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My Story

Understanding the canine's experience

My name is Rachel Meadows. I worked as a veterinary nurse for 15 years in many countries around the world. I started my dog "training" journey 25 years ago, over which time, many things have changed greatly, in the world of behaviour and training.   I qualified as a "trainer" in 2010 and since then have stay engaged in continuous professional development totalling thousand of hours over the years. I now reject the term"trainer" as it denotes the manipulation of behaviour of another sentient being. I believe language matters and perhaps over time using terms as educator rather than trainer may have have a positive impact on how, we as a society view our relationships with dogs.   I'm committed to the education of guardians and their dogs and in order to bring the best to my clients I believe it's paramount to stay up to date with the latest science and ethical approach. 
I believe in developing a mutual understanding between you and your pet, because caring for an animal in your home is as much about responsibility as it is about love. Get the most out of your relationship with your pet by calling me today.

Im very honoured to be part of team of The Dynamic Dog Practitioners Academy where professional canine practitioner students learn how to do what we do when working with dogs, bringing a multi disciplinary approach to assessing dogs and their behaviour. 

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Learn to Speak Dog with Rachel Meadows

Learning the secret language of dogs starts with becoming the human your dog thinks you are! 

A client once said to me after working for some weeks together; "I realised that instead of asking my dog to work harder for me, I needed to work harder for him." 
No matter what the challenge,  you have arrived at a place where both you and your dog won't be judged.
Finding our way through the darkness alone is far more daunting than having someone hold your hand who knows where they are going.  If you found your way here you are at the safest place you can be.  We are here to hold your hand through the next chapter and shine a light to guide you on your way. 

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My Story

My name is Rachel Meadows and I’ve been involved in the education of both animals and people for over 25 years.  I believe in developing a mutual understanding between you and your dog based on trust, evolving education and impeccable ethical standards.

I believe the secret to any relationship is walking fearlessly into the unknown and be willing to face our own reflections in the eyes of others. I know no other truth as strong as what we witness through the mirror of canine body language that can echo, the sometimes muddy waters of our own souls. 

It takes great courage to work through a relationship breakdown no matter what species it is with, but with support, not only anything is possible, but everything is possible. 

At 'Learn to Speak Dog' it's not so much what we can teach our dogs,  rather,  what THEY can teach us.  Get the most out of your relationship with your dog by unlocking the secrets they hold. 

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"my dog doesn't need to work harder for me, I need to work harder for my dog" 

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All My Services

Helping You Help Your Pet

Behavior Consulting

Animal centred, ethical approach

My Behavior Consulting work involves an intimate understanding of your animal’s needs, health and individual history. I will lay the foundation for you to build upon, where you will gain an understanding of your dog like never before. I use up to date science and an ethical approach when working with all of my clients and their dogs. 

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Canine Education

Time for Your Pet

Rome wasn't built in a day, but in a short space of time I aim to educate you, the dog guardian to the best of my ability with the skills you will need to teach your dog the critical life skills he needs to live happy healthy life. Relaxation is the basis from where we start. I work closely with each one of my clients and their animals to implement my proven problem solving process. I know you have a busy schedule, so I will customize a plan that suits your lifestyle.


Forest and Enrichment Education Walks

Time for Your Pet

Enrichment isn't always what we thing it is. Learn to understand your dog's body language in a natural setting to see what your dog's true nature is and how we can build curiosity and engagement while still giving your dog the freedom he or she needs to fully express their natural behaviours pertinent to their breed and character.

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Meet the Team

Collaboration brings education to another level

I strongly believe that not one person knows it all and I therefore, am always  seeking to collaborate and case manage with a wide variety of professionals in the canine world so that each client gets the the support and knowledge base  of a team of incredible professionals, enhancing  the exceptional standard of care I endeavour to give every client and dog I work with.

Im delighted to be student coordinator on the industry leading course on pain and behaviour in dogs for trainers and behaviourists. As seen in Dogs Today Magazine!

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Dynamic Dog Practitioner Programme

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