Congratulations to our wonderful resident behaviourist, David Drew. After much effort and hard work (and raw talent!) he has been accepted into the Canine and Feline Behaviour Association (CFBA) as an Associate member.
Acceptance by this association is by no means automatic on application, accredited qualifications, client references and actual behavioural reports are all submitted for consideration. David says "being part of this organisation is a privilege and gives clients confidence in my skills, I will be continuing to study and attend as many seminars as possible because in dog behaviour updated research reveals new theories and ideas all the time." The following link goes to his profile page http://www.cfba.co.uk/david-drew.html.
The Guild of Dog Trainers has also recognised David as a Master Trainer, the Guild expects members to meet high standards of knowledge and dog training skills and to demonstrate good practice. Both the CFBA and the Guild logos make him instantly recognisable to the public as belonging to professional bodies that recognise a high level of professionalism. The following link is to his profile page on the Guild of Dog Trainers website http://www.godt.org.uk/david-drew.html
David is committed to helping rescue dogs, understanding and helping dogs with a sad history move on to a better place is incredibly satisfying for him. Most WaHF dogs settle quickly into their new homes, for the ones who need that little extra help David is passionate about getting them there.
David Drew MGoDT (MT) ACFBA runs Homeward Hounds Dog Training in Theydon Bois, Essex and is available for all WaHF dogs. His website is http://www.homewardhounds.co.uk