Christina Wells

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First Name: 
Christina
Last Name: 
Wells
Summary: 

When I was a young child, I decided that when I grew up I wanted to be an animal trainer for films. Nobody took this dream seriously, though, and I didn't have the skills to prove myself at that age.

In 2015, I discovered the KPA Dog Trainer Professional program in the UK. With my supportive husband by my side, my dog and I applied, were accepted, and, several months, on Indie and I are Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partners!

All the skills and knowledge I have learned from the program is what I really want to pass on to other desperate owners with dogs that have issues like my dog did. I know the feeling of loneliness and failure when your dog isn't acting like the other dogs in the park. I want to spread the word that there is support out there!

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My childhood dream was to become an animal trainer for films. Nobody took this dream seriously, however. 

In 2013, my Yorkie, Indie, developed fear aggression toward other dogs through a series of unfortunate events. I began to really look into dog training to help him overcome his issues. The first trainer I contacted for help was a traditional aversive trainer who, despite his best interest in helping us, only amplified the issue. While I was taking part in those obedience classes, I discovered clicker training on YouTube. I ended up training all the behaviours for class with the clicker at home! Next I got in touch with a local force-free trainer who showed us that there were other methods out there to help my dog. This meeting really kick-started our clicker training journey. 

After spending a few years attending various seminars on dog behaviour, I discovered the KPA Dog Trainer Professional program in the UK. In early 2015, with the support of my husband, my dog and I applied, were accepted, and now Indie and I are Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partners!

All the skills and knowledge I have learned from the program is what I really want to pass on to other desperate owners with dogs that have issues like my dog did. I know the feeling of loneliness and failure when your dog isn't acting like the other dogs in the park. I want to spread the word that there is support out there!

I am currently working at Just Dogs Shop in Edinburgh, in conjunction my own business, Wells Trained. My aim is to provide extensive pre-puppy advice and puppy-raising support in order to prevent behaviour problems. Behaviour problems can be prevented through appropriate socialisation and effective training skills. 

In Edinburgh I offer private consultations for new puppy owners, as well as for dog owners who are struggling with their dogs' individual issues. I also offer group classes for puppies and adult dogs. I am in the process of introducing advanced clicker training classes and one-off workshops on various topics.

Services Offered: 

Wells Trained offers private consultations for new puppy parents and dogs with behavioural issues. We also offer group classes, including Puppy Preschool, Clicker Basics, and tricks workshops, as well as one-off specialist workshops on topics like recall and “silent teaching.”

Private consultations are offered in the "EH" postcodes currently. 

Group classes are taking place in the LifeCare Centre in Stockbridge, Edinburgh. 

Additional classes will be offered in the Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home in 2016.

Services Offered Summary: 
Wells Trained offers private consultations for new puppy parents and dogs with behavioural issues. We also offer group classes, including Puppy Preschool, Clicker Basics, and tricks workshops, as well as one-off specialist workshops on topics like recall and “silent teaching.”
Contact Information
Location: 
EH20 9NX Edinburgh

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