Hi, My name is Bev Boardman, I have always had animals in my life since I can remember. I have had dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, budgies and fish to name a few.
Si and I currently have two dogs, sadly we lost our Gem in February after spending almost 16 years with her. I have attended force free training schools for many years, I gained accredited handler status in Scentwork in 2014, I also trained Buzz my Springer x Brittany up to L2 Talking Dogs Rally gaining 5th place in the UK League for 2016, we also achieved Intermediate level in Gundog training in 2017.
In July 2018 I became a Scentwork UK Level 1 Trainer after attending the required course.
I have attended numerous courses over the years to gather as much information as possible to make me a better trainer/guardian. There is nothing better than seeing a dog and their guardian enjoying themselves whilst progressing.
After attending a two day intro into Tellington TTouch in 2015 and witnessing how it can make a difference to animals lives I decided to start Practitioner training, gaining my Practitioner 1 Status in October 2018.
I am proud that I am now officially a member of the IMDT (Institute of Modern Dog Trainers) after passing their assessment in February 2019.
I am very proud to announce that from August 2020 I am a part of Animal Centred Education as an ACE Trainer, which I feel is a true honour.
Hello, I'm Si Boardman
I have had animals in my life since a very young age, everything from farm live stock and wildlife to stick insects. I'm never happier than when in the company of animals. I always enjoyed gaining their trust and willing co-operation.
In recent years my interests have lain more in photographing wild animals and dog training. Bev and I have shared our home since 1984 with dogs, currently we have three spaniels "Gem, Buzz and Loki"
Our older girl, Gem, took me on a journey that resulted in me gaining Handler status in scentwork. She then went on to take part in scentwork competitions. I became a Scentwork UK level 1 trainer in July 2018 after attending the required training.
I attend many courses, seminars and presentations in order to add to my knowledge and experience, to enable me to make life better for animals.
In 2016 I started three years of training in Tellington Ttouch, gaining my Practitioner 1 qualification in October 2019.
I am also a qualified Canine First aider.
I am also very proud to announce that from August 2020 I am a part of Animal Centred Education as an ACE Trainer, which I feel is a true honour.