~ Contact the Dundee Dog Trainer ~

"In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semi-human but to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog." 
- Edward Hoagland 

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Jessica Probst  BSc

07505 971110

(texts are the easiest way to initiate contact)

Email:   dundeedogtrainer@gmail.com

I am frequently called to help sheriff officers remove dangerous dogs and travel all over Scotland, therefore all areas are covered for behaviour help.

Scientist, Observer, Philosopher

I have been obsessed with animals for my whole life. My intention is nothing less than better animal-human communication.

Professionally I have been teaching people to have a better understanding of their dogs for 15 years and animal training is my full time occupation.

I have been previously employed by Dundee University, the Scottish Office, HM Forces and involved in dog training for the BBC, you can be assured of my professionalism, integrity and dedication at all times.

Working in Dundee's University Chemistry and Biochemistry departments for almost 8 years I developed a lasting interest in Science and Genetics. I worked toward my BSc Degree in Biology with animal behaviour, whilst working full time. I also founded a registered charity for neglected horses, re-training them to be used in therapy work. My behavioural interests spread to humans too; I study sociology and psychology and philosophy.

I have been training animals since a child, it came as easily to me as breathing. Learning the theory of behaviour and psychology was not as built in! Nothing but head-down studying has achieved this. I am lucky in that my parents come from a science background and it was natural for me to go into this field at university level, my degree in Chemistry and Biology still stands me in good stead and makes me question everything I read, learn and observe.

In the list of the unusual 
(but with the same training principles) I have trained; rats, rabbits, chickens, sheep, parrots, cats, horses and several wild birds. Buzz the buzzard spent many months with me mending a broken wing. It amazed me how quickly clicker training and mince tamed him!

                          The true nature of a well balanced group of dogs 

For many years my door has been open for the difficult/emergency/last chance dogs. 

There are many issues to be addressed, and I believe it is the hands-on experience of working and owning hundreds of different types, breeds and ages of dogs and being blessed with the ability to observe my own large group of dogs (18 at one point!) eating, sleeping, walking and playing together, that has enabled me to understand so much about just what it is that makes them tick. I am thankful to each and every one of them for what they have taught (and continue to teach) me.

"My goal in life is to become as wonderful as my dog thinks I am."  

Toby Eileen Green