Trainers

Alfoxton Instructors


Here at Alfoxton you will get to work with the same instructors from week to week. Anne and Kylie work together in the class to ensure that you always have someone to talk about problems or to help with any exercises you wish to develop. We aim to get to know you and your dog and we always try to help you feel comfortable and relaxed in class.

We are also lucky to have a band of long term clients (now friends) who bring their own specialist skills to share with the class. These are people who we value greatly as they also bring in fresh ideas and knowledge to help us develop our program.

  • Pup
  • Dog
  • Dogclass
  • Wallan

Continual Education


There is always new results coming out from studies and research, there are often changes to animal laws. Understanding these may be confusing but it is part of our job to keep up to date. Hence why Anne has been a Professional Member of two different associations since the year 2000. Anne has also achieved certification as a Professional Trainer with the IACP (International Associations of Canine Professions)

2010, Texas Conference - It was important to also know what is going on overseas so 2010 was a big step for Anne travelling to Texas to see how the Americans work with their dogs. So much to learn and so little time..... however of particular note was Temple Grandin who has inspired us to continue building the connection between our human clients and their dogs.

2011, San Diego Conference - For a follow up from the Texas Conference, Anne and Kylie went to San Diego in April 2011 for the next conference and the chance to visit different facilities as well as learn from some of the founders of Assistance/Service Dogs.

2012, Europe Travel - After seeing some of the work in the States it was time to branch out and visit Europe and see what advances were being made there. Anne visited with a few Aussie Shepherd breeders in Germany and was able to meet with a few trainers in Poland and Hungary. Of particular note was the Hungarian Mirror Method System being held in Budapest. This was a training methodology that fits in very closely with what we are doing at Alfoxton. We are also keeping an active eye on the research being conducted by the Family Dog Project which is based at the Budapest University.