About Avril


Avril's personal speciality is to teach the handler to train their own dog and she prides herself on practical, simple reward based training methods that have been proven over many hours of teaching.

Avril has been the Behaviour Consultant for the RSPCA at Wethersfield, Battersea Dogs home and has contributed regularly to the dog media in the UK, USA and has appeared on T.V.

Over the years Avril has taught many of her students to go on to become successful dog training instructors and behaviour counsellors, many of them working in the Essex area.

Avril has a Diploma in Integrative Counselling. Since June 1997, Avril has been giving advice on dog behaviour for BBC Radio Essex.

Avril has been the Behaviour Consultant for the RSPCA at Wethersfield, Battersea Dogs home and has contributed regularly to the dog media in the UK, USA & has appeared on T.V.

Avril lives with her Border Collie The Pie.

The dog calmer offers a complete range of services to help you to get the most from your dog! For dog owners that would like to get more pleasure from their dogs to those looking for a career in dog training, we have the course to suit you.

The courses are based on the premise that for people and dogs to live in harmony humans have to learn to listen and speak dog language! All of which is taught with kindness, respect and consideration to the humans and dogs alike! All of the dog training methods are practical, simple reward based training methods that have been proven over many hours of teaching.

The dog calmer has researched each program carefully with direct feedback from clients and the collaboration of a unique network of consultants, dog instructors, teachers, vets, vet nurses, dog owners and dog handlers, and others.