Click-2-Heel’s philosophy of dog training is based on 30 years experience.
We use fair, kind and effective training techniques. These techniques have been scientifically proven to be the most effective in raising confident, predictable dogs.
How we work
Click-2-Heel’s current philosophy of dog training is based on 30 years experience. We use fair, kind and effective training techniques. These techniques have been scientifically proven to be the most effective in raising confident, predictable dogs. We aim to teach you about this science, how it has advanced our knowledge in dog training techniques and how it can be applied to develop a well balanced, confident and responsive dog that is a joy to be with.
Whereas previously dog training techniques were based on pack theory, now studies on learning and behaviour have shown that undesirable behaviours exist because they are either reinforced or created due to lack of understanding.
All our training is about building a relationship of trust and respect between you and your dog and this is done through:
Interpreting your dog’s body language
By understanding what your dog is telling you by interpreting their body language, you can respond appropriately to build their confidence and develop trust.
Learning what motivates your dog
We use food, play and life rewards to enhance learning, lower stress and associate human hands with good things.
Dogs are motivated to perform a behaviour by the opportunity to earn a reward that they desire e.g. food, praise, physical petting or play to ensure that the behaviour we like is repeated. You will learn about the impact of timing and delivery of reward and, in time, how to direct the dog into a positive outcome without rewards.
Clear and Concise Cues
We teach a dog what ‘to do’ as opposed to what ‘not to do’ with clear and precise cues to build communication with our dogs. We show you how to be an effective leader by being confident and consistent in your approach
Our Essential Life Skills Programme is a convenient rolling schedule and has been created to develop all the skills you and your dog need to live in harmony together. Find out more
Who we are
Click-2-Heel was established by Di Martin in 2005 and it has developed into a thriving dog community helping hundreds of dogs and their owners to understand each other and live together in harmony.
It offers the widest range of courses, workshops and one-to-one training sessions to meet the needs of all dogs whatever their age or problem.
Di and her team run their dog training classes in Bracknell and work one to one throughout Berkshire and the surrounding counties.
Watch Di and Lulu winning at Crufts
Meet the Team
The founder of Click-2-Heel dog training which has been established since 2005. Di has actively trained her own dogs in Competitive Obedience for 30 years, winning Crufts in 2011.
Di is an advanced instructor under the Kennel Club Accreditation Scheme and a certified Behavioural Adjustment Training (BAT) instructor for aggression and anxiety-based behaviour which she has actively used since 2012. She has great experience in solving behavioural problems and works with clients to put in place practical step by step approaches to resolving more complex issues.
BAT is a technique for handling frustration, nervousness and anxiety issues around dogs, people and new stimuli as well as helping to gain a more neutral response to environmental factors. Di combines this with general confidence building, advanced handling techniques as well as interactive training games to ensure your dog has the best programme of development.
As a prominent figure in dog sports Di is often invited to be a guest trainer at obedience clubs across the UK and Europe.
Di’s passion is for clients to experience the unique relationship she has with her own dogs and strives to find methods that will inspire you all.
Tamsin is both an experienced dog trainer and hydrotherapist and splits her time between Click-2-Heel and sister company Therapaws. She delivers a wide range of services to clients at Click-2-Heel including puppy home visits, puppy classes, essential life skills classes, recall and leadwork classes and other targeted courses. She works with clients on a 1-2-1 basis to develop and improve general training as well as develop solutions for behavioural problems such as reactivity, separation anxiety and resource guarding. Tamsin brings her expertise in agility to the Click-2-Heel team and runs our ongoing agility classes for beginners and beyond.
Tina brings knowledge of dog training and agility to the team. Tina has competed in agility for many years progressing to Grade 5 with her German Shepherd. She left full time employment to gain more knowledge on dog behaviour and develop her skill set further. Tina delivers puppy classes and essential life skills classes for Click-2-Heel clients as well providing support to the team at sister company Therapaws.
Sharan has been a dog trainer since 2008 and delivers our virtual essential life skills classes online. She has 3 Border Collies that she competes in Competitive Obedience and has been a member of the inter-regional team at Crufts for 2 consecutive years. Her passion is training people to enjoy working with their dogs and giving them the knowledge to effectively communicate and build a positive interactive relationship. Working full time as an IT systems manager Sharan has an eye for detail and is results orientated which helps to finetune handling skills.
Carla is available in the office to ensure you have a friendly knowledgeable person to answer your concerns and questions. She manages all customer communications, bookings and payments as well as having the unenviable task of managing the ever-busy Click-2-Heel diary.
Claire pops up in lots of places across Click-2-Heel, helping the business to run smoothly. She helps with marketing, customer support, finance, systems, training plans and copywriting, and she also delivers some of the Click-2-Heel pack walks; helping clients to put the training from classes into practice in outdoor environments.