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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Toys for your dog
 

Toys for your dog

Dogs of all ages need toys, not just when they’re puppies. The best form of stimulation for your dog when he’s alone is chew toys. Chew toys are objects that the dog can chew, swallow and digest. Examples are: Cow hooves Rawhide bones Ostrich larynxes Pigs ears Rawhide strips Ostrich...
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...
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...
My dog is trying to do what?
 

My dog is trying to do what?

By Karin Landsberg (DipCABT (OCN) COAPE, CAPBT Practitioner) I’ve been listening to the general outcry about the television show “The Dog Whisperer” and feel compelled to add my voice to those who are objecting to the methods advocated so blatantly on this program.  Now yes, I’ve heard all the arguments...
Ttouch for fear of thunderstorms and lightning
 

Ttouch for fear of thunderstorms and lightning

One of the opposites of fear is confidence or assurance. When our pets are fearful, how can we teach them that the fear is unwarranted? There are many ways via animal behavior that can help such as desensitizing an animal to certain things like loud noises. The problem with playing...
The Intricacies of Animal Behaviour and Training
 

The Intricacies of Animal Behaviour and Training

Discussing various books and opinions as a guide for all dog owners By Karin Landsberg (DipCABT (NOCN UK), CAPBT Practitioner, CertCAB) The field of Behaviour is an interesting one, with never a dull moment.  Different opinions between trainers, behaviourists and other professionals can often make it hard for pet owners...
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...
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...
‘Tis the season to be merry
 

‘Tis the season to be merry

It is that time of year again where we all get into the spirit of giving. There are adverts everywhere encouraging us to buy this or that. Often those adverts contain the cutest pictures of puppies popping out of parcels wrapped with colourful Christmas paper, with a great big red...
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.