Laura Welch Dog Trainer |
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‘Before you get a dog, you can’t quite imagine what living with one might be like; afterward, you can’t imagine living any other way.’

by Caroline Knapp

Hi, my name is Laura and I am a dog behaviourist and trainer based in Christchurch. I provide positive, modern and ethical dog training with an emphasis on behaviour and fun!

I graduated with a Masters degree in Clinical Animal Behaviour from the University of Lincoln. Having worked with dogs for most of my life I have experience with a wide variety of breeds, including 6 years working with German Shepherd service dogs.

I can help you communicate and bond better with your dog using positive reinforcement as well as innovative based force-free methods that are fun for both dogs and humans.


If you would like to chat about which package would be most suitable for your dog’s needs, I do offer a free 10 minute phone call, Face Time or Skype session.


Key services offered include behavioural consultations, 1-2-1 personal training and various dog training packages.



MSc in Clinical Animal Behaviour

Advanced Diploma Level 6 in Applied Animal Behaviour 

Advanced Diploma Level 5 in Applied Animal Behaviour (Canine) 

National Diploma in Animal Management

Pet First Aid

Fully Insured




Full member of the International Society of Animal Professionals (MISAP)

The Pet Professional Guild (Canine Training Professional)

FABC – Fellowship of Animal Behaviour Clinicians (Candidate Member)