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Discussion in 'Dog Training and Behaviour' started by 8tansox, Sep 30, 2013.


  1. 8tansox

    8tansox PetForums VIP

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    Anyone heard of a behaviourist in Essex called Kim Knight? Works with Weimaraners?

    I'm just asking, don't need or want a debate thanks!:D
     
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    8tansox PetForums VIP

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    Thought it was a long-shot. :(
     
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    8tansox PetForums VIP

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    Thanks. I have looked and tried to find her but I can't find anything about her. It's a tough one, she's giving telephone advice to my friends who have rescued two Weimaraners and has suggested having the older one of the two pts. I just wanted to find out if she was qualified, her experience etc. etc. etc. :( I can't think that anyone, without seeing these dogs, give out such advice.
     
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    I'd be a bit concerned about someone giving that sort of advice without, I assume, seeing the dog.??
     
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    As already said, i would not trust anyone to give advice about my dog over the phone, and DEFINITELY not when they tell folk to PTS.

    Behaviourists need to see the dog, need to see their environment, how they behave, interact with eachother and humans, and how the humans deal with situations etc, it really isnt something that can be done over the phone.

    Coming to a forum such as this and asking for a bit of advice or reassurance that certain behaviours are quite normal, sharing tried and trusted methods and tips etc is a very different ball game than chatting on the phone about a behaviour that needs dealing with. I Certainly would not be giving anyone my money to tell me to put my doggy to sleep.. i'd say steer well clear if you were thinking of using her 'services' or tell your friends the same too. :)
     
  7. Prowl

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    Thats awfull I hope you have asked your friends to stay clear of this person. Sadly in Essex is full of charlatons.

    Avoid any trainer that specialises in Amichen bonding :>
     
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    It's not a name I've come across, although obviously I can't have heard of everyone in the county. I can't see that she is listed anywhere (reputable) as a breed advisor either.
     
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    She sounds like big trouble to me, can your friend get a proper person through the vet.

    There really ought to a dodgy dog trainers list.
     
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    No reputable behaviourist is going to give out advice like that without having seen the dog. I'd tell your friend to find someone else personally, just based on that alone regardless of what qualifications or experience she has.
     
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    The person being discussed has worked tirelessly for Breed Rescue for a number of years. I am not going to comment on hearsay but I will state that if anyone has any concerns regarding any advice from her to contact Margarita Booker of the WCGB who is the national co-ordinator for rescue for the club.
     
  12. ouesi

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    Glad to see someone say this.
    I wish THIS forum had a rule about advising people to euthanized based on nothing but a forum post or two :mad:
     
  13. 8tansox

    8tansox PetForums VIP

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    I understand this, it's just when she's advising have a dog pts without seeing it, it set off alarm bells..... as I said, just wanted to see if anyone knew her, whether she was qualified or not etc. etc. etc. Oh, and btw, the rescue we are talking about haven't met or assessed these dogs, for all they came through their rescue, but feel they can make such drastic decisions - wrong!:crying:
     
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    Really interested in your last sentence. One of the many books I've read (Jan Fennell) dealt with this subject (I wasn't impressed - sounded like a load of self-glorification) but would be very grateful for your further details.
     
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