Today we’re talking to Jayne Widdess who’s based in Norfolk. She is a dog Behaviourist and this is her story.
Tell us a bit about your background and how you got into dog training.
I’ve always had animals but was very interested in modifying behaviour and understanding why.
Initially I embarked on some basic obedience then developed my understanding of behaviour attending various courses mainly John Rogersons along with various others, including the APDT.
I’ve been involved in the KC accredited scheme too.
Do you specialise in a certain behaviour?
Various behaviour modification.
What one word would you choose to sum up your training style?
Do you have dogs yourself?
Yes I have 6 dogs myself!
2 Romanian rescues and 4 border collies.
What do you think are the most important qualities for anyone working with dogs?
Understanding of reward structure.
What’s the most common type of problem you see?
Lack of understanding between dog and owner this reinforcing wrong behaviours.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received about dog ownership?
Look at what dog gets out of doing a behaviour – reward structure!
What advice would you give to a frustrated dog owner who is having major issues with their dog?
Look at what the dog sees as rewarding it might not be what you think it is!
How do you relax and recharge after a long week’s work?
Finally, what is the one thing you wish all dog owners knew?
Dogs need consistency and an opportunity to channel their innate behaviours.
Want to work with Jayne?
Like what you hear? You can get in touch with Jayne here:
Business name: D.B.D.T.
Areas that are covered: Norfolk
About Jayne Widdess
Based in Norfolk, UK
Expert in dog behaviour