STEPH HONEY DARCI OZZY
Hi, I'm Steph, I am a qualified 'Dog Behavioural Psychologist' working with dogs 'Natural drives and instincts'; allowing dogs to work out what is required and developing their true potential in a kind and positive way.
I have continued to develop my skills and understanding of dogs by further training, striving to train happy, healthy and well-adjusted dogs.
I have an ever expanding pack that continues to teach me something new everyday. Combined with my training and their natural instinct, I believe I can deliver that knowledge to you.
My pack has given me an amazing opportunity to observe and understand how they communicate, from puppy to adult and into old age. I have learned invaluable knowledge about a balanced pack, a structure that is based on trust, cooperation and well defined roles. No aggression in the pack; just pure calm and assertive energy!
My hobby is 'Dog Showing' and I have had considerable success in the show ring. The control and confidence that I have in my dogs allows me to show them to their best advantage.
Three invaluable members of the Raw Instinct Training Team are dogs from my own pack.
My oldest Psychology dog, Honey, aged 12 (retired at Christmas and has sadly now gone over 'Rainbow Bridge').
She helped me from a young age to socialise and rehabilitate many dogs.
Honey was an energetic dog and has a passive nonthreatening temperament.
She taught dogs how to greet in a social manner without being over excitable or defensive. Honey also taught dogs that they can be safe, comfortable and happy with her. This gives them confidence and an understanding of the correct way to approach the next dog they meet. She taught them that a dog's life can be fun!
Honey lived life to the full and thoroughly enjoyed chasing and retrieving her ball whilst out on the open fields.
Honey was amazing at 'Fun Dog Agility', the tunnel is her favorite!
My 4 legged best friend, forever in my heart.
Darci is a another member of the Dog Psychology team, now aged 7, from the age of 1d she has helped many dogs understand the process of 'Dog Etiquette'. To help them understand not every dog is a threat. She has allowed them the opportunity to approach and sniff an unknown dog in a sociable and nonthreatening manner.
Darci loves to play fetch, she may be little but she can run fast!
Darci has achieved her 'Bronze, Silver and Gold 'Kennel Club Good Citizens Awards'.
Ozzy the only male of the Dog Psychology team having joined us since semi-retiring from the 'Show ring'.
He is 7 years old and the litter brother to Honey.
Ozzy brings the male instinct to the team, allowing both male and female dogs to see he is nonthreatening, well balanced and sociable male dog.
He is the 'Dog pack leader' at home and keeps a happy calm balanced pack under my leadership.
Ozzy's favorite past time is carrying his bed around in his mouth.
Kiki started working with me about 6 years ago and still helps me at the age of 12. (she is Darci's Aunty).
Kiki has helped so may dogs over the years on how to socialise politely.
I have the ability to encourage Kiki to use her unique vocal sounds an specific times, creating a great distraction and this helps us teach dogs on how to ignore noisy dogs too!
Kiki favourite past time is rolling around the floor on her back with a cuddly toy in her mouth.
The team believe that all dogs should be well respected, out-going, trusted and valued members of the community and our training methods promote this goal.