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As featured on:

Marian Finucane - RTE,
Pat Kenny - Newstalk, 4FM,
Today FM, KCLR96FM and TV3

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Dog Training Classes

Dublin, Kilkenny and in between

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For small and medium dogs

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Dog Training & Behaviour Classes Thomastown Kilkenny Higher learning for you and your dog. - Book now.

Samantha Rawson  is a Certified Canine Behaviour and training consultant. Her mission is to facilitate a mutually respectful relationship between dogs and their owners based on good clear communication, TRUST and the art of compromise.

She is a member of the Kennel club KCAI scheme for dog training instructors. An Irish Kennel club approved obediance and working trials judge.

Samantha has adopdted several dogs over the years, and currently shares her home with five dogs and five hens! She has trained two rescue dogs from Battersea dogs home in London and Ennis dog pound to working trials champions. Her current working trials champion dog SASSY was awarded the top IKC trials dog for 2014 and 2015 respectively.

Samantha set up her business SAMANTHA'S PET CARE SERVICES IN 1993. She was the first dog trainer in the Republic of Ireland to become a  member of the British Association of professional dog trainers. In 2004 she was awarded her qualification from the university of Southampton.   Since then she has focused on dog training and behaviour services.

With twenty three years of professional experience Samantha has the knowledge and the skills to deal with almost any problem from house-training puppies to complex behaviour problems of aggression. she has worked with  all sorts of dog breeds and personalities from the shy nervous dogs to the over confident ones who all present unique challenges. Samantha has a genuine interest in people and their dogs as she believe every relationship between a dog and it's owner is unique. Her success and is based on her  respect for the dog and the owner and her believe in honesty at all times.   Samantha can empathise with every situation and has lots of practical advice. ' Samantha says it as she sees it '  She can be contacted on 0872389260.

Dog Training Classes

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    Four week Puppy class ( under 6 months ) is starting on Thursday evening September 8 at 7.30 pm.  The class is limited to six places so please book early. Cost 100 euro.  All pups must be

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