Our Mission

INTO Dogs are a members-only organisation for Dog Trainers, Behaviourists and other dog professionals, promoting positive, kind methods in order to enhance the quality of life for owners and dogs.

Membership offers exchange of ideas, support and advice but not for the promotion of any one method to the exclusion of all else (so long as it is in accordance with the gentle ethic of Into Dogs). Our members have high ethical standards with the welfare of the dog central to the work and keep abreast continually with new regulations and teachings.

How we began

Trying to find the best methods and people to help you and your dog is a minefield. INTO Dogs was formed as a non profit-making Association for Dog Trainers/Behaviourists who believe that communication and understanding with our dogs is paramount to healthy and happy lives for us all.

Our guarantee

Through experience we have found that different forms of training using gentle motivational methods and complimentary therapies can also help us to build up a responsive and mutually respectful relationship with our dogs. When teaching people how to interact, train and help their dogs live in our world, the methods used will all be kind and gentle Your dog will never be forced into a situation he/she is not ready to handle and will never be subjected to shock collars or any other harsh training techniques by anyone you find on our list of members.

Our pledge

We will continue to educate ourselves and our members to achieve the highest standards of knowledge, so that we are able to pass this on to our clients.
Veterinary personnel know that all INTO Dogs members are happy to work closely with the referring practice, giving them the confidence they require to recommend our members to offer help to their clients.

The INTO Dogs Committee

Lisa Tenzin-Dolma (Co-Chair)
Carolyn Menteith (Co-Chair)
Dale McLelland (Membership Secretary)
Theo Stewart (Treasurer)
Tom Candy (Assessor and Consultant)
Olwen Turns (Events Organiser)

“INTO Dogs is an excellent organization to be involved with. All of the members are dedicated to using only positive, compassionate methods in their work with dogs, and are always up to date on the results of the latest scientific and practical research. INTO Dogs trainers and behaviourists have a reputation for carefully assessing which methods will be most helpful to each individual owner and dog, and to providing support for as long as it is needed. The Facebook group gives us the opportunity to share our understanding, to discuss specific issues, and to keep each other updated on any new information as it becomes available.

I’m proud to be a long-term member and to now be Chair of INTO Dogs, and I highly recommend INTO Dogs to everyone involved with dog behaviour who wishes to use their expertise in order to bring about more harmonious relationships between dogs and their carers.”

Lisa Tenzin-Dolma Chair of INTO Dogs
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