‘On the Scent’
Hello, my name is Sophia and I run my own dog training business ‘On the Scent’ in Great Ashfield, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. I am a KCAI Member working towards accreditation and also an Associate Member of the PDTE(Pet dog trainers Europe).
We run classes for puppies as soon as they are fully vaccinated up to the veteran dog. We also hold Beginners/fun agility, gun dog training workshops, home visits and private lessons. All training is held outdoors at our 10 acre site all the year round and feel very blessed to have clients who travel from Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk, London as well as my home county of Suffolk.
Before we go any further I have to say I am not a huge fan of gadgets, however, they do have their place in dog training and none more so than the ‘Dogmatic’ head collar which was introduced to me via a client who also happens to be a dog training instructor.
I suffer with back problems and although walking three or four dogs at a time is fine, when one of the younger ones sees a friendly face and gets excited, then my back suffers. My client mentioned during a class one day that she had back problems and had invested in the Dogmatic head collar which she wanted to use in class. I was hesitant to allow it at first but then after seeing it in action I was rather impressed with it, the way it fitted and the instant result of no pulling from her dog that I borrowed it for mine!! I have found that regardless of the breed or cross breed the Dogmatic Head collar so far, fits perfectly and doesn’t ride up like some of the other brands on the market. They also seem to have a calming affect on the dogs, especially those who suffer from dog on dog aggression. They work along side the training programme NOT instead of the training programme.
Zoe’s Mother Susan designed the product due to not being able to help walk the dogs due to having had four back operations and a neck operation. In the time we have been using them the service has been fantastic and all the staff know the products and should one not fit correctly they are more than happy to change it. All my clients who have invested in this product have all been delighted and I certainly have no hesitation in recommending them. (With some strong willed dogs they may need to be introduced over a period of a few days before setting out on a walk).
The Dogmatic Headcollar can be used permanently if wished. As many dogs are, unfortunately, not trained to heel or their owners have disabilities, the Headcollar is ideal to have kind, gentle control of your dog. It is also ideal for strong willed or aggressive dogs and using the Dogmatic gives control and peace of mind. This is far kinder than using neck correction with check chains which can do so much damage through being incorrectly fitted and incorrectly used.