Meet Jackie, Teddy and Bear!

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Jackie Murphy - Specialist Dog Trainer

“She just adores animals” was written by Jackie’s Mum when Jackie was only a year old. That devotion to animals was continued with many family dogs being walked, feed and trained by a then very young Jackie. This love only continued into her adult years and she quickly became a respected dog trainer.

From training dogs came an interest in their behaviour. After completing both the Advance Diploma in Canine Behaviour Management (A.Dip CBM) and Graduate Diploma in Animal Behaviour Management (G.Dip ABM) Jackie made the step forward in offering behavioural consultations to dog owners and has quickly become one of the UK leading dog behaviour specialists.
Jackie is registered with the Animal Behaviour and Training Council (ABTC) as a Registered Accredited Animal Behaviourist and Animal Training Instructor. Check out Jackie’s expert dog training qualifications.
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Teddy Murphy - Special Dog

Hi, my name is Teddy and I’m a long haired German Shepherd. I have been with Specialist Dog Training since 2007 and I love it! I was lucky enough to be the inspiration behind ‘Teddy’s Trekkers’, which is our walking group for clients and their dogs. I also publish some top training tips every Thursday to help all the dog owners out there.

I have a calm personality and character which helps nervous dogs, well, not to be so nervous when out on walks. With my long experience in several different fields of dog training, I have the social skills that makes Specialist Dog Training proud.

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Bear Murphy - Special Puppy

Hi, my name is Bear and I’m a long haired German Shepherd puppy! I have only been with Specialist Dog Training for a short while, but I am already learning the ropes. I have a lot to live up to with my big brother Teddy, but he is already showing me how to be a well-behaved dog.

I will be helping Teddy with some ‘tips of the week’ but these will be aimed at all the youngsters out there, so be sure to look out for ‘Bear’s Big Puppy Tips’ and let’s make our owners proud!

Jackie is a fully trained dog trainer. See her qualifications here:

  • Graduate Diploma in Animal Behaviour Management
  • Advance Diploma in Canine Behaviour Management
  • Advance Diploma in Feline Behaviour Management
  • Diploma in canine psychology
  • Canine Aggression
  • Diploma in feline psychology
  • Distinction in Canine and Feline First Aid
  • Completed a Nutritional Advisors Programme with one of the top pet food companies in the UK
  • Distinction in the study of wolf – the dog’s wild relation.
  • Diploma in Small Mammals (rabbits, guinea pigs, mice, rats, gerbils, etc).
  • Society for Education and Training and has satisfied the requirements and been awarded QTLS (Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills Status)
  • Part of the tutorial team and careers advisor at Compass Education and Training
  • Ambassador of Great Britain for the International Society of Animal Professionals
  • Lantra Awards approved customised provision instructor I also hold an up-to-date DBS check
  • Teddy is an assessed trained dog for attending schools/colleges/other educational establishments and organisations
  • Animal Behaviour & Training Council (ABTC) Registered Accredited Animal Behaviourist
  • Animal Behaviour & Training Council (ABTC) Registered Animal Training Instructor

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