Nicola

Dog Trainer / Manager

Tracy 

Head Dog Trainer/ Animal Behaviourist


Tracy Chapman- Winterton
Head trainer
(scroll down for the other trainers)



Main achievements in the field


I have performed in Canine Hoopers at the National Pet Show at the NEC Birmingham, in main arena 2019 & 2020

I have performed for the last 6 years (2013-2019) at the Family Pet Show in Agility, Obedience & Canine Hoopers

at Event City & Media City, Salford

I am performing at Edition Dog Live in Stoneleigh for Canine Hoopers in April 2020

I have performed on the BBC Sports Relief Top Dog show, my dog Woody won his heat of Triebbal at the show 2014

My dog Woody was Eddison in Chitty Chitty bang bang at Stockport plaza

I have trained 16,000 children in school assembly's teaching warning signs in dogs

Had a 2 page spread written about the lIfe of Woody (my pet dog) in Edition Dog Magazine

Two of my dogs are qualified 'Pets as Therapy dogs'

I have done live interviews on BBC manchester & KEY103 (now known as HITS RADIO) on reading dogs warning signals

I have been a judge for Scrufts heats ready for Crufts two years running 2018 & 2019

I have a degree in Animal Behaviour Science

I am qualified guide dog trainer



My Higher qualifications


BSc Hons Animal Behaviour Science Degree
National Diploma in Animal Care and Management
Qualified Guide Dog Trainer for Guide dogs for the blind
Level 3 certificate in Canine Hydrotherapy with small animals from Hawksmoor Training Centre


Tracy's Memberships (qualified at)


A dog trainer for Association of Pet Dog Trainer
A Master Dog Trainer with Guild of dog Trainers
A Full Member of the British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers
A full member of Pet Professional Guild
Qualified Nutrition Counsellor
Certified in small animal Fist Aid & CPR
Certificate in pet store management
Pets as Therapy Volunteer with two of her pet dogs passed their pets as therapy exam


My Awards


An Award of Excellence from Millennium Volunteers
Buddy's Award from Hawksmoor for the student that showed the most outstanding contribution during their assessment day in the hydrotherapy pool.
Dolphin Training Academy Basic Award Training, Mexico
Dolphin Training Academy Advanced Award Training, Mexico


Tracy's Experience


Trained as a trainee veterinary nurse
Trained as a groomer
Did 400 hours of volunteering in vets, groomers, kennels & animal charities
Trained as a hydrotherapist


My Animal training courses & conferences attended


Certificate in Animal handling, training and Instructing- a course that put a rescue dog through the good citizen scheme
Attended T-touch workshops and courses, Aggression Seminars, Annual Day Seminars with Companion Animal Behaviour Study Group
Attended a day course in canine communication and body language.
BAT (Behaviour Adjustment Training) for Puppies through to Adult Dogs; Prevention and Rehabilitation of Aggression, fear and frustration Course
Managing & Training, Behaviour Counselling, Puppy & Adult Classes, a 4 day course by Dr Iain Dunbar
Dog Law course by Trevor Cooper
Victoria Stilwell (it's me or the dog) Seminar on Common dog issues and aggression in dogs.
Behaviour Adjustment Training Instructors Course for 5 days, passed the exam to become a CBATI
A Shadow day at School for Paws in Shrewsbury
Puppy Development course with IMDT (institute of Modern dog trainers)
4 day Instructors course with IMDT
A seminar in Force Free dog Training by Chriag Patel
Wag Together Conference at A4D talks on Dog Reactivity/aggression by James Carroll, Debbie Busby & Sarah HB
2 day Trick training course with Nando Brown
Agility 3 day Instructors course Level 1 Kim Hunt
Agility 3 day Instuctors course Level 2 Kim Hunt
Shadowing the UK champion in Agility Shaun Hunt
Scent work Level 1 by Helen Greenly
5 days shadowing Crufts Champion Di Martin in scent work & obedience
Bite Prevention Seminars - Victoria Stilwell MAY
Wag Together Conference at A4D talks by BUD programme, hearing dogs & Di Martin (crufts champion) doing a demo/talk
How to change predatory chase behaviour in dogs by David Ryan Seminar
Clicker Exp 3 Day conference 2014 & 2015 & 2019
Happy Recallers by Nando Brown in December
Canine Nutrition Course & raw feeding
Training Chickens level 1 with Chirag Patel
Professional Animal Trainers Level 1 course at Paradise Zoo in london
Training Chickens level 2 with Chirag Patel
Dog Assault course
Bite Prevention course 2014 & 2015
Ken Ramirez course
Chicken Training level 3- polishing a dog trainers motor skills
Grumpy Dog Course IMDT
Dog Training with Iain Dunbar
Susan Friedman 2 days course in animal behaviour
Visit to Amazing Animals
Separation Anxiety training course with Positive Animal Solutions
National Bite Prevention Course 2015, 2017, 2019
Dog Precision course
Dog KC Sports course
Woof Conference 2017 & 2019
Kathy Sado course
Dog Cognition course
Attended 2 x Dog Fest Festivals
Pet Industrial Summit in Orlando Florida
Puppy Conference 2018 (coming up)
Dinner with 8 trainers in London
Canine Conference 2019
Craig Oglive- workshop on impulse & high arousal in dogs 2019




She has 3 pet dogs of her own a Labrador Paddy & an Italian Spinone Woody & a 3/4 working Clumber x with a 1/4 working springer Lily. Two of which are Pets as Therapy dogs (which Lily will also qualify when she is 9 months old as only a puppy at moment). Her dogs have performed in demonstration teams at Family Pet Show for 6 years & National Pet Show at the NEC Birmingham. The demonstrations were in agility, obedience & canine hoopers. Woody works in schools also teaching children to read dogs & works on radio & tv too.



Stephanie

Reactive Bootcamp Co-Instructor & lead work trainer

The Other Trainers in the team below

(All in house trained & go on courses arranged by Tracy also)

Heather

Dog Trainer/Assistant Manager

Two of Tracy's pet dogs are qualified pets as therapy dogs

Steph was a groomer for 25 years & owned her own salon, She works at Academy 4 Dogs alongside her role with us. She is used to looking after & training packs of dogs daily & has been working alongside Tracy with both roles since May 2010.


Here qualifications, courses & experience include......


City & Guilds in Dog Grooming

Small Animal Management Course at Bury collage

Recallers course with Nando brown

Cognitive learning course with Kay Attwood

Nosey Barker Dog Conference dinner whilst 8 trainers did talks 2018

Craig Oglive- workshop on impulse & high arousal in dogs 2019

Day behind the scenes in training wild animals at Banbury zoo

3 single training days at Amazing Animals learning the mechanics of animal training

Worked in a daycare for 10 years

Worked at Manchester Rd kennels for 4 years

Worked in a breeders for Great Danes

Worked in a farm looking after an array of animals

Certification in Small Animal First Aid & CPR


• Animal first aid
• Canine nutrition and raw feeding
• Nando Brown grumpy dogs
• Susan Friedman living and learning with animals
• Dog precision training workshop
• Kathy Sadao conference
• Nosey barker Christmas special
• Canine conference
• National dog behaviour conference
• Kay Attwood brain game workshop
• Canine massage workshop
• Introduces to Tellington T-touch workshop

Heather was a client for 4 years before attending every level of class with each of her 3 pet dogs. She started working for Happy Hounds DTS in Nov 2017.


She owns to 3 dogs- 2 Chihuahua's Suzi (long haired) & Scamp (short haired). She also Indi a tiny Papillon. She attends our VIP Club with now with her dogs.


Her qualifications, courses & experience include......


2016 IMDT Level 3 in Learning , Motivation & Reinforcement

2016 - Canine Communications course
2016 - Canine Bite Prevention conference
2016 - Ian Dunbar Online Dog Training Academy
2016 - WOOF
2017 - WOOF
2017 - Canine Bite Prevention Conference
2017 Kathy Sadao Conference
2017 PPG conference Florida
2017 - Nosey Barker Christmas Special
2018 Puppy Conference
2018 Dogmantics online trick training (Kikopup)
2018 & 2019 Performed in Agility & Hoopers at Family Pet Show
2019 Performed in Canine Hoopers at the National Pet Show
2019 Canine Conference

Introduction to Tellington T-touch workshop
Certified in small animal First Aid & CPR

In House Agility Training session with Kim Hunt

ACE (Animal Centred Education) online workshop in Canine Posture & Movement


Currently doing - ACE (Animal Centred Education) online workshop in Acing Reactivity


Feb 2021 doing - ACE (Animal Centred Education) online workshop 'Be a Dog Detective'






Happy Hounds DTS Team Pic