Selina Davies has been training and working with dogs and puppies ever since she got her first family dog, Sasha the Border Collie, in 1999. Since then Selina has volunteered and worked full and part time at several different rescue charities including the RSPCA, LRSSE.
She also traveled to South Africa in 2008 and worked in a rescue centre called TEARS in a township near Cape Town.
Selina is a Canine Training Professional with the PPG (Pet Professional Guild) she is also a student member with PDTI (Pet Dog Training Instructors) and QIDTI (Qualified International Dog Training Instructors) and was accredited with full membership with IMDT between 2014-2018 where she had attended courses run by Steve Mann since 2012 until August 2018 when she chose not to renew her membership. Selina was working towards her full accreditation with KCAI (The Kennel Club Accredited Instructors scheme 2012-2016)
She abides by the CAWC Code of Practice as per the RCDTBP
(The Registration Council for Dog Training and Behaviour Practitioners)
Selina completed an assessment biannually with the IMDT and provides an annual CPD to the PDTI to prove that she is growing her knowledge by completing new courses, reading up on new methods and reward based techniques as well as attending workshops and seminars.
In 2014 Selina was nominated by her clients for the Kennel Club Trainer of the Year award, unfortunately she missed out on the Top 10 but was very proud to have got so far.
In August 2018 Selina completed her Hoopers Intructors course, will enable her to be a qualified Canine Hoopers Instructor.
Her aim for Hedingham Hounds is to provide training and to educate owners and families to encourage well balanced and loving family pets. Whether it’s your first puppy or one of many dogs you have owned, you will learn something new from Selina's training sessions, workshops or seminars.
Selina offers a range of services and can adapt her teaching style to suit all ages and abilities. She runs family friendly classes that are small and unique so that you will always come away fully understanding a bit more about your dog.
Just finished a 4 week back to basics class and it has been fantastic to learn where we as a family were giving mixed signals as to what our dog should be doing. Oreo is now much better off lead and following commands such as sit and stay. Would recommend More...
Selina is excellent. She has taught me so much about dogs and their behaviour. Her training classes are fun and informative. I would highly recommend her.
We attended the 6 week puppy course, and really enjoyed each week. Selina has a way of explaining things e.g. how the dog see's each of our actions/requests. Certainly makes us think - we have this cute fluffy puppy just wanting to please us, yet we expect them to know not to do this, or do that. Its called puppy training but really its the owners who need training ! If you're prepared to put in the hours after class, and keep up with the training/advice, the pup's soon seem to grasp what you're expecting. My Shih Tzu pup can now sit, lay, paw, beg, both paws, and is very well socialised. We are still working on leave and stay but with the foundations Selina has given us we will get there ! Looking forward to another class in a couple of months to see what else we can learn :) More...
Happy positive trainer who has a great pup-side manner!
We have just finished a four week Back to Basics course which was really comprehensive and brilliantly supported with notes to help you keep it all you in head! We have also had 1:1 at home which was equally as helpful.
I can't recommend them enough!
So happy we found them!! More...
Highly recommended, we have just completed the 4 week 'back to basics' course and Selina has a great, easy to understand approach which makes training fun and rewarding for both us and our Cockapoo Toffee. Looking forward to doing the intermediate course this year. More...
We had Selina come and do a pre-puppy visit and we already feel much more confident and ease. Selina went through everything to expect and gave us lots of tips and suggestions for when our puppy arrives. Can't wait for puppy training!
Can highly recommend Selina of Hedingham Hounds.
I have a dog who is reactive and with Selina's help it is getting under control,it's an on going issue,Selina is always very helpful,very professional has a wonderful way at settling owners as well as dogs.
Selina was recommended to me by a friend for one-to-one training for my one year old cockapoo, Archie. She went out of her way to accommodate me and the training was excellent, so much achieved even in the first session. I highly recommend her.
Selina was brilliant and explained why and how we can help our dog get over her anxiety. Even after a couple days of a few training sessions she getting better already. Recommend and will go back for help if needed. More...
Selina was amazing. Non judgmental, friendly and warm. Listened to our situation and sussed our pup! 1st day working through our plan today & he’s done great, we suffer with a bit of reactivity especially bigger dogs, but then spent this afternoon with a lurcher husky cross & was pleasantly surprised using Selina tips. Can’t recommend or thank enough. Fingers crossed for next 4-6 weeks..p.s we’ve ordered some stimulating toys � More...
Really enjoyed it and both me and my dog Bertie learnt a lot from it.
As well as learning you can also have a laugh. Would totally recommend
Selina and Hedingham Hounds. We liked it so much, we are starting the next course on Sunday. More...
Selina is great! I’d recommend her to anybody.
We have rescued a 6 year old chihuahua who has no basic training and I thought he had no hope of learning however after one visit from Selina I can see things getting much better and much easier to control his bad behaviour on walks !
Very enjoyable course and found the course very informative for both me and my dog also helping my worries about other dogs with Harvey with the new friends he made.
Selina came to our home to help us with our 7 month old Saluki lurcher rescue, before her visit we felt totally out of our depth, Selina put us at our ease and helped us to understand our dog, she gave us good sound advice which we have been able to put into practice and within 24 hours Milo is far more relaxed and happy as are we! We can't wait until our next session. More...
Stephanie Louise Hughes
It was by chance that we met this lovely lady and she gave us a little help with our German shepherd pup and within minutes his listened ! We have had trainers before who was so so so wrong in what they was doing for our chase . So I’m glad we have met and are here to stay !! Can’t recommend enough x More...
Can’t recommend Selina enough, she makes the training so interesting and Mabel loves it ! The detailed emails that we get are a great help and queries are dealt with immediately. Selina gives so much advice and support even after the course is complete. More...
Selina came to our house to support with training our excitable German Shepherd ready for the arrival of our baby boy. The training was fantastic and our 18 month old dog has never jumped up at anyone holding our son and walks beautifully next to the pram. I would definitely recommend x
Selina was recommended to us by a friend, she was very friendly and made us feel relaxed, she listens very well to what our needs was and came up with a plan and some training ideas and toys to keep the dogs occupied, it's only been one day so can't say if it will work but Selina was very polite helpful and genuinely wanted to help get our dog get sorted, I will updated our progress in time but I will definitely be recommending Selina.
Really helpful home training session with Selina. Jake responds really well to the tasks I learned and Selina was open to questions and expanding the training beyond the original reason for booking. It's only been a few days but we've embraced the clicker! Highly recommend the training and looking forward to possibly doing Moody Mutts in the autumn. More...
Selina came for a home visit to train my two cavapoo sibling pups 5 mths old. I would definitely recommend her services.
She was very helpful and had a warm personality so I felt very relaxed , she listened to the issues we were having and gave me constructive feedback and advice on how to tackle them.
she brought with her a range of toys for the pups to try out to keep them mentally stimulated.
We tried out recall and tips to get them to toilet outside.
The dogs now come in straight from the garden when called , the toileting is getting better , it’s been 3 days now and I’m seeing improvements , got everything crossed I sort out the toileting!!
Selina sent over a plan and a review of what we discussed and also web links which was very helpful.
The pups and I are looking forward to our follow up session soon More...