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Calmer Canines

Dog Behaviour Consultant

Dog Training

The best place to go with your furry friend!


Hello! My name is Jeanne Handley and I am a qualified Dog Behaviour Consultant based in Kent. After trying numerous different training methods myself for 8 ½ years with my own dog Harvey in an attempt to get him calmer and well behaved, I finally found Canine Communication and am testimony that this is the best way forward for you and your dogs. I have over seven years’ experience using this method of helping owners to train their dogs and overcome difficult dog behaviour and would love to help you. Unlike traditional dog trainers, I offer one-to-one consultations in your home and with my help you can have a dog who:

  • is calm and always wanting to please you
  • walks confidently and quietly with a loose lead, looking to you for guidance
  • always returns to you at your first call
  • greets other dogs calmly and plays happily with his or her canine friends
  • rests peacefully alone while you are away
  • accepts visitors into your home calmly and amicably.

I can show you how this is possible for all dogs using Canine Communication, a natural and gentle method based on positive reinforcement, without the use of force or gadgets.

Used consistently Canine Communication resolves all dog behavioural problems including:

  • pulling on the lead
  • excessive barking
  • destructive chewing
  • fear of noise
  • aggression
  • hyperactivity
  • obsessive behaviour
  • fussy eating
  • toileting in the house
  • jumping up
  • nervousness

If you would like a calmer canine, please get in touch to see how my training can help.

Calmer Canines

"Went for a walk with the boys today, first time for ages cos I've not been working at home recently. Jonah has been following your instructions Jeanne and the walk was a dream. No pulling - just a smile in the lead! It's such a difference at home now. We are all so much more relaxed and we have two calmer canines! Xxxx"


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I hope everyone (both human and canine) has enjoyed the Christmas festivities and had a relaxing time with family and friends.


Whilst on the way to visit my sister I notice a sign for half price fireworks and once again thought of all the distressed animals there will be while we humans enjoy the loud crashes and bangs of the New Year celebrations.  We’ve already heard a few fireworks going off locally but thankfully, since using Canine Communication, my dogs both sleep restfully in spite of the noise.

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Dog First Aid

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Earlier this year a colleague of mine invited me to attend one of her Dog First Aid courses that was being held locally.

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I’d never really thought about doing a course in Dog First Aid before – I don’t like the sight of blood and have a really good vet, but I soon realised that the knowledge I was gaining was extremely useful.

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How to help a dog with Separation Anxiety

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When discussing Dog Behaviour, something I frequently get asked for advice on is how to help a dog with separation anxiety.

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I am currently not doing any home consultations and taking a break from helping people with their dog's behaviour. The earliest I will be returning to work is 1st April 2022.