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Elaine has worked as a professional dog trainer for over 10 years and constantly works to keep herself informed of the latest science regarding dog training and update her professional development profile.
Most recently Elaine has qualified as an Instructor with Canine Hoopers World and Instructor and Trainer for the World Scent Dog Association and has travelled as far as the south of France to give her very well-received scent detection workshops. She has successfully completed several courses during 2020, with the School of Canine Science, including Scent for Six, Puppy Lab and 30 Days of Canine Science.
Elaine also runs successful on-line training courses (in French).
In 2017 Elaine became an accredited Assistance Dog Trainer with SuperDogs, following an intensive course and assessment by Nando Brown and Jo-Rosie Haffenden (from the Channel 4 series Rescue Dog to Superdog). In March 2014, Elaine was assessed by Nando Brown and Steve Mann of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers and gained Full Overseas Membership. Elaine has competed in agility at national level.
We also offer residential dog training courses with Elaine Clark WSDAI CHWI
In 2009 Elaine was awarded the qualification of "Moniteur en Education Canine Premier Degré" - her pass mark 113/120, enabling her to teach dog training classes voluntarily in local Dog Clubs. Earlier that year Gracie and Elaine were successful in passing their Certificat d'Aptitude à l'Education Sociale du Chien. The test was similar to the Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme Gold level standard (a bit easier, in fact!). The test is designed to confirm that the owner is capable of training a dog to the necessary standard. It involved walking to heel on and off the lead at 3 different paces, sit and down, recall, out-of-sight down stay, meeting a stranger, walking between other dogs and their handlers, allowing a stranger to look at teeth, ears etc (the dog's!) and then a test on the requirements under French law specific to dog ownership. We did several demonstrations of obedience, agility and doggy dancing in the region during 2009. Strange as it may seem to British people, very few French people have ever heard of such sports - our neighbours enjoy watching the training sessions, but I think they think we are very eccentric!