This is where we feature a student who has impressed us with their knowledge and understanding of behaviour modification, and their flexible, creative approach to solving problem behaviour.
Serina Gregory from Wiltshire is our latest Top Student
Serina Gregory, pictured here with her two Bull Terriers, tells us:
"Hi I just want to say a huge thank you for awarding me Top Student. I'm so pleased as I've worked so hard!
I'm 25 years old and I live in Wiltshire. For five years I worked in a pet shop where I became assistant manager. I really enjoyed it as I've always loved animals and learnt a lot about them. It was there I decided I would like a job which was more hands-on, working with all animals. I got a job where I currently am today - working as a veterinary receptionist. At first I thought I wanted to be a veterinary nurse but after trying it for a few months I decided it wasn't for me as I realised I was much more interested in dogs and their behaviour. I finally decided I wanted to work with dogs and decided that dog psychology interested me most with the influence of the Dog Whisperer - Cesar Milan. I started studying and soon found information about the Canine Behaviour Centre'e home study Course.
Soon after starting the Course myself and my partner purchased our first puppy, my Staffordshire Bull terrier and this Course has really helped me with bringing him up. I do a lot of training with him and I've even started doing dog dancing with him! Six months later we got our miniature Bull Terrier, a rescue from a family and she's just fitted in so well, they are great together. Before them we rescued a Staffie from our local dog's home and when I was growing up I had a Border Collie, They were also a big inspriation for me to do this Course.
I'm really looking forward to setting up a practice and getting stuck in and helping dogs and their owners. Thanks to the Canine Behaviour Centre for this exellent Course - it was more in depth than I expcted and I learn more than I thought. This looks to be a very interesting and rewarding career and I can't wait to get started!"
Please note that the views and opinions of our Top Students are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the Canine Behaviour Centre.
Many people ask us how we select our Top Students. Quite simply, they are those students whose work is outstanding. They display all the qualities we are looking for - the ability to think of all possible options, an empathy with human as well as dog problems, flexibility, open-mindedness, creativity - and much more!