Helen has worked as an independent trainer and behaviourist for 23 years helping many people develop their relationships and bonds. She is very active within the dog world and proactively supports other local trainers.
*ABTC registered Animal Training Instructor
*Kennel Club Accredited Instructor for companion dogs and assistance dogs
*KCAI board member since 2015
*Kennel Club Good Citizen dog scheme Gold level examiner
* A full member of Association of Pet dog Trainers
*UK dog behaviour and training charter group
*FdSc in Rehabilitation and therapy
Helen believes that physical rehabilitation is an important process in having a healthy dog. If she can help animals achieve both physical and emotional balance then many more people would live in harmony with their pets!
Helen spent 6 years as an instructor at dogs for good, helping people with disabilities working closely with a dog provided by the charity to help them gain more independence. She now provides dogs for private clients to help do the same job.
Helen also believes that keeping up her own skills is really important in being a good instructor. She owns 4 pet dogs, 2 horses and 2 goats, she competes regularly in various disciplines and has bred two litters of Labrador’s.
Leo her eldest is Grade 2 in agility, he has also starred in the Wizard of Oz at Hull New Theatre and helps the NHS with children and phobias.
Sky is a beating and picking up dog on shoots, she has competed in Scurry's and she has her Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme Silver Award.
Jack is Helen’s youngest Labrador, he is Sky’s son and is a peg dog during the shoot season. He is currently at Kennel Club Good Citizen Bronze level.
Riley is a rescue with very little confidence, he has dabbled in agility but his main interests are going on walks and enjoying the company of other dogs.
KCAI CD, AD, CAP 2, IABTC C&T 3, APDT
Helen Harper MAPDT 01446