About Me

Ruff Dog Training & Welfare was born in January 2018 and is run by Holley, a passionate dog trainer located in the NR29 area of beautiful Norfolk. Holley’s desire for providing care for animals began in 2014; she has over 13 years experience and this will only
continue to grow. With working backgrounds consisting of RSPCA, Dogs Trust and Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, Holley has had a variety of experience with canines from all walks of life. This
includes her ability to coach and mentor people into understand
their dog for the better.

Ethos

At Ruff – Dog Training & Welfare the wealth and happiness of
your dog is as important to me as it is to you.

The Ruff Way

The Ruff dog training way is the way of the dog. It’s training that’s in tune with the way a dog learns and at their pace. Holley will work on breaking behaviour down to help break through the human-dog communication barrier. Holley will help your dog to understand what behaviour is to be expected and your dog will know what will be the most rewarding. It’s the smart route to a sociable, well mannered dog that is a pleasure to be around.

Holley’s methods are drawn from years of studying dog behaviour and she will help to motivate, reinforce and reward you and your dog. There will be no need for harshness or dominance and you can still get the results you need. Holley only uses positive reinforcement and reward based modern dog and puppy training techniques that do not require force or intimidation.

Qualifications

Holley’s diplomas include Animal Behaviour and Canine Behaviour. Workshops, courses and presentations are regularly attended to ensure continued professional development. These include:

  • Pet I.D Microchip Course - 2013

  • Dog First Aid - 2013

  • Responsible Pet Ownership - 2015

  • Welfare & Nutrition - 2017

  • Canine Massage - 2017

  • Clicker Training - 2017

  • Canine Welfare Grooming - 2016

  • Dog Law - 2016 & 2018

  • Canine Body Language - 2018

  • Dog Behaviour Conference - 2018

  • T-Touch (A.C.E) 2018 & 2019

  • Funk Up Your Classes (IMDT) - 2019

  • Reactive Rascals - 2020

  • Interactive Play Skills (Craig Ogilive) - 2020

  • Consultation & Follow Up Report (IMDT) - 2020

  • Placeboard Training (DOG A.I.D) - 2021

  • Delivering Pet Education Talks in Schools (Blue Cross) - 2021

A Word From Holley

I am very lucky being able to work doing something I love and pride myself on communicating efficiently with clients and helping families live in harmony with their four leggers. Aside from learning about and loving dogs I can usually be found at home enjoying the garden, travelling and spending time with family and friends. This includes my sassy 14 year old Japanese Shiba Inu, Bentley; whom I have to thank. It is thanks to him I pursued a desire to educate myself about dog behaviour and to this day I haven’t looked back.

British Sign Language - Level 2

I have obtained a Level 2 in British Sign Language and can use these skills to accommodate individual's specific needs. I have experience with client's dogs within the deaf community.

RUFF - Dog Training & Welfare

Operating out of the Martham, Somerton and Winterton area and some of the surrounding boroughs of Great Yarmouth.

Contact

07817525320

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