A rescued rottweiler named Sasha has proved the inspiration for a woman to set up a dog training and behavioural practice in Bury St Edmunds.
Rachel Austin got Sasha from the RSPCA five years ago.
“She had behavioural problems, she was frightened of her own shadow,” Rachel said.
“Her biggest problems was being around other dogs.”
Rachel who studied dog psychology, does not subscribe to the punishment and aversive methods.
Instead she focuses on teaching them positive associations such as rewards for sitting rather than jumping up when visitors come.
Rachel will be holding breed specific classes in Great Ashfield on Saturday mornings, and a six week course starting at the Moreton Hall Community Centre from April 15 from 5pm to 5.45pm for puppies and 6 to 6.45pm for adults and Fornham St Martin Village Hall from April 16 from 6.15pm to 7pm for puppies and 7.15pm to 8pm for adults.
Contact Rachel on 07411 364436. Her website – www.rachelsdogtraining.com is under construction.
She also supports the yellow ribbon scheme – visit www.yellowdog.co.uk