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Positively Expert: Emma Collings

Emma Collings is a Victoria Stilwell Positively Dog Trainer, an Associate Member of the British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers, and a Full Member of The Guild of Dog Trainers. She is the Founder and Head Trainer and Behavior Consultant of School for Paws, a dog training school in Shropshire, UK.


Fireworks are not only for the 5th November (sadly!)

Posted on: December 2, 2010 - 3 Comments

After another long strung out period of loud bangs, fireworks night has thankfully been and gone for another year, but not before it affected many of our household pets.  Standby for one of my soapbox moments; Fireworks(or Guy Fawkes) Night seems to be developing into Fireworks Fortnight, as the celebrations begin a week early and Read More

As trainers, we should be working together.

Posted on: December 29, 2009 - 1 Comment

Training is changing and I am pleased to report, for the better. There is now more emphasis on positive reinforcement, reward based training, understanding the dog's mind, and using body language to effectively communicate and train our dogs. Old fashioned and traditional training methods are slowly being phased out but unfortunately not all trainers can Read More