About the Instructor
Madeleine Burr – Member APDT No.00563
Madeleine’s philosophy is to encourage owners to get the best out of their dog using kind, fair and effective training methods. She has been handling and training dogs for over 35 years originally specialising in gundogs but has broadened her experience over the years to include many other disciplines. She is passionate about dogs and their welfare and believes that a well trained dog is a happy dog. Training builds a strong relationship between the dog and his family. It provides mental stimulation and satisfaction.
Madeleine encourages the use of the clicker in training, a fantastic training tool that improves the handler’s timing, ensures that the handler really watches his dog and learns to understand him better. It also encourages the dog to think for himself resulting in thorough learning. Please contact us for more information.
Mid Sussex Dog Training School is able to offer the chance to participate in the Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme, the largest dog training scheme in the UK. Its aim is to promote responsible dog ownership and in turn, enhance our relationship with our pets and to make the community aware of the benefits associated with dog ownership. The Scheme is open to all dogs regardless of age or breed, with four levels of achievement; Puppy Foundation, Bronze, Silver and Gold.
As well as offering the chance to participate in the scheme at Mid Sussex Dog Training School, Madeleine is also an assessor for the Good Citizen scheme for other training clubs and societies.
Madeleine has been running pet dog training classes as an APDT member for many years.
The Association of Pet Dog Trainers was founded in 1995 by John Fisher to offer pet dog owners a guarantee of quality when looking for a puppy/dog training class in their area. All members of the APDT have been assessed according to a strict code of practise and have agreed to abide by kind and fair principles of training. The use of coercive or punitive techniques and equipment are not used.
For further information about the APDT please visit the website - www.apdt.co.uk
Madeleine is an Associate Member of British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers (ABIPDT).
The Institute is one of the leading bodies for the N.C.V.Q. together with the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, the Royal Air Force and Royal Army Veterinary Corps whose brief is to set standards for trainers and handlers of dogs. The object of the Institute is to award qualification that will be recognised throughout the European Community.
For further information about the BIPDT please visit the website - www.bipdt.org.uk