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Albatross
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Birthday:
September 1
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Mijas, Costa del Sol, Spain
Occupation:
Dog psychologist. Translator (Spanish/English).

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Albatross

PetForums Junior, Female, from Mijas, Costa del Sol, Spain

Albatross was last seen:
Jan 8, 2018
    1. Rolosmum
      Rolosmum
      Thanks for this, my course is with the British College of Canine Studies at level 4, involving 16 units with around 15 questions at the end of each. Taking around 360 hours of study and research with a 2 x3 hour practical on real dogs treated as an assessment and report etc at the end. Will be interesting to compare how different i am finding things here to there as i progress, i dont plan to actively advertise my services until much further through the course. But I am now working with my partner who is a gundog trainer and we are making a good training and behaviour analysing team lol. My website is GOOGLE
    2. Albatross
      Albatross
      Hi Rolosmum,
      Yes, I'm new around here! Sorry to hear about your family problems, but having to concentrate on your dogs can be very therapeutic.
      To answer your question, I obtained the diploma in dog psychology from the Canine Behaviour Centre (UK) in 2004. It is not formal qualification, as no such thing existed at the time (don't know if this has changed now). Anyway, the course you are contemplating sounds very similar to the one I did.
      Businesswise, this profession is not what you'd call a 'money-spinner'!! I work through private consultations and am very happy with the clients I've had, but to be honest, there are not enough of them... You need to promote yourself very well to make a living out of it (or something supplementary, such as working with an established training group, etc.). I live in Spain, so the situation might be very different where you live. You're welcome to contact me if you'd like to discuss anything: sylvia@barrysdogstore.net
    3. Rolosmum
      Rolosmum
      Hi and welcome, noticed you are new and are a dog psychologist! I havent been active much recently on the forum as going through a recent marriage break up and moved 200 miles away from my family home, but pop on occasionally and will more so in the future! Hope you dont mind me asking but wondered how long you had been a dog psychologist and if you had a formal qualification and how you practice lol, what demand you find you get etc. This is fairly new to me, and is building on a passing interest to do the course which is designed to start you from scratch and get you to the point of being able to work it as a business and you are assessed by questions on the units and a lengthy couple of practical assessments on real dogs at the end.
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    Gender:
    Female
    Birthday:
    September 1
    Home Page:
    http://www.barrysdogstore.net
    Location:
    Mijas, Costa del Sol, Spain
    Occupation:
    Dog psychologist. Translator (Spanish/English).
    Canine psychologist. Originally from London, I've lived most of my life in southern Spain. Lots of contact with local rescue centres, helping homeless and abandoned dogs. Two books published (dog parodies) available on Amazon, third book in progress... Owner of two adopted dogs, Albatross (deceased 12/12/13 at nearly 17 years) & Mofli, 14.5 years.

    Like doing Sudokus and codeword puzzles to relax - but not too difficult!!

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