Jane is a trainer for Dog AID (Assistance in Disability) and made up the first and only German Shorthaired Pointer to full UK Assistance Dog Status.
Jane is the author of the book Mission Control – How to Train the High Drive Dog, Published by Performance Dog UK available in both English and German and selling all over the world.
Kennel Club Accredited Instructor in Working Gundogs
The Gundog Club Accredited Instructor and Assessor
A Full Member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT UK) Membership no. 1058
A Registered Animal Training Instructor with the Animal Behaviour Training and Council (ABTC)
Member of the COAPE Association of Pet Behaviourists and Trainers
International Companion Animal Network Accredited Animal Behaviourist (ICAN)
When you contact us you will speak to Barbara, she is Jane’s mum and came along to support her in the first training class ever at Bury Parish Church Hall in 2004…………. and is still here. Although she is not a ‘qualified’ trainer she has many years dog training experience and has attended many events and seminars with Jane and even put some of Jane’s dogs through the Kennel Club Good Citizen Awards.
Barbara does all the calls and bookings and assists in the classes.
'Within my role as a trainer at WaggaWuffins, I am committed to supporting each learner to achieve their own personal goals. I will demonstrate coaching and mentoring skills to develop and encourage each individual to expand their skills and knowledge in order to allow them to progress, not only to achieve their own goals, but as a handler that demonstrates empathy and understanding towards their dog’s ability, requirements and emotional wellbeing'.
Helen has achieved the Kennel Club Good Citizen Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards and The Gundog Club Grade One Assessment with Vinny her Labrador.
A Full Member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT UK) Membership no. 01428
A Registered Animal Training Instructor with the Animal Training and Behaviour Council (ATBC)
Steven enrolled on the first WaggaWuffins Instructor trainer programme and passed with distinction in 2016 and started working as a trainer at WaggaWuffins.
Steven has always worked in criminal law, and since 2004 on a freelance basis, providing advice and assistance for suspects at the police station. His clients can often be vulnerable and disadvantaged and need help understanding their rights, and as such, excellent communication skills are essential. During his time at Waggawuffins these skills have transferred to owners and their dogs. Steven is motivated in helping owners better understand and build positive relationships with their dogs using positive reinforcement training
Steven has attended Rachel Bean's canine first aid workshop and is a qualified Canine Hoopers World instructor. Hoopers is a fun, less impactive, alternative to agility.
Louise assisted with classes here at Waggawuffins before moving to the UAE in 2016 with her dogs. She flew back to us monthly for our penultimate NOCN Instructor Course in 2019 which she passed with Distinction - a feat she is incredibly proud of as she has had no formal education beyond that at high school. Louise moved back to the UK in 2020 to retire her dog Koji in a more amenable climate as she is now middle-aged and arthritic and has been back working with us since then. Louise has a great natural ability to work with those breeds often labeled as stubborn or hard to motivate, using a kind and positive approach.
With a special love of 'big hairy breeds', Louise hopes that one day, the long-coated Akita will gain the KC recognition which she thinks that they deserve and come rain or shine Louise can be found walking Koji off the beaten track around Kirklees Valley Nature Reserve - she is definitely not 'stay on the path' kind of dog.
Louise is a Deaf Dog Advocate and holds a current certificate in Canine First-Aid