Gundog Club instructor for Greater Manchester (Bury) and Lancashire (Barnoldswick)

Jane is our Gundog Club instructor for Greater Manchester (Bury) and Lancashire (Barnoldswick).

She is one of our most qualified instructors, with 5 years of university education, and over 6 years lecturing experience in canine behavior and dog training, along with over 20 years practical experience training dogs.

She is not only exceptionally well qualified as a dog trainer, she is a qualified trainer of people, with a City and Guilds Level Three Award in Education and Training.

Jane is an established force free trainer, and firmly believes dogs can be trained effectively and to very high standards using kindness and motivation, and by building the right relationship of trust between dog and handler.

She works her own cocker spaniels, and specialises in helping pet owners with working line bred dogs, and training gundogs using positive reinforcement. She has four working cocker spaniels, Pickles, The Stig, Mia and Drift, two of which she bred herself. She is a particular expert in helping people with dogs that need to improve their self-control and manage excitement.

Here are Jane and the Stig, with the judge, after successfully achieving the working gundog certificate on game.

Highly qualified instructor

Jane has the COAPE Diploma in the Practical Aspects of Companion Animal Behaviour and Training and an Advanced Award in Practical Behaviour Therapy.

She holds a BSc (Hons) in Canine Behaviour. After completing her degree, she continued to study spending two years with Learning About Dogs, completing her CAP (Clicker Trainers Competency Assessment Program) 1 and 2 with distinction, and went on to complete the training as a CAP Assessor.

In her Honors Degree she achieved the highest grade ever awarded for the practical instructing module, and was invited to return to teach modules of a Foundation Degree in Organising Classes and Instructing. She was also recruited by COAPE to help develop a Level 5 Ofqual Regulated Diploma and for 3 years taught the practical modules of this course.

She also has a City and Guilds Award in Education and Training, and has recently learnt about Emotional Intelligence Coaching and Mindful Coaching.

She is a full member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT UK) and a registered Animal Training Instructor with the Animal Training and Behaviour Council (ATBC).

Jane was recognised by the Kennel Club in 2015, when she was awarded the title of Dog Trainer of the Year.

Classes and workshops

Jane has some availability for one to one training, and offers two gundog workshops a month to work through the Gundog Club’s graded training scheme.

Get in touch with Jane

Jane’s contact form will be available very soon. In the meantime, to contact Jane send a message to marking it for the attention of Jane Arden and we’ll pass it on.