Reply To: Assignment 1



I have a bio on our dog training website which is a not for profit and will amended for my new website (which will be a private business) to include my training here and make it a little shorter I think. Will post a photo when I find one suitable!

Gwen Matear MCIPD has trained dogs and their owners for over 20 years, both in class situations and on a one-to-one basis. Gwen’s current dogs are all spaniels but she has owned a number of breeds and cross-breeds to date. She has trained her own dogs for Working Trials, Lowland Search and Rescue and general obedience and one of her spaniels has worked as a Therapet. Gwen is educated to Masters level in Training and Development with a Post Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching and is currently studying for a Foundation Degree in Canine Behaviour. Gwen is a full member of the Institute of Modern Dog Behaviour and the Pet Professional Guild.

Gwen has previously undertaken a wide range of canine related courses including clicker training, homeopathy, nutrition, TTouch and first aid. She has attended seminars with a number of world leaders in canine behaviour including Roger Abrantes, Ray Coppinger, Sarah Whitehead, and John Rogerson. She has also attended a number of workshops at Dogs Trust.

Gwen is very active in rescue and is a founding member of a Scottish Breed Rescue and helps other rescues in Scotland and beyond wherever possible. She is also Chairperson of Scottish Working Trials Society and the Kennel Club Liaison Representative for SWTS and was the first Assessor in Scotland for the UK Tracking Dog Association. Gwen is also a Company Director of Paws for Progress and a Committee Member for the Pet Professional Guild.

Gwen is fully vetted under Disclosure Scotland – PVG Scheme

In terms of sessions I would like to start int he Spring so we go through Spring Summer with the option of being outside in the evenings.

So likely March/ April for Level 1 May/June for Level 2 [July is holiday season here] August/Septmebr for Level 3 – would that work?

Got my volunteer ready