Ami and CDS Win EVA for Solo Business of the Year 2017!

She did it! After winning the 2016 Enterprise Vision Awards (EVA Awards) in the Training and Coaching Category, Ami is very proud to announce that she has WON the EVA 2017 Award – in the Solo Business category! Congratulations Ami! The EVA Awards recognise women in business from across the North West. It’s mission is “To recognise ladies who are achieving inspirational, enterprising business activities and inspire and encourage female enterprise and business growth”.   As the EVA Facebook page explains: “The entrants are shortlisted and an independent panel of judges will decide upon the finalists for each category. These finalist then participate in an interview with the panel of judges. The judge score each finalist and then it’s up to the wider business community to cast their vote as to who they wish to win”. The winners from all categories were announced at a ceremony at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool in September. THANK YOU to everyone who...

EVA Awards 2017 – Ami is Finalist in the Solo Business Category

Having won the 2016 Enterprise Vision Awards (EVA Awards) in the Training and Coaching Category, Ami is very proud to announce that she is a finalist in the EVA 2017 Awards – in the Solo Business category! The EVA Awards recognise women in business from across the North West. It’s mission is “To recognise ladies who are achieving inspirational, enterprising business activities and inspire and encourage female enterprise and business growth”. As the EVA Facebook page explains: “The entrants are shortlisted and an independent panel of judges will decide upon the finalists for each category. These finalist then participate in an interview with the panel of judges. The judge score each finalist and then it’s up to the wider business community to cast their vote as to who they wish to win”. Public voting has begun and continues until the 8th September 2017.  Please VOTE FOR AMI here!  Thank you! The winners from all categories are announced at a ceremony at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool in September. Watch this space for more information! In the meantime why not have a look at a recently filmed video where Ami tells the story of how Cheshire Dog School was started – just click...

Ami wins EVA 2016 award in Training and Coaching Category!

I won! I had been so thrilled to reach the finals of the Enterprise Vision Awards for Women In Business 2016 , in the Training and Coaching category, that on the evening of the awards ceremony in Blackpool I was just really pleased and proud to be there!   Then my name was called and it was amazing – I can’t thank enough all those who voted for me and had faith in me – the messages of support have been overwhelming! My family and friends have been incredible. One of my main focuses is on training people to train their own dogs and I hope this award goes some way to underline that. I’d also like to extend my congratulations to everyone else in the category – what an esteemed group of people and any one of them could have won. We’ll be celebrating in class with...

Ami Is Finalist in Enterprise Vision Awards 2016

Ami is very proud to announce that she is a finalist in the Training and Coaching Category of the 2016 Enterprise Vision Awards (EVA)!

The Enterprise Vision Awards are specifically for ladies who excel in business. As the EVA website explains “Eva celebrates these ladies, who are championing entrepreneurial growth in our region – and recognises the efforts they have made to start and develop businesses whilst facing challenges along the way”.

Please Check References With Us

The Cheshire Dog School team are very proud of the first class reputation we have built up, which is based on our own very high, tested and force-free professional standards and on a philosophy of reward and not punishment. We are a small team …

Training Tip – Multi-Dog Households

We often get asked the “do’s” and “do not’s” of training more than one family dog or training a new puppy in a house with other dogs. The most important piece of advice and training tip we can give  is make sure that you spend time with each dog individually, and train them individually as …

Good Citizen Dog Scheme Examiners

Both Mike and Ami from Cheshire Dog School have  passed the Kennel Club Good Citizen Examiner Assessment Course and are now approved examiners for the Bronze level. This means that …

DOG TRAINING TIP- Your Dog’s Name.

Think about how, when, why and where you say your dog’s name. We can often fall into the trap of over-using our dog’s name, which can make it become meaningless. As a dog training tip, try and keep your dog’s name special. When we say their name they should …

Puppies who graduated!

Well done to all of the puppies who passed their Kennel Club Puppy Foundation Award and graduated from the Puppy Foundation Obedience course in Runcorn last night. A lovely mix of breeds, sizes and all with beautiful temperaments …

What To Do When Your Dog Is Scared Of The Vet

Do you have a dog that is scared of the vet? Doing some simple training, beforehand, and when at the vets can make things much easier. Today was that time of year my dogs – Tiger, Kiri and Ecko, and my bank account, dread – annual vaccination boosters. I am aware there is some debate around at the moment over …

Mentally Stimulating Mealtimes for Dogs!

Are you utilising your dog’s meal times in the best way you can? In a way which provides mental stimulation, relieves boredom and enriches your dog’s life? Dogs are natural scavengers and are designed to work for their food.  Some people may think …

Ami Gains Association of Pet Dog Trainers Membership

On Sunday 13th October I had my practical assessment with the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (UK) (APDT UK).  The APDT UK is the largest dog training organisation in the UK, and the closest the UK has to a regulatory body for dog training.  The membership process is very thorough and …

The What’s Why’s and How’s on Puppy Socialisation

Socialisation is the process by which an animal learns to interact with and understand its environment.  Socialisation can be broken down into two categories; learning how to interact with adults, children and other animals, and learning to get used to the environment (habituation), such as …