ThinkingPets, a network of highly educated professionals

ThinkingPets has a network of highly educated trainers: Anyone using a ThinkingPets Guild registered school can rest assured that they are receiving the best training using the most up to date scientific methods.

ThinkingPets offers comprehensive training courses.

ThinkingPets offers the most comprehensive and recognised training courses: We offer courses that allow you to become a Puppy school instructor, a kitten school instructor and adult dog trainer and a rehabilitation trainer.

ThinkingPets, a network of highly educated professionals

ThinkingPets offers courses and workshops for pet owners: Short courses and workshops include a clicker course, a TTouch workshop, a first aid workshop and many more...

Nicola McConnell, Confi-Puppy Graduate

"I would like to thank you so much for my results. I am so proud and happy :) thank you for your time and support with everything. I am honoured to have completed my course with you and cannot wait to continue. Thank you for your faith in me."

Michelle Baker, Confi-Puppy Graduate

"I am jumping for joy. I'm so happy, finally I get to do something I love. But it wouldn't have come to be if it wasn't for the thinking pets team. You, Wendy Leigh and Susan. I have learnt so much and can't wait to share with everyone. Thank you and Thank you again."
Each ThinkingPets instructor is required to attend a rigorous training course, as well as ongoing educational workshops throughout the year to ensure the highest level of training and experience in our classes, as well as guaranteeing that everyone who hosts a ThinkingPets class is up to date with the latest TTouch, training and behavioural techniques used internationally.

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Training your cat to use a litter box
 
Training your cat to use a litter box
Contrary to popular belief, cats are not born litter box trained. Kittens learn this at an early stage by watching mom, but if you need to litter box train your kitten, here’s how: Litter: Some cats develop a preference about the kind of litter in their boxes. Experiment to see which kind your cat prefers.…
The Sensory Side of TTouch
 
The Sensory Side of TTouch
By Kathy Cascade, TTouch Instructor We have all witnessed the sometimes remarkable changes in animals following a few minutes of TTouch or work in the Confidence Course. The hyper, twirling dog suddenly stands in balance and looks calmly around the room. The fearful cat hunched in the back of a cage steps forward allowing human…
Why TTouch can be an effective holistic tool to alliviate pain and stress
 
Why TTouch can be an effective holistic tool to alliviate pain and stress
By Sarah Fisher (© Sarah Fisher) The Tellington TTouch (TTEAM) is a truly unique method of working with all animal species. Developed by Linda Tellington Jones, the Tellington TTouch uses simple body movements (TTouches) to improve circulation and co-ordination and to enhance general health. Where appropriate, ground exercises may be used in combination with the…
Toys for your cat
 
Toys for your cat
Cat toys need to be activated – moving – in order to make them fun for felines. Look at the following ideas for keeping your cat stimulated: Fishing rod toys: These are easy to make and great fun to play with. You can drag one past his line of vision and keep him interested by…
Housetraining your puppy
 
Housetraining your puppy
The first thing everyone wants to know when acquiring a new puppy is how to housetrain him. Remember that consistency is definitely the key to success when housetraining. By following these easy steps, your puppy should be housetrained quickly: Frequent toilet breaks: Take your pup outside to eliminate every 40 minutes, after naps, mealtimes and…
Digging problems
 
Digging problems
Does your dog dig up your garden? The best way to stop the endless excavations is to create a safe, allowed digging area for him where he can dig to his heart’s content. It’s really easy to create:The digging patch should be big enough for your dog to rummage about in, so choose an area…
Whose dog is this anyway?
 
Whose dog is this anyway?
By Lindi de Beer, Photos courtesy of Alta Massyn Training a puppy is very much an activity for the whole family. We see a lot of clients who are living with a partner and/or have children in the house, but they come to class all alone. Sometimes, months later, their partner voices their concern that…
New Baby? No Sweat!
 
New Baby? No Sweat!
By Lindi de Beer You’ve just found out you are expecting your first child and you are naturally elated. But once things calm down, you start to wonder – what about my pets? Do I have to get rid of them now that there is a baby on the way? Well, we are here to…
The difference between obedience problems and behaviour problems
 
The difference between obedience problems and behaviour problems
People can confuse behavior problems for obedience training problems. Below you will find a list of each, so you can easily identify what you need help with. Once you’ve done that, please feel free to contact us for assistance. Obedience problems: Not coming when you call him. Pulling on lead. Not sitting, lying down, waiting…
ThinkingPets offers comprehensive training courses for people wishing to become involved in the field of companion animal training. Our courses are designed to equip students to open a training school for puppies and kittens as well as dogs, and provide clients with outstanding services. Our course material is constantly changing in accordance with the latest science and industry changes. Our students are equipped theoretically as well as practically and are well versed in not only animal behaviour and training but good business practice as well.