The LRA are lucky and excited to have secured the services of
Nina Bondarenko talk to us about her interesting history and work and then do a short session with questions and answers about common behavioural issues.
Here’s a short biopic which shows how interesting this will be. Most of our dogs have quirks that we could fix easily.
Nina Bondarenko is an internationally respected behavioural consultant, specialist trainer of working, protection and detection dogs, breeder and judge of Rottweilers and working dogs, and International lecturer and presenter on animal behaviour, cognition, communication and education.
She is known for her witty and entertaining presenting style that reveals an extraordinary knowledge of all things Dog. As a breeder, judge, trainer, assessor, behavioural consultant, Nina has developed an in-depth understanding of Canine Ethology, Canine Cognition and Communication, the Human-Animal Bond, and how to help us humans talk to dogs and be understood.
Nina is the author and illustrator of the book “Hearts, Minds and Paws” – about dogs with unusual working jobs, from blood and explosive detection, through seizure alert and response, and including Assistance dogs such as Dog of the Millennium and Dickens Medal winner. She has been training dogs for specific-purpose working roles for over 30 years and has worked with the esteemed Ian Dunbar.
She has delivered training courses and seminars for a range of organisations such as Lancashire Police Dog Instructors Courses, City of London Police Dog Handlers, Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, Wood Green Animal Shelter, Dogs Trust, Canine Partners (UK), Customs Dog Handlers, Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Services, Florence Dog Rescue Centre (Italy), Accadamia Studio Cani Communicatione (Italy), Australian Support Dogs, etc. Nina also delivers training on the SCAS courses “Companion Animal Interventions in Therapeutic Practice” and “Practical Training for Therapy Dogs“.