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

A touch of love (Ttouch)
 
A touch of love (Ttouch)
Hands-on Healing for the Animal Kingdom By Catherine Gallegos (© Catherine Gallegos) Our two new barn cats sat inside their oversize traveling crate, surveying the view of this next chapter in their lives. After a full day chasing mice and exploring the great outdoors of the ranch, they’d retreated back into the security of their…
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…
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 about “at least he’s showing…
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…
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…
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…
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 training techniques. If more people…
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 a tape of thunder is…
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…
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.