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.

Articles

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...
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?...
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...
How to recognize a good puppy school
 

How to recognize a good puppy school

We often get asked “what constitutes a GOOD puppy school?” by our students and clients.  Those questions prompted this article, to make this information available to everyone out there who is thinking about getting a puppy. At ThinkingPets, we aim to educate South Africa (and indeed the world) about positive...
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...
‘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...
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....
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...
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...
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.