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 Gill Roberts from County Durham – our latest Top Student.
She tells us, “My name is Gill Roberts and I work as an Adult Basic Skills Tutor. I’ve always been mad about dogs since I first dragged a roller skate around on a piece of string at the age of 2!!
My first dog was a border collie, Skip, and I have had the breed (or crosses) since the age of 10. My current dog is rescued collie-cross, Moss, who is an absolute sweetheart. He won ‘Best Veteran’ (he’s now 11) and ‘Best in Show’ at the Dogs’ Trust Open Day in July 2005. I was a very proud mum!
Top Student - Gill Roberts from County Durham
The only experience I have of training dogs is with my own – mostly by trial and error! I decided to do the Course to both increase my knowledge and maybe work in the area, initially on a part-time basis.
I found the Course to be most enjoyable and will hopefully work towards the Advanced Aggression programme later in the year.”
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!