The Teamwork Training team

 

Paddy Driscoll   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paddy Driscoll MSc (CAB) APDT(UK) (no 246)

 

used to live in Surrey where she established her dog training and behaviour business, Teamwork Training, in 1996. The business relocated to Lincoln in 2003. She currently lives with a German Spitz and a Golden Retriever. She has owned, fostered and rehabilitated many rescue dogs of a variety of breeds, mostly for German Spitz Welfare, and also for the rescue charity Dogs in Need. Until recently she was giving behaviour and training support to Jerry Green Dog Rescue. She was a pioneer of clicker training being one of the first trainers in the UK to adopt it not just with her own dogs, but also in classes, and she presented the very first workshop on the subject here in the UK. With the exceptional skills of trainer Jo Hill, her dogs were among the first (if not the first) clicker trained dogs to compete succesfully in obedience and the breed ring. Although first and foremost a trainer, with huge experience training dogs for a variety of activities, for some years she has specialised in working with aggressive and so called "reactive" behaviour.  She established classes and groups to support owners of dogs with behaviour problems associated with poor social skills and aggression. Always keen to update her own skills, she gained her Masters degree (with Merit) in Clinical Animal Behaviour at the the highly regarded University of Lincoln, with Prof Daniel Mills and Helen Zulch, in 2013.  She is a long standing member of the UK Association of Pet Dog Trainers (no 246) having been both an assessor and an APDT course instructor in the past. She is on the Animal Training Instructors register of the Animal Behaviour and Training Council (ABTC).  

QUALIFICATIONS

MSc in Clinical Animal Behaviour


EXPERIENCE

  • BREED SHOWING - made up 2 champions in 2 different breeds, including the the first ever clicker trained show champion in the UK. Used to be on a number of breed club judging lists (open show level).
  • OBEDIENCE - C only, and gained BEx, with an AussieXCollie, having originally won out of Beginners with a German Spitz. 
  • AGILITY - she reached the finals of the Barbour Mini Pairs competition 2 years in succession. Grade 3.
  • trained dogs for - but not competed - working trials (including tracking and nosework) and canine freestyle/htm
  • rehabilitation and fostering problem dogs for rehoming
  • lectured for a number of years on both undergraduate and post graduate courses in training and behaviour at Bishop Burton College; teaching support at Lincoln University

WHAT ELSE?

  • Member of DogAid
  • Enhanced CRB checked
  • Contributing author 'Teach Yourself Dog Training' and author of numerous artciles in a variety of dog magazines
  • She is co-author of

    Differences in trait impulsivity indicate diversification of dog breeds into working and show lines. Fernanda Ruiz Fadel, Patricia Driscoll, Malorzata Pilot, Hannah Wright, Helen Zulch and Daniel Mills. Scientific Reports 6, Article number: 22162 (2016) which earned her and the co-authors Scientific Reports' 'Top 100 read articles 2016'.

     

 hannah and dogs     

Hannah Wright PhD APDT(UK) (no 1158)

 

Hannah is an extremely skilled trainer with over fifteen years’ experience in dog training and instructing group classes. She loves to work with people to get the best out of their pet dogs while making sure the dogs are happy and confident in daily life. She has years of experience coaching and mentoring other trainers. Hannah has extensive practical experience with dogs, having previously worked in kennels, veterinary clinics, rescue, assistance dogs and training & behaviour sectors. Hannah currently owns two border collies. She currently works as a 'Training and Behaviour Consultant' for Guide Dogs.  

QUALIFICATIONS

BSc Zoology, PhD Dog Behaviour, Member of APDT, UK. On the Animal Training Instructors register of the Animal Behaviour and Training Council (ABTC)

Attended hundreds of hours of CPD including seminars, workshops and practical courses with many leading training and behaviour experts from around the world. She has also delivered lectures and workshops both nationally and internationally.  

  • TRAINING: Trained multiple dogs in a variety of disciplines including: Basic to advanced domestic training, good citizens, trick training, obedience, scent work, tracking, search & rescue, and agility (competing up to Grade 5).
  • TEACHING: Over ten years class and 1-to-1 teaching experience including: Puppy, beginner adult, follow on, advanced, Life Skills, Gnasher club, “reactive” dogs, agility, scent work and tracking.
  • SPECIALIST AREAS: Puppy raising to prevent behaviour problem development, management and rehabilitation of rescue dogs and dogs with behaviour problems, training for low stress handling and veterinary care.

WHAT ELSE?

  • Exceptional training, instructing and mentoring skills in the animal behaviour & training field (mainly dogs but has trained various other species including zoo and marine animals)
  • Strong academic skills - scientific researcher in dog behaviour, cognition and human-animal interactions for over 10 years
  • Published multiple papers in peer reviewed academic journals in animal behaviour, cognition and welfare
  • Training and behaviour consultancy, seminars and workshops for various organisations across the UK
  • Had held many positions of responsibility, including committee and trustee posts
  • Visiting research fellow at the University of Lincoln (Animal Behaviour)
  • Years of experience in the rescue and rehoming sector
  • Years of experience in the assistance dog sector

 

Maxine Osborne APDT(UK) no 01442

 

Maxine has been a keen member of the Teamwork Training team for a number of years having been a class member as well as assistant before becoming a full member of the APDT in 2019 after achieving full marks in their theoretical and very testing practical assessments. She has worked with dogs for many more years - in quarantine and boarding kennels, pet retail, rescue, dog walking and sitting and is currently a groomer as well as offering one to one training. She currently owns an Alaskan Malamute and a Japanese Akita Inu. She is also a groomer by trade.

TRAINING: she has achieved exceptional results with training dogs not usually considered responsive to training. Her Akita Inu was the breed Obreedience competition team reserve at Crufts and her Malamute is trained in competitive obedience to Beginner level. She has competed in sled dog racing and breed showing.

TEACHING: as well as assisting and teaching pet and adult dog classes she has assisted in 'One to One' classes for "reactive" dogs and is an essential member of the support team for the Teamwork Training Gnasher Club. 

WHAT ELSE?
Her extensive experience working with dogs in a variety of contexts, especially as a groomer, give her particular expertise in working with dogs that have problems being groomed and handled.