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 three dogs. I have attended force free training schools for many years, I gained accredited handler status in Scentwork in 2014. I trained Buzz my Springer x Brittany upto L2 Talking Dogs Rally gaining 5th place in the UK League for 2016. In 2017 we achieved Intermediate level in Gundog training.
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 doing their assessment in February 2019.
I am proud to announce that I am now a gold Member of the Pet Professional Network.
The Pet Professional Network is the first international business support organisation for force free pet professionals.
Working in collaboration with world class training and behavioural institutes, they provide the very best advice in all aspects of marketing, mindset and personal development, helping connect members with like-minded professionals in a safe environment. They are proud to be an Affiliate of ICAN (the International Companion Animal Network).
I have been awarded Gold Membership after gaining a specific level of skill or competence in developing my business and a high level of skill in my field of work.
This is awarded to only the most dedicated Members after a minimum of one year’s commitment to being part of our community and taking an active role in supporting others in our industry.
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 Practitioner Apprentice qualification in September 2018 and i'm now working towards my P1 which I hope to gain in October. I am also a qualified Canine First aider.