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

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…
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…
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 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 to choose which belief system…
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…
‘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 ribbon attached. Christmas cards with…
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…
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.…
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 bones These toys should all…
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.