A Little Bit About Mersea Mutts
Our family home always consisted of at least one working dog, so when my husband suggested we get our own dog I was not only excited but unsure too. All my life dogs have lived outside, which I wasn't keen on so the only option was an indoor dog. I put clear rules in place.
1. Absolutely not allowed on the furniture
2. Not allowed upstairs
3. They are worked
4. They are here to help protect the house
Instead we now have 3 dogs who cuddle up on the sofa with us (this was within the first couple of days). Dogs who come upstairs and cuddle on the bed when we want. Dogs who do not work and are purely pets - I say that but we have recently been training them as working dogs so no doubt we shall hit the field shortly! Dogs who might bark at the door but want nothing more than a hug with whoever walks in.
As far as my list goes I have failed, as far as having truly happy puppies and now as dogs go I have done exceedingly well.
Fiona became a member of the IMDT (membership no 1582) in 2016 she attends seminars and training constantly to keep up with her CPD, most recently completing the Fear Free Certification which gives me the skill to work with pets who are fearful or uncomfortable in the vets. By keeping up to date with the latest research into canine behaviour I am able to ensure that we continue to work with modern training methods in the best interest of our dogs.
Mersea Mutts is fully insured for dog training and boarding, also licensed through Colchester Borough Council for boarding.
Up to date training, conferences and qualifications:
Fiona Fowler IMDT:-
SOCS - 30 Days of Canine Science Sep 2019
IMDTB - Seperation Anxiety Sep 2019
Fear Free Certification Jul 2019
DTC - Canine Body Language Jun 2019
WOOF - The Animal Behaviour & Training Conference Feb 2019
IMDTB - Resource Guarding Nov 2017
IMDT - 6 Day Advanced Training & Behaviour Aug 2017
IMDTB - Impulse Control Jul 2017
IMDT - Funk up your classes Mar 2017
IMDT - Assessment Jul 2016
IMDT - 4 Day Practical Training Mar 2016
IMDT - 2 Day Career as a Dog Trainer Jan 2016
Meet The Team
Fiona Fowler IMDT
Dog Trainer & Owner
Flo, Millie & Saff
The Socialisation Team
Boarding Co-coordinator & Owner