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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 Training and the Pet Professional Guild and has an OCN Level 3 in the Principles of Dog Training. Gwen is a Recognised Trainer for Scentwork UK and a member of the PPG Education Committee,

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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 Ken Ramirez, Emily Larlham, Kathy Sdao, Roger Abrantes, Ray Coppinger, Sarah Whitehead, and John Rogerson.

 

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 a former Chairperson of Scottish Working Trials Society and  Kennel Club Liaison Representative for SWTS.  She was the first Assessor in Scotland for the UK Tracking Dog Association.  Gwen is also a Company Director of Paws for Progress.

 

Gwen is fully vetted under Disclosure Scotland - PVG Scheme

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Helen Jones is the Welfare Officer for the Dog Aid Society of Scotland and has experience of a wide range of dogs.   She has trained a variety of dogs and has over 20 years experience in both class situations and one-to-one.  Helen has owned cross-breeds, GSDs and currently has two collies and a German Shepherd Puppy, one of which is from rescue.  Helen has experience of a range of behavioural problems, particularly in dog reactive dogs and uses her knowledge, patience and expertise to help these dogs and owners enjoy a normal life.  Helen has trained her own dogs in general obedience, Working Trials and Lowland Search and Rescue.

 

Helen is a Recognised Trainer for Scentwork UK.

Helen has attended a number of canine related courses and seminars covering canine behaviour, clicker training, nutrition, TTouch and First aid and has attended seminars with world leaders in canine behaviour as noted above.  She continues to upskill in the latest canine techniques and keeps abreast of research in the world of dog training and behaviour.

 

In addition to her work in rescue, Helen is a former Committee Member for Scottish Working Trials.

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June McPhillips is the Training Officer for Paws for Progress and is a Full Member of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers and has an OCN Level 3 in the Principles of Dog Training. She is a fully qualfied Dog Groomer and has been involved in dog training for 15 years, both in class situations and on a one-to-one basis.  June is a Recognised Trainer for Scentwork UK.

 

June currently owns 2 flatcoated retriever and 2 springer spaniels and has previously owned cross-breeds. She has trained her own dogs for Working Trials, Lowland Search and Rescue, general obedience and Show and her first flatcoat was a Therapet.

June has previously undertaken a number of canine related courses including clicker training.  She continues to upskill in the latest canine techniques and keeps abreast of research in the world of dog training and behaviour.

 

June is very active in rescue and is a volunteer for a Scottish Breed Rescue and helps other rescues in Scotland and beyond wherever possible. She is also a former Committee Member of Scottish Working Trials Society and a member of her chosen breed club.

 

June is fully vetted under the Disclosure Scotland - PVG Scheme

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Audrey Simpson joined Tynewater in January 2016 as an Assistant Instructor.  Audrey has been training with Tynewater from the early days so has a wealth of practical experience.  She has invested considerable time in building her knowledge and skills through attending a number of courses and seminars.  Audrey has completed both The Career as a Dog Trainer and Practical Instructors Courses with the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers.  

 

Audrey currently owns two cross-breed dogs, Breagh and Flath. She has trained her own dogs in Good Citizen Dog Scheme, Scentwork and the IMDT Level 1 Partnership Grade.

Audrey has previously undertaken a number of canine related courses including clicker training, puppy development,  body language, scentwork and tricks.  She continues to upskill in the latest canine techniques and keeps abreast of research in the world of dog training and behaviour.

 

Audrey is active in supporting a number of local rescues and the Paws for Progress initiative.