VIDA DOG TRAINING
More about VIDA and our values.
Welcome to VIDA Dog Training.
I'm Bridget Warns, owner and head trainer of VIDA Dog Training.
Over the past 30+ years I’ve owned, loved and trained many different dogs including GSDs, German Pointer, Whippet, Belgian Shepherd and now have my St Poodle Jinx, totally different and great fun!
I have been a dog trainer since 2007, and started VIDA Dog Training in 2013.
When I was young, I was actually afraid of dogs but had a love of all animals. I fell in love with dogs in my early 20's when I got my first German Shepherd called Ody. He was a rescue, around 4-5 months old, boisterous and hadn't met that many people, so I signed us up to the local dog training classes. And that was my first step in to my dog training journey.
Over the following years with my various dogs, I experienced and enjoyed various training clubs and eventually took the step to sign up for an instructor's course! This is where my pathway to teaching people with dogs truly started. It was scary stepping up in to the world of instructing rather than being the learner, but I have since attended several Instructor training courses, countless workshops and seminars, studied and followed the trainers I admired.
My qualifications now include:
Professional Member of Pet Dog Training Instructors ( PDTI ) - having achieved Advanced Instructor with Excellence, I'm the first trainer to gain the Advanced award at Excellence level in 11 years of the PDTI!
Tutor on the PDTI annual Instructors course
British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers ( BIPDT ) - 1st Grade Instructor Award
International Animal & Behaviour Training College ( IABTC) Clicker & Target Training C & T 1
Kennel Club Good Citizens Dog Scheme Bronze Assessor Award
ScentworkUK Authorised Instructor Levels 1-4
School of Canine Science Puppy Lab Programme
I am also a signatory to the Registration Council for Dog Training & Behaviour Practioners (RCDTBP) (CAWC)
I am fully insured with PetPlan Sanctuary and have a full DBS check.
I have an iPet Network Level 3 Award in Canine Emergency First Aid.
Most importantly, through all my training and interactions I only ever use kind and positive reinforcement methods, which benefits owners and dogs alike, to build bonds of empathy and understanding.
Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you would to know more or would like to discuss your individual training needs. I look forward to meeting you and your dog!
Please get in touch if you have any questions or would like more information about any of our services.
Training venue address:
Brundall Memorial Hall