About Beverley Courtney



Beverley & Rollo Living with dogs all my life led me into training and competing with them - in Obedience, Agility and Tracking. My dogs ended up with many more letters after their names than me! And my little Battersea Dogs' Home stray, Poppy, became Working Trials Champion Flower of Battersea, C.D.Ex, U.D.Ex, W.D.Ex, T.D.Ex.

I've caught up with some of those letters by qualifying in Canine Behaviour and Training at Warwickshire College, and CAP1 and CAP2 in Clicker Training with Kay Laurence. And following an exacting selection and qualification process, I am now a full member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. Qualifying as a Certified Behavior Adjustment Training Instructor (CBATI) has led me to be able to help many dogs and their desperate owners: dogs who react poorly at the sight of another dog, or person, or bike …

And with constant reading, and frequent attendance at seminars and courses on behaviour and training from English and International experts, I am continually studying the science of dog training.

I've had such fun with my dogs down the years, and I've learnt so much about how they think, that I'd love to help others discover the remarkable understanding we can develop with them and the extraordinary abilities they have. And helping my own reactive dog cope with the world has given me insight and experience which I can now share with other owners of reactive dogs.

Starting puppies the right way, with reward-based training - so logical to dogs! - will help new puppy-owners understand why their dogs do what they do, and how to help their puppy fit in with us and what we do.

Living with a dog does not mean that you have to be hauled along the pavement for the next twelve or so years nor have your furniture chewed to bits, your food stolen and your guests molested. I'll show you how!

I have learnt so much from my students down the years at Good for Dogs, that I’ve been able to reach many thousands of dog-owners round the world, with my series of dog training books, my free email and online courses and my premium online courses. You’ll find info about all these - and over 100 articles about living with dogs - at www.brilliantfamilydog.com


Jake in Coloured Pencil As well as training dogs, Beverley draws them too. With a degree in Art and Design from London's Camberwell School of Art & Crafts, she captures the animal's character perfectly in her award-winning portraits - you can see her work at beverleycourtney.com