This unique workshop will be presented by Certified Animal Behaviourist, Caroline Wilkinson, and Clinical Psychologist, Linda Blair. Learning points will include:
What it means to live mindfully
Tapping into the power of habits
Stress-free dog handling
Creating connections with our pets and with other people
The secrets of a good night’s sleep
Reframing negative self-talk
Effective canine communication
Booking a handler place allows you to bring your dog to the workshop. If you feel your dog would find an environment with other dogs challenging, or if bringing them would affect your ability to focus, you are able to attend as a Spectator. Dogs should be able to settle beside you for parts of the day while you work on the human end of the lead.
Caroline Wilkinson is a Certified Animal Behaviourist and ABTC Registered Animal Training Instructor. She has been approved full membership, following assessment, of INTO!Dogs, PPG, and MAPDT (01212). She is committed to using only the most positive, kind, fair and effective training methods. Caroline has a passion for improving connections between human and hound, with a focus on relationships and reduction of stress for canines living in a human world.
She is part of the International School of Canine Psychology and Behaviour Affiliation Programme, increasing cooperation and collaboration between students and teachers within all areas of canine study, for the benefit of all.
Caroline lives with her partner and their two Basset Hounds, Ezri and Chester, in South Gloucestershire.
Linda Blair studied psychology at Wellesley College and Harvard University in America, then trained as a clinical psychologist at the Maudsley Hospital (University of London). She’s worked in the NHS, for the Medical Research Council and at the Universities of Cambridge and Bath, and she had a private clinical psychology practice for 35 years.
She now writes a weekly column, ‘Mind Healing’, for The Daily Telegraph. She’s written five self-help books, and has been a regular columnist for the Guardian, The Times, the Daily Mail, and Psychologies magazine. Linda also broadcasts frequently on radio—stations include BBC World Service, Radio 4, Radio 5, and both BBC Wales and Scotland–and she’s often seen on TV (Sky News, ITV, BBC) as an expert on matters psychological. She’s also in demand as a speaker for businesses, schools and other organisations.
Linda lives with her partner and their two beloved dogs in Somerset, and is joined from time to time by one or more of their four (now grown) children.