Pitman originally opened the first Pet Dog Training club
of its kind in an armed forces base in Cyprus which was
well attended by forces families, ex-patriots and
Cypriots alike. She qualified with the British Institute of Professional
Dog Trainers (BIPDT), is a Member of the Association of
Pet Dog trainers (APDT) no. 00385, a Member of
Anglo-American Pet Dog Training (AAPDT) and a Member of
the Institute of Animal Care Education (MIACE), she has
also completed an Advanced Canine Psychology course, is
a graduate of the Animal Care College, is an experienced Rehabilitation Trainer of over twenty years and is a Full Member of International Canine Behaviourists (ICB).
She has helped hundreds of dogs and their owners, many through veterinary referral, covering such problems as:
Aggression towards other dogs or people, Destruction,
Phobias and Separation problems to name just a few. She
is an experienced trainer of deaf dogs and has also
demonstrated to owners of dogs which have either been
born blind or have lost their sight that they can still
lead a full life.
She has also held talks and workshops in colleges and universities in the North West of England as well as scout groups and other training clubs covering a wide range of subjects.
Angela is also a voluntary trainer for the charity DogAID (Dog Assistance In Disability), a national charity in which the trainers go to the clients own home to teach them how to train their own dogs to help with daily tasks structured to their personal needs.
Angela has been passionate about dogs from a very early age.
We have two associates who we can call on to
help you with specific needs such as Pet Bereavement
Counselling, Reiki and Complemetary therapies
Ceri Howarth Associate Instructor - is a Member of the Institute for Animal
Care Education (MIACE) is a Member of the APDT no.00716,
holds a Diploma in Companion Animal Bereavement
Counselling, a Diploma in Animal Behaviour, Introduction
to Canine Psychology, National Cert in Animal
Management, she also holds a HND in Animal Science and a
BSc in Animal Behaviour and Welfare. Furthermore, she
can advise prospective parents about babies and dogs
living together safely and happily.
She is also experienced in training and owning deaf dogs
which has helped prevent several being re-homed.
Sue Reid Associate Complementary Therapist - is qualified with the British Institute of
Professional Dog Trainers (BIPDT) and is a Member of the
APDT no. 00717, has successfully completed the
Introduction to Canine Psychology Course and has studied
the recognition and management of stress in dogs. She is
also a Reiki Master, a qualified Flower Essence
Therapist and is a Telepathic Animal Communicator. She
has a wide range of knowledge of Complementary therapies
and can be contacted through the club or by clicking on
We also have trained assistants who are always on hand
to help if you are struggling and we regularly take in
students from Chester University to help broaden their
experience of working with and understanding dogs.