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Modern Dog Trainer
About Me


I'm Charlotte, a Teesside based pet dog trainer who uses ethical, science based training methods that are pain, force and fear free. Our aim at Waggology is to keep family dogs in family homes. Your dogs welfare and wellbeing is at the heart of everything we will do together, so your dog will not only learn loads in our sessions but will thrive and have fun too. I believe our dogs deserve the best and using positive reinforcement training allows your dog to become a confident canine, who is happy and can live in harmony alongside you. 


I am an assessed and qualified member of the IMDT (Institute of Modern Dog Trainers - and hold an OCN Level 3 Certificate in The Principles of Dog Training and Behaviour. IMDT trainers adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and only use science based dog training techniques. 

The IMDT is a signatory to the UK Dog Behaviour & Training Charter. The Charter provides assurances to both members of the public and other professional bodies that the dog trainer they employ has been checked, supported and monitored by a reputable accrediting member organisation.  
To find out more about the Charter, please click on this link:
As an Assessed and Qualified Member of The Institute of Modern Dog Trainers, I am proud to display the UK Dog Behaviour & Training Charter symbol.

In addition, I have continued my professional development by attending additional courses and hold certificates in:

  • K9 First Aid

  • Breed and Predatory Motor Patterns

  • Learning Theory

  • Behaviour Happens For A Reason

  • Resource Guarding


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Waggology helped us out with our rescue dog, we had other trainers that really didn't listen to our concerns. Waggology are amazing and listened to all of the behaviours we needed to change with our dog and help resolve so many problems we were having. It was a pleasure to work with Waggology and you can tell they are so in tune with dogs. I would highly recommend Waggology.

Waggology has transformed our puppy when no-one else could. Their endless patience and encouragement has made the world of difference to the puppy that was afraid of everything. We are left with simple techniques to practice and which has taught me how to read my dogs. We are so grateful and cannot recommend Waggology enough

Absolutely fantastic. We have really moved forward with Willow's training. Waggology are extremely knowledgeable and put the information across very clearly. Would highly recommend.

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Can I turn up to class without booking?


Unfortunately not. Each class has a set limit of participants to ensure that the numbers are manageable and that each client gets quality coaching. The classes are progressive courses, therefore starting at week 1 through to 6 means everyone progresses together and not joining half way through. 


Can my family come and learn to?

Yes! It's likely that your dog will be looked after by more than one person so it's important that everyone is consistent with how you are raising your dog. To help the dog succeed, it's best that one person handles the dog at a time, and that distractions are kept to a minimum.

What do I need to bring to my training session?

1) Your dog should be wearing a standard collar, clip or buckle type and/or a well-fitting harness with a standard lead (usually around 1½m long)  NOT a check chain, ½ check chain, prong collar, slip lead, Halti or flexi lead

2) Poo bags (always essential.)

3) Your dog’s blanket or equivalent that they can settle on (if they have one)

4) Lots of food treats. Manufactured dog food and treats will usually not manage to get your dog’s attention in a class situation. Real food such as meats, sausage, etc. usually will. 

5) An interactive toy, e.g. a tugger. (Not a toy that has a squeaker in it because other dogs in the class will respond to your toy.)

6) A stuffed Kong or other long lasting treat.

7) The dog!


How many dogs will be in a class?

Most classes will be up to 8 dogs/ handlers but for reactive class is a maximum of 4 dogs with barriers.

What shall I do if my dog is nervous?

Speak to me and make sure you are booking your dog into the right class. 

What happens if I miss a class?

Just let me know that you're unable to make a class and we'll help you catch up on the next session! Unfortunately, we aren't able to offer refunds for missed sessions.


Dog tags and microchips

The Control of Dogs Order 1992 states that ‘any dog in a public place should wear the name and address of the owner either inscribed on the collar or a name plate or disc attached to it’. With effect from 6th April 2016, it is a legal requirement in England, Scotland and Wales for dogs to be microchipped, therefore all dogs attending must be microchipped.

Is my dog to old to learn new tricks?

In a word - NO! We have to allow time for new habits to replace old ones but it's never too late to start. If a dog is elderly, has health conditions or mobility issues then it will be better to speak to a vet before undertaking any training, as pain and discomfort will impact the dogs learning capabilities. 

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