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Eryn Martyn-Godfrey

Behaviourist & Dog Trainer

Phone:

07595 392 818

Email:

A Bit About Me

I started my professional career with dogs as an instructor for Alpha Dog Training School in Enfield in 2007, training under Steve Mann (APDT, IMDT), I taught classes there for many years in both obedience and agility at all levels. I successfully gained my Clicker Training CAP 1 and CAP 2 Clicker Training with distinction in 2008 and actively keep up to date with positive reinforcement training methods. I completed courses with Kay Lawrence at ‘Learning About Dog’s in 2007  including their instructor course and continued to teach group classes at Alpha Dog Training School including puppy, advanced obedience and agility until 2010.

I took part in a one day course for training dogs to be assistance dogs in 2010, with Val Harvey (APDT, DipCABT) and Chris Mancini (APDT, DipCABT) where I found a lot of great inspiration for helping my own dogs assist my mother. I also loved attending their weekly classes to progress my own training style and ability with my own dogs’ training alongside some wonderful instructors and enthusiastic dog lovers committed to using kind, fair and effective training methods.

I passed the assessment and was Certified Canine Behaviourist in 2017, I am a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainer (APDT 01294) registered Accredited Animal Behaviour and Training Organisation of the ABTC, I was one of Victoria Stilwell’s Positively Dog Trainers (VSPDT) from 2016-2019 and for my behaviour work am a fully Certified member of the International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants (IAABC). I continue to keep up to date with current force-free training methods and attend regular courses and seminars, taking part in weekly discussions with international trainers.

I have worked with dogs and cats professionally as an instructor since 2007 and worked with horses for over 18 years.

I moved from North London to South East London in 2011 and offered my services and expertise in dog behaviour and training in the surrounding areas of Crystal Palace, Streatham, Tooting, Balham & Dulwich until 2020, from then I have offered my services online all over the U.K.

I promote only kind, fair and effective evidence-based training techniques. I actively encourage the use of positive reinforcement training because it builds wonderful open communication between handler and dog, building their bond, trust and confidence. I do not use methods or equipment designed to inflict physical pain, discomfort, fear or intimidation.

I am a Be A Tree Dog Bite Prevention Presenter. I believe it is imperative that our young children of today learn how to act appropriately around dogs and read their body language effectively. I am constantly keeping up to date with current research, attending seminars, conferences and training courses. We can never know enough!

Professional Memberships

  • I am a fully Certified member of the International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants (IAABC) a behaviourist through the Animal Behaviour & Training Council (ABTC)

  • I was also one of the Victoria Stilwell Positively Dog Trainers (VSPDT) from 2016-2019

  • I am a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers UK (APDT) (01294) and trainer through the Animal Behaviour & Training Council (ABTC)

  • I am a proud Full Member Dog Training Professional of The Pet Professional Guild – The Association for Force-Free Professionals (Membership No. 29609901)

  • I have been assessed & Certified Canine Behaviourist

  • I am Fully insured, I hold both Public Liability Insurance and Professional Indemnity Insurance for both my own and your peace of mind.

  • I am also a Certified Dog First Aider.

Work Experience

April 2019

March 2019

November 2018

September 2018

June 2018

May 2018

April 2018

March 2018

Dog Detective Animal Centred Education TTouch Weekend – Sarah Fisher

TTouch Workshop – Rach Birt

TToouch Workshop -  Rach Birt

TTouch and Scentwork – Rach Birt

National Behaviour Conference – Positively Victoria Stilwell

UK Animal Behaviour Conference – IAABC

Dog Detective TTouch Weekend – Sarah Fisher

Canine Health Seminar: Thyroid Disorders – Dr. Jean Dodds

March 2018

Januaary 2018

October 2017

September 2017

May 2017

May 2017

May 2017

Scent-work Planning and Problem Solving  – Robert Hewings

TAG Teach 

BAT 2.0 Advanced Day Training – Grisha Stewart

A Weekend with Kathy Sdao

Diploma In Canine Behaviour –  ISCP

DeafDog Activities –  Morag Heirs

Learn About the NEW “Be a Tree” program & how to implement it into your business – Niki Tudge

April 2017

Learn How to Organize a Kittengarten: It’s Good for Cats, Good for Your Business, and Good Fun! – Paula Garber

March 2017

​Scent & The Assistance Dog – the development within PTSD – Robert Hewings

February 2017

Step Off the Treadmill – Time Management forDog Trainers – Gina Phairas

November 2016

Pharmacology – Dr Karen L. Overall

November 2016

The Art and Science of Canine Behaviour – Patricia McConnell

June 2016

Expanding Your Force Free Training Tool Kit – Chirag Patel

May 2016

TTouch Workshop – Sarah Fisher

May 2016

Teamwork Seminar: Building Cooperation with your dog on an doff lead – Grisha Stewart

May 2016

Dog Aggression – Chirag Patel

Dec 2015

The Emotional Life Of Dogs Dogs Trust Canterbury

Oct 2015

Dog Law Seminar Dogs Trust Canterbury – Trevor Cooper

Oct 2015

2 day Behaviour Adjustment Training for Aggression, Frustration and Fear seminar – Grisha Stewart

Oct 2015

Calming The Conflict Canine Behaviour Seminar Dogs Trust Canterbury

Oct 2015

Something For Everyone Lecture Dogs Trust Basildon – Robert Falconer-Taylor

Sept 2015

BAT 101 Course: Introduction to Behaviour Adjustment Training – Grisha Stewart

Aug 2015

Empowered Puppy Raising Course  – Grisha Stewart

Aug 2015

Canine Behaviour Training Diploma

July 2015

‘No Walks? No Worries!’ Seminar – Sian Ryan MSc MAPDT, UK

July 2015

‘On Lead Aggression, Reactivity and Conflict in Dogs’ Seminar – Dawn Allen (Four Positive Paws)

May 2015

Qualified Dog First Aid for Professionals

 June 2014

May 2014

Became a Be a Tree Dog Bite Prevention Presenter

Attended the National Dog Bite Prevention and Behaviour Conference

Feb 2009

Distinction for 5 day CAP (Competency Assessment Program) 1 & 2 Clicker Trainer Assessment – Learning About Dogs

Dec 2008

Completed 5 day ‘Teaching Adults To Teach Dogs’ Learning About Dogs – Learning About Dogs Kay Lawrence