My name is Penny Druitt and I am a full member of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers, with over eight years experience as a dog trainer. As well as running my own business offering a range of training related services, I also run classes for another respected local trainer.
I owe my career as a trainer to a Labrador called Charlie, who was very challenging as a puppy. As a result of attending classes with him and also researching ways to focus his energy, I became very interested in dog behaviour and the importance of positive reinforcement training methods. I was then asked by another trainer to assist with some of her classes and subsequently to lead classes for her. During this time I decided to change career and set up Stour Valley Dog Training in order to work with dogs full time.
Among the workshops and seminars I have attended, many have been delivered by some of the leaders in modern dog training such as Chirag Patel, Sarah Whitehead, Kendall Shepherd, the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers, Helen Zulch and Sian Ryan. A full list of courses and seminars which I have attended is available here Courses Attended
I am committed to working with dogs using only force free, reward based methods which are backed up by modern, scientific research. I do not use harsh methods or punishment.
I also hold a certificate in dog first aid, from Animal Aiders, and am fully insured.
Contact me on 07779 526367 07779 526367. I look forward to talking to you.