About Us

We have  enjoyed a lot of media exposure in the last few weeks from a feature article in the Irish Field newspaper and an article in the Irish Independent which prompted a few invitations from various radio stations to have a chat about our four legged friends.  This is our  visit to the R.T.E. Radio 1 studio to chat with Aine Lawlor on the Marian Finucane Show.

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You can also hear us on the Sean Moncrieff show on Newstalk

The previous week we chatted with Ciara Plunkett of Kildare Fm on respecting dogs.

Champion trainer Samantha Rawson  C.A.A.B. is a certified canine behaviour and training consultant who uses motivational and reward based methods and was the first dog trainer in the Republic of Ireland to be registered with the UK Association of Pet dog trainers. She stills works under their principals of kind fair and effective training methods. With over 20 years of professional experience Samantha knows you get back what you put in. Samantha provides dog training services in Dublin, Kilkenny, Carlow, Wicklow, Kildare, Wexford and Waterford and everywhere in between. In 1993 Samantha set up her pet care company and she now enjoys over twenty years of professional experience and knowledge to address almost any dog training or behaviour problem. Samantha is well known with Dublin vets especially Sandymount Pet Hospital,  Dundrum Vet Hopital as well as Terenure Blackrock  Tivoli Road Dunlaoghaire and Blacklion in Greystones and on the Northside with Clontarf, Parkgate St. and Castleknock to mention just a few! Samantha’s second rescue  dog Sassy found in Ennis dog pound  was awarded another green star on the 12th January this year making her a Working Trials Champion. Sassy has also qualified Novice excellent in Obediance and is just starting her agility career.  In February 2013 Samantha’s first  rescue dog Battersea’s Best to Pele won his second green star and is now a Working Trials Champion. Bodie the Border Terrier has competed successfully in agility. The latest addition to the pack Jazz a collie from Ranalagh is training hard for a career in working trials. In 2007 Samantha was awarded a certificate in Counselling Skills by the National University of Ireland. Samantha was awarded a certificate in applied animal behaviour from the University of Southampton in 2004. She has studied with the UK based Northern Centre for Animal Behaviour since 1995. With twenty years professional experience of training dogs from the family pet to competition level. She is proven in the field both at home and in the UK. From basic obedience to advanced obedience, and from simple behavioural issues such as house training to the serious issues of aggression she has the knowledge and experience to cope with any problem dog. All her training is based on compassion, understanding and knowledge with a large dose of common sense. The relationship between the dog and its owner must be based on trust The aim of all training and behaviour modification is the desire to improve the communication and understanding between dogs and their owners. Like all relationships, the relationship between the dog and its owner must be based on trust. This takes time, patience, understanding, good clear communication and the art of compromise. On going education & training. Samantha regularly attends training  courses in positive handling techniques both at home and in the UK.  She is working towards her accreditation with the English Kennel club accreditation scheme for dog training instructors. KCAI.

Dog Training Classes

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    We have MOVED TO  CALLAN.  INDOOR AND OUTDOOR FACILITIES.  four week Puppy class  starting on SUNDAY OCTOBER 8TH @ 11AM.  All pups must be vaccinated.  Children under the age of 12 cannot be