My name is Paula Stone and I live in Oakworth, West Yorkshire with my two dogs, cat and horse. I have owned dogs my whole life, from puppies to rescue dogs. Having really enjoyed the experience of raising and training my own dogs in other clubs and at home and having a keen interest in canine behaviour, when the opportunity arose to turn my passion into a job I made the decision to set up Brontë Canine Services. This was several years ago now and I've not looked back!
Prior to this, my work as a professional Youth and Community Worker allowed my good communication skills, ability to remain calm and problem solving skills to grow. Now I am a full member of the Pet Professional Guild signing up to and practice the ethics of No pain, No force, No fear. I have gained several qualifications as a dog training instructor from the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), putting into practice learning theory and supporting others in the care of their dog. Having enjoyed my studies with the APDT UK, I decided to take my studies further by completing their advanced course, now working towards gaining full membership.
It is important to me to have a positive impact on not only the dogs I work with, but also the areas I work in. I became a member of the Association of Professional Dog Walkers when I set up the business, upholding their code of conduct and promoting professionalsim within the industry. I have now been voted in as a committee member and intend to promote their work more here in Yorkshire.
I am passionate about animal welfare. I believe in setting the dog up to succeed and then rewarding the behaviour. I do not use methods that promote fear to communicate with dogs. My overall aim is to help busy owners to meet the needs of their pets.