Animal Behaviour Consultant And Professional Dog Trainer
Accredited, Certified, Animal Behaviour Consultant and Professional Dog Trainer
Accredited in Canine/Feline/Equine/Avian
Accredited with the ABC of SA / Animal Behaviour Consultants of SA
Certified with SABCAP / SA Board for Companion Animal Professionals
Member of the Pet Professional Guild The Association for Force Free Trainers.
Owner Paws Abilities Behaviour & Learning Centre
From January 1996
Paws Abilities Behaviour & Learning Centre
From January 1994
ABOUT LOUISE THOMPSON
Accredited *Senior Animal Behaviour Consultant & Professional Dog Trainer:
Accredited with the Animal Behaviour Consultants of SA (©®™) 1996.
Certificate of Companion Animal Behaviour (Faculty of Veterinary Science, Department of Ethology, University of Pretoria)
Certificate of Advanced Companion Animal Behaviour (Pretoria Technikon cum lade)
Certified Companion Animal Behaviourist (South African Board for Companion Animal Professionals Reg No AB/063).
Member of the International Pet Professional Guild promoting force free training!
Hon Life Member of TOP Dogs (Touch Our Pets) Therapy dogs org
Accreditation Secretary of the Animal Behaviour Consultants of SA
As well as various academic studies achieved, Louise has 40 years practical “hands on” experience in different species, and various animal related fields, training and disciplines. Experience in the dog-training world, includes domestic, commercial and competition fields (to the highest level,) in several disciplines as a competitor, instructor & facilitator. In the equine world,
Louise has experience as both a rider and competitor within various disciplines. Other animal related experience includes, kennel work (including kennel management, staff & animal training,) stable management and equine schooling/training in various disciplines and volunteering at animal clinics for both small and large animals in underprivileged/disadvantaged areas during the troubled 1980’s and 90’s.
Involved in education (“prevent a bite” programmes) in the previously disadvantaged areas, at school/pre-school levels for many years, Louise also assists in education and training within the SA Pony Club organisation, and has recently developed a “Working Dogs” course (with an accompanying test) for the children.
Qualifications & Certifications
Certificate of Companion Animal Behaviour
University of Pretoria
Certificate of Advanced Companion Animal Behaviour (Cum Laude)