Using established and cutting edge psychotherapies, Free Will Teaching™ offers a perspective that will change your approach to teaching dogs. Force-free, and embracing each dog’s right to free will, both you and the dogs you work and live with will achieve great success. Owning a puppy is an exciting and rewarding experience. Understanding why your puppy does what he does, and what influences his behavior, is key to a harmonious life together, and essential for avoiding the many problems and issues that crop up along the way.
Charting the first 18 months of Wolfie's life from when he arrived with Kathie Gregory’s family at 9 weeks old, A Puppy Called Wolfie looks in detail at the mind and behaviour of a puppy, and how he develops as he becomes an adult dog. It also examines how dogs think, what they do, how they learn, form responses, their likes, dislikes, development stages, hormones, and how all of these influence a dog’s personality and development. For both pet owner and professional, FWT is a dynamic way of teaching that takes modern dog training into the future.
Kathie Gregory is a qualified animal behaviorist and trainer, who has worked in the industry since 2001. Passionate about raising standards and awareness in how we teach and work with animals, she encourages everyone to use the best methods available. The majority of Kathie's work is with horses and dogs, and she has a particular interest in ex-racehorses. Helping to resolve behavioral problems, training issues, and teaching one-to-one and group sessions, she also mentors and advises within the industry. Kathie uses scientifically proven methods and positive reinforcement techniques to ensure each animal receives the best in behavior and training modification.