses
4 - 6 week course
Residential dog training courses
For residential training, I'll train your dog as needed. Then on collection, I'll demonstrate what has been taught before you take over. Simple.
The decision to open Cumbria Dog Training came about while recuperating from a serious illness.
Working with Maddie
At the time I was a partner in a different dog training business, where I'd met many people and trained many dogs. Along the way, different owners had suggested I should "go it alone".
As I slowly returned to full health, I decided it was time to act on these comments.
My only regret ? I should have done it a long time ago !
Where I Live
Cumbria CA10 2QJ