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.
Meet Reginald Britts from Crawley in Sussex.
Reginald is 72 years young and a retired police officer and security advisor. In 1977 he obtained a BA in law after 4 years of evening classes and a BA in Social Studies from the Open University in 1988. And now he is a Top Student of the Canine Behaviour Centre after studying the Dog Psychology Course and intends to tackle the Aggression Course very soon!
"I assist a greyhound trainer friend on a voluntary basis on Fridays when her husband has to leave early to take the dogs racing at Hove, and when there is a staff shortage, or when they go on holiday. I also help on a voluntary basis at the Brighton Greyhound Owners Association Retired Greyhound Trust Kennel. I was presented with a special award in 2007 for voluntary work and fundraising in aid of the RGT.
I saw the Canine Behaviour Centre mentioned in a national newspaper and decided to learn more about the workings of our four legged friends. Being fully retired, I have been able to spend three hours a day, seven days a week, on the Course. I found it very interesting and informative, and have learnt a great deal. Originally I studied the Course for my own interest but after receiving encouraging comments from the Course Director have decided to practise as a dog psychologist."
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!