Jane Ardern BSc (Hons) Dip.CABT
Jane is a leading dog trainer and behaviourist in the UK, who specialises in issues concerning working and performance dogs. Recognised as a hands-on realist, Jane combines an academic background with extensive practical experience as an ‘in the trenches’ trainer. In 2016 she was awarded Kennel Club Dog Trainer of the Year.
In 2012 Jane graduated with an honours degree in canine behaviour and training from Hull University. She was invited to return to the university to teach on the foundation degree course, and went on to study for a level 3 award in education and training. She was given recognised teacher status up to level 6 in canine related subjects by Hull University. Jane has lectured for COAPE, the internationally course provider for animal behaviourists, delivering their Level 5 OfQual practical modules.
Jane owns WaggaWuffins Canine College, which provides puppy, pet dog and gundog training. She provides online support through a membership community for other enthusiasts and professionals, is the creator of Smart Pup, a puppy training subscription box and author of the book Mission Control – How to Train the High Drive Dog. Jane is a member of the Professional Speaking Association (PSA) and has spoken at many seminars and events.
Jane says she has learned the most when knee-deep in mud in a wood full a pheasants, rabbit and deer, applying the classroom theory to the real world. Her mission is to help people who are looking for a positive and ethical solution to problems around excitement, arousal, drive and predatory behaviour.
The Gundog Club Accredited Instructor and Assessor
Animal Behaviour and Training Council Registered Animal Trainer
ICAN Accredited Behaviourist
Full Member of APDT UK
Member of the COAPE Association of Pet Behaviourists and Trainers
Workshop One – Hunting for Working and Pet Dogs
Workshop Two – Impulse Control for Hunting
Prerequisites for these workshops
Clicker or Verbal Marker Experience and Competence