Jane Hanshaw (owner of DogTAGS) is a qualified behavioural trainer and instructor, with a wealth of experience of teaching the practical applications of dog training, to both her own clients and students wishing to learn more about the science and art of dog training. Jane holds a HNC in Canine Behaviour and Training, the COAPE diploma, and is accredited by the Kennel Club in Companion Dog and Behaviour at the Advanced level. She has run many lectures, seminars and practical workshops for university students, IABTC and the Kennel Club, as well as delivering practical demonstrations at Crufts.
Jane has been involved in dog training for over 30 years; her main love has always been gundogs where she has competed in tests and trials, although she has also enjoyed competing Obedience and Rally Obedience with her Border Collie.
One of Jane’s major passions is puppies and she has been responsible for setting up well-run, educational puppy socialisation classes at many Veterinary Practices across Yorkshire. She launched a CPD programme through Holmefield Veterinary Practice, to Vets and Vet Nurses across the UK and also delivers CPD to other professionals in the field in association with NICP. Jane runs DogTAGS, working with a number of qualified, knowledgeable and experienced companion dog behavioural trainers.
Isobelle Damms is a qualified behavioural trainer with over 10 years experience of training and working with a variety of different species of animals, dealing with problem behaviours and specialising in clicker training techniques, however, her main interest is companion dogs. Isobelle holds a BSc (Hons) Applied Animal Behaviour and Training and, after graduating, spent a number of years working abroad consulting on behaviour and conservation projects. She is currently studying MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy. Isobelle has owned and trained a variety of different breeds, including Greyhounds, Spaniels and Setters, and has thoroughly enjoyed trying her hand at a number of different dog training disciplines with her Pomeranian.
Her major passion is working with companion dogs to create harmonious relationships in the home, addressing problem behaviours and providing one-to-one training to help families enjoy their dog - this begins with puppies. Isobelle has run successful, educational puppy socialisation classes for a number of Veterinary Practices as well as providing advice to make the transition of a new puppy coming into the home as smooth as possible, and on-going training to support families through the various stages of their puppy's development.